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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By esworp
197x dt 250!

I've had her for a few years. Ugly, leaks like a sieve, and sounds like a train derailment when coasting.

I love her.

But, I figured I'd ask:

When I'm at a light, how come I cant shift to...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-26-2009, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 287,452
Posted By esworp
my 78 dt250!

It's getting repainted flat khaki... I'm going to take it from weird art project to desert assault vehicle!

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/85/l_f5d071b957da31d12d064d734b06a98d.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By esworp
Yes. I have. I have even made my own marks on the...

Yes. I have. I have even made my own marks on the flywheel. My only challenge (again) is that there is no clear listing as to the mmBTDC adised for the timing for my bike, a 78 Yamaha Dt250e.

I...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By esworp
i've got TDC found with no problems. my only...

i've got TDC found with no problems. my only real challenge at this point is that there seems to be a profound lack of clearly explained factory settings in units of mmBTDC or DegreesBTDC. My...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By esworp
I have marks on the flywheel for each mm BTDC,...

I have marks on the flywheel for each mm BTDC, but am not thinking that my measurements were accurate. it doesn't help anyway, since My clymer's manual doesn't even describe how many mm BTDC to set...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By esworp
affordable depth gauge?

I have nearly given up on guestimating if I've got the timing right on my 1978 Dt250E, and am thinking it may be time to bite the bullet and spend $$ on a depth guage for setting the BTDC gap...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By esworp
The Mollusk!

Check it out, My 78 DT250 project is soldiering forward..


http://a998.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/85/l_f5d071b957da31d12d064d734b06a98d.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 07-02-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By esworp
i took it to a few local machine shops.. some...

i took it to a few local machine shops.. some didn't want to fool with it, some wanted $35 for a half hour of labor (0_o), and some wanted $100 minimum service charge.

Then, there was this other...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By esworp
re-bending a shift shaft?

My shift shaft on my 1978 dt205 project is bent.. mebbe about 5 degrees right at the narrowing part 3 inches in from the splines.

How crazy would it be to heat up the bar with a torch and try...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By esworp
the LEDs do not draw sufficient power to actuate...

the LEDs do not draw sufficient power to actuate the blinker unit.
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,955
Posted By esworp
heating and cooling.

ok.. this isn't a welding question.. but it's something that's probably in the purview of the thread custodians..

I need to heat and bend my shift shaft assembly. I presume that heating and...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,138
Posted By esworp
color me 'tarded, but I would shy away from...

color me 'tarded, but I would shy away from lubing anything on my bike who's job it is to hold something together... what with the vibration n all. I'm in the threadlocker school.

The purple...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By esworp
so.. if my bike is a 6volt rig.. can I use the...

so.. if my bike is a 6volt rig.. can I use the saem capacitator as everyone else?

I notice that White Brothers no longer .. um, exist. They seemed to merge with an exhaust company. any leads...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,277
Posted By esworp
going batteryless?

I vaguely remember stumbling across mention of being able to substitute a bikes battery with a large-ish capacitator.

The idea being that, on my 78 dt250, the battery's main reason for living is...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 351
Posted By esworp
dt250 innards

has anyone got a link to or is willing to post pics of the insides of the dt250e (78) engine? I'd really like to replace the right-side crank seal, and have a clymers in the mail.. but i'm bored...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
The Engine cover is plastic, and was coated with...

The Engine cover is plastic, and was coated with plastic primer and rustoleum. The rattle cans and the little cans of paint for the accent work at kosher up to ~200 degrees, but my personal...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
hell yah. Art cars were common when I lived in...

hell yah. Art cars were common when I lived in the Keys.. that look is factoring into the bike, but with less foo-foo and more manly goodness. A narrow line to walk, eh?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
well, she's halfway done. the missus still has to...

well, she's halfway done. the missus still has to do the outlines in black, and the octopus on the gas tank.

Stay tuned. :]
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
Hehe.. I use the term to indicate anything other...

Hehe.. I use the term to indicate anything other than the typical aggro/tribal/moutain dew extreem graphics that are the dou jour. We used to live in the florida keys, and are trying to decorate...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
Do you mean to say that if the other part numbers...

Do you mean to say that if the other part numbers match, then the part /should/ work on my bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
The frame and motor are black.. the tank and...

The frame and motor are black.. the tank and plasticy bits are a metallic brown gray. the maker: http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=29 calls it Dark Bronze. the swatch is on that page. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2008, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,975
Posted By esworp
Hippie Enduro? (dt250 painting in progress..)

I recently go ahold of a 78 dt250. It's a major basket case, but occasionally it will get on the road and turn into a ton of fun. My long-term goal is to turn it into a lightwieght campsite piddler...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By esworp
I've looked over those posts before, with much...

I've looked over those posts before, with much gusto! My free time quotient has me on ebay buying a NOS lighting coil instead of rewinding. The cost of the part versus the time spent re-winding...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By esworp
Eh? DT250 lost mah sparkly

Some time ago, I was going on a trial run with my yam dt250 (78) as I've been trying to turn it from a shed sleeper into a daily driver. I had spun the flywheel loose and shattered the woodruff key....
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,378
Posted By esworp
totally inappropriate use!

I've got a 1978 dt250 with a problem..

A problem that /might/ be a job for your fine product, or at least a way for you to sell a bottle and get a step closer to Aruba.

The flywheel mates to...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By esworp
Cry my poor lil dt250...

I don't know if anyone has been following my posts about my recent acquisition of a 1978 dt250.. Here's a quick recap:

prior owner indicated that he ran it after some storage time had elapsed,...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By esworp
New owner, new boardmember.

hey folks. I'm the proud new owner of a 78 Dt250.

I used to own a 75MGB roadster, so you /know/ I know how to work a wrench to some degree.. since those things seriously spurn owners who don't...
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