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Old 01-17-2011, 10:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 01-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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
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Nice little bike! What would you say the top speed was?
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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My brothers would barley and I do mean barley hit 65.
REALLY!! Well that shit sucks! DANG..................
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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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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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i just recently finished rebuilding it's baby cousin

1980 mx100




niceeeee!!!!
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