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Model Discussion => Yamaha => Topic started by: rookie#1 on October 18, 2012, 07:46:23 PM



Title: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: rookie#1 on October 18, 2012, 07:46:23 PM
The other day i took delivery (thanks to NathanS) of this lovely little 1989 DT175, i know they're not the most exiting bike in the world and never really won anything except the hearts of many farmers and learner riders but i reckon its an absolute gem of bike. Come from the original owner and only done just shy of 3000k in its entire life, its pretty much perfect in every way!! It's hard to believe this thing is soon to qualify for club reg in just a year and a bit, in my opinion this colour scheme with the gold wheels is the best looking of all of '84-/04 DT175's. Other than the introduction of a disc front around /01? the bikes remained unchanged for 20 years, gotta say something about it i reckon, if there's nothin wrong em then why change em!  ;) Again i know they're pretty much a soft "enduro" agi bike but im sure you can all appreciate a bike of its age in such lovely condition just as much as i do.  :)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1609.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1610.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1611.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1613.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1614.jpg)

(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa347/rookie110/IMG_1612.jpg)

 


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Mick on October 18, 2012, 09:03:27 PM
I brought the 84 model I liked the blue colour, really ugly headlight surround and rear guard tailight, not sure what there good for ? my 81 DT crapped all over it for power,  but your bike looks great  :) so how long before you sell it  ;D  ;D as I know bikes go passed your fingers like JD's do  ;D  :D

Cheers Mick.


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: ashley on October 18, 2012, 09:16:13 PM
looks good rookie, you are going to need a bigger shed soon it must be nearly full now ......ashley


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Tony T on October 18, 2012, 09:18:14 PM
Sorry for butting in, but I was off looking at something else when I heard mention JD?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


btw That's a really neat and original DT!


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: oz555ktm on October 18, 2012, 10:58:37 PM
   I have seen that bike befor . It shared a ride to Cooka with some KTMs .

   I could not get over how good that bike is Its like New and travel around  100km a year its as good as New ...

  you are lucky to find a bike like that in that good of nick...


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Tex on October 19, 2012, 10:45:59 AM
That is a nice looking bike. I have a soft spot for the humble old trailies. Those little DTs were (are) a great looking bike, though I think the black colour scheme looked the best.

Who can argue with that simple, reliable, versatile design? Like you said, it must’ve worked for Yamaha to keep building them the same way for so many years. I reckon they sold a lot of them too.

My brother owned one back in the 80s for farm/trail use, and there’s occasionally one parked in the CBD car park I use that someone is obviously riding as a commuter. Same basic bike, doing two different roles, more than 20 years apart. How many models can you say that about? Not to mention the ones that we see being ridden enthusiastically at vinduros!

Sure, they were never a race-winning enduro bike, but that was never their intention.

Back in the early 90s I also remember reading in the local paper about a young French woman who was  riding one of these DTs around Australia. She looked a lot cuter on a DT175 than you ever will rookie!

It would almost be a shame to see this one being punted around the bush, seeing as it is in such good condition.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Tex


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: fred99999au on May 18, 2013, 07:14:25 AM
And you can still buy them new, even with drum brakes both ends.

http://www.toyotaug.co.ug/dt175.php

If you live in Uganda.

Not a bad run, started in the 70s and same basic design 40 years later.


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: tony66 on May 25, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
And you can still buy them new, even with drum brakes both ends.

http://www.toyotaug.co.ug/dt175.php

If you live in Uganda.

Not a bad run, started in the 70s and same basic design 40 years later.
so how would that go with the run on in vinduros a brand new bike that is the same as a bike in the early 80s and before just different colours  ??? ??? ;D
cheers tony


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Husky 85 on May 25, 2013, 10:15:24 PM
I put the question to Draky re 2000+ XR 200's which are basically the same as 1983 models. drum brakes single cam.

the official response..... cant argue with that :D


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: fred99999au on June 18, 2013, 01:50:33 PM
Is that gospel truth official? Is there an office from which this decree can be made?


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Husky 85 on June 18, 2013, 05:38:41 PM
 email him on the Veri email and check.


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: dalesween on June 18, 2013, 06:59:07 PM
The funny thing is with the XR200 the earlier ones are better, they had adjustable rear suspension and were very nimble through the bush.

Dale.


Title: Re: LITTLE PEARLER '89 DT175
Post by: Husky 85 on June 18, 2013, 08:10:28 PM
They were a great little bike.
I remember watching Steve Chapman win the tin mine special test at the Foster enduro in 1984 on an XR 200 and came close to winning outright.

he just ripped the top out of the carb and tap danced on the gear lever. :o
it was impressive.