'74 DT250 Bitsa. The "Aussie Mutt."

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Fork seals showed up about 7 this evening. Figured I could get one of 'em done at least. Took one apart and cleaned the bits up in my new solvent tank. Everything looked good. Used a blue roloc disk to remove the clearcoat and some minor corrosion off the lower, and polished with some white rouge. Didn't go for the "almost chrome" finish like I did on the SG... just a respectable shine.

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All the internals cleaned and ready for reassembly.


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Installed the new seals, a little blue loctite on the bolt holding the damper rod in the bottom. 6oz of fork oil and done. One down... one to go.


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Watching this great build - a whole machine from bits!
Well, when you consider lots of builds start with a teardown, then 10yrs later you're standin' there scratchin' your head at how it all goes back together... it ain't so different.
Mostly just I don't have the parts to scratch my head at... just the parts diagrams. :umm:

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Shiny bits for the headlight ears were pretty crusty.


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Nothing a Brillo pad and Turtle Wax couldn't handle though. Also polished the fork caps.



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Didn't have the square rubbers... spring washers and such that go under the lower chrome piece, so I made some round ones from some rubber tubing and super glue.


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... and put it all together. Polished up some stainless bolts for the lower pinch bolts. I've got the chrome upper bolts and acorns around here somewhere... :umm:


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One step closer to being a roller.


shout out.png Shout out to @YamadudeXS650C for the ears and bits. Thanks Jeff!!
 

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Shiny bits for the headlight ears were pretty crusty.


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Nothing a Brillo pad and Turtle Wax couldn't handle though. Also polished the fork caps.



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Didn't have the square rubbers... spring washers and such that go under the lower chrome piece, so I made some round ones from some rubber tubing and super glue.


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... and put it all together. Polished up some stainless bolts for the lower pinch bolts. I've got the chrome upper bolts and acorns around here somewhere... :umm:


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One step closer to being a roller.


View attachment 206761 Shout out to @YamadudeXS650C for the ears and bits. Thanks Jeff!!

Lookin' great, Jim !
 

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Yeah, I've already picked up what looks to be a good (complete) bottom end. Lookin' for the top end bits.

NOS pistons are very hard to find, but Wiseco makes a good substitute. If you can't find the head or cylinder, drop me a line; I've got "connections". :)
 

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Jus' Piddlin'

Picked up some bolts and installed the headlight bucket.
Turn signals, if I use 'em, will go on the handlebars. Still no joy on the chrome pinch bolts and acorns. :umm:
Jeeze... I need a better parts storage system.


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I loves me some polished stainless... :heart:



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Jus' Piddlin'

Picked up some bolts and installed the headlight bucket.
Turn signals, if I use 'em, will go on the handlebars. Still no joy on the chrome pinch bolts and acorns. :umm:
Jeeze... I need a better parts storage system.


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I loves me some polished stainless... :heart:



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Although I have a rather extensive collection of vintage metric fasteners, I don't seem to have these for ya :(
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