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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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lookin at a couple of these online. they have low miles, but owner says that they need to 'get running'. The bikes are 78 YAMAHA DT 250. thoughts on these bikes anybody? i read online that they are the first year without points?...

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Old June 12th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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First bike I "stole" was a 76 DT125, lady was asking $450 for it, only had 1K miles on it sitting in a barn, offered her $200 for it, her brother later told her to take the money.

Got it home, fresh gas, oil, and spark plug later, I learned how to ride on it

Sold it on ebay a couple years ago for a nice profit too
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well, there are 2 of them for sale, a 78 and a 72 (nobody better steal em from under me)

i have been trying to compare them, but am lost. if anyone could look at these links for me, would be very helpful. here is a rundown of a few things i saw differen't that i dont' understand

72 78

23 hp 16 hp wonder why...
port control Membrane What is the diff? (listed under fuel control.)
Wet clutch Doesn't list anything

am guessing both are carbed. not sure if they both have points

here is link for info on the 78
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yam...50_mx_1978.php

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http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/yamaha_dt_250_1972.php

78 has 1800 miles, i think, 72 has 4100
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The '72 had shocks in the back, points, and the HP was rated at the crankshaft.
The '78 had a mono shock set up, electronic ignition, and the HP was rated at the rear wheel. I believe it also had a reed valve intake setup.
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I'd go with the '78
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No turn signals on the 78 DT, not sure what your looking to do with them, if street? not a the best choice? You can find 83-86's in that $$ range? or get into a 600 dual-sport around 1500-2000.

Is this a "yard beater" or you gonna ride it "street"?
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would be for a backroads commute to/from school.

am waiting to hear more from seller. supposedly both of them needs a 'little work' the 78 is missing the key. i want to get some more info from seller before i get too far into stuff
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They're not in Gregory are they?:tonka:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcy/715468255.html
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It's come to the point where when something needs to "get running", it's one of 2 things.

Retards park their stuff with gas in it and don't touch it for years. It won't run because the carb is cashed out with gunk. That's usually a steal, but the retards don't know that because they don't understand the whole time/fuel thing.

Then there's the "ran when i parked it", but it's actually seized up. They will even argue that it ran when it was parked, but that's really a moot point if it won't kick over.

I'll usually take a chance on good compression/turns over. It's a gamble because the lower end may be trashed out, and it's not running so it's hard to tell. Especially risky on Jetski's.

On an old bike like that, I'd go for it. if you get it and it's a case, you can part it out on ebay and probaly make some coin off of it.
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They're not in Gregory are they?:tonka:

http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcy/715468255.html
no, but i am looking lots of places now

seems like these type of bikes will be in my price range
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man, looks like the bikes sold before i could sell the CJ... oh well, hopefully more will become available. have been reading online about the DT 250's and it seems like it might be the perfect bike to learn on.

for some reason i think it'd be cool to have an old vintage bike with a sweet kickstart... very fitting to my kinda redneck personality lol
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