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Author Topic: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build  (Read 3249 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2017, 17:27:20 »
That is utter bullshit.  Traction will tell you the limits of the frame. Square profile tires will just stop gripping and dump you in a ditch before the limits of the frame are ever even close to showing themselves. You built a nice little 2 stroke fun machine put a goid set of tires on it and ride it.
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Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2017, 18:01:23 »
That is utter bullshit.  Traction will tell you the limits of the frame. Square profile tires will just stop gripping and dump you in a ditch before the limits of the frame are ever even close to showing themselves. You built a nice little 2 stroke fun machine put a goid set of tires on it and ride it.

I really appreciate the Info man thanks for the tips of will definitely keep them in mind
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Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #47 on: May 13, 2017, 18:03:38 »
Some more pics for you guys. I'll post a running g video soon









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09' jetta TDi

Offline JadusMotorcycleParts

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2017, 17:53:34 »
Gorgeous!  Great job man.  Loving the headlight and the rear lights - are they combined blinkers/brake lights?

Have to agree on the tyres sadly.  Maybe you could invest in two sets of wheels?  One for show, one for performance.  I recently switched to an Avon Road Rider up front on my daily and love it - the confidence you get from good grip is amazing.  But above all, fun - way better lean angles etc.  See how it rides and handles first though of coarse!  Maybe it suits your style just fine  :D

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2017, 18:08:20 »
Gorgeous!  Great job man.  Loving the headlight and the rear lights - are they combined blinkers/brake lights?

Have to agree on the tyres sadly.  Maybe you could invest in two sets of wheels?  One for show, one for performance.  I recently switched to an Avon Road Rider up front on my daily and love it - the confidence you get from good grip is amazing.  But above all, fun - way better lean angles etc.  See how it rides and handles first though of coarse!  Maybe it suits your style just fine  :D

Thank you! The rear lights are currently just two individual running and brake lights, eventually id like to figure out how to get turn signals in there.

Yea it seems like the Avons are the way to go, I definitely like the look of the firestones but as someone who also likes turning fast I can fully understand what you are saying. A second set of wheels sounds like a pretty good idea, wheels for this bike arent too expensive.
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66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Online HURCO550

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2017, 18:50:40 »
Just saw this thread and man I love it. You really turned that thing into an awesome looking machine. I am one of those that am really bummed that the firestones are such terrible tires, because honestly I think they look neat with the vintage look of the machine, but alas, they really are garbage (I know the dead horse has been beaten enough). I can though say first hand two thumbs up to avon roadriders. They grip beyond my ability as a rider. I think if you go that route after the firestones you will feel as though you have a whole different bike! (in a good way)

also, another dead horse that gets beaten a lot, watch that rear tire to seat clearance. I don't know your weight, but it looks a little close, and a good bump could make the seat contact it, "brake" the rear tire and cause a less than desirable effect aka "not keeping er' between the ditches"

Again great work. Not often someone pulls off the brat seat looking enduro-turned-café look like you have. Thanks for sharing it here
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Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2017, 19:10:17 »
Just saw this thread and man I love it. You really turned that thing into an awesome looking machine. I am one of those that am really bummed that the firestones are such terrible tires, because honestly I think they look neat with the vintage look of the machine, but alas, they really are garbage (I know the dead horse has been beaten enough). I can though say first hand two thumbs up to avon roadriders. They grip beyond my ability as a rider. I think if you go that route after the firestones you will feel as though you have a whole different bike! (in a good way)

also, another dead horse that gets beaten a lot, watch that rear tire to seat clearance. I don't know your weight, but it looks a little close, and a good bump could make the seat contact it, "brake" the rear tire and cause a less than desirable effect aka "not keeping er' between the ditches"

Again great work. Not often someone pulls off the brat seat looking enduro-turned-café look like you have. Thanks for sharing it here

Thanks for the great feedback! It was certainly a struggle turning an enduro into a "brat-cafe". as for the tire clearance fortunately I am only about 105 lbs so the bike doesnt even sag when I sit on it, So fortunately I dont think the tire will ever hit the seat but I understand the concern
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66 YM1 305
09' jetta TDi

Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2017, 15:03:44 »
Quick little idle and walk-around video

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