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Author Topic: 1973 DT250 Cafe/Brat build  (Read 4650 times)

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. 
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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
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"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

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