1981 Yamaha DT175

SOLD FOR: $3,250

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 3, 2024

Winner: m***e

Winning Bid: $3,000
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,250

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Description

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Built as a lightweight and approachable offroad machine, the Yamaha DT175 was first brought to market in 1974. At the heart of this trail bike is a 171cc, air-cooled, two-stroke engine, good for 16 horsepower and roughyl 14 ft-lb of torque. The reed valve induction system ensures efficient fuel-air mixture intake, while the Autolube oil injection system eliminates the need for pre-mixing fuel and oil, simplifying maintenance.

The high-tensile steel frame allowed the DT to chew through rough and rugged terrain, while suspension with over 6″ of travel and the proprietary Yamaha monoshock design helped the compact enduro navigate any environment. The DT had features not often seen in off-road biased motorcycles, such as a comfortable and wide seat, a 2.5 gallon tank, and a headlight, which most dirt-faring vehicles did not have. Whether navigating challenging trails or commuting through rougher terrain, the DT175 has remained a staple around the work, making parts availability quite plentiful.

This example is VIN: 3J1061917, engine #: 3J1061917. The seller acquired the bike approximately three years ago. He notes that the seller “stored the bike in his basement” and that he “had another street bike from the early 80s that had low miles.”

During his ownership, the seller estimates that he has covered 40 miles. The odometer shows 214 miles. Per the seller, “I have no documentation to prove mileage is accurate. The bike still bears its 1985 inspection sticker and its factory switchgear along with some rubbing from the seat on the tank. Additionally, it appears that the engine has never been gone through.”

Maintenance:
The seller reports that he has “fixed the battery and connectors.” He adds that he “replaced the leaking petcock and verified the carburetor was clean and adjusted it correctly. I just rode at night and the tachometer back light is out, but speedometer light works.”

Please note: The seller has replaced the petcock pictured in many of the images with a different unit, as it was previously leaking.

Modifications:
This DT appears to be stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone tires that have aged out.

The sale includes the original tool kit and a Clymer manual. The seller will also be providing a set of NOS Yamaha seals and gaskets.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:





Currently located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri this Yamaha is offered on a clean Missouri title. Have any DT175 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Lee's Summit, Missouri

Year

1981

Make

Yamaha

Model

DT175

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

3J1061917

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Missouri

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 13

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: m***e

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
m***e May 3, 2024 9:56 am PDT $3,000 Reserve
a*******e May 3, 2024 9:56 am PDT $2,300 Auto
a*******e April 30, 2024 5:08 pm PDT $2,200
f*****2 April 30, 2024 12:43 pm PDT $2,100
d*****n April 30, 2024 12:43 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
d*****n April 28, 2024 11:08 am PDT $1,900
f*****2 April 28, 2024 11:08 am PDT $1,800 Auto
f*****2 April 27, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,600
i*****e April 27, 2024 2:00 pm PDT $1,500 Auto
i*****e April 27, 2024 1:52 pm PDT $1,100
f*****2 April 27, 2024 12:08 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
5*****s April 27, 2024 12:08 pm PDT $900
f*****2 April 27, 2024 8:29 am PDT $1
Auction started April 26, 2024 9:11 am PDT
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