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My 1972 Yamaha DT2 Restoration

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After a good scrubbing and a little love.. This motor is starting to look like something usable.. vs: looking like a swamp creature!

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I started getting some frame parts cleaned and ready for the build..
The kickstand had a hole rusted through the foot pad! Must have been sitting on it for a lot of years.. I really thought they were a solid piece.. but they are hollow!
I welded it up, ground it clean and painted it.. it's all better now!

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I have the frame all cleaned up.. now to start working on the wheels and other parts!

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Looking good!
IF it isn't one thing, it's another.
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Replied by Giancarlo124 on topic My 1972 Yamaha DT2 Restoration

Nice work keep at it!
The Oil burners: 1973 DT-250, 1966 YM-1 305, 1966 YSD3, YZ-105
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Here's another shot of the frame and parts I have cleaned, painted and ready!

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Some parts were way too pitted and rusty to consider having replated for the later full restoration.. those parts I will use on the bike while riding it in the near future. I will source a better condition item or NOS if available
In this example I have the rear wheel adjusters.. I just cleaned, derusted and sprayed them with cold galvanized.. good enough for the time being..

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Started the clean up and derust on the triple tree and fork stem.
I removed the little damper retaining screw.. It's supposed to have a stem on it from what i have seen... but not on this one.. Did Yamaha not install the same screw on all the bikes?
I had to put a drift down the stem hole and push the damper off the tree.. luckily it came off with no issues!

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The tree is pretty groady..

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Into the acid solution for a good soaking

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