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My stable is now at four!



This is a 1972 Yamaha DT175. It’s a smoker with 3.2k on the odometer and starts on the first kick. For $600 and came with extra spark plugs and both keys!



I'm not even strong and this thing springs into life without issue. So far I feel it rides like a Grom, however much more fun!



Note: Yes I did use 2 more straps after taking the pics.

Everything works and the wiring is there for turn indicators. Only issue is no title, however given it's a 175cc it'll be painless getting it registered with my connections.
 

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I had a friend with one when I was a kid I remember thinking it was huge back when I was about 14 years old. Today many bikes later it seems more like a toy but I'm sure it would still be a fun toy!
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Treat the shifter with care. The shifter forks inside the gear box used to bend. If the tail light blows for any reason, the headlight will blow shortly after.
They were very popular back then. Along with the same sized Kawasaki. The Hondas were four stroke and heavier with less giddyup.

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Looks great but I can't get over the 4 wheel motorcycle pulling a trailer with a 2 motorcycle. It's just too strangely weird but I love it. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice find! It looks fairly complete and in good condition!
 
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Looks great but I can't get over the 4 wheel motorcycle pulling a trailer with a 2 motorcycle. It's just too strangely weird but I love it. :thumbsup:
I was wondering the same thing. It looks like the Yamaha should be pulling the little Smart car -- probably get there faster.

Beautiful little popcorn popper. I'll never forget the first time I jumped on my first 2-stroke and rev'd it up for a hill climb just like I did my little 4-stroke. My gawwd! The torque dragged me up the hill so fast I could barely hold on to the handlebars. Yes, it was a Yamaha 80 street bike with no business on dirt hills and it was killing the bigger 4-strokes. This was in the 1960's when we were all young and bulletproof. Great memories.
 

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Those are " Trials Universal " tires. They have better traction in dirt than many realized, and would change them for knobbies. They work fine in the dirt and grass and fallen leaves and what not. they are better on the pavement than knobbies.
Might be a 480 or smaller X 18 on the back, and a 325 or 350 X 21 on the front. 18 or more PSI in the back should keep the tire in place without rim locks. Same in the front or more, should save the rim from hitting rocks.

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Thanks all! It's been fun trying out the uncharted waters of two strokes. Oh my gosh I think I've found a new favourite kind of bike engine! ♥

As for my car, it's funny because every time I buy a bike the seller always says the same line "I totally wasn't expecting this!"

It's also my little offroader. :D

 

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I love 2 stroke engines. Unfortunately the only one I own is in an ATV. I'd love to own an old 2-smoke motorcycle one day. But I'd have to release one of the five bikes I have now or risk my wife releasing me. :)
 

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I got 21 of them 1975 set up for Hill climbs and endures and a 1978 looks new it was my spare but Never needed it Both are in storage in my Barn for 20 years now 0ohh not for sale they will die with me >>>Yours looks good go own and get the tidel and fix the lights it will bring 995.00 then they are great for the grand kids to learn on but install a carb. lock so they caint get hurt thouse old 2 strokes are very torkie and will through you off If you over twist the throttle My old 175 had 1 tooth smaller than stock sprocket that 1 tooth ment 31/2 teeth on rear sprocket >>Troy Irving texasa 2nd place national hill climber champion wow years ago >>>>
 

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Hi, I just inherited a 1974 DT175 ... not even close to this nice. In cars we'd call yours a "barn-find". Congratulations!
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Nice Find at a Great Price , Wishing You many Smiles and Miles on it ..
 

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Thanks all! Sadly I haven't gotten much seat time on it because I got it so late in the season. That said, I do run it once a week just to hear the ring-ding-ding-ding and smell the lovely aroma of two stroke in the evening. :D

(And yes, I'm back!)
 
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