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1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

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got the front/rear fender painted, but the best part was putting holes for mounting in the new DC Plastics fender. For those that don't know, it doesn't come with mounting holes.  I found a very easy way to do it though.

1.  Place the old fender inside the new one.

2.  I used a 10mm snap-on socket on a nut driver to mark the new fender through the old one with a hammer.

3.  heat the socket w/propane torch and gently turn it through the new fender to make a perfect set of mounting holes.

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I almost threw out the old fender, but decided to try and refinish it.   More work to do, but I think it might live to ride on another bike. pictured here with
very light coat of silver.

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looks like a insect in the paint.  sorry fellow.  must have been a sticky landing.

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74 DT 360 ... resto in progress.
Last edit: 07 Apr 2021 11:52 by pabdt.
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Replied by msavitt on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

nice technique and paintwork, I would definitely clear coat the bug in for character!
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Disassembled engine and found very few problems.  Someone had glued/sealed the tach mounting hole and the shifter was bent. See first two pics.
In the last pics, there is a screw type device w/spring that fell out.  Will have to research where that goes.

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74 DT 360 ... resto in progress.
08 Apr 2021 21:21 #143

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Replied by msavitt on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

Are you planning to use a compression release?

i rode mine yesterday, your going to love it!
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I plan on using the stock setup.  Did you modify yours?
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Replied by msavitt on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

Same - I used stock
cleaned up poppet valve and adjusted cable that was in nice shape
I usually get a fart on 2nd kick, wondered if this is associated with valve or just how it is
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Replied by Schu on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

msavitt wrote: I usually get a fart on 2nd kick, wondered if this is associated with valve or just how it is

I usually get a fart on the first kick, but I'm probably a lot older than you....

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CT175B, CT175C, JT1' JT2' DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B,
DT175B, DT175C, DT250B, DT400B, Z50, SCR950

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Replied by pabdt on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

got the tank in primer and just finished the metal work on the oil tank.  both are looking good. See inset original photo for oil tank original condition. 

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paint teaser.  straight sierra pine on left and sierra pine over silver on right.

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Replied by 2noSmoke on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

Schu, I always understood a fart on any kick to be an old man's privilege :)
 
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Replied by DT Tim on topic 1974 DT360 Disassembly and Restoration

Lovely restoration, bike is looking awesome, kinda wish I had bought a resto rather than try and finish another's failure.
Regarding the oil tank, the previous owner who painted mine obviously didn't clean it enough prior to paint, it has loads of spots in the paint due to contamination. I recently cleaned mine out and found pieces of body filler inside, rattling around 

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. You really need to degrease and get it completed dry and silicone free.
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