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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #90 on: October 20, 2019, 09:06:50 PM »
A little more progress today!

Engine in the frame and the front end built up  ;)



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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #91 on: October 20, 2019, 10:16:16 PM »
That's going to look stunning. I seem to recall I had one of those years ago and the lasting memory of it was the throttle sticking wide open as I approached a roundabout in the wet. Oh happy days lol  ;D

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #92 on: October 23, 2019, 10:37:16 PM »
A little bit more progress from today:

Parts book is an essential for any rebuild! Wheels on, it is finally starting to resemble a DT175. The speedo drive was seized solid, out came the custom tool to fix that... New seal and it is ready for another 40 years!



Replacing all of the rubber parts on this bike has been a real expense, nice to have all of the orignal fasteners though:



A few more goodies on, including the exhaust:





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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2019, 09:10:04 PM »
A couple of little jobs done on the DT today:

Speedo drive removed, re-greased and seal replaced using a tool that I had made up. This was seized solid on this bike:





Had the footpegs and spring re-plated, to disassemble them I had to drill the rivet out. Purchased some new pins, and pressed them over onto the washers:

Love the flypress, one of the most versatile tools!







Some parts arriving tomorrow from Fowlers, which should help to complete a few jobs!

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #94 on: October 24, 2019, 11:21:34 PM »
It is really nice to see you have had the time to progress this build
It's getting ever closer

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2019, 10:55:23 PM »
Thanks Motty! It has been in boxes for a little too long  ::)


A little more progress from this evening:

Carb rebuilt, airbox and rubbers on, seatlock fitted, footpegs on.

Genuine tool roll and re-plated tools in:



Bit of bling at the back with the rack and rear light unit. In my opinion the racks and US spec taillights finish off these little bikes  ;)



A few more jobs done!



Where possible on the build I have used the re-plated fixings, some were damaged and have been replaced. This along with the genuine rubber parts is adding a touch of originality.

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2019, 10:27:00 AM »
The original oil pump from the bike was cream crackered from water damage:





Luckily a replacement was available online at a reasonable cost:



Oilpump back from Arrow:

What a fantastic service  :o







Another bit of the jigsaw complete

Still looking for a few bits before I can finish it off.

- Headlight rim (NOS/a straight one) as mine had a large dent in it.
- Plastic airbox top cover
- Handlebars: I had bought some aftermarket handlebars, but I am not happy with them so will have my old ones re-chromed after straightening them!
- Seat pin retaining brackets
- Fuel tank lock
- Kickstart (not worn!)

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Re: DT175 not so quick Restoration
« Reply #97 on: November 07, 2019, 07:35:57 PM »
lovely looking resto, the before and after photos will be amazing.

Dt175s are the bizz, everyone should have one alongside their RD!  Always puts a massive grin on my face when I ride mine

Im sure you already know but this is a good DT forum https://yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/forum/general-discussion
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