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Steve F DT250A resto update

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Replied by Yamasam on topic Re:Steve F DT250A resto update

Nice Job keep up the good work
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Replied by Bill Alteneder on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Steve, I was wondering if you have posted pictures before you painted the frame that I missed? Bill
29 Apr 2015 19:25 #42

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Replied by Bill Alteneder on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

What 1100 views
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Hi Bill,
Yes I posted them under a thread titled, DT250A Teardown, back in late November 2014, (27th), if you would care to visit that thread.
Thanks for the comments.... :)
1974 DT250A
1974 DT250A
1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Todays progress... :)

This pic shows polished front rim & unfinished back rim.
Still some age showing on front rim, and a ton more polishing to get it perfect. I think it looks ok for this rider as is.

This pic shows what the rim undersides look like before & after clean up. I used a brass wire brush wheel attached to my cordless drill to get this result on the front rim. It did a good job removing the oxidation that was present.
1974 DT250A
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1977 IT175D "Alex'
1978 IT175E "Paul"
"And there ya have it"
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Replied by Devin on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Looking good :likey . I like the aluminum rims, they can always be restored, unless they are bent. Chrome rims....well those require $$ to be re-chromed.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

I wasn't going to post today but here I am with a question about the rear wheel assembly.
Is there an offset from the rim to hub that I should be aware of?
I ask because the spokes are a bit long and protrude thru the nipples on one side. I assembled them using the short spokes on the large side of the hub & long on the smaller dia. side of the hub.
My 1st time re-lacing hubs... :EEEK
Anyway, I think they're ready to go to the local motorsports shop for alignment and all new rubber. I will discuse the spoke length issue with the guys doing the alignment& final adjustments.
I purchased NOS parts from speedandsport so they should be the correct spokes.
Oh almost forgot the pic... :arrow: :arrow:
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1978 IT175E "Paul"
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Replied by Devin on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Rims: 77 DT 250D ?
hubs: 74 DT 250A ?
Nos Spokes for which set: ??

Can you confirm what you have, I would like to make a response but want to confirm what you have.
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Replied by Steve F on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

Rims are 77 DT250
Hubs are 74 DT250A
Spoke set, NOS for 74 DT250A
Maybe hub is not centered as it should be, causing issue?
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10 May 2015 05:40 #49

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Replied by Devin on topic Steve F DT250A resto update

You probably have a few options...others will chime in.


I would have to compare the rear wheels....but I know the front wheel on the 77DT250D is a conical style hub. The DT250A non-conical style hub, laced to a conical style rim is most likely the cause (the angles are drilled different).

I uploaded DEET's guide here: www.yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forums/how-to-write-ups/1806-deet-s-guide-for-hub-spoke-rim-wheel-lacing-lace-rims-hubs#15422
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