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And just who do you think you are?

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Replied by DougW on topic And just who do you think you are?

Hi I`m Doug from the UK.

I had a DT175MX for a couple of years in the early 80`s .
Dabbled in road racing and more recently Enduro on a KTM250 2t.
Had the current 1979 DT175MX since 2001 , bought as a wrecked field bike for £25.
Its now got a later frame that is registered in 1985.
Raising a couple of kids slowed the rebuild up, its now got a freshly rebuilt 125 engine in so my 18 year old can ride it legally in the UK.
Old git, collection of other bikes ranging from 1100 GSXR, TL1000R , KTM250EXC, RD350LC`s
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic And just who do you think you are?

Welcome! from Salisbury, Doug.
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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic And just who do you think you are?

Welcome! from Berkshire, Doug.
1978 DT175MX was my first bike at 15.
Yamaha RT-1
Yamaha CT1-B
Yamaha CT1-C
Honda XR250
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Replied by Andy L on topic And just who do you think you are?

Welcome! from Ipswich Suffolk to new members Pete and Doug
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Replied by Cooger on topic And just who do you think you are?

Hello -

Bob from Florida. Just bought a 1978 Yamaha DT 175 in decent running condition - first bike I've had in 40 years! Starts easy, runs fairly strong, shifts ok, will not idle, Head and tail lights don't work, blinkers and blinker indicator works, horn works, neutral gear light does not work. Lots of little cosmetic things of course but is not bad for it's age. This will be will be my first restoration. Hope to speak with all of you soon as I begin this project - hopefully within the next month.
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27 Jan 2021 11:02 #1115

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Replied by Mothersbaugh on topic And just who do you think you are?

Clean the carb...two or three times. Sounds like the idle jet and or pilot jet may be clogged. Then it should idle for you.
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Replied by Gr8uncleal on topic And just who do you think you are?

Welcome! from the UK.

Regarding the lights, if the bulbs have blown, just check that the voltage regulator is present and working. Also make sure, at least for the head and tail lights, that the ignition key doesn't need turning round one more notch (some models do).
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Replied by Rick C. on topic And just who do you think you are?

Welcome !
Also a good idea is to change the brake shoes out with new ones.
Cheaper than a Hospital visit.
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Replied by Cooger on topic And just who do you think you are?

Thank for the reply - I ordered an ultrasonic cleaner - hope to have it next week - I will definitely clean it multiple times
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Replied by Carldtyam on topic And just who do you think you are?

Hi I've just joined, (in the uk)
my names carl, i have a 1975 dt 250,
i bought in 1977
its been stood a long time, 25 years since last run, I've got some pics.
ive stripped it now and accessing the damage,
engine turns fine, only done 6000 miles.
I'am going to need parts, and hoping some help and advice as i go along. The most recent riding ive done is on a royal enfield 350, we hired in goa on holiday. Want to get back on the road on my dt. I have done 1post on chinese tanks as I'am thinking this might be for me.   Carl
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