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1970 DT1 250 grommet color

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Hi All,

Been awhile since I payed a visit to the forum. Had no Yamaha's for a while now. Just recently retired early ( you can say) and picked me up 2 nice original DT1 250's. 1970 and 1971. Question i have is what determine what color grommet's came on the 1970 DT1? I didn't think they had white on the 1970 bikes but apparently they did. I am talking about part # 90480-14023-00. there used all over these bikes. front fenders, rear tail light, oil tank, etc etc. I have seen white and black on bikes in pictures. Was there a change mid year or something? Anyone have a original 1970 DT1and what does yours have? thanks 

Once pictures can be posted i will post some. 
1968 DT250
1970 DT250C
1971 DT250E
1964 C100 / rally kit
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20 Sep 2022 19:18 #1

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Replied by Rick C. on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

Hey Rob,
Darn good you are chiming in again Brother.
This has always been my killer question too. but...
It's too easy to check out the Partzilla schematics and do the research on the part numbers and whereabouts.

Can't tell you how many times  I did this for those darn  175's

I too, would like to know that history on the white vs black grommet and when  !?!

( P.S. - You know Motodad24 on Ebay sells the both colors also. So you can change them weekly if you wanted too. )

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Replied by 1971DT250 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

Good to hear from you. I'm enjoying that RT3 you restored, I believe that is the engine in your avatar.

 

 
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Replied by Sneezles61 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

Is there only one site from down under that has the 360 muffler heat guard badge? My bike looks a bit “naked” without it… mines busted and the posts are missing…
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Replied by SKYDANCER46 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

Hi Rick,

Thankyou. I kind of figured it might be one of those question that can not be answered with certain. I thought they were only used on the 1968 DT1 but i see that's not the case. The bike i have has some in places and black in other locations. Yes i am aware some could have been replaced but all (white & black) have the same amount of slight weathering to them. none look better then the others.

Thanks for the info on motodad24. I've been out of this for awhile now. other things in life that had priorities but now retired and wanted a badge bike for retirement. I always liked the 68-71 DT1's.
1968 DT250
1970 DT250C
1971 DT250E
1964 C100 / rally kit
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Replied by Badger52 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forums/1968...mmets-black-or-white

This link has much info on grommet colors and a post that I added showing pics of my old DT1C. (Spoiler alert...white grommets)
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Replied by Pedalcrazy on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

Thanks Badger52. That's exactly the way I just put my 68 DT1 togther. I used pics of original bikes, dealer brochures and a bike or two that I've purchased.
1978 DT400E
1976 DT400C
1973 RT3
1971 RT1B
1968 DT1 (Project)
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Replied by SKYDANCER46 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

1971DT250 post=154160Good to hear from you. I'm enjoying that RT3 you restored, I believe that is the engine in your avatar.


 Hi Bill, yes it is.
RT3 still looks new. Glad it ended up in a good home and is well taken care of.  I purchased a 1971 DT-1 250 and had to buy a 1970 DT-1 250 to get it. Both or none kind of deal. Good thing is both are nice low mileage bikes that run good. Bad thing was the price i had to pay to get one bike. Lol! I always thought the 70 and 71's were pretty close bikes but now that i have both side by side i see there more different then alike! 
Detailing the 1970 DT1 1st and realized the white grommets used on 1970's
1968 DT250
1970 DT250C
1971 DT250E
1964 C100 / rally kit
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Replied by 1971DT250 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

I have an original, unrestored and complete '71 DT1E in excellent condition that was bought new by an old guy who kept it for 20 years and he sold it to another old guy who kept it another 20 years and then I bought it so I'm the third old guy. It escaped the abuse of teenagers. I also have another one that was abused and stripped of some parts. I put it back to be a good rider.

I'll take your '71 DT1E after you finish restoring it.

Yes the '70 and '71 are somewhat different.
The hours spent riding my Enduros is not deducted from my life span.
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Replied by SKYDANCER46 on topic 1970 DT1 250 grommet color

 Oh, I am not restoring these 2 bikes. There nice examples of original bikes as is. Just need detailing and a once over to get them up to today's standards. The 1971 DT250 is a little better then the 1970 as far as bone stock original is concerned but both are very good.

 Only things altered on the 1971 is the owner put street tires on it and it has a newer style Yamaha fuel petcock on it. Has not been touch up or painted in anyway. Has a little over 2000 miles on it. Gas tank and oil tank are very nice!
 
Of coarse I am installing new Heidenau K67 correct size trial tires on both bikes. New tubes and rim bands as well. Tires are not cheap these days!!

Here is a sneak peek. I will have the 1970 DT250 pretty much done by this weekend and will have more pictures.

 

   
1968 DT250
1970 DT250C
1971 DT250E
1964 C100 / rally kit
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