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1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

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Building a nice front wheel and then put on a chain and I'm done. Of course you find tiny details, (or they are pointed out to you ) and go back and adjust or correct. them. I added a tiny bit of  polish work here and there, it's a matter of personal taste, but it's hardly noticeable. There's probably a extra acorn nut on the bike somewhere, but it's pretty much assembled according the service and parts manuals. Guess I can honestly say I have a 68 now.
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Replied by DT-Steve985 on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Wow great effort, the bike is looking mint, well done. 
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Replied by AirborneSilva on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Your bike is beautiful, great job.  You inspired me to polish my side covers, did right side yesterday and left today.  Probably not as good as your, had some fairly deep scratches that I didn't want to sand on forever, but they are mirror shinny anyway

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I always wanted to do that to my 72 175 back in the day, just didn't have the equipment or know how to do it... 
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01 Jul 2022 15:09 #3

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Replied by RT325 on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Mind boggling beautiful. Really admire your work. Just a question someone might know the answer to. I see in one pick a section in the center of the head that looks cast to drill for a center plug. Now i only ask that as in another recent post someone picked up a "68 with a center plug & side plug. The forum said must be a GYT high comp head--or something like that--to have a center plug. So now the question needs to be asked i guess. Certainly not criticizing yours as must be totally original. Mind boggling original. Just realized it's an S model so maybe that explains it. What are the S differences? in the motor--go faster?. Not sure what mine was, white tank new. Not underneath cross bracket though--which they should've kept using as looks neat & i guess functional for support. Thanks for posting.
Start again. Sorry, i read the word IS in the heading as DT1 S [so is it an S model]
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Replied by MarkT on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Not only is it beautiful...  but somehow you managed to do it in record time! 

It can take years to find and put together the missing detail parts.  Amazing job!
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Replied by msavitt on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Wow amazing work 
you’ve got a major classic to enjoy!
 
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Today’s photos. 
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Replied by Ht1kid on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

You have a talent and patience to be able to restore a high quality job like your 68 DT1 Enjoy!!
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Replied by southernman_67 on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Wow! What an awesome testament to your attention to detail, not to mention your abilities. I thought I was doing good just bringing my AT1 back to life, but you knocked it out of the park! Great job.
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Replied by LETSJET on topic 1968 YAMAHA ENDURO DT-1 IS ALMOST DONE!

Pretty much finished the DT1 today. It was nice to have some time off to devote to it. I was all primed to restore one of my RT3’s and this DT1 followed me home and needed help. It is a stunning bike, thanks for the compliments.
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