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MX frame vs DT frame

13 Feb 2020 08:03
Runningman
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MX frame vs DT frame #1
I just bought a 73 mx250 frame for my Dt250. I am making an AHRMA racer out of it. So are the frames basically the same except for the Mx250 frame being taller. Both seem to be HEAVY.

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13 Feb 2020 08:23 13 Feb 2020 11:22 by mdscott.
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MX frame vs DT frame #2
hello, Ive owned both of those bikes, the engines will interchange. On the DT is all the mounting for the street legal stuff, battery, turn signals, air filter and the exhaust mount, also the seat mounting, other then that it will work.
I dont think there is a height difference. And yes they are very heavy frames.

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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13 Feb 2020 12:34
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MX frame vs DT frame #3
Hate to be picky but what year is your "DT250"? If 73 MX frame is taller, you might have a 1973 or earlier DT?

You could also look in the Tech Library and check the rake and trail specs... but I'm with mdscott... I always thought the 74 on twin shock DT250 was pretty much the 1973 MX frame design without the extra brackets? Someone here should know for sure.

1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250

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13 Feb 2020 13:31
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MX frame vs DT frame #4
If it’s a 74 DT250 it will fit, like Mark says, need to know what year the engine is.

Thanks Mark
Roseville, Ca.

'76 Bultaco 143 Frontera
'06 GL1800
'01 KDX220
'68 YG5T 80 Trailmaster
74 DT360
75 Norton
73 CB500K
63 C200
87 PW50
64 McClane Edger

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