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Author Topic: DT250 Tracker  (Read 481 times)

Offline Mr Bernzo

  • Posts: 132
DT250 Tracker
« on: Oct 16, 2017, 08:29:40 »
Time for a new project.
I brought this DT250 a few months ago and have had it in the shed while I finished my GT185 cafe racer.
Looks like it is a 1974 DT250A. Picked it up for $650 which is probably a too much for what I ended up with. Anyhow, its pretty complete, the engine turns over & has spark.

I want to turn this into a tracker, as per the reference image. A bare bones bike with nothing on it that it doesn't need. Will be road registered and I plan to ride it regularly.

The current plan-
Must handle well, stop well and be fun to ride
Must look the part
Front end swap with disc brake and better forks
19" wheels
Change from 6v to 12v
Tracker seat
Powder coat frame
Polish and paint
Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

  • Posts: 132
Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2017, 08:23:27 »
Found some time on the weekend to add a fuel filter, reassemble the carb, adjust points and kick it over. No good, the spark is not consistent. Will need to delve further into the electrical. So I decided to pull the top end off.
Ugly. Will need a rebore and piston. Good news is the bottom end is clean and appears to be in good shape.
Time to order parts while the bore gets done!

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Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline NoRiders

  • Posts: 626
Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2017, 16:37:26 »
Looks like you got yerself a project :)

I have a similar project on the backburner...2stroke - check, needs rebore - check, trials/tracker stylee - check, garish colours - check...plus all your demands too.




Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73232.new#new

Offline Mr Bernzo

  • Posts: 132
Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2017, 19:20:30 »
Looks like you got yerself a project :)

I have a similar project on the backburner...2stroke - check, needs rebore - check, trials/tracker stylee - check, garish colours - check...plus all your demands too.




Thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73232.new#new
I have been following your build. Good to see someone else building a similar beast. I will be watching with interest.

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Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

  • Posts: 132
Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #4 on: Nov 13, 2017, 06:38:14 »
Found a little time to work on this beast. It came with a spare engine that I had not looked at.
It's very worse for wear. I unbolted the top end and found a good bore and new looking piston. Score! The big end bearing feels loose so this will just be a parts engine.
The cylinder is has some damaged cooling fins but will be good enough to get this thing running and on the road.
3 of the 4 cylinder nuts have 1/4 drive sockets firmly attached.....

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Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000

Offline Mr Bernzo

  • Posts: 132
Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #5 on: Nov 13, 2017, 06:41:02 »
The gaskets for this model seem to be a little hard to come by locally here is Aus.
I had to order genuine top end gaskets from Yamaha. Will pick them up on the weekend and see if I can get this engine to fire.

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Smell that? 2 stroke...

1978 Suzuki GT185, 2012 Husky TE449, 2003 Suzuki SV1000