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New Dt1 owner with lots of questions

10 Aug 2019 09:19 10 Aug 2019 09:22 by nutt.
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Hi to everyone here. Just picked up a bike I've been wanting for sometime now, a '72 DT1. Honestly was looking for '68-'71 but after seeing this 1, I kinda prefer the '72, the shape of the tank is pretty sleek.
It's a very worn bike but mostly there. I've had a lot of experience restoring old chevys but this is my first stab at restoring a bike. Old rule is find the best example you can find but I quickly forgot that wisdom and just bought the first bike I looked at! Funny thing is, I just bought it last Sunday and it's now torn completely apart, frame painted, and engine refreshed. I have new forks in my sights, argent silver paint purchased, and VMR mandarin orange info on my desk waiting to pull the trigger.
Where I need help is the wheels, handlebars, and wiring. I don't want cheap aftermarket chrome on the wheels that may pit.....learned this long ago with tri-5 restorations. I haven't priced out rechroming my wheels but will next week. Also need another seat shell, since mine has rust. Also, need advice on where to seek the chrome hardware such as shock bolts, Phillips head bolts, and the like. I'm sure I have many other issues but will start another thread in a more appropriate area if needed.
So excited to start this project and looking forward to another group to share with!!
Jerry
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10 Aug 2019 09:56
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New Dt1 owner with lots of questions #2
Welcome from the UK nutt!

For wiring, either new or just replacement silver/grey sleeving, DEET here is the go to chap.

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10 Aug 2019 11:22
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New Dt1 owner with lots of questions #3
DEET also my have a wiring harness, if needed. If stator, oil pump or gauges needs attention, he also is the man to go to.

1971 RT 1B
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1970 RT 1
1970 RT 1
1969 CT 1
1971 DT 1
1974 100MX
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1971 CT 1
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10 Aug 2019 15:02
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New Dt1 owner with lots of questions #4
There is a vendor on Ebay who sells screw kits , bolt kits for these bikes .
If I remember correctly his trading name is Endurodad 24 .
You have incorrectly identified your bike , by the way .
Yours is a 72 DT2 . There were differences in the top end between
your bike and the earlier models , so be careful what you buy .
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10 Aug 2019 15:15
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That's great info, I'm learning quickly as which years are which. My title says DT1 and the frame and engine say DT1F.
Confusing to me, maybe someone can simplify it??
Not sure how to contact DEET, is there a way to search by username?
Here's a pic of the engine after cleaning and polishing for far too many hours......

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10 Aug 2019 15:16
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10 Aug 2019 15:31
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New Dt1 owner with lots of questions #7
yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/workshop/photosearch

The tech library photo search shows your bike pictured as a DT2. It also shows the range of VIN numbers.
Yes, you can search for usernames.

Nice bike you have and you are off to a good start!

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10 Aug 2019 16:34
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