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TOPIC: And just who do you think you are?

And just who do you think you are? 17 May 2014 20:49 #21

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I am 31 years old. My first bike was a 1974 DT 125. I still have it. I joined the Air Force after high school and have been in just over 12 years. I was stationed in Japan for 8 years. During that time I visited the yamaha factory. I lived in an 8 story tower and had no garage :dry: . I brought back a 1980 Yamaha RZ 250 LC that was never released in the U.S.

I am currently stationed at Port Hueneme Naval base in California. I am an instructor for material handling equipment vehicles. I teach the people right out of boot camp. Right now I am buying old, abandoned, abused, vintage Yamaha 2 strokes. People think I am crazy. In 8 years I will retire from the Air Force and return to my home state of South Dakota.

My goal is to build a giant shop and work on my bikes/cars/trucks. I also thought about opening a race track where people could learn to ride or race. or little display museum. I don't know what the future holds but you only live once.
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And just who do you think you are? 29 May 2014 20:49 #22

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Just awesome Devin- A man with a plan! Love it.

Great collection of Bikes- :woohoo:



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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

And just who do you think you are? 30 May 2014 02:59 #23

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I am 62 years old, a father, a grandfather and a lifelong RT3 fan. I ride with my sons and grandsons. I have two 1973 RT3's. One is tagged and on the road as a daily rider and the second one is a restoration project that is going very well. I will post pictures of both. I owned a brand new RT3 in 1973. I have the best memories of rides in Southern Florida on the beach, in the then vast wooded areas and the Everglades. One of my favorite riding spots was the then abandoned movie site where "Gentle Ben" was filmed. It was on a lake with an old rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere. I had to jump a canal to get there. One time I missed and landed in the middle of the canal. I held on to the RT3 with one hand and somehow managed to drag it up on the bank. I did my best to drain the water because it was a long way home. It started fine and never caused me any problems. I am a die hard RT3 fan.
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And just who do you think you are? 30 May 2014 07:23 #24

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Welcome rt31973

Beautiful bike and thanks for sharing your story! You will fit right in with this crowd!!



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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

And just who do you think you are? 30 May 2014 13:43 #25

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Pretty bike and good looking project RT31973!

Welcome to the site!
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You can tell a professional by the lack of wrinkles in his duct tape.

And just who do you think you are? 31 May 2014 07:47 #26

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Old friend directed me to this "new" site. (thanks Rick) Been riding since the late 60s mostly on hondas. Had friends throughout that period of time with yammie enduros. One person had a RT3 and my first ride on a yammie enduro. I was deeply impressed. Fast forward to 2009 with the purchase of a thrashed RT1 1971. Then in 2012 a CT1 1970. Both up and running. Loving every minute.
Great new site! Thanks!
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And just who do you think you are? 31 May 2014 09:45 #27

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T-bone,
Great intro story. I started on a Honda street Sport 50 (CA110) in 1966. Best fun in the world for a 14 year old. Absolute freedom to go anywhere. Several bikes later, I ended up with a used 1971 Honda SL350. I had a blast but it was not a fast enduro off road. So in 1973 I got a new Yamaha RT3 360. Best bike and fun I have ever had. I have two of them now. Welcome to this new and great group.

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1973 RT3 360 x 2
“Happiness is an RT3 ride on a sunny day.”

And just who do you think you are? 31 May 2014 10:52 #28

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Welcome T-Bone!




Glad you found the site and you are now part of a vintage Yamaha 2 stroke group of fellas! :cheer:

Post up some pics of your bikes!!


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If it ain't smokin', it's broken!
1970 RT1 360
1970 RT1 360
1971 CT1 175
1971 DT1 250
1971 DT1 250
1971 RT1 360
1971 RT1 360 "Black Widow"
1974 DT 360
1976 IT 400
1978 XT 500
1980 YZ 465
1984 IT 490

And just who do you think you are? 31 May 2014 14:31 #29

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Man I don't know who let the secret out of the bag but folks are signing up in droves!

Makes all the work very much worth it! Thanks for joining and keep spreading the word!

Mako
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Re:Re: And just who do you think you are? 12 Jun 2014 19:28 #30

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Hey guys, names Travis and i have a 75 dt250 its currently in pieces for a motor rebuild and pretty much a resto but that comes with time

Nice to meet you guys

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