facebook1 youtube1 twitter1 instagram google plus linkedin1 pinterest1

logosmallNOTICE:  If you are not a free registered member of the site, you will not see the photos in the forum, and you won't be able to access our premium member content. Please consider joining our community!

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: 1978 DT400 Engine Color?

1978 DT400 Engine Color? 17 May 2019 18:23 #1

  • redbug2
  • redbug2's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Likes received: 0
Hello,

I'm restoring my 1978 DT400. Was wondering what the factor engine paint color was? Gloss or Semi Gloss black?

Thanks.

redbug2

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1978 DT400 Engine Color? 17 May 2019 18:37 #2

  • MarkT
  • MarkT's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Site Contributor
  • Site Contributor
  • Posts: 5567
  • Likes received: 2855
Welcome!

I remember it being almost a semi-flat... could be wrong though.

Here's a link to brochure photos. Hard to know if they "glossed it up" for the photo shoot though.

yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/workshop-2/...uros/145-1978-dt400e

I'm not sure what your intention is but it doesn't seem to matter that much anyway... I've seen way over-restored bikes that have shinier paint, better chrome, and highly polished aluminum parts that far exceed the finish quality of how these bikes came new... and they are quite valuable even if not really "correct".

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

1978 DT400 Engine Color? 18 May 2019 00:25 #3

  • redbug2
  • redbug2's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Likes received: 0
Thanks for the brochure link. Im going with semi gloss.

I agree, some bikes are over restored.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: VinnieDEETyamadminDmanEnduronutMakotosunDevinJames Hart