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TrikeKid

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I can't be the only one with some of these hanging around. I've quit hoarding so I'm down to just these two now, sent my DT3 and XT500 projects down the road last summer.

This 900ish mile AT1 came out of my dad's collection. Just replaced the original tires a few months ago so I could ride it around town in a slightly safer fashion. Aside from those the pipe and the Powerdynamo ignition she's as original as can be.

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This LT3 I found for $75 a couple years ago. Didn't roll, didn't kick over. I rebuilt the motor then let it languish in the corner of the garage while I worked on other things. Just fired it up last weekend, now it needs just about everything else. Every part of this bike is pretty hammered but it at least runs good now.
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Shin1ichi2002

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love it. i think my Dad got a Dt2 (250?) as his second bike. Mom bought him a Honda 350 for his birthday, after a year, he gave it to his brother and bought the yammie. they both raced these at the old.......Alabama motor speedway moto cross track.....came in last.....
 

87warrior

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I picked up this 78 (if I remember correctly) DT250 in May of 2018. I spent a year trying to get it running and cleaned up, but then I bought a WR and the DT just sits in the shop...not running.

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I have no idea why somebody painted it so ugly!
 

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Spent a lot of time on a 77 DT250 as a teenager. That thing was tough as nails. While a pined for a newer YZ or KX, that ole DT served me well.
 

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My '73 AT-3 125. This is the bike that I wanted back in '73, when I was fourteen. Of course, Dad said no. I picked this one up in 2000, when I was 40. I was casually browsing Ebay and saw it. It didn't run, no title, lights didn't work, rotten tires, etc. I did notice the tank was in surprisingly good condition for one that old. I put in a low bid as a lark. The next day, I had a notification that I won. I told my wife, "I guess were going to Omaha next weekend." We lived in Oklahoma. I put a few hundred dollars in it, got it running, titled, and tagged and mostly used it for a pit bike or a local bike. When my daughter turned 14, she got her endorsement and rode it for several years. It's no longer running and just sits in the corner of the garage. It will be one of my retirement projects in a couple years.

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Bearcat

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My '73 AT-3 125. This is the bike that I wanted back in '73, when I was fourteen. Of course, Dad said no. I picked this one up in 2000, when I was 40. I was casually browsing Ebay and saw it. It didn't run, no title, lights didn't work, rotten tires, etc. I did notice the tank was in surprisingly good condition for one that old. I put in a low bid as a lark. The next day, I had a notification that I won. I told my wife, "I guess were going to Omaha next weekend." We lived in Oklahoma. I put a few hundred dollars in it, got it running, titled, and tagged and mostly used it for a pit bike or a local bike. When my daughter turned 14, she got her endorsement and rode it for several years. It's no longer running and just sits in the corner of the garage. It will be one of my retirement projects in a couple years.

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Super cool!:clap This thread takes me back to 1979 when I got my first street legal bike, a '76 DT125 at age 15. Good on you for introducing that bike to your daughter :thumb. By today's standards those bikes are... but what an awesome start for her on two wheels! You planted the bike seed and set a lifelong example with that bike. It will be a fun restoration project when you retire.:dj Be proud Dad!
 

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She actually started at age six, then quit for several years. When her stepmom got a small dirtbike, she started riding it some and it renewed her interest. When she turned 14, she got her endorsement and started riding the Yamaha. She's 25 now and still rides occasionally.



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I got a '76 red/white DT125 (used) for my 12th bday. That poor bike was tough as granite. It set me up as a Yamaha fan to this day.
 

OIC

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My buddy found this one in (i think) MI. It was awesome. 49 miles on it and great paint.
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