1978 Yamaha Other on 2040-motos
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I am the third owner of this Yamaha motorcycle. I purchased this from a gentleman who purchased it from the original owner in Utah. It had 2935 miles on it, yes that is correct 2935 miles. It is a true Barn find. He had it stored in his shed for over 30 years. It was a complete and original DT400E, all parts were there, factory blinkers, tail light, all the plastics, etc.
The second owner owns a vintage Japanese bike shop in California. He spent over 1 year restoring it. He rebuilt the engine with new OEM parts. The only internal part not OEM is the piston that is a one size larger Wiseco piston. He replaced all the bearings seals, gaskets, etc.. He also overhauled the factory oil pump, it works as Yamaha intended. After overhauling the engine it was painted black. The exhaust is ceramic coated, there is a very small dent on the pipe but it still looks great along with the tail pipe. The frame and swingarm are powder coated black, the rims were sent off to Woody's Wheels and they put it new spokes and trued them, they look brand new. He installed new tires and tubes along with new wheel bearings and seals. It has new OEM brake shoes and springs. The front forks were rebuilt with new OEM seals. The rear mono shock was rebuilt to OEM specs by Race Tech. All the cables were replaced with new NOS, OEM ones. The throttle cable is also NOS, OEM, these are impossible to find. All the small rubber grommets and hoses gas / oil are new OEM. He sent the plastics and tank off and had a show quality factory yellow applied with the factory graphics. The paint is flawless.
It was restored to museum quality, it is beautiful to look at and runs perfect. The bike fires up with 1 to 2 kicks, idles good and accelerates nicely, all the electrics work as they should. No mixing oil with the gas due to Yamaha's "autolube" system.
Whomever gets this will not be disappointed and will be getting a very low miles machine that has been restored to new condition.
Mileage will increase, however not substantially as it is being used from time to time.
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