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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 10:25:39 AM »
Quick update!

Rebore back, just waiting on the casings to come back from treating, and the small chrome parts  ;)

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 04:42:50 PM »
Just found this thread. Interesting as I am just getting a USA AT3 (DT125) Motd. Mine is starting out as a gentle resto as well.......... I want to refinish the mudguards myself - what paint matches the original silver? Is it base coat and lacquer or just metallic silver. Was going to mask off the black and white stripes.

My electric start does not work, the relay just clicks. Think the brushes a stuck in the holders......

I cant see you images - I believe that photobucket is now a pay site.......

Did these ever come with main stands?
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2017, 08:15:41 AM »
Just found this thread. Interesting as I am just getting a USA AT3 (DT125) Motd. Mine is starting out as a gentle resto as well.......... I want to refinish the mudguards myself - what paint matches the original silver? Is it base coat and lacquer or just metallic silver. Was going to mask off the black and white stripes.

My electric start does not work, the relay just clicks. Think the brushes a stuck in the holders......

I cant see you images - I believe that photobucket is now a pay site.......

Did these ever come with main stands?


Hi Martin,

Nice, I think the earlier the better for these twin shock models  ;)

Unsure on colour, Ford silvers are usually good matches if you are after rattle cans. These bikes did not come with centre stands, just the side stand, I believe that it would be unusual to find a centre stand on an 'off road' bike.


Thanks for pointing this out! Total extortion wanting £310 in fees per year for 3rd party linking, safe to say I will be moving my links to another site. I will have to painstakingly download, re-upload and re-link all of my forum images. Over 3000 of the things  :-\

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2017, 11:01:43 AM »
I have just updated and re-linked all of the images from this thread so that they are no longer stored on Photobucket.

Now onto the RD125, TA125 and CR750 threads  :-\

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2017, 12:25:40 PM »
Brilliant. Thanks for that, really great.
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2017, 12:39:04 PM »
I have just updated and re-linked all of the images from this thread so that they are no longer stored on Photobucket.

Now onto the RD125, TA125 and CR750 threads  :-\

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Wow thank you for doing that, there are loads of photographs on your threads  :o

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2017, 01:42:01 PM »
I have just updated and re-linked all of the images from this thread so that they are no longer stored on Photobucket.

Now onto the RD125, TA125 and CR750 threads  :-\

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Wow thank you for doing that, there are loads of photographs on your threads  :o

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No worries, "a picture speaks a thousand words", not so great when you cant see the picture  :D :D

Slowly working through the threads, I forgot about the Z50A resto so I am just doing that!

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2017, 01:47:51 AM »
I rode a dt175 for two years solid I've owed god knows how many bike over the years and can honestly say it was my favourite one of the lot, mine was a 78 I think last of the twin shocks I road that bike everywhere rain hail and snow going to tech college in Leicester on block release when I was a young apprentice and feeling so cold that my hands and feet where blue and getting hot aches so bad it would bring a tear to my eye oh the good old days!!
your bike looks brilliant
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2017, 05:31:04 PM »
Cheers for the reply Dazza.

They are lovely little bikes, I had a DT100 as a field bike when I was younger, it was great fun!

Looking forward to getting this little one back together.

Crankcases are done and should be back at the end of the week!

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2017, 11:04:49 PM »
Any chance of a photo of the rubber battery strap and the rubber tank strap.

My tank strap is broken and the battery strap in pieces........

No rush.

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2017, 12:02:57 PM »
Hi Martin,

I am not sure what you mean about tank strap? Photos will be posted when the resto progresses, at the moment all the little parts are buried away in boxes!

Crankcases back ready for the engine rebuild:



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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2017, 10:57:46 AM »
Hi great thread and one with extra interest for me now as I've just snagged a DT175 for myself. Any idea where I can get a parts list from?
Thanks Peter.
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2017, 07:21:41 PM »
What model? CT3 or DT?

This web site has it all.....

https://www.yamaha-enduros.com/
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
It's a dt175c 1975
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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #44 on: July 28, 2017, 04:09:06 PM »
Peter, eBay, Fowlers and CMSL are your friend. I also have a few spare bits if you are after anything just send me a message?

Quick update:

Engine assembly planned for this weekend  ;)

Just dropped a few zinc fasteners and a sprocket off for plating, also dropped off the exhaust for blasting so that I can paint it in high temp.

Chrome parts back  ;D



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