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Tortrons 1986 DR250. Better than a GN?


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On 20/12/2020 at 17:57, tortron said:

lol no, cdi all day man

but i believe the dr250 was 6v and the stator was wired different

apples and gala apples man

 

* also based on the gn250 engine/400 engine so totally different family of engines. just cos its a suzuki and a DR doesnt mean its related apparently lol

 

GN400s had shit cdis too

 

On 20/12/2020 at 18:16, Willdat? said:

Unfortunately the DR250 was 12v, '2 phase', I tried to do a GN250 conversion to mine, in hindsight an entire GN250 engine swap would have been a winner. The DR400 was 6V though. 

My wife's smuggest story is about how she tried to convince me to keep my (then only year old) DR-Z400 instead of taking on a DR250 project to save money. 

This one is 6v (#10 6v reg, #12 12v reg) and runs with no battery. So makes a very good dualsport. explains the average spark (im hoping) If it shits itself i might throw gn250 parts at it, though everything is available pretty much

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18 hours ago, tortron said:

 

 

This one is 6v (#10 6v reg, #12 12v reg) and runs with no battery. So makes a very good dualsport. explains the average spark (im hoping) If it shits itself i might throw gn250 parts at it, though everything is available pretty much

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Don’t run it with the battery disconnected bad things happen 

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CDI is AC Non-Reguated, lighting is direct wired. Battery is added due to legal reasons needing a tail light when parked on the street and to run the horn

 

Non regulated cdis are a bit odd and this setup is pretty unusual so i dont blame you. I hadnt planned on running it without a battery other than a start up to see it works, as the supplied battery is the wrong size to fit in the tray

 

 

 

but i also hadn't planned on throwing my brake seals in the bin

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Hey Internet. What colour are 80s suzuki frames. 

 

Ford engine blue

But there's lots of Ford engine blues 

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Lots of suzuki blues too

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DR250 is a close match to duplicolor de1601 Ford blue

Modern 2008 suzuki tank is roughly de1606 Ford dark blue

 

80s Dr200 is inbetween somewhere

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250 will be light blue to match whats on there already, and matches the seat more. Dark will go on one of my other 80s dr200's (true colour is more purple)

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On 21/03/2021 at 14:57, tortron said:

CDI is AC Non-Reguated, lighting is direct wired. Battery is added due to legal reasons needing a tail light when parked on the street and to run the horn

 

Non regulated cdis are a bit odd and this setup is pretty unusual so i dont blame you. I hadnt planned on running it without a battery other than a start up to see it works, as the supplied battery is the wrong size to fit in the tray

 

 

 

but i also hadn't planned on throwing my brake seals in the bin

It must have a little regulator for the direct AC lighting? Or is it like a BSA Bantam and you miss a gear and burn out the headlight.

 

Outer calliper piston seals can fuck off especially on a dirt bike

 

 

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