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TOPIC: INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400

INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 25 Feb 2019 15:51 #11

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Yikes! Sorry Curtis. I am surprised it even popped!
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 25 Feb 2019 16:00 #12

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asco wrote:

run103 wrote: Pull the mag cover and clean it all up before you destroy the pulser because of debris in the mag area gets pinched between the magnets and the pulser. anyhow looks like 100 hrs of labour to and 750 for parts to make into to a rider. Have fun
Doug


I was not expecting this:

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Here's what mine looked like when I got it. The PO thought the top end had seized.
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 25 Feb 2019 17:05 #13

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As you probably already know — I’m a little bit out of my element here. No pun intended. Did a little bit of cleanup the best that I could - within about an hour - maybe a little bit more. I will post some pictures and then button it up another day.

Any suggestions obviously would be helpful. This bike was purchased with the intention of not putting a lot of money into it as I said before.

Thank you in advance.

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MINIBIKESERVICE@AOL.COM 1971 125cc AT1-C (DOROTHEA) 1971 175cc CT1-C (BRANDY) 1970 250cc DT1-C (MONICA) 1973 100cc Hodaka Combat Rat (ABBY NORMAL) 1975 DT400 (BONNIE BELL)
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 25 Feb 2019 18:25 #14

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Got this for free last week.75 mx 400b. Good spark, got a tank for it from Brown`s cycles, pulling it apart to get it running tomorrow.
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 26 Feb 2019 07:05 #15

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Every bike I have done looks the same or way worse actually. Its like the magnesium starts to grow. If the pulser is still OK you got it in time. Clean it up and now I paint the inside of the cover after I acid wash it. Looks not to bad though
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 26 Feb 2019 09:38 #16

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Looks like Bonnie Bell hung out with the wrong crowd and got herself Syphilis.

Again, thanks for the tip, I will clean, bandage and paint her up and send her back to the Battlefields.

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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 27 Feb 2019 11:21 #17

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It’s going to be a few extra days as I have ordered a very inexpensive air filter as well as fuel filter for the bike. I will paint the inside of the mag cover as suggested after a rubbing alcohol wipe or two. Do a little bit of rust removal, while I wait on parts. The kickstand mount had broken, probably many years ago, out of storage convenience I will buy a thick large washer, cut it in half and go to a muffler shop and attempt to use a spare DT1 kickstand that I have. Someone offered up a front fender so that is cool. Paint the pipe after the initial start up. Buy a seat cover. Try to get the front end safe. There is “no axle bolt.” Sometimes, owners do wierd crap and the front end is no exception. Looking into, correct forks, wheel, with the backing plate and axle.

All after determining that the bike is worthy of the hours and funds. I cannot in good conscience sell the bike without a front axle bolt.

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MINIBIKESERVICE@AOL.COM 1971 125cc AT1-C (DOROTHEA) 1971 175cc CT1-C (BRANDY) 1970 250cc DT1-C (MONICA) 1973 100cc Hodaka Combat Rat (ABBY NORMAL) 1975 DT400 (BONNIE BELL)
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 27 Feb 2019 12:56 #18

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Asco,

I am sitting here laughing out loud; I will give you what you paid for it and I don't need no stinking front axle bolt!!!

Mike
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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 01 Mar 2019 18:29 #19

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RTD2 wrote: Asco,

I am sitting here laughing out loud; I will give you what you paid for it and I don't need no stinking front axle bolt!!!

Mike


The big storm is moving into California late tonight. I saw it on the radar map near Paso Robles.

I installed the flywheel, no grinding, just heavy magnetic pull and strong compression.

It’s time to prime the oil pump again and install both side cases, just do some general rust removal and cleaning. Got a deal on another carburetor, should be here soon. Nothing spectacular going on in Yama-Land.

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INTRODUCING BONNIE BELL YAMAHA DT 400 04 Mar 2019 14:39 #20

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Spare Carburetor took a lot of work. I took my time. I’m happy to say it will be a great item to have on hand.

We don’t need all that black paint. Not on this one.

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MINIBIKESERVICE@AOL.COM 1971 125cc AT1-C (DOROTHEA) 1971 175cc CT1-C (BRANDY) 1970 250cc DT1-C (MONICA) 1973 100cc Hodaka Combat Rat (ABBY NORMAL) 1975 DT400 (BONNIE BELL)
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