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Too bad I don't know anyone who likes the 1975 DT400 Enduro and happens to have money in their pocket from selling a side hack recently. There just may not be a nicer one out there.
I have a nephew in Mesa who would probably store the bike for said purchaser until arrangements can be made.
Oh well.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/d/mesa-1975-yamaha-dt400-enduro/6818869328.html
Oh my! You are not a good influence on me. While I would love to get one of those again, I am too cheap to pay up for it! I want to get the same deal that the other guy got, finding it at an estate sale and buying it cheap! Thanks for thinking about me and trying to spend my money!!馃槈 Besides, I am enjoying the " extra " room in the garage.
 

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That means @Schu 鈥榮 stable is about to grow by another one.......
 

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That means @Schu 鈥榮 stable is about to grow by another one.......
Already got that one. But I have been drooling over this one.

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/d/howell-1973-yamaha-tx650-low-miles/6799272119.html
Yikes! That sure is a purdy bike! I actually looked at buying one of those for MY first bike, but it was only 5 years old at the time! I can't remember where I heard this or who I heard it from, but... DO IT! DO IT!!
 

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I talked to a very knowledgeable friend last night about that bike and he reassured me that I couldn't restore one to that same condition for the price he's asking. I'm thinking about it!
Your friend is right.
Think fast.
I give it a few days and it will be gone.
If it's still available in a week from now......I would be cautious.
 

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Your friend is right.
Think fast.
I give it a few days and it will be gone.
If it's still available in a week from now......I would be cautious.
@jevers My nephew lives 9 miles from that DT400. He has an attached garage with nothing more than a bass boat parked in it, and he drives a pickup truck. You say the word and I will ask if he is willing to be your man for pickup and temporary storage.
I just gave him a beautiful Dean electric 12 string and I even paid the shipping from MI. So he may be more than willing to return a favor. Plus I could fly out there and ride the wheels off that thing before you make arrangements to ship it home!
 

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Your friend is right.
Think fast.
I give it a few days and it will be gone.
If it's still available in a week from now......I would be cautious.
@jevers My nephew lives 9 miles from that DT400. He has an attached garage with nothing more than a bass boat parked in it, and he drives a pickup truck. You say the word and I will ask if he is willing to be your man for pickup and temporary storage.
I just gave him a beautiful Dean electric 12 string and I even paid the shipping from MI. So he may be more than willing to return a favor. Plus I could fly out there and ride the wheels off that thing before you make arrangements to ship it home!
Schu, I can't thank you enough for your generous offer of help! I realize that IF this bike IS authentic, this would be the one to buy. However, I am a little hesitant on long distance, sight unseen purchases. I'm a little concerned/confused with all of the
" spare " parts. Were they purchased for the future or were some of the original parts replaced? Hmmm, maybe I will have to give him a call. I'll keep you updated. Thanks again! Jevers
 

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Schu, I can't thank you enough for your generous offer of help! I realize that IF this bike IS authentic, this would be the one to buy. However, I am a little hesitant on long distance, sight unseen purchases. I'm a little concerned/confused with all of the
" spare " parts. Were they purchased for the future or were some of the original parts replaced? Hmmm, maybe I will have to give him a call. I'll keep you updated. Thanks again! Jevers
I was thinking the same thing. Why so many spare parts for a bike with only 600 miles. But then regardless of the story, it is a tremendously clean example that is still well worth the asking price.
I understand the long distance concern. You would probably need to factor in another $500 to have it crated and shipped. Maybe more.
If it doesn't sell soon, then something's fishy.
 

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Schu, I can't thank you enough for your generous offer of help! I realize that IF this bike IS authentic, this would be the one to buy. However, I am a little hesitant on long distance, sight unseen purchases. I'm a little concerned/confused with all of the
" spare " parts. Were they purchased for the future or were some of the original parts replaced? Hmmm, maybe I will have to give him a call. I'll keep you updated. Thanks again! Jevers
I was thinking the same thing. Why so many spare parts for a bike with only 600 miles. But then regardless of the story, it is a tremendously clean example that is still well worth the asking price.
I understand the long distance concern. You would probably need to factor in another $500 to have it crated and shipped. Maybe more.
If it doesn't sell soon, then something's fishy.
I am actually thinking about applying the $500+ crating/shipping charges to a road trip to pick it up in person. Of course I had better bring the SCR to do some " modern " bike riding while I'm there! Whatcha think?
 

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I am actually thinking about applying the $500+ crating/shipping charges to a road trip to pick it up in person. Of course I had better bring the SCR to do some " modern " bike riding while I'm there! Whatcha think?
Let's Roll.
Yeah I wish.
 

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I am actually thinking about applying the $500+ crating/shipping charges to a road trip to pick it up in person. Of course I had better bring the SCR to do some " modern " bike riding while I'm there! Whatcha think?
Let's Roll.
Yeah I wish.
Okay, so I made a phone call. Steve seems to be a straight shooter. He bought it from the estate of the gentleman who purchased it last year in Glendale, AZ. I did a search and found that ad from last May. The description is spot on so it appears to be legit. He does have another interested party and was willing to lower his price to cover shipping. Very tempting. Schu, load that 250 up in your enclosed trailer. Meet me at my house and we'll hook up to my '17 Ram. He said it is 72 degrees today with a slight chance of rain tonight. Yeah, that's right, I am calling you out! Jevers
 

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Okay, so I made a phone call. Steve seems to be a straight shooter. He bought it from the estate of the gentleman who purchased it last year in Glendale, AZ. I did a search and found that ad from last May. The description is spot on so it appears to be legit. He does have another interested party and was willing to lower his price to cover shipping. Very tempting. Schu, load that 250 up in your enclosed trailer. Meet me at my house and we'll hook up to my '17 Ram. He said it is 72 degrees today with a slight chance of rain tonight. Yeah, that's right, I am calling you out! Jevers
You're killing me Jay!
That's a long haul buddy. There's no way I can pull that off.
If I was buying that bike I would have it shipped. You have already owned one, so you really don't need to ride it. Yeah there's some risk, but that's what makes it exciting.
I bought a miniature version of that bike off eBay and drove 12-hours round trip to Illinois with my son to pick it up. It makes for good memories.
Let me know if my nephew can be of any help. Good Luck!
 

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Okay, so I made a phone call. Steve seems to be a straight shooter. He bought it from the estate of the gentleman who purchased it last year in Glendale, AZ. I did a search and found that ad from last May. The description is spot on so it appears to be legit. He does have another interested party and was willing to lower his price to cover shipping. Very tempting. Schu, load that 250 up in your enclosed trailer. Meet me at my house and we'll hook up to my '17 Ram. He said it is 72 degrees today with a slight chance of rain tonight. Yeah, that's right, I am calling you out! Jevers
You're killing me Jay!
That's a long haul buddy. There's no way I can pull that off.
If I was buying that bike I would have it shipped. You have already owned one, so you really don't need to ride it. Yeah there's some risk, but that's what makes it exciting.
I bought a miniature version of that bike off eBay and drove 12-hours round trip to Illinois with my son to pick it up. It makes for good memories.
Let me know if my nephew can be of any help. Good Luck!
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