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Hello all! My name is Zach and I'm a 33 year old motorcycle fanatic. I've recently acquired a 75 Yamaha DT400b and I'm in love with old 2-strokes. My stepdad had one of these when he was young and it's kind of a father/son bonding project and a way to get him excited about motorcycles again. I also ride a Honda Crf250l Rally, Honda Grom, and a 1982 Yamaha Seca 650. I'm glad to be here and I'm sure I will be asking for advice all along. Thanks for having me aboard! I'm a boat captain from Panama City Beach, FL
Hey all, bought a '77 DT400 this summer, been sitting out a while but rolled and had plates (from 2005) so very promising. Also guy only asking $100 so what to lose? Finally got papers sorted and on the road (then quickly off road). Out for a quick 50km dirt loop after work today. Rebuilt carb and serviced brakes so it will stop AND go. New tires soon to ride out the season then refresh over winter. This bike is a LOT of fun! I just sold my '79 XS750 and have a '85 ZX6R Ninja full resto lingering as well as a '71 CT70 Honda for the Missus on the back burner. 2003 Ducati ST2 for speed, distance and daily commute but the Enduro is taking centre stage for the rest of this season. Look forward to learning new quirks. Am 48 yr old working as a locksmith so always making keys for local bikes, just trying to finally have a happy childhood.
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My name is Chris (25) and I have just gotten my first motorcycle and it's a 1970 Yamaha CT1B (numbers matching!) and I could not be more excited! I absolutely love the style of these bikes and the candy green is by far my favorite factory color. My brother and I used to race around my grandfather's property on a couple of Baja dirt bikes, and he went with me to pick this one up and we both just fell in love with it so this might end up being our project instead of just mine. Obviously it needs some work, but the experience alone should be worth it.
It currently is not running (no spark) but does turn over and has compression. Once we can get it running we will tackle the list of things I know need to be done so far: gas tank dents and badges, handlebars are bent, no front fender, main key switch can be turned with a screwdriver due to no pins or springs in the tumbler (no key provided), figure out why there is no spark, seat upholstery, control cable lubrication (hopefully not replacement), replace plastic front brake control with period correct part, the front and rear brakes were both fully applied and barely stopped me rolling down a hill , and who knows what else we will find. I am going to try to do everything as period correct as I can. Previous owner had it running earlier this year but only used it as a dirt bike (which explains the dents and bent handlebars), and I intend to use it primarily on the street with some dirt use.
I'm thankful to have found this community and have already read through several restorations and cafe racer builds on this forum. I don't know what route (restore or cafe racer) we will be taking yet, but be sure this forum will be our primary source for information!
Hello everyone! My name is Isiah (27). I just recently picked up my first classic enduro and I’m absolutely in love with it, It is a 1975 dt400b. It is mostly stock other than a yellow front fender, handlebars, no signals and a tail light that I found easier on the eyes. I grew up riding two stroke dirt bikes and it has been a lot of fun and very nostalgic being able to ride one on the roads around here (Livermore CA). I have have been lurking this forum for a few weeks now so I have already contacted meis about the sleeper modification to the stock exhaust and have been reading a bit about the compatible mx400 cylinder, head and piston, but that will be later down the road if I’m willing to sacrifice the mpg. I’m not sure if there are any meet ups for people who are interested in these old enduros in the bay area? But if you know of any please let me know! Would love to attend some. Other than that it will be great chatting with you guys about these bikes via this forum
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