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  1. #1 Dong Fang DF250RTD (Cafe Racer) 
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    Greetings all!

    I've decided to get into Chinamotoing. I've ordered a DF250RTD from Belmonte Bikes after searching for a drop-shipper with decent feedback for this version of the bike. The new version of the RTD is a café racer (not a cruiser, like previous versions) and I'm hoping you all can offer any pointers on the initial setup of these bikes and any tips specific to the OHC engine. Here's a stock photo of the bike:


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    I've ordered one in gray, just like the one pictured. I'll post more to this thread once the bike arrives and as I put miles on it. So far what I've gathered from reading various threads is that I should do the following for an initial setup:

    -Change the oil to a higher quality brand (what's the best grade?)
    -Ensure all fasteners are tightened properly
    -Check all wiring connections and ground points
    -Adjust the idle speed once warmed up using a digi tach
    -Vary the engine's operating speeds during initial break-in, avoiding long cruises at the same MPH/KPH

    Am I missing anything?
    2010 DF250RTB, all stock except for drag bars
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  2. #2 Re: Dong Fang DF250RTD (Cafe Racer) 
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    So the DF arrived today, amid snowfall here in northern Virginia. Based on the bill of lading it seems that Belmonte bikes is a drop-shipper, as are most online China-bike companies. The bike looks good, but there's a fair amount of scuffs on the frame. I'll also say that I'm not impressed by the container it was shipped in, part of the frame was not bolted in and instead was jammed between the brake pedal/lever and engine case and caused some decent scratches through the paint on the engine case.

    On the plus-side, it's more assembled than I was expecting. My DF bobber needed to have the front brake/tire mounted when it arrived years ago, this seems only to need the clutch and brake pedals mounted, and the clip-on bars adjusted. More posts coming soon!

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    2010 DF250RTB, all stock except for drag bars
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  3. #3 Re: Dong Fang DF250RTD (Cafe Racer) 
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    Sorry for the late reply--did not realize people are posting once again from the US, so this is refreshing! However, not as many members from the US as Chinariders.net You will want to join there if you haven't already...
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