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DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

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DT1 as an "adventure" bike?
Not commonly used for long distance travel but "back in the day" several/many were used for the overland route from Singapore to Europe. I knew one Aussie who had used a smaller model, and the RT1's (360cc) were just coming out. Two friends took their DT and RT to and around Africa from Malaysia. I bought a DT1 in Singapore in 1971 and headed for Europe. 25,000 relatively trouble free miles! It worked fine everywhere - except the German Autobahn.... You can see some photo's at www.yamahadt1.blogspot.com - i've been updating it gradually. Starts off with New Zealand and Australia but scroll down to part about DT1. Al
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25 Jul 2020 19:33 #1

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Replied by HouseofEnduro on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

Incredible journey! 25,000 tough miles.
25 Jul 2020 20:34 #2

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Replied by Rick C. on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

How cool is that !!! :likey :likey :likey
25 Jul 2020 20:35 #3

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Replied by Devin on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

25,000 miles would be the leader on the thread of which badge bike has the most mileage.
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27 Jul 2020 09:07 #4

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Replied by darinm on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

Incredible story, fun to read!

Not much has changed in India, was there in 2009 and they were still making gravel by hand.
1972 Yamaha CT2 175
1972 Suzuki TS 185 Sierra
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27 Jul 2020 10:50 #5

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Replied by Pillsbury on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

That must have been quite a ride! :OnFire
1970 DT1-C Grand Prix race bike
1970 DT1-C Street tracker
1968 Honda CL90
1973 Honda CR250
1974 Honda MR-50
1966 Triumph Tiger Cub
1947 Mustang
1974 Suzuki TC185
27 Jul 2020 10:52 #6

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Replied by Midlife Motor on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

wow that's impressive
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27 Jul 2020 11:26 #7

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Replied by apex on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

Al, what an incredible journey! Thank you for sharing!
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27 Jul 2020 11:32 #8

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Replied by Schu on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

Wow!
That sure put things in perspective.
I'm an Enduro Wimp.
Great stuff.
Schu

CT175B, CT175C, JT1' JT2' DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B,
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27 Jul 2020 15:54 #9

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Replied by RT325 on topic DT1 "Adventure" motorcycle

Wow, looked at the pics & started to read the story & must get back to it. Should,
t have looked just before bed as is compelling reading. Thanks for posting it.
27 Jul 2020 18:32 #10

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