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Steve F DT250A resto update

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bluntz465 wrote: "Don't forget the turn signals"
So I've been collecting the parts after doing some research. I wanted a newer flexible version...what I found is starting with 1977, yamaha used a rubber extension for the rear housing which I thought was a great solution vs the metal that was used on these bikes.
The only draw back was a ground for the flexible rear blinker which is different than the original metal design. These blinkers only have one wire.
I found some K&S repop signals on e-bay and picked a pair up for 40 bucks, pretty cheap I thought considering the originals go for a bunch more.
After I got them I took them apart and came up with a pretty simple solution, build a ground wire that attaches to the bulb bracket. Easy enough & If I don't need that wire I won't use it.





The front pair of signals were NOS I found on ebay for 80 bucks & included the mtg brackets, consider just one would cost 90 from a yamaha vendor that sells NOS parts.
Oh and the rear blinker stays were free, they were from a 80's TS250. Might need to do something with the tabs that wrap around the frame, we'll see.
Since I have a black/white paint theme on this bike these guys should fit in real nice at a fair price.

HAPPY NEW YEAR YAMAHA ENDURO FANS :Buds
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1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
"And there ya have it"
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Update on the winkers,,,,:arrow:
I've installed the super winker , built 4 ground wire setup's for the 1977 series winkers & installed to the bike.
The rear stays required a slight mod to work but turned out well I think. They look like they belong to the bike, :)
I highly recommend buying a vintage connections kit & crimping tool. It was one of the best purchases I've made for my resto projects. The winker system works perfectly. Pic's :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:







Total cost for this system was roughly $135.00, not bad concidering what it could have been..B)
Only things left to totally complete this bike are an upper chain guard, front cable guide, & a voltage reg if it needs it.
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1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
"And there ya have it"
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So this bike was restored & back in service July 2015. 
Here we are May1st 2021, out for a nice long ride and

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 time to replace the forks seals.
A little back ground for those who followed this build.
The fork tubes were re-plated by Economy Plating. Some discussion about their quality ensued.
We'll skip that as it's talked about early in this thread.
The Leak Proof seals were in my stash since about 82'ish and were used in this resto, so some age there.
I'm actually quite pleased with the service they gave me. (Stored cool, dark & dry place.)
The short story is it's time for service......900 miles later. 

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1974 DT250A
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1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
"And there ya have it"
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Nice rack!
71 Z50 Minitrail
72 RT2
74 250A
20 CB500X Halfrica Twin
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After polishing the aluminum bits in the beginning I was asked if I'd clearcoat.
I was undecided and now it's clear to me with the type of riding I do that it's probly best for me that I don't clearcoat.
Chipping the coating is a big deal. It was very easy to just re-polish the bits I was servicing.
Food for thought with history behind it. 

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"And there ya have it"
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Replied by 2fishkev on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Always like to see that bike. Tasteful changes that all work together. Like it came from the factory that way!
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