I'm new, thought I would jump right in with a project thread.
This is my first bike, I always have to be different and I came across a Craigslist deal I couldn't pass up. I picked up this '72 DT2 (DT250) for $300. It was a parts bike for a restoration, only things removed were the handlebar controls and the seat. It fired on the first kick and idles great. Just needed some gas.
Best part of the deal - clean street legal title. KS isn't great for registering 2-strokes so this was gold to me.
It came with a plastic competition tank, never used just a bit dusty. After the humidity ruined the first paint job I started all over and I am one polish away from being done with it. Not perfect, but I learned quite a bit during the process. As you can see in the first pic, my hobby is 4-wheelin and I don't build for pretty on my 4runner.
I did a lot of research and decided I wanted to combine my favorite aspects of a cafe racer and a bobber. I have started with the front end. Cleaned up and rebuilt the front forks, painted the lower tubes to match the tank.
I was surprised under all the haze and gunk, everything is cleaning up considerably well.
Swapped over to black Clubmans, vintage cafe style grips (comfy), and bar-end mirrors. Needed some risers to get everything in the right position, they have several levels of adjustment I can tweak later. Some stuff, levers, etc, I was able to clean up enough to reuse.
Front tire came today so I got that mounted up with a new HD motocross tube. Went with Avon Distanzias, kind of a dual sport tire so the bike keeps just a little of her off-road heritage.
That is about where I am so far. I have been having a lot of fun with the project...my biggest challenge right now is trying to find some cheap used expansion chambers so I can build one with my own dimensions out of them. Plans for the rear suspension make using the stock exhaust impossible. Anybody have any chambers lying around they are looking to get rid of I may be interested.
The back will be a bit more customizing. I plan to remove the rear frame including the shock mounts, run a bobber-style solo seat and remount the shocks to the seat frame bars. No front fender and a trimmed harley front fender mounted on the swing arm for the rear.