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And just who do you think you are? 14 Mar 2019 09:45 #701

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Thanks for the Dorset welcome!
Actually bought the bike on e-bay from Triad Motorcycles in Brighton. The owner there, Neil Bostock, Imports bike in from the States and sometimes has some interesting bike from time to time.
Will check out the voltage regulator situ...thanks for this!
Cheers!

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And just who do you think you are? 14 Mar 2019 10:02 #702

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Hi Ted,
Thanks for the welcome and info on CMSNL and DK for spares....point noted....tammy is well nailed on! :)
Excited to be on this site. I am sure it is the best place for info on these bikes.
I was at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Show at the week-end and had a chat with some friendly bikers who suggested that buying a 2nd doner bike was the way forward....then sell on the unused parts on good old e-bay!
Kind regards
George

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And just who do you think you are? 14 Mar 2019 13:07 #703

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VAX GASKET wrote: Thanks for the Dorset welcome!
Actually bought the bike on e-bay from Triad Motorcycles in Brighton. The owner there, Neil Bostock, Imports bike in from the States and sometimes has some interesting bike from time to time.
Will check out the voltage regulator situ...thanks for this!
Cheers!


Yep, got my RT2 from Triad. Looked ok in the photos, but actually needed a shed load of work doing to it, was missing quite a few non obvious parts and a lot of the parts that were fitted belonged elsewhere!

If you haven't done so already, check out KDI Reproductions for seat foam and cover - there is a link on the right hand side, towards the bottom of the page.

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And just who do you think you are? 15 Mar 2019 15:04 #704

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Thanks Mark, it has been for the last few years but I'm turning it back into an Enudro right now.

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And just who do you think you are? 18 Mar 2019 09:10 #705

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Hello everyone, Im Keith. I just recently acquired from a family member a 1976 DT175. The bike has some electrical problems but runs like a top. It came with service history and a large box of parts from a rebuild of the engine.
We are a large bike family which among the newer bikes includes an 1975 DT400 , 1975 RD400, 82XT250 and lastly 1965 55cc Honda CUB C105. I hopefully can get this little beast cruising the streets again as it had to come off last year due to no signals headlight.
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And just who do you think you are? 18 Mar 2019 10:34 #706

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Very nice! Welcome!
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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

And just who do you think you are? 18 Mar 2019 11:04 #707

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crazy_qbz wrote: Hello everyone, Im Keith. I just recently acquired from a family member a 1976 DT175. The bike has some electrical problems but runs like a top. It came with service history and a large box of parts from a rebuild of the engine.
We are a large bike family which among the newer bikes includes an 1975 DT400 , 1975 RD400, 82XT250 and lastly 1965 55cc Honda CUB C105. I hopefully can get this little beast cruising the streets again as it had to come off last year due to no signals headlight.


I agree, very nice. And welcome from the UK, you've come to a great forum.

If it hasn't been restored, then I'm guessing it hasn't spent too much time off road (two mirrors, indicators intact).

Hopefully the electrics will be easy to sort out. Might be worth checking out the voltage regulator if it came with one fitted. If it didn't, then maybe fit one (instructions in the Tech Library on this forum).

MarkT recently did a great summary of how these old 6v systems operate (assuming, Mark, that this model uses the same principles!).

Keep us posted of your progress.
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And just who do you think you are? 10 Apr 2019 14:55 #708

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Hello. I just joined. I explored last week. But today I bought a 1973 DT3. I used to own a 1971 DT1 that I bought near new, (400 miles) from a dealership in Keokuck, Iowa in 1971. I drove it in high school in western Illinois. At the time and still today, the law would only allow a 16 year-old to legally drive 150 cc or less. Hence I was breaking the law! I did have a licence but just not the right one. Eventually I got caught but when I was 20 and forget to renew with the right class!

My Enduro had a few modifications. I had a raised plastic fender (black) and a flat style tail light. I added an expansion chamber which I believe was called a Torque but could be mistaken. The baffle was held in place by a Circlip retaining ring. No heat shield but it was always cool to the touch where your leg could contact. It was easily a 4-5" pipe at it's widest. I'd love to find one for this bike.

The bike I purchased is above average I think. I get it tomorrow. It needs a new ignition switch for certain. And it isn't running. The speedo show 3600 miles. It appears to always been dry stored. The seat cover will need replaced. Paint looks decent. I will share as I progress. I bought this to ride here on the farm but also satisfy nostalgia. I won't do a concourse restoration but who knows where this will go! I do have a 1969 Triumph Bonneville too with 8000 miles.

So thank you for this site. I look forward to some good discussion and I am sure will need some advice. Mechanically I am competent at least with small engine rebuild and all the basics. I have never overhauled a motorcycle engine but have done many repairs. The last repair was the kick starter spring on my Triumph 2 years ago.

Best regards

Charlie F A.K.A. "Pigdoc"
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And just who do you think you are? 10 Apr 2019 20:08 #709

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PigDoc wrote: Hello. I just joined. I explored last week. But today I bought a 1973 DT3. I used to own a 1971 DT1 that I bought near new, (400 miles) from a dealership in Keokuck, Iowa in 1971. I drove it in high school in western Illinois. At the time and still today, the law would only allow a 16 year-old to legally drive 150 cc or less. Hence I was breaking the law! I did have a licence but just not the right one. Eventually I got caught but when I was 20 and forget to renew with the right class!

My Enduro had a few modifications. I had a raised plastic fender (black) and a flat style tail light. I added an expansion chamber which I believe was called a Torque but could be mistaken. The baffle was held in place by a Circlip retaining ring. No heat shield but it was always cool to the touch where your leg could contact. It was easily a 4-5" pipe at it's widest. I'd love to find one for this bike.

The bike I purchased is above average I think. I get it tomorrow. It needs a new ignition switch for certain. And it isn't running. The speedo show 3600 miles. It appears to always been dry stored. The seat cover will need replaced. Paint looks decent. I will share as I progress. I bought this to ride here on the farm but also satisfy nostalgia. I won't do a concourse restoration but who knows where this will go! I do have a 1969 Triumph Bonneville too with 8000 miles.

So thank you for this site. I look forward to some good discussion and I am sure will need some advice. Mechanically I am competent at least with small engine rebuild and all the basics. I have never overhauled a motorcycle engine but have done many repairs. The last repair was the kick starter spring on my Triumph 2 years ago.

Best regards

Charlie F A.K.A. "Pigdoc"


Welcome,
your story sounds familiar, most are living our past. You'll have post pics of your bikes, including the T120, I sport a oil dripper also, Norton MK3

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Thanks Mark
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'06 GL1800
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And just who do you think you are? 13 Apr 2019 05:14 #710

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I walked away from the DT3. Careful examination revealed molestation. Switch was rifled, over spray, mileage suspect, no title and not running. Decent parts bike; I thought I could do this for less. But I'm interested in a runner or at least a complete non-molested bike. And without a title, even if the VIN is clear, is just movable parts. This group and information really opened my eyes and I learned a lot in 48 hours. I'll keep looking. Thank you.

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