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Author Topic: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build  (Read 2718 times)

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #30 on: Apr 30, 2017, 10:11:51 »
some light reading for pipe design on the dt

http://www.bridgestonemotorcycle.com/documents/do_you_really6.pdf

Thanks for that, ill read into it!
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 18:53:11 »
Well that's basically it. I've got a couple little bits here and there to work on but this thing is basically done. I'll post a running video and more pics if anyone is interested.

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

Offline jimmer

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 19:32:15 »
Looks nice buddy👍👍
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Offline Jachana

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 11:24:55 »
Looks Awesome man! The seat turned out great. What did you use for the bottom of the seat where the leather attaches? Was just curious. I have used all sorts of stuff, even a cookie sheet lol.

Great job,

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 #34 on: May 12, 2017, 11:33:20 »
Looks Awesome man! The seat turned out great. What did you use for the bottom of the seat where the leather attaches? Was just curious. I have used all sorts of stuff, even a cookie sheet lol.

Great job,

Jachana

I made a metal (steel) seat pan and then had it upholstered. They wrapped the leather around the back and used some sort of contact cement to attach it
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 12:49:12 »
5/21 in Clarksburg MD, there is a British and European motorcycle show worth going to. 

If you want to meet up, let me know.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Maritime

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2017, 13:23:44 »
I like everything but the choice in tires. other than those it's pretty rad.
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Offline speedmotoco

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2017, 16:32:25 »
Damn! Looking good!  8)

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2017, 19:25:20 »
Thanks everyone! Glad that your liking it.

I like everything but the choice in tires. other than those it's pretty rad.

Thanks man glad you like it. If I may. What exactly don't you like about them? I'm not offend or anything I'm just curious
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2017, 19:27:50 »
5/21 in Clarksburg MD, there is a British and European motorcycle show worth going to. 

If you want to meet up, let me know.

I sent you a pm
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2017, 10:03:01 »
Those tires are the worst handling tires you can get. If you put a good set of avons, or shinkos or anything with proper rounded profile the bike would habdle 100x better.  Thise firestones with rectangular profike sides are for cars, not bikes that lean over in turns. 
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline redwillissuperman

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1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2017, 11:32:22 »
Yes- throw tires in garbage. Some idiot first did that and a few hole line of posers copied that wanker.



Best for wooden spoked wheels in Sunday parades
« Last Edit: May 13, 2017, 11:35:44 by redwillissuperman »

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2017, 12:44:09 »
Those tires are the worst handling tires you can get. If you put a good set of avons, or shinkos or anything with proper rounded profile the bike would habdle 100x better.  Thise firestones with rectangular profike sides are for cars, not bikes that lean over in turns.

Makes sense. I mostly just liked the aesthetic of them but I don't expect them to last long on my bike tbh. So when they are gone I'll get a real set of tires
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2017, 16:26:36 »
Their actually dangerous. Get a proper sized set of sticky performance tires and then ride the bike the way it ahould be ridden. Try it with those and you'll end up in the ditch.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2017, 17:00:57 »
Their actually dangerous. Get a proper sized set of sticky performance tires and then ride the bike the way it ahould be ridden. Try it with those and you'll end up in the ditch.

An old Yamaha mechanic told me to be careful with sticky tires cause these frames flex a lot. Not sure if it's true or not
The Oil Burners:
73 Dt-250
66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi