VINTAGE 1968 DT1 250 TRIBUTE made from a 1970 YAMAHA DT1 ENDURO CosmoRestoration

1970 Yamaha DT 1 ENDURO 250

Price: US $2,450.00
Item location: Lakewood, California, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: DT 1 ENDURO 250
SubModel: DT 1 ENDURO 250
Type: Dual-Purpose
Year: 1970
Mileage: 4,758
Color: White with Black Stripes
Engine size: 250
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

< < < PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS ITEM BEFORE YOU HAVE READ THIS AUCTION IN IT'S ENTIRETY & FULLY UNDERSTAND EVERY ASPECT OF THIS ITEM as she will need a little fairly minor work to be 100% and also PLEASE get permission from you Spouse, arents etc etc as by bidding you are entering a Biding Contract.... Thank You in advance for bidding responsibly this bike requires a non refundable 500 deposit that will be fortified if the buyer is irresponsible & does not complete their funding responsibility in this auction > > > * * * PLEASE NOTE: This Wonderful "1970" 250cc YAMAHA DT1 ENDURO was made to look a lot more like a 1968 YAMAHA DT1 250 ENDURO Tribute (a Approx. 1968 DT-1 looker) Again, his was built from a 1970 YAMAHA DT-1 ENDURO ..As I am Sure Most Hard Core YAMAHA Enthusiasts can see...that I designed this Amazing 1970 250cc YAMAHA ENDURO to look a lot more like a Slightly Earlier 1968 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO ....as the 1970 DT-1 is the last year of the 1968-1970 DT-1's That still has the Majority of the Original DT-1 Main Components as listed here...& as you can see ..we added in the following details ... (With Her Original 1970 Gas Tanks' "Brand New Custom White 1968 style paint" & 1968 Style YAMAHA Re-issue Beautiful "RED" & Chrome YAMAHA Gas Tank Badges + Earlier Style Oil Tank style "Custom Paint, triping & YAMAHA ENDURO Graphics" & Early style Muffler Chrome heat guar, amp; Her Rebuilt from the Frame Up..Earlier style Custom Made Pleated style Seat etc etc...Therefore, think .."She is the Very Best of All Worlds" ...As you can see being a 1970 She has the very last year of the "Original Series Style 1968 thru 1970 YAMAHA (ORIGINAL style) Early Rectangular tubing style swing arm (& not the 1971 to present round tube swing arm style) & also.. She also has the Original Style 1968 thru 1970 Early (ORIGINAL) style steel lower Fork Legs (& Not the 1971 & newer thicker chunkier style fork legs)...Therefore, to my eyes & most other motorcycle Enthusiasts (unless you are some kind of a concourse nit picker or something) ...I think, ery few things would give this Wonderful Bike away (That she is not a Very First Year ..1968 Original "FIRST" Year 250 YAMAHA DT-1 ENDURO ) ! ! ! ! ...( Think about it ...."When was the last time you or most anyone else have actually saw a real deal 1968 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO running right in front of you" ? So yes ! For most people ...I think ...This Beauty is very close !....& I Think that is Nothing Short of Super Cool ! ....with more Early 1968 Style Looks & YES ! being a 1970 She ..YES! She Has an ORIGINAL YAMAHA's First Generation DT-1 "FAR MORE COLLECTABLE" FIRST GENERATION "Original Piston Port" Style Engine which I have been told over the years is "FAR More VINTAGE "AHRMA" RACE-ABLE" ! ! ! !
* * * PLEASE NOTE & IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THIS (& the Entire Auction) BEFORE Bidding on this Wonderful Classic Bike: This Wonderful 1970 250 YAMAHA DT1 ENDURO was made to look a lot more like a 1968 YAMAHA DT1 Tribute (a Approx. 1968 DT-1 YAMAHA looker) Built from a 1970 YAMAHA DT-1 >>> Also Please Note: I have been running her for several days up & down my street & YES! She RUNS GREAT ...but, just noticed this morning (11/26/16) that there is some kind of issue with ONLY 5th gear ..? ? it is my guess as perfect as everything else is with her engine & trans..it may just be something just may just be sticking from her sitting for approx. 40 years ? However.. again, verything else about the wonderful bike engine RUNS GREAT ! (as detailed above & below) as YES! She RUNS AMAZING (IE) Typically, She Starts First Kick nearly Every Time" ! ! ! ! (IE) gears 1st, nd, rd, amp; 4th "ARE ALL ARE PERFECT" IN THEIR OPERATION" ! ! ! (there is only some kind of issue with 5th). I have a Mechanic that has rebuilt several DT-1 Engines & Transmissions for me over the last decade & he typically only charges me 100 dollars labor to do all of the work (disassemble & reassemble the entire Engine & Trans). parts would be additional if anything is needed Again..it (5th) just may just be sticking from sitting for nearly 40 years ? ? ? or worst case scenario It may just have non straight shifter shaft, rm or something??...or again, t just may just be something sticking from sitting for nearly 40 years ? Either way, e has lots (TONS) of spare parts & I also have several spare Original Series 250 DT-1 engines so I am sure whatever issue that could exists should be easily remedied..In nearly Half a Century of 250 DT-1 Riding & Restoration etc.. I have just never had a 250 DT1 that had a 5th gear issue before this morning. ( & I have to say..I have never had a bike that was stored as long as this Beauty) Also Please Note: I started this Wonderful Classic on ebay at just under $3,000.00 Which I think is a Bargain as a Nice Example of a 1968-1971 DT-1 like this NADA Value Guides for nearly $7,000.00 ( $6,700.00 to be exact ! ! !) & Best of All this Beauty has SO Little Use on Her as she has been in storage for ~FOUR DECADEs...Ordinarily, would just take this off ebay & have my mechanic friend check her out but ....to just start this bikes auction cost me ~80 dollars..Also, need the space here ASAP & I therefore also need to cash out this Wonderful Bike ..as I am losing my Vintage Bike Storage next door & also ..& I could use the $ for some end of the year expenses. Therefore, have Aggressively Discounting This MAGNIFICENT Classic (otherwise GREAT (other than the 5th gear issue I think she is nearly a Perfect Running Classic Beauty) So.. to compensate this most likely minor point I have lowered Her all the way down another $500.00 from our Original Ridiculous just under $3K Price all the way down to well under 2.5K...So if you are any kind of a DT-1 enthusiasts (or if you want to go thru my Long Time Mechanic Friend) ...Either way ....at the price I have her listed for ...You should be able to "Make Out Like a Bandit" on this Legendary Classic ORIGINAL 1968-71 SERIES ("THE VERY BEST of ALL DT-1 ENDURO's") ! ! ! ! If for any reason She does not sell by the end of the auction I will have him check her out and the price will DEFINITELY go back up to around $3K again as I Feel This is a Truly GREAT & Very Collectable Classic Original Series 250 DT-1 Vintage Bike ! ! ! & YES ! For Many Years.. These are Definitely Going Up in value ! ! !
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This AMAZING Bike has "ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bike" !!! Which to collectors makes Her FAR More Desirable & Collectable (as we get almost no rain here at all, ypically Only about 2 to 3 inches a year ...& in our very moderate area & Most of the time not even that much) & the Temperatures are most of the time are also a Museum like 65 - 75 the Majority of the year ! !
......Again, hese Wonderful DT-1's are Famous for: Always being a High Quality, uper Simple & Inexpensive + Super Easy To Maintain, urabl, ELIABLE + EASY TO RID, UN, o Most Any Where Bike ...for families Around the World !!! PLEASE NOTE a Nice Example of one of these Original Generation 1968-71 YAMAHA DT-1 ENDURO's NADA.com value Guides for Nearly $7,000.00 ("to be Exact ...$6,700.00" ! ! ! ! !) & Best of all ..The Values of these have been going up "A LOT" in Recent Years ! ! ! ! So She is a True "No Brain-er Deal" for what I have her listed for Especially when you consider She has had a FACTORY YAMAHA ~1970 Replacement Engine & She has "TONS" of Compression & ...YES ! !..She Starts & Runs GREAT ! Also ...Think about how little use is on this Beauties Chassis ONLY 4758 miles & how long (~40) years she has been in Dry Covered storage ! ! ! ! ! ! & also Think About it...Where can you find another 1968-70 DT-1 Like this ...these days ..in nearly 2017 !!!! !!!!!!!!
* * Lucky You.. can be the First New Owner Since this Bike has Just had a Beautiful Cosmetic Restoration ... This Wonderful Bike Starts Super Easy & Runs GREAT Her Clutc, ontrol cables & Brakes All work Great ! I had the Seat Professionally "Rebuilt from the Frame Up" and we Nearly completely dissembled this wonderful Bike & also Refinished most All of Her Main Components were cleaned, epainted and then my Mechanic and I re-assembled her "by hand" piece by piece.
The DT-1 YAMAHA 250 ENDURO is WORLD Famous for their RELIABILITY, DURABILITY, amp; Easy Simple Maintenance...She is definitely one of the All Time Worlds Best & Favorite Classic Vintage Japanese ENDURO's In Fact YAMAHA Started & Perfected the "High Quality Japanese ENDURO" for the Worlds PLEASURE !!!! These DT-1's are famous for: Always being a EASY to RIDE, UPER FUN, Go Most Anywhere Bike ...for families ALL Around the World !!! When these bikes were mad, There was "No Other ENDURO Bike on EARTH that were as LOVED and were as POPULAR as the Original Series YAMAHA 250 DT-1 ENDURO" ! ! ! Her Odometer Shows Only 4758 miles !!! & She was Last registered JANUARY 1973 ! ! ! (which means the last tags were paid for January 1972) & early in her life she has a "FACTORY YAMAHA REPLACEMENT ENGINE" ! ! ! ! As detailed in the next paragraph...
This Beauty has been in Covered storage for Many Years (( She was in Covered storage for the past 3-4 DECADE's)) & according to her prior owned she has a fairly LOW HOUR Engine (& some time shortly after this bike was New...(IE) She has had a Brand NEW Factory YAMAHA Replacement (Warranty replacement??) ENGINE) installed just prior to when the Original Owners health deteriorated & the bike was placed into storage ..(The Brand new Engine replacement can Be Proven because these YAMAHA Replacement engines numbers are Factory Blank).. (My Mechanic & I disassembled & thoroughly Inspected Her Engines Top End Her Gaskets, iston and Rings etc etc etc were either Recently replaced & or She has fairly low hours <> I was told her engine was replaced just a few hours before she was Placed in storage ~40 years ago) << Again Please see click on pictures>>...& YES! She RUNS GREAT & Has TONS of Compression & Starts Typically Super Quick & EASY ...& YES ! She Runs GREAT !!!! & she shifts PERFECTLY gears 1st, 2nd, RD, amp; 4th however I just found out this morning 11/26/16 after several weeks of testing her up & down my street that she just has some kind of issue going into 5th gear ??? Again..it just may just be sticking from sitting for nearly 40 years ? (otherwise her engine and trans operates PERFECTLY ! ! ! & as you can see her Rolling Chassis has just had a FRESH BRAND NEW & Very Nice Cosmetic Restoration (As detailed above & below) & is just returning to service again & She Starts Well & is "Running Great" I personally think the more you run her the Better she will run ! Make No Mistake this Baby... Runs, hifts 1,N,2 3 &4th Gear Perfectly & Rides & Stops GREAT ! & YES! She HAS TONS of LIFE Left in HER !
I designed this bike to look more like a Slightly Earlier (1968) YAMAHA 250 ENDURO (with the Reissue Brand New 1968 Style Gas Tank YAMAHA Re-issue Badges + Custom Paint & Correct 1968-71 Style Oil Tank Graphics & 1968 Custom Made Pleated more style seat etc etc...Therefore She is the Very Best of All Worlds ...Early Style Looks & With YAMAHA's FAR MORE COLLECTABLE FIRST GENERATION Piston Port Style Engine which I have been told over the years is "FAR More VINTAGE RACE-ABLE" ! ! ! !
PLEASE NOTE: Over The last FIVE Years I have had FIFTEEN of my Bikes in the "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth in the Largest Motorcycle Show on Earth ...The Los Angeles Progressive (Cycle World) Motorcycle Show (Please see included below)....Also, f you go to the EURODIRT.com Website & if you look at their pictures of their YAMAHA reissue Gas Tank Emblems You will see OUR YAMAHA ENDURO Bike that is painted in my last auctions Bikes "EXACT" .."Candy Pearl" lk. Tangerine Color ..Also, reviously We have had up to SEVEN Bikes a year in the El Comino Vintage Bike Show which has been considered... "The Largest outdoor Vintage Bike Show on the West Coast"..So YES ! ...Our bikes do get around.
< < < PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS ITEM BEFORE YOU HAVE READ THIS AUCTION IN IT'S ENTIRETY & FULLY UNDERSTAND EVERY ASPECT OF THIS ITEM and also PLEASE get permission from you Spouse, arents etc etc as by bidding you are entering a Biding Contract.... Thank You in advance for bidding responsibly > > >
We are just now completing Her Cosmetic Restoration & The Original Owner Received a ORIGINAL ~1970 FACTORY YAMAHA REPLACEMENT ENGINE just prior to putting her in storage Aprox 30-40 years ago (last tags were January 1973) (IE) Many years ago She has had a Factory YAMAHA Replacement ENGINE & in the last couple of months during her Cosmetic restoration we disassembled + Cleaned + inspected her Wonderful Engines entire top end Piston+Rings cylinder etc etc ...& YES! SHE RUNS GREAT.& has "HUGE" Compression ! ! ! She was at one time re-purposed as a off road bike, he looks to still have All of her lights & majority of her Tachometer & Speedo Engine Generator & Main Engine Wire Loom (that goes from the engine up toward under the Fuel tank, he also has her Brake Light Stop Switch complete with Her Stop light switch Activating Spring etc & the two stop light switches Electrical plug inleads etc all look Present & look to be in Good Condition, gain, have not had time to try & electrically reconnect the head & taillight etc .Again, ights etc are not electrically connected & therefore, re not operational at this time...Again, have not tried to electrically hook up any of Her Orig.Headlight &a Tail Light,appear Present but are not functioning. I have not spent anytime,to get the light etc items work..As MANY of these Original Series "PISTON PORT" YAMAHA ENDURO's Are Purchased to Become VINTAGE RACING BIKES !!!! So again I have not spent any time to try and make them operational...However .I have a Brand New Battery in box that I will be giving the new Owner "FREE". Again, amp; all Lights etc etc all appear to be present+in good condition just not electrically connected. & YES! ! ! She RUNS STARTS & SHIFTS Perfectly 1s, N 2nd, RD & 4th gears but 5th again has some kind of an issue + She STOPS GREAT !!, (IE) All of our effort on Cosmetic Restoration as detailed above & below & we have her Engine Running GREAT ! (IE) Besides disassembling & Inspecting this Wonderful Bike Engines top end (Piston, ings, ylinder etc etc ..also we Flushed Her :Fuel Tank+Carburetor+gas+Fuel Shut Off Valve &/W Fresh Gas,She started right up! We Cleaned+Inspected All Clutch Plates+Replaced the Gear Box Oil W/Brand New High Quality Trans Oil,Brand New fuel lines & a "Brand New" UNI sock style Air Cleaner Element, tc.Fairly New High Quality PIRELLI Rear & Original Style Front Dunlap TRAILS UNIVERSAL style TIRES,Quality Her Seat was rebuilt from the "Frame-Up" !
PLEASE NOTE: I am selling off entire my HUGE Vintage Bike Collection+All Priced to sell as you can see"All Way Below Book Value"So,please bid accordingly"” VIN= DT1 VIN # = DT-1 63225 = (Vehicle Identification Number) = + or - a Digit or two.


< < < PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS ITEM BEFORE YOU HAVE READ THIS AUCTION IN IT'S ENTIRETY & FULLY UNDERSTAND EVERY ASPECT OF THIS ITEM and also PLEASE get permission from you Spouse, arents etc etc as by bidding you are entering a Biding Contract.... Thank You in advance for bidding responsibly this bike requires a non refundable 500 deposit that will be fortified if the buyer is irresponsible & does not complete their funding responsibility in this auction in the 3 day funding time (If you are out of the country I know things take a little more time & I will provide it for you provided you have at least started the wire in that time> > >
>>br* * PLEASE NOTE: I think this is a Very Good Running & very Nice looking Bike in very Nice Overall Condition...However, f you are looking for a Perfect Bike or a Vintage Show or Concourse show bike etc etc please look elsewhere as I feel this is just a Nice Looking & Great Running Bike that we are selling at well under HALF of the NADA.com Book Value is for a Nice Example of one of these Original FIRST Series Wonderful YAMAHA DT-1 250 ENDURO's ...So, if you are looking for a Great Looking Fun Go most Anywhere kind of bike ..These Early DT-1's Are Famous For Doing that... However, f you are a Nit Picker that for the most part "can't be pleased" & are looking for a near Perfect or High Point Concourse bike etc etc ...Please do everyone else involved in this Wonderful bikes Auction...Please do every Reasonable Person involved in this auction a "HUGE" favor & look elsewhere & Please save your money as what you think you are looking for or think you have to have ...typically a Concourse etc. Example of one of these early Year YAMAHA 250 DT-1 250 ENDURO's Can sell for something Far Closer to Around $10,000.00 Around here. However, f you have Achievable Expectations this may be a Great opportunity to get a Very Nice & SUPER FUN Great Running Bike for Peanuts that ...& it's value will most likely Continue to Keep going Up & Up the Next few years as these are Rapidly Becoming "Harder and Harder" to find in Reasonably Nice condition like this Wonderful Bike.. <<<"Particularly Considering this Wonderful bike has been in Dry Storage for Approx. 40 years" >>>brPlease Keep in Mind the cost of ownership and Cost of Maintenance for a Vintage Two Stroke is a "Very Small Fraction" of what a four stroke would cost to own"...These bikes are "SUPER SIMPLE" and nearly all of it's Normal maintenance can be done without any of the four strokes typical Specialized tools and the level Skill required is also FAR less...I have a HUGE Collection of Vintage Bikes and ALL are Air Cooled, Two Strokes...For Just that same Reason...Also, arts are Very Available for these YAMAHA ENDUROs on ebay and Many other sites & Even the Dealers still sell Many of the the parts for these MAGNIFICENT DT-1 ENDURO's ! ! ! ! br none"brThis bike has ALWAYS BEEN A SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Bike !!! Which to collectors makes Her FAR More Desirable & Collectable (as we get almost no rain here at all, ypically Only about 2 to 3 inches a year...& in our area Most of the time not even that much) & the Temperatures are most of the time a Museum like 65 - 75 the Majority of the year. ......Again,These DT-1's are famous for: Always being a High Quality, uper Simple To Maintain, urabl, ELIABLE + EASY TO RID, UN, o Most Any Where Bike ...for families Around the World !!!br none"* * Lucky You.. can be the First New Owner Since this Bike has Just had a Beautiful Cosmetic Restoration ... This Wonderful Bike Starts Super Easy & Runs GREAT Her Clutc, ontrol cables & Brakes All work Great ! I had the Seat Professionally "Rebuilt from the Frame Up" and we Nearly completely dissembled this wonderful Bike & also Refinished most All of Her Main Components were cleaned, epainted and then my Mechanic and I re-assembled her "by hand" piece by piece. She has BOTH a Front Dunlap tread style Trials Universal Style re-issue Tires ! & a PIRELLI Trials Universal Style re-issue Rear Tire !brAgain, his Magnificent Beauty Starts Great + Runs Amazing & She Shifts & Stops Excellent etc etc + all of her Control cables Brakes Etc Etc all seem to work Great as Well.br none">Her Prior owner used her very rarely and also re-purposed her for more off-road use but, s you can see I re-installed all of her head lights etc again and if you want to run a battery I will be INCLUDING "FREE" a "BRAND NEW" battery for her... ! It looks like her Headlight & Taillights look to be present & look to be in fairly good Shape. But, have not spent any time to figure out what it will take to get the lights electrically re-hooked up & working etc.as these are VERY VINTAGE RACE-Able bikes so there is a Very High Likelihood that this Beauty may end up as a Vintage Dirt Racer ??
> a Vintage Racing 1978 RM 250 SUZUKI (Yellow) & also our 73 Tribute Vintage Racing ELSINORE CR 250 (Green / Aluminum) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Los Angeles Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, Los Angeles, California Area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (December 6, & 8th 2013). Look to the right of the 3rd pictures which shows a Local Los Angeles TV News Crew interviewing Our V.J.M.C. Clubs President (in the Red & White Shirt) on the Shows Opening day ! ! ! * * *PLEASE NOTE: Over the last three years we have shown "EIGHT" Vintage Motorcycles in the V.J.M.C. Booth At This Show Alone !!!!br none"<>br none">
PLEASE NOTE:Above are 6 Pictures are "NOT" of this auctions bike but are of this bikes cousins (IE) (of the first 4 pictures..one =this auction's bikes cousin a 1978 RM 250 Brother) (IE) as above we also built these two other bikes we also built & cosmetically restored our other Vintage Racing: the (Yellow) 1978 SUZUKI RM 250's & the (Aluminum & Green) Vintage CR Elsinore 250 Vintage Race bike (Dec. 2014) we Displayed at the "WORLDS LARGEST" MOTORCYCLE SHOW" (the Cycle World / Progressive Motorcycle Show, Los Angeles, California area)..in Our "Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Clubs" Booth earlier (December 2014). Also, he White & Black Suzuki Road Racer at the end of he row next to our VJMC clubs sign (3 bikes to the right of our yellow 250 RM Suzuki)... was one of two bikes of it's Exact type in Existence (a 700ccSquare 4 "Two Stroke" w/ 4 Rotary Valves..Yep ! She is a BREAST ! ) and I was told by most everyone there that she was Pretty much "Priceless" ! The two Bikes in between ours & this were two 4 Cylinder "Two Stroke" YAMAHA a GP 500 & a GP 700 like my Hero the GREAT Kenny Roberts became a WORLD CHAMPION on !!!

<<< & YES! She has her Vintage ~1970 Blue California Plate on her as I was planning to put this Beautiful bike in a upcoming Vintage bike show
To my eye ...I think She looks Great ! ...I have always been very Proud of this Particularly Beautiful YAMAHA 250 cc DT-1 ENDURO Vintage Bike ...& Even Nearly HALF a CENTURY LATER in (Nearly 2017) She LOOKS GREAT & She Starts Quick & Runs & Shifts 1,2,3,& 4th Gears as there is an issue as described above etc. with 5th? & YES! She Stops ...GREAT ! ..as these YAMAHA 250 DT-1 ENDURO's are Famous for being Super Easy Starting + Dependable & Very Reliable & DURABLE Bikes That unlike many other Vintage Bikes Are a True "JOY to Own" ! ..& Vintage Racing Enthusiasts & Everyone I have ever meet seem to be in Total agreement that .... "These YAMAHA 250 DT-1 Bikes are GREAT & also many people use these for Vintage Racing ! & Quite Possibly These are without Question one of the Very Most FU, URABLE, ELIABLE & All Purpose Use-able Bikes I have ridden in the past FIVE decades Since the late 1950's !" ((...& in the late 1960's & 1970's I was a contributing "Technical Editor" for "CYCLE NEWS" Magazine (at that time it was the Largest Motorcycle Publication on EARTH ! ! !)) & I wrote "FOURTEEN" Four to Five Page Featured Technical Articals for "CYCLE NEWS" Magazine ....& Also, was also a Four+ Year Sponsored *750 Open Class* Mainly "TT" & some "Half Mile" Sponsored Racer for "BULTACO" Motorcycles (Mostly on a 360 cc "El Bandito" Two Stroke !!!! ) in 1968 to 1973 So ...No One Loves a TRULY Great "Two Stroke" Dirt Bike ...like this YAMAHA 250 DT-1 ENDURO ...more than Me ! ....and again ........If you Pass Up this Wonderful Bike where will you ever find a YAMAHA 250 ENDURO with a fairly Low Hour Engine & Chassis and also so little use & abuse on Her ! ????? ?????? This is a Bike that I think most any rider could Have "BIG FUN" ridding all day long On ! These YAMAHA ENDURO Bikes Are Super Versatile & can Be Ridden on the Freeway & possible more importantly also feel almost as nimble & Well balanced as some Trails Dirt & Trail Bikes


This Beauty has been in Covered Dry storage for Many Years ~40 (( & particularly recently She was in Covered storage for the past 3-4 DECADE's)) & according to her prior owned she has a fairly LOW HOUR Engine (& some time since this bike was New She has a NEW Factory YAMAHA Replacement (Warranty replacement??) ENGINE) (This can Be Proven because these YAMAHA Replacement engines numbers are Factory Blank). (My Mechanic & I disassembled Her Engines Top End Her Gaskets, iston and Rings etc were either Recently replaced & or She has fairly LOW hours ago just before she was Placed in storage 30 -40 years ago)...& YES! She RUNS GREAT & Has "TONS" of Compression & Starts Typically Super Quick !!!! as you can see her Rolling Chassis has just had a FRESH & Very Nice Cosmetic Restoration (As detailed above) & is just returning to service again & She Starts Well & is "Running Great" I personally think the more you run her the Better she will run ! Make No Mistake this Baby... Runs, hifts & Rides & Stops GREAT ! & YES! She HAS TONS of LIFE Left in HER !
Again This Wonderful Bike has Very Low Hours on Her Factory YAMAHA Replacement 1970 Engine (as described above) and I can Tell you compared to several of these 1968-71 YAMAHA DT-1 250 ENDURO's I have ever owned in prior decades ...this Beautiful Bike Starts Easier and Runs FAR Better than most any other YAMAHA 250 ENDURO I have Owned !!!! This was Owned by an older gentleman & his family for many years that figured out decades ago due to some health issues...that he was just a little too old for a Ride as Spirited as this AMAZING Beauty !!! She was always in a Nice Dry Storage in a Nice Dry Garage for ` FOUR Decades. Once we flushed the tank & Carburetor + put in fresh gas & She started right up, uper Quickly ! ! ! ! ! ! !) We Disassembled Cleaned and Inspected most all of her & replaced the Gear Box Oil with Brand New High Quality Trans Oil, My mechanic & I completely washed out & Flushed + Rebuilt her carburetor and & her Fuel Tank & Fuel Shut off Valve etc.. & will include a Brand New High Quality Fuel Lines etc...& Every time we have run this Beautiful Bike over the past few weeks She has been running Better & Better "The Engine Runs Great and compared to any other YAMAHA 250 I have ever owned She Typically Starts SUPER Easy & Has GREAT POWER !!!! ...She Starts & RUNS + Stops GREAT !!!! .& Shifts PERFECTLY thru the gears 1st, 2nd, rd & 4th again however I just noticed this morning 11/26/16 @ ~10AM that she has some kind of issue going into 5th gear... Again..it just may just be sticking from sitting for nearly 40 years ?.. & again, orst case scenario I have a local mechanic Friend that I have had several DT-1 Engines and a couple Trans's rebuilt over the last decade that will completely disassemble & reassemble a DT-1 if need be ?? for only 100 dollars labor & he has a TON of DT-1 engine etc parts if she would need anything & I have several spare DT-1 engines as well.

PLEASE NOTE: This Auctions Bidding Rules: This is a fairly Big ticket item so please NO NEGATIVE feedback bidders or if you are new to ebay (less than 90 days) & or have less than 10 feedbacks feedback ... please email me & get approval "PRIOR" to bidding or your bid may be removed or blocked etc * Please Ask all your questions and Please Do your research "PRIOR" to bidding on this item. ...AGAIN... PLEASE, ork out all shipping details & Know what Transporting will cost you BEFORE You Bid !, uyer is responsible for & pays for any and all shipping involved with this item .Also, lease make sure your spouse is 100% up for this..* Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours by phone & also, uyer needs to Place a Non Refundable 500 US dollar pay pal deposit (I will email you my phone number & Wire info immediately after the close of auction). * & Also... ALL Negotiable Funds must be received within 3 days of close of auction.<< Either by Bank to Bank Wire or Cash in hand >>* * * If these have not been done * Please Note *... You will be in default of this auction. & will naturally lose your deposit if the winning bidder flakes out & is not responsible on the funding of this AMAZING Vintage Racing Beauty .* * *
Seller reserves the right to the close of this auction at his discretion prior to the end of this auction . Like all real auctions all sales are final. Like most any used item terms of sale are of course, S IS with no implied or expressed warranties. and purchaser assumes all risk for the use of this Wonderful Motorcycle.

Hi, veryone...I Have had a lot of emails this morning asking me about Shipping Quotes...To get a Good & or Very Fair Deal on Shipping ..I would get as many Quotes as possible...Otherwise, ou will pay Way Too Much...I would try Uship.com where shippers Competitively bid to get your Shipping business. To do this properly, et as Many Competitive Rates as you can (so you will know when a fair rate presents it'self).......& also to protect yourself. YOU need to get the quotes yourself ...& Therefore...(IE) you will need to get your own quotes for shipping, believe ebay my have a shipping service for vehicles... also, Ship.com is very competitive if you take your time & get plenty of shipping Bids for this ... * * About a year ago Someone bought my 1975 400 Yamaha Enduro (which Weights I think a little more than this Wonderful Bike) & the YAMAHA 400 Enduro cost about $ 325 to go from here (Los Angeles, alif.) to North Carolina. & a 400 YAMAHA IT ENDURO to Florida went for under $ 300...PLEASE NOTE: My Home is a GREAT Place to get a Shipping Quote From !!! (IE) I live just ~5 Miles North of the Los Angeles (Long Beach) Harbor (LA IS THE LARGEST SHIPPING PORT IN THE WORLD") & ~8 Miles South of the Los Angeles "Commercial District".. so "EVERY DAY A Zillions ("MANY") Trucks".. Leave this area to go to the Entire rest of the Country ...(IE) all you need to do is find a truck that has a little extra space & Trust me their Rates will be FAR Better than someone that the is no where near this area & trip is not on their way & or Not Convenient for them or ??? . Therefore, he more Quotes you get the Better the Shipping Rate will be to your home (So "YES" get lots of Quotes). Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions..... P.S. be sure to tell Each Shipper that this is a fairly "LIGHT" weight bike (I believe, pprox. 250 pounds) dual purpose bike and NOT a 700+ pound Harley etc. (TANK) or something (IE) Trust Me.."Mentioning that Fact will Save you a lot of Money") ...I live in Long Beach (Lakewood Village Country Club Subdivision), alifornia Zip = 90808

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