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Steve F DT250A resto update

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Well my frame is in the shop and the rebuild has started. Yay2
However, working 7 days a week is not letting me get to far,,, :S
Anyway, I have made some progress this week. :) Working on it an hour here and there.
I've hung the main wire harness on it, reinstalled the steering mounts, ignition coil , rectifier & DEET'S I.D. tag.
will post more as it happens..............

I should mention that the frame was sand blasted and refinished with gloss black emron paint. Looks a little shinny but I like it.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

More progress.
I had some damage to my stator & sprocket covers,(darn rocks, :Ugh ), got them welded and have worked the weld warts back off and polished them...what do ya think????? :arrow:




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22 Jan 2015 20:10 #2

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Replied by Makotosun on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Those turned out very nice!
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22 Jan 2015 20:41 #3

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Replied by Bigdog302 on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

really nice indeed! :OnFire
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Replied by Devin on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Never would have known it was ever damaged :likey .

The welding is a good bead. Did you use an aluminum welder with argon?
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Replied by Bigdog302 on topic Steve F DT250A resto update


might be stuck in the past but I bet he used a tig welder. that was how you could weld aluminum back in the day.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

I believe the guy used tig, as he mentioned wire in our conversation about what needed to be done and the possibility of a few porosity pockets as you can see in the pic's. There a 100 percent better than before. The stator cover crack was sealed with silicone for a long time, but now is gone. :)
I then used a hand file,dremal & emry cloth to rough them out and finished with wet sanding and mother's aluminum polish.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

It was tig welding, confirmed that today with the guy who welded them for me.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Todays progress: :arrow: added air box, handlebar levers/perches, lower rear fender,rear brake hardware,oil tank, &seat for a quick look.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

A little more progress today as I got my swingarm back from the painters this am, :Excited
An hour of bike time is an hour of bike time, slow going, will be working 12 hr's again today, :S .
Anyway here's the pic's :arrow:

new parts ready for install


swingarm complete, ready for install :)
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