1975 Yamaha YZ250?


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  • husky250

Posted February 26, 2007 - 01:36 PM

#1

Has anyone ever ridden one? I may be aquiring one soon and i was just curious as to how they are to ride. :applause:

thanks

  • cryzrider

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:31 PM

#2

Great for vintage racing. They were considered a little fragile from what I remember. The gears were thinner to reduce weight along with other things. Yamaha was trying to counter the Elsinore and they were fast. It would be cooler if it was a YZ 360. Post a pic if you can.
Craigus

  • Hit_the_set

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:35 PM

#3

I have a 77 DT250 which is the street legal yz of it's time. It's a fun bike that's very easy to work on. It's got pretty good power and is not to horribly heavy for when it was made. I think that in 75 it's still dual rear shocks but I could be wrong.

  • desmodue

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:48 PM

#4

I bought a brand new 1976 YZ125 back in the days when dinosaurs still walked the earth for the ridiculously high price of $725.00. That was the first year for the monoshock on the 125's. The YZ250's had them the year before (1975) I would recommend that you restore the old girl or sell it to someone who collects vintage MX bikes. Does it still have the original aluminum tank? First year units are pretty scarce, it would be a shame to not save it.

  • husky250

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:55 PM

#5

i actually havnt seen it yet. i dont know anything about it. i dont even know if its a 1975...but i know it has that crazy mono-shock thing. my dad just told me about it but he doent really know anythign about it.

ill post pics if and when i get it

  • baby arm holding apple

Posted February 26, 2007 - 02:56 PM

#6

75 were mono's, they had strap tanks and to tell you the truth I bet it's a 76, 75 had a MX 250 and 400, as well as the first YZ a 360. There was no 75 YZ 250 in other words. I had both the 75 MX 400 and 76 YZ 400. If it is yellow tanked with two shocks that is a 74 250 MX and my vote for the biggest turd ever built. If it is white with a mono 75 250 MX and a very good bike in it's time. Yellow Mono 76. If it looks like this 76

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  • Yfz450guy012

Posted February 26, 2007 - 03:06 PM

#7

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76/77 dt400 it used to be my old mans. It was stolen and then found like 5 years later. first bike i learned to ride on. I am working on rebuilding the engine now ... its hard finding replacement parts though and EXPENSIVE.. i still even have the title for it

  • husky250

Posted February 26, 2007 - 03:09 PM

#8

ya i know for a fact that it is monoshock

  • baby arm holding apple

Posted February 26, 2007 - 04:06 PM

#9

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76/77 dt400 it used to be my old mans. It was stolen and then found like 5 years later. first bike i learned to ride on. I am working on rebuilding the engine now ... its hard finding replacement parts though and EXPENSIVE.. i still even have the title for it


Thats a 77

  • Yfz450guy012

Posted February 26, 2007 - 04:14 PM

#10

Thats a 77


the title says 1977 but on the neck of the bike it says 1976.. im guessing it was made in late 1976.

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  • baby arm holding apple

Posted February 26, 2007 - 04:56 PM

#11

the title says 1977 but on the neck of the bike it says 1976.. im gessing it was made in late 1976.


Yeah thats a manufactured date, model is a 77, 78 were the same but brown. I had a cherry 175 from 74 that was stolen, a 72 that was the OG pit bike back in the day. I want to see pics of this bike that he is getting.

  • husky250

Posted March 05, 2007 - 01:47 PM

#12

ok update, it is a 1977, i dont know what model but at one time it was converted to be street legal, but it is not anymore. it is in decent "sitting in a barn" shape, not too bad.

ill post pics and such when i actually get it.

  • RCannon

Posted March 05, 2007 - 04:43 PM

#13

As I remember, these were called "DT" models. Try a search for the "DT 250" Yamaha.

This was a time when motocross bikes were changing fast. Yamaha, and everyone else, used this class of bike to dump old mx parts. Not bad machines, but not state of the art. Very cool find!

  • dino 702

Posted March 05, 2007 - 07:35 PM

#14

1975 MX 250 took me to the #3 plate in desert here in Nevada...oh yah that was in 1975 too.

Man, do I feel old:cry:

  • Cedric

Posted March 05, 2007 - 08:43 PM

#15

A friend of mine just picked up this one a few weeks ago:

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1975 YZ 250

  • cryzrider

Posted March 05, 2007 - 09:20 PM

#16

That 75 is too sweet. I love vintage iron.
Craigus

  • Hit_the_set

Posted March 06, 2007 - 06:21 AM

#17

ok update, it is a 1977, i dont know what model but at one time it was converted to be street legal, but it is not anymore. it is in decent "sitting in a barn" shape, not too bad.

ill post pics and such when i actually get it.


Nice I have a 77 DT250 it's a fun bike with plenty of bite. I converted it to a 3rd wheel ice racer but it's still a ton of fun. Check out my garage I've got some pictures in there.

  • SpDyKen

Posted March 06, 2007 - 10:28 AM

#18

A friend of mine just picked up this one a few weeks ago:

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1975 YZ 250

A good friend of mine just had me pick up a similar, yellow bike that he bought on evil bay, here in Atlanta. He is using this one as a parts bike. PM me if you think we should get our buddies in touch with each other.

Later, Ken W.

  • husky250

Posted March 14, 2007 - 12:23 PM

#19

what are the biggest things wrong with the bike? weight, power, handling ect.

also, has anyone taken them into deep sand? how are they? would it be fine with a paddle tire for some hillclimbing or will it be too weak?

  • deelong4002

Posted March 14, 2007 - 04:19 PM

#20

Man those are some dinosaurs. Thank god for liquid cooling and powerjet carbs. Just kidding. be cool to restore it for sure. Definately not my type of bike though, considering its like 9 years older than me and like 14 older than you. But im not rippin on it, i learned to ride on a 79 xr80





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