Reader Ride. Very Nice DT175 Restoration.

 Mike Stratton Sends in this beauty of a restoration. I especially appreciate the “before and after” style of the pics. Very nice resto. When I was a younger (and lighter) lad I seriously lusted after one of these.

Mike writes:
Hey I stumbled across your site and really liked it! Thanks for your work on it! Here is my 1978 DT175E That I restored. Hopefully you will like it enough to put the pics on your site! (Bragging rights for me to my friends!) Anyway Thanks again.

My pleasure Mike. Brag away!



  1. Great before and after pics there Mike,and thanks to Steve for postin `em.
    I know there`s more than just me that had one of these bikes and thought nuthin of it.
    But NOW ?? !!!!.
    We wish we hada had three of `em,kept `em,and waited………
    And BTW Steve,we were all younger and lighter,but people like you who reminisce……IMHO……..Priceless.

  2. Thanks for the compliment Spot! Ya we were ALL younger and lighter for sure! We had two of these great bikes when I was a kid. We couldn’t hardly tear them up! Now to find a survivor and a title is getting pretty tough!

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