Peter Tremulis' 1975 Yamaha DT250

| 2/13/2020 2:41:00 PM


EBay find

I saw this bike (a 1975 Yamaha DT250) on Barn Finds and then won the bid on eBay. I have been having fun replacing worn parts while keeping the original paint and low miles intact. YouTube, eBay and others have been a great source of parts. I rebuilt the carb, put in new lights, even in the speedo and tach, fixed some small shorts in various old wires and had a Yamalube oil pump rebuilt by the best in the business. I also picked up an original shop manual and owners' manual to add to my knowledge about this amazing machine. I also picked up a Nexx helmet to add to the riding pleasure. This bike was confined to an RV park by its original owner for most of its life. I purchased it from a dealer in Arizona through eBay that handled the sale for the RV park owner who was ready to sell it. It's a time capsule with patina from its life putting around the RV park. Please share it with your readers. I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I can stretch it out once again.

Peter Tremulis/Deerfield, Illinois
3/19/2020 10:38:27 AM

Beautiful bike! I found a ‘75 DT175B on my workplace bulletin board in 2012. It had only 425 miles on it, and had been owned by the same person until 1999. After coming to live with me, some cleaning, polishing and lots of elbow grease, she’s in almost perfect condition and still has only about 750 miles on her.

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