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The Greenie

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Hello Everyone. I am Dave and I just joined this site. I got a 78 dt125e that Rick C. and Scott whatever his last name is reallydid a great job on getting running again. I found it at a recycling pile, nine Sundays later I rode it !!! Very Happy to be here !!!



( sometimes a guy needs help getting it all going..R.C )
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Replied by t-bone on topic The Greenie

It’s alive. Weird color for a Yamaha.
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Replied by Meis on topic The Greenie

Welcome to the site...looking forward to meeting you and the bike at Cal Dreamin !

It's gonna be a hoot !

T-bone you coming out too with your Greenie ?
"Get Sideways ".....Meis
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Meis wrote: Welcome to the site...looking forward to meeting you and the bike at Cal Dreamin !

It's gonna be a hoot !

T-bone you coming out too with your Greenie ?


Gorman Friday morning to ride all day.
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Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

This bike was orginally posted in " Just Pics" on page 26 post # 259.
Currently on the phone now with Dave, telling him how to answer youse guys.
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Replied by TheGreenie on topic The Greenie

yeah, it looked angry at being in a metal pile, so I got it out and 90 % was there. People throw out perfectly cool moto, now I ride. I think moto happier now. Very happy on Friday 17th
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Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Glad you made it Dave. Welcome to the Forum. I gave you a " like " to start you off.
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Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Well after more than somewhere around 300 plus hours riding Rosamond, Gorman, Jawbone, Cal-City,Places around my house and the last ride..Texas Canyon. The Greenie started to run bad.
Carb came out and was ultrasonic cleansed, filter cleaned more than should be allowed, timing checked and re-checked.

It should work ? RIGHT? Naaaa. Timing was all over the place. There was NO sweet spot anymore. hmmm

T-Bone, Dave and I were agreeing that the crank had way too much play on the end. Open her on up. more hmmm.

Found some metal shavings, a small round of super hard sealer and what I think is a crank seal popped on the clutch side.
OK, Time to rebuild the whole enchilada and make it all new again.
For a $5 buck bike that was found in a scrap bin, lucky it lasted this long.

Time to split the Cases !!!! ( WHY??? Because Calif Dreamin ride is coming quickly !! )

Side note- ( and BIG thanks to Mark for posting this picture awhile back ) this is what the small round super hard sealant was..



UGH !!!
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Replied by MarkT on topic The Greenie

That sealer is related to the cast-in main bearing inserts that are made of steel... check very carefully to make sure the inserts haven't come loose! (More common for them to come loose on the YZ125 and IT175...) I only have seen one DT175 with loose inserts and I think it happened because crank was tweaked... someone hammered the ignition end to death, probably trying to get flywheel off or something)

If you need a set of cases I have several sets I'll probably never need.
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Replied by Rick C. on topic The Greenie

Thank You Mark !! Very good to know there might be pending doom because of those plugs. ha
I will relay this to Dave ( The owner ) but everything seems cool now. all ready to split the cases after I go to storage in the morning for my splitter and keep all informed.

I have my parts list and some prices, Crank will be shipped off to Bill B.
Barring any major heartache , it may go smoothly.. :ROFLOL :whistle: Yeah...sure.
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