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Stuck / seized front axle

13 Sep 2019 05:35
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Stuck / seized front axle #11
Yes, could definitely be a 1980... In the USA starting in 1979 they had a leading axle fork.

Model code info suggested by Gr8uncleal is a good way to identify... there are also VIN charts and manuals in the Tech Library here that you might find helpful

That does not mean other countries could have had the standard forks still. It does look somewhat more like 1977-78 US model than a 1979 on model.

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13 Sep 2019 14:15
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Stuck / seized front axle #12
I've just had a check on my Australasian brochure collection .
Your bike is an 80 DT 250 G , and both the 79 and 80 had leading axle forks .
Probably your easiest way forward might be to get an earlier brake plate
to match the forks . I imagine , but don't know for sure , that the wheel
itself is the same .
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