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DT250A Refresh

16 Feb 2020 20:17 16 Feb 2020 20:27 by Steve F.
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DT250A Refresh #1
With spring getting closer & me returning to work after 4 1/2 of disability I am turning my attention to my Enduro & giving it some much needed TLC. All I have done is ride it since the resto was completed in 2016. I have sent the rear fender out for bump & paint along with a few other parts that need paint. While those are in process I will remove, clean & rebuild the carb. I'm pretty sure I have a bad "o"ring which is causing it to run rich. Along with that, my sleeper pipe is in need of some pin hole repair. Not sure what I'm going to do with that yet. I've also restored the original fuel tank petcock and will swap that out, using the one I remove on my IT175 project. It is an exact replica of the bad one that is currently removed from it. I have also acquired a rack, built by Kenny V, done in gloss black that should serve to haul whatever I attach to it for a day out on the trail. Oh & one more issue to address is a leaky seal, not horrible but annoying to look at the spot it leaves on the shop floor where it's parked. And finally a good cleaning & polish job on everything. Should be good to go for the season. Thinking spring in the great state of Michigan!




1974 DT250A
1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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16 Feb 2020 21:34
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DT250A Refresh #2
Very clean, looks great! :likey :likey :likey

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19 Feb 2020 09:27
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DT250A Refresh #3
CLEAN YOUR CARB !!!:whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
It will whistle when done...:lol:


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1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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19 Feb 2020 16:10 17 Mar 2020 14:19 by Schu.
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Steve F wrote: Along with that, my sleeper pipe is in need of some pin hole repair. Not sure what I'm going to do with that yet.


I had a whole bunch of pin holes repaired on one of my little JT pipes. I haven't tested them yet, but I'm pretty sure they are going to hold up. Carl The Welder fixed them up for me. He's 85 years old and still melting steel. He is out of Fair Haven Michigan, so it would be a bit of a ride for you.


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75 Yamaha DT100
75 Yamaha DT125
75 Yamaha DT175
76 Yamaha DT175
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22 Feb 2020 21:15
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DT250A Refresh #5
While I was in it, I replaced the 40+ yr old inlet needle & seat, reset the float height & installed a new "o"ring.
Will add new vent lines when they arrive aswell.
Good to Go ! :)
Will now move on to the Sleeper pipe repairs.


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1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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23 Feb 2020 06:49
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DT250A Refresh #6
Never thought to use hoppes oil in my enduro. You might be onto something there.....
Feels good to go through them from front to back and keep them looking fresh. I did that to my Dt125a while I wait on it’s good tank. I’m in the process of making a daily rider out of parts bikes so I can just ride it and not fret over dirt, grime, and oxidation on it.

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23 Feb 2020 09:25
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DT250A Refresh #7
Ha Kev, good one to notice that.
Actually it was handy & I wanted to lube the "o"ring before stuffing it into the bowl.

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1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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26 Feb 2020 09:10
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DT250A Refresh #8
This is almost feeling like a mini resto project but will be good to go for a couple of more yr's. :)


Needed this air box grommet when I did the original resto.


Have also sent my oil pump out for service.

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1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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29 Feb 2020 15:16
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Nice work. I like your subtle styling updates that look like they could be factory. Are those excel rims off the shelf or special punched by Buchanan or someone else?

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29 Feb 2020 20:45
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DT250A Refresh #10
Thanks Kev, The rims are Excel & were punched by Buchanan. They also made the stainless spokes.

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1974 DT250A
1974 GT80A
1977 IT175D
1978 IT175E
"And there ya have it"
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