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    1976 Yamaha DT-400 Enduro

    Does any one here own one. I have the chance to pick up a fairly nice DT400 and was wanting some opinions on reliability, maintenance and some pros and cons.

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    I had a DT 175 that was a real runner as well

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    I had a '78 DT 400, Just sold it last summer, I loved that bike, a great little rider, the 400cc 2 stroke delivers really nice power, great for buzzing around town or hitting the trails. Not really a great bike for all out motocross, nor a very good bike for serious freeway travel, a bit light and underpowered for the interstate, but great in town. Honestly wish I still had mine.
    Here is a video of my '78 DT 400
    YouTube - ride on the '78 DT 400.mpg

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    Nice little bike! What would you say the top speed was?

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    wow she is sweet . had a 73 dt250 nice ride and not to bad on speed . what they asking on the 400 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse8931 View Post
    My brothers would barley and I do mean barley hit 65.
    REALLY!! Well that shit sucks! DANG..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse8931 View Post
    My brothers would barley and I do mean barley hit 65.
    Then something must have been wrong, IMO. That bike should be good for another 10-15 mph w/stock gearing - not that you'd want to run at 75 mph for any length of time. Did he have a big sprocket on the back end?

    The bike in the pic is sweet. Wish it was available in my neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse8931 View Post
    Not sure when he had got it some one stripped alot of parts off it to make it a mx bike.
    well that tells something , im betting that they put a tall tail on it . my dt 250 would do 75+ wide out .
    the only big bike i had that was real slow for its size was my honda cb 550 k . it was a slug 55mph maxed out red line 5th gear . my yahama 100 could out run the thing . never could figure out why it was so slow

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    I just recently finished rebuilding it's baby cousin

    1980 MX100


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    Quote Originally Posted by mmisterbungl View Post
    i just recently finished rebuilding it's baby cousin

    1980 mx100




    niceeeee!!!!

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