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Getting a New Bike

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Hi guys, very sad news today. Someone stole my 73 DT3 that you all have helped me over these months to fix. I'm very very sad about this and also am now without transportation until I can get something else. The issue is I really liked this bike a lot and I would like to try to get something as close to it as possible. I was considering getting a DT360 for the extra power, have any of you ridden these bikes at all? If so, how do they compare to a 250 in terms of power, weight, looks, and other characteristics? Do any of you know good places to buy such bikes? Thanks for reading, I hope I hear from some of you in the replies.
16 Sep 2023 15:38 #1

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Replied by Ht1kid on topic Getting a New Bike

Sorry to hear that what a bummer 

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Replied by MarkT on topic Getting a New Bike

Bummer. Hope you get a replacement soon.

Sorry can't really help on bike choice as I'm partial to the smaller bikes... 175 is about perfect with about the same power to weight as a 250 and the most fun on the trails unless you need to ride on the freeway or highway. Then a 250 is better. If higher road speeds are common then a 360 is worth a look.

Some models are easier to get parts for than others... For example the CDI the DT360 came with in 1974 is almost impossible to find parts for if it fails but can be replaced with a VAPE or DT250 points system if you can find one.
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Replied by asco on topic Getting a New Bike

Using a vintage bike for transportation and parking at a school or work is a terrible idea. I remember specifically a customer’s daughter living in a van on campus and riding a 1975 DT 250. I shutter to think of the negative aspects of those decisions.

Sorry a old rusty bicycle is best.

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16 Sep 2023 22:24 #4

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Replied by Tom P on topic Getting a New Bike

Very sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, the early Enduros are easy to steal, with no ignition key. I found that out back in HS, when I parked for a few minutes and ran into the Gym to grab something, not locking my CT-1 to a post like I normally did.

I haven't ridden a 360, but personally I'd stick to a 175 or 250. If riding freeways, definitely a 250. Also get an excellent chain and lock, though any lock can be defeated by a determined thief. Maybe add a secret switch that disables power to the coil as well...
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Replied by 1971DT250 on topic Getting a New Bike

The '73 250 is my favorite rider, followed by the '71 250.
I have a '71 360 and a '73 360 I would sell..
I suggest avoiding the '74 DT360. It was a one year model with unique hard to find parts. The '68-'73 models have many interchangeable parts.
The hours spent riding my Enduros is not deducted from my life span.
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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic Getting a New Bike

Sorry to hear, I hate thieves and liars! I have a DT2 and have ridden a 360 (really want to get one), and can tell you the power difference is night and day, the 360 is in a different category. I'd happily trade my DT2 for a 360!
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