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What about the little D/S bikes?

Big bikes and long hikes. Where's your big bike taking you today?

Post Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:55 am

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I'm resurrecting a 1974 DT175 so I can toodle around town and hop trails in the Lancaster / Leominster area. Anyone around the area to ride with? Single track to dirt roads, I'm all in. Maybe even put together my DT360 towards the end of the summer. :twothumbs:
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Post Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:25 pm

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Location: Ellington, CT
My buddy Russ from NY has a DT400 that he rides all over the place at his second home in Hancock NY. He is just down the road from the starting area of their DS run. He rides that bike all over the place. I have always thought a good bike for that would be an SL350 or a TS250, :hmmm: , maybe a resto job is in order for one?

Post Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:08 pm

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My brother rips our Uncles old 74 MT250 all around Pepperell/Townsend from spring to fall. Great for running to the parts store for small stuff. I'm trying to talk him into giving me one of the 3 he picked up in the deal out of NH. I know he has 2 going but one is a little low on compression.

I ride my Dad's RD200 (the one I gave him last summer) when I go visit and it's a hoot to ride around town. I know he goes for DD runs in the morning on it before the weather got cold..
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Post Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:52 pm

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Once I get the 175 running reliably, I will decide whether to rebuild the 360. I always liked the green 360's. I'm looking forward to zipping around town with the gf and doing some simple trail riding on dual DT's. :twothumbs:

Wish there were more guys around to show me the trails. But I don't mind finding them myself too. :shades:
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Post Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:20 pm

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I had a dt360 growing up.I remember it was a heavy beast but I climbed hills most others failed.

Post Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:28 pm

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I have the 1974 Dirt Bike mag with the 350cc enduro shootout. Funny that the DT360 has less power than the 4 stroke XL350. But I guess I would be the right owner for this bike as I'm confident I could almost double the HP if I wanted to.

It's in dire need of a diet as well. And some minor suspension updates. Should be a fun bike though. :shades:
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Post Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:53 pm

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I have an orange 1971 Yamaha CT1 175 For Sale, with a New Hampshire Registration. It runs well. Lights, gauges, oil injection, etc work. Needs a battery, but runs fine as is. Trans oil changed, new plug, air filter serviced. All original, with decent cosmetics. Has a high front fender on it now, comes with a complete original low front fender. Comes with a ton of spares, like a frame with swingarm, engine, wheels, engine parts, tank, oil tanks, entire front end, and lots of misc hardware. Pics of bike and parts available on request. You can have everything for $1200... such a deal! Thanks, Bob husabob(at)yahoo(dot)com

Post Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:16 pm

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There's got to be lots more of these kinds of bike out there. I have a '71 TS185 Suzuki

post up what you've got
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Post Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:37 am

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I got the crusty DT175 running great. Still need to tighten the rear spokes and put some rubber from this century on it.

Anyone have suggestions for new sneakers for this bike? 18" Rear and 19" front. Looking for mostly dirt but DOT and good wear characteristics.

Also, I hear that after a certain year, it's easier to register or title a bike in MA with just a Bill of Sale. Is this true?

When I get it on the road, I will be looking for trail buddys. :twothumbs:
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:00 pm

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T-Dub13 wrote:
I got the crusty DT175 running great. Still need to tighten the rear spokes and put some rubber from this century on it.

Anyone have suggestions for new sneakers for this bike? 18" Rear and 19" front. Looking for mostly dirt but DOT and good wear characteristics.

Also, I hear that after a certain year, it's easier to register or title a bike in MA with just a Bill of Sale. Is this true?

When I get it on the road, I will be looking for trail buddys. :twothumbs:


Pirelli MT43 would probably be good on that bike, at least on the rear. Unless a 4.00 is too wide.

Post Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:33 pm

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Thanks Slojo. I'll look 'em up!
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