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Author Topic: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build  (Read 3248 times)

Offline Giancarlo124

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1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« on: Oct 17, 2016, 20:18:40 »
Here is a little build thread on my dt3 build. Its going to be a cafe style build with a bratstyle seat. Ive already got a bit of work done to it and i have a thread on yamaha-enduros but i thought i would share it here as well.

So im just gonna start posting some pictures and keep you updated with my build.

So here is what the bike looked like before I did anything to it


So pretty early on I shortened and detabbed the rear loop and bent up a seat pan for it(you will also see some crude rearset mounts but i ended up redoing those)




Then I took the bike apart and detabbed the frame and welded on tabs for the rearset mounts


Next I cut out some new rearset brackets




After that i put assembled some of the bike so i could do a little parts mockup and measure how much i needed to shorten the forks


After i shortened the forks


Fabbed up some headlight mounts and clip on handle bars




And mounted the turn signals and made up a license plate mount


And thats just about where i am with the build right now, I should be taking the frame to get powdercoated soon. I will keep you posted.



The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline sbruton

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #1 on: Oct 18, 2016, 00:20:39 »
Very cool.  I love the old Yamaha Enduros.  I had a DT1 for a while that had an RT3 engine in it... what a beast.

Good luck with the build!


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Offline Erskine

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #2 on: Oct 18, 2016, 18:09:43 »
I'm in. Nice start.

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #3 on: Oct 18, 2016, 18:52:53 »
I'm in. Nice start.
Very cool.  I love the old Yamaha Enduros.  I had a DT1 for a while that had an RT3 engine in it... what a beast.

Good luck with the build!


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Thanks guys! Glad you like it so far
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Jachana

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    • 1980 CM400
Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #4 on: Oct 21, 2016, 12:01:29 »
Love the build so far.
Document the wiring on this one if you haven't done the wiring already.

Looking very cool,

Thanks,
Jachana
1980 CM400 Cafe
1976 Goldwing "Goldfinger"
1973 RT3 360 Resto
1973/77 RT3 "El Chivo"

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2016, 21:18:21 »
Been a while but I got the frame powdercoated, put the motor back together and put it in the bike. Next I can start work on the wiring harness and making control cables.
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline James Hart

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #6 on: Dec 13, 2016, 01:53:37 »
Looking Good!

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #7 on: Dec 18, 2016, 11:57:15 »
Started planning out my wiring harness yesterday

The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Erskine

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #8 on: Dec 18, 2016, 15:30:21 »
Tasty.

Offline Jachana

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    • 1980 CM400
Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #9 on: Dec 19, 2016, 12:15:15 »
Very Nice!

Which Trail Tech are you going to run?

The $19 one with 2 wires?

Looking great,

Jachana
1980 CM400 Cafe
1976 Goldwing "Goldfinger"
1973 RT3 360 Resto
1973/77 RT3 "El Chivo"

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #10 on: Dec 28, 2016, 17:16:34 »
Got some work done on the bike last night. I finished the shift linkage.
I had to drill out the shift lever and press in a sleeve to get a smaller diameter hole so i could use my M6 heim joints


Then I cut the threaded rod and gave it a little bend


The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline BigNickel

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #11 on: Dec 29, 2016, 08:21:46 »
Loving this so far, nice work!

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #12 on: Dec 29, 2016, 09:04:36 »
Loving this so far, nice work!

Thank you!
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Erskine

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 2016, 09:21:07 »
Are you keeping the 21" front wheel or downsizing? Thoroughly recommend a fork brace when you get to that juncture. (Not that the front end will spend much time down on the Tarmac lol)

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #14 on: Dec 29, 2016, 12:04:30 »
Are you keeping the 21" front wheel or downsizing? Thoroughly recommend a fork brace when you get to that juncture. (Not that the front end will spend much time down on the Tarmac lol)

It originally had a 21 in the front but it has the optional factory 19'' wheel now. Do these flex a lot? Will a fork brace help?
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi