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TOPIC: 1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet”

1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 28 Jun 2018 11:46 #21

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Mark, I didn’t know Yamaha ran the bikes before they were shipped to the states. That’s interesting and would make sense. That’s probably why dealers didn’t mess with break in. My bike got its initial break in then and seated the rings. I will continue the break in advanced stages. Here is one video I saw them running bikes at the factory.


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1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 28 Jun 2018 14:29 #22

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Interesting. There were two people working with the wiring inside the headlight on the assembly line...both of them women with small hands!
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1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 30 Jun 2018 11:22 #23

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Continuing with the discussion on break in, I was able to locate a 1976 DT100C Assembly Manual. This manual was used by the dealers to prepare the bike for the customer. I do not have the manual yet but will upload it to the tech library when it arrives. I was reading a manual from 1972 and it confirmed what MarkT said. There is no mention of breaking in the engine. I did read that the dealers may or may not have had to add transmission break in fluid. Also found a cool picture of a couple years later model 79 DT250F being un-packaged.



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1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 29 Oct 2018 03:23 #24

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Hello Devin.
Firstly i think i've seen a clip of you on you CT1B from youtube.
Secondly,what a great bike you've picked up there.
I had a DT 100 when they were brand new. Mine was new in 1976.Brilliant bike.
Of course mine was the same as the bike in the first pic you posted of the DT 100 sales brouchers as i'm in the UK.
Great to see your bike and look forward to the rest of your write up.
dave.
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1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 31 Oct 2018 13:04 #25

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shyted wrote: Hello Devin.
Firstly i think i've seen a clip of you on you CT1B from youtube.
Secondly,what a great bike you've picked up there.
I had a DT 100 when they were brand new. Mine was new in 1976.Brilliant bike.
Of course mine was the same as the bike in the first pic you posted of the DT 100 sales brouchers as i'm in the UK.
Great to see your bike and look forward to the rest of your write up.
dave.


Thanks, my CT1B is still dissembled so it was not my bike you saw. The only new update for this thread is the Factory assembly has been added to the tech library.

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1976 Yamaha DT100C “The Green Hornet” 14 Apr 2019 19:15 #26

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A few pictures from the 1976 full line up brochure

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