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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 15:16 #91

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Hey Ralph, picking up the same bike tonight! There's some history about the IT line since inception, that should help you identify which model yr. you have. Good luck on your revival of a classic dirtbike. My journey is just beginning also . Welcome. Pat






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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 16:57 #92

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RALPH wrote: Born in South Dakota in '51. Been doin the Yamaha thing since '65, although I took 20 yrs off to do the family thing. Currently have 5 enduros, and last nite I picked up an IT175 but can't figure out which year it is. I tried to post pics of it here but haven't figured out how to do it.


Hey Ralph, What part of South Dakota are you from? I was born and raised in Spearfish. I will be back once I complete my Air Force career. Enduronut lives in Spearfish. Welcome to the site likey

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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 17:56 #93

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Born in Sioux Falls, actually lived on the Iowa side of the river. I moved to Denver in '74, and got one season of flat tracking in [ on a Suzuki ] although I had my '70 ct-1 with me, before the 'crash' in Denver. I'm still in Denver doing construction, gonna retire the end of the year.

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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 18:02 #94

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So I just was able to add an IT VIN and Model Code table to the stie! It is located under the VIN listings in the Workshop above but can be directly accessed HERE ! Hope you all find that useful.
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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 18:50 #95

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Very helpful. I found the bike that I bought last night. Very, very good
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And just who do you think you are? 30 Sep 2014 22:26 #96

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Here is a pic of my latest, I already have the engine scattered over my workbench waiting for seals and bearings.

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And just who do you think you are? 01 Oct 2014 00:48 #97

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Hello.
I decided to re-hone my mechanical skills by undertaking a complete restoration (modified) of a once awesome, then rust bucket. 69 Yamaha DT. I wasn't around when these bikes came out so this is kind of like archeology to me, it's a real treat. I'm 32, and was very fortunate to have my first job at the age of 14 be at a "Cycle Salvage" of japanese bikes owned by my Mom's cousin. He took me under his wing and i learned everything there over the course of 6 years, from cleaning bathrooms to running a business. From office work to mechanical repairs. From how to be a man, to all about women.
So what i have is a copy of his old champion race bike (His is long gone but his brother-in-law, friend had copied his bike when they were young and it sat under a tarp behind his garage for the last 40 years). It had a lot of aftermarket goodies as well as modifications and was meticulously jetted with a vm32 carb. It has an ACK head, and an exhaust pipe made locally by a guy named Doug Schwarma?
I'm well into the project now, already starting to reassemble. Still painting, decided to polish some of the aluminum so still lots of sanding ahead of me. Engine cases are clean but bare, going to start putting that all back together soon. I'm doing my best to work on it everyday, no idea how much longer it will all take me. I want this bike as a street bike for now so i will be running street tires and updating the lighting system to 12v, led signals, trailtech gauges.
Glad to be joining a forum dedicated to these awesome machines.
Oh, I also have a 70 DT1-CMX (with the GYT kit) that i got running but planning on selling it as a project bike as it did not have the usable parts i wanted for my restoration. Except that cylinder head. I really like the GYT cylinder head appearance more though the ACK head seems to be more rare. Can't justify pulling a running motor apart and splitting a GYT kit.
Pics are what my bike started as. (Yes it does have a DT2 tank at the moment)





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And just who do you think you are? 01 Oct 2014 01:05 #98

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Welcome!

Looking forward to hearing about the project!

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And just who do you think you are? 01 Oct 2014 03:15 #99

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I think that pipe was done by Doug Schwerma...just saying. Oh, and that swingarm is DEFINITELY not stock!

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And just who do you think you are? 01 Oct 2014 19:43 #100

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Hi everyone.. :woohoo:

I'm new here and you call me Simon..
Still exploring the site and I'm glad that I'm here.

WELCOME Excited Excited Excited

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