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DT3 Tank Decals

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So I am restoring my DT3 and have come to the part where I paint the tank and apply new decals.  Does anyone have diagram, measurements, etc. for locating the decals?  Been looking at pictures on the web but that just gets me in the ballpark.  Hoping to do better than that.
02 Oct 2022 14:55 #1

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Replied by Quartermaster35 on topic DT3 Tank Decals

Do you have decals still on your current tank?   I have never found anything like you are describing, so I have just taken a lot of measurements in advance.

Be aware that the replacement decals on the market are not "identicle" to Yamaha originals...... they look really good but they are not exact.
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Replied by OldAmerican on topic DT3 Tank Decals

Unfortunately, years ago my son did a "restoration" and didn't replace the decals at that time.  Thought there might be someone out there with a survivor that could take measurements if there wasn't some other documentation.
 
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic DT3 Tank Decals

If you could post some points of reference (ie where you want the measurements from and to), then I'll see what I can do. Bear in mind, though, that all I have to use is an embroidery tape measure (yes, one that I nicked off Gr8auntiepat! 

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Replied by MarkT on topic DT3 Tank Decals

Gr8uncleal   - I figured you'd provide length measurements in barleycorns

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1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Replied by Brzn on topic DT3 Tank Decals

There's a guy on the Facebook group, Yamaha Enduro Appreciation named Dickie Towers. His folks owned a Yamaha dealership and he posts stuff regarding these older classics he'd kept from the dealership. Several months ago he posted a Yamaha document regarding the gas tank decal placement for a '72 DT2. You might want to try and track him down on Facebook if he's not a member here.
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" Gr8uncleal    - I figured you'd provide length measurements in barleycorns"

I do prefer some of the old fashioned measurements (particularly pints of ale 

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Some of the older property leases in this country do have a ground rent of one peppercorn, although I have heard of ground rent being set as one golf ball! 

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Replied by MarkT on topic DT3 Tank Decals

There is a bulletin for the 1972 models... I haven't seen one for 1973. I will take a look.
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Replied by Lizeec on topic DT3 Tank Decals

“ confess I had to look barleycorn up in the dictionary!”

I had to look up what’s a “dictionary” (just kidding) good to see people still using the old school methods, although I will admit I haven’t used one in years with Google at your fingertips.
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Replied by MarkT on topic DT3 Tank Decals

I couldn't find anything on 1973 decal placement.  It might exist out there though. 
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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