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Author Topic: DT250 Tracker  (Read 2697 times)

Offline Mr Bernzo

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #20 on: Mar 29, 2018, 16:51:30 »
Progress is slow but I now have a 19" front wheel. Hopefully some tyres in the next few weeks.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #21 on: Jul 14, 2018, 08:24:20 »
This build is coming along slowly. Too many other bikes to deal with at the same time!
Anyhow, just got my rear hub back from being bead blasted. New spokes and rim to match. Time for a coat of paint and a wheel build.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #22 on: Jul 14, 2018, 18:41:15 »
Also added a 12v conversion kit to the bike and started working out the wiring. It's been hard trying to find all matching components, this model seems to have been different to a year earlier and later models in many ways.
There has been a lot of cutting and joining, testing and trial end error. I now have almost everything working though and starting to make a few customisations.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #23 on: Jul 17, 2018, 09:09:43 »
Rear wheel is all laced up and done. Sprocket carrier and brake plate assembled with new sprockets and shoes. I just need 1 new oil seal, rim tapes, tubes and tyres now. Finally seeing some good progress.

With any luck, wheels will be on the bike next week.

It's an expensive process building wheels, the spokes and rims are not cheap! Very happy with the end result though.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #24 on: Jul 28, 2018, 22:15:05 »
Wheels, tyres, brakes and chain are all on. Now has a 19" front rim with Pirelli scorpion rubber.
Still a lot of work to do but with wheels on, it's starting to look like a bike again.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #25 on: Jul 28, 2018, 22:21:26 »
Now to finish off the electrical work, then onto the suspension. Planning to replace rear shocks as the originals are shot. Looking at some YSS or Hagon replacements about 25 to 30mm longer than the originals.
Forks will most likely need heavier springs, some valving and stroke shortened. I will probably dive into those next.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #26 on: Jul 29, 2018, 05:30:54 »
Looking good!

From personal experience I'd choose YSS over Hagon.
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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #27 on: Jul 29, 2018, 05:50:14 »
Thanks, what do you see as the main difference? Quality or performance?
Looking good!

From personal experience I'd choose YSS over Hagon.

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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #28 on: Jul 29, 2018, 06:10:24 »
All three: Quality (most YSS can actually be overhauled or at least re-sealed), performance (at least overhere you can have them built to spec) and price (Hagons are for what they are, terribly overpriced, only being approx. 100 Euros cheaper than some proper midrange YSS).

Also I tried Hagons and YSS on my XT500 and the Hagons were absolute rubbish, the YSS were built for my weight. I admit, I later on ended up with Bilsteins on my XT500, because I needed longer shocks, so I can't say much for the longevity of the YSS.
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Re: DT250 Tracker
« Reply #29 on: Jul 29, 2018, 21:48:00 »
Those wheels look ace mate :)