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Offline Anmic

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2015, 02:13:21 AM »
Ive never seen a twin plug head either!

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2017, 11:04:01 PM »
Picking this thread back up at long last  :o It was supposed to be a quick job, but then the TA125 got in the way!!

- Hubs polished, a bit bling to be honest. I would usually go for vibropolish and sisal polished spoke faces but decided to have a change! Ready for rims now, just need to work out a supplier  ;) Then they can be built up.











- Seat cover currently stretching into shape with a load of pegs!

- Barrel and head have been vapour blasted awaiting painting.

- Paintwork, I need to work out the paintwork job that I want on this bike, still not sure what to go for...

- Engine on the bench awaiting a strip down for the crank, new bearings etc

Need something to take my mind off of CR750's  :D

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2017, 11:16:37 PM »
Another amazing build. I do like the little price tag on the handlebars... :D

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2017, 07:05:50 AM »
Another amazing build. I do like the little price tag on the handlebars... :D

I think it actually had the price on it...! It's nice to get stuck back into a resto,

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2017, 01:21:55 PM »
Rims all ordered for wheel building.

Casings polished up by a good friend, definitely look too good for the job, I may have to up my game with the rest of the restoration:-\

Work in progress:



Clutch cover:



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Next job is to split the cases, inspect and send off the crankshaft!

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« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 10:32:51 AM by RD17 »

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2017, 08:34:52 AM »
Looks a fantastic job ! Can i ask where you send your bolts etc to be zinc plated ?
You see I live in somerset too !

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2017, 09:31:28 AM »
Looks a fantastic job ! Can i ask where you send your bolts etc to be zinc plated ?
You see I live in somerset too !

Hi Jules,

PM sent  ;)

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2017, 10:57:35 AM »
Quick update!

Originally I had no plans to have the tinware painted, but as I am going through the whole bike I could not resist  :o





Decals sorted:



Paintwork is underway with the painter! I really need to give this a go at some point...









I better get building some wheels and get this rolling chassis up together...

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2017, 03:19:11 PM »
Decals on!





Lacquer to follow...

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2017, 09:32:43 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: DT175 Quick Restoration
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2017, 04:59:40 PM »
So!

The paintwork is complete, and I am very happy with the job.



As I said in the previous email, rims and spoke kits ordered ready for building, just waiting on some backorder parts.

Engine all stripped down:



Ready for vapour and vibro polishing of the crankcases.

I also have painted the head and barrel in satin ready for polishing the fin edges. Initial inspection of the bore looked good, however I need to properly measure up, as if it's on the edges of tolerance it will be rebored.



I also need to spend some time recovering the seat, possibly my least favorite job on a restoration  :-X

The last big part of the jigsaw is the chrome rear rack that was fitted as standard, and will be going back on the bike once I have found one.

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2017, 01:07:06 PM »
Quick update:

Crank has come back, chuffed with that!

Cylinder and piston have some score marks so that is also being rebored and fitted with a new piston.

I have been looking for a solid exhaust as mine is a bit far gone with holes and rot. Sfbrain from the forum very kindly gave me exactly what I needed, extremely generous.

I have been part of many forums online for various hobbies, but I must say the generosity, advice and company that this forum brings is second to none, even if people do dribble on about pistons for hours  :D :D Joking aside thanks guys it's a great platform!

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2017, 01:15:13 PM »


thanks guys it's a great platform

Whilst there are ups and downs, this is generally a nice Forum to be on  :-*

Thanks for the update   :)


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DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2017, 01:43:52 PM »
Found it haha, just read from the start Scott, what a lovely machine and great work as always. As if you were not going to paint the tinware ;)

How's the seat have you tackled it yet?
Not my favourite job either and I used to upholster high end divans!
I always liked the later DT's I grew up with and loved discovering the older models, such a pretty bike


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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2017, 02:44:22 PM »
Found it haha, just read from the start Scott, what a lovely machine and great work as always. As if you were not going to paint the tinware ;)

How's the seat have you tackled it yet?
Not my favourite job either and I used to upholster high end divans!
I always liked the later DT's I grew up with and loved discovering the older models, such a pretty bike


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I know, I really need to get set-up and give this painting lark a go! To be honest the reason that I have dropped back onto this DT175 is that I wanted to see something progress quickly, compared to when I have been building the replicas which go so slow!

I have not, it's on the to-do pile but I just haven't quite got around to it. The foam is ok but not great so I am looking for a new foam as well to be honest, although that is giving me a good excuse not to start  ;D

I would love to get my hands on a DT360, one day  ;)

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