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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2011, 06:21:09 PM »
Have some of the smaller pieces painted , they look a little pinkish in the pics (must be the camera) but match a fresh headlight housing we found. Still have to wetsand a little with some 1500 and re-buff clearcoat. here are a couple pics.

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 01:22:16 PM »
Looks great Craig...only thing is the tail light housing would have originally been silver.  Keep up the good work!

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 01:26:45 PM »
Thanks!!   Yep , I remembered that after I had it painted , will blast and repaint it silver.  Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 03:26:28 PM »
Just found another method for cleaning rust from an old fuel tank. There was mainly surface rust in this tank , nothing heavy. Used a couple small jugs of CLR , in the grey bottles , filled the rest up with water and let it sit overnight. Rinsed it out after about 24 hours soaking and the tank looks great!  I'll try to get an after pic , didn;t get a before pic.
Just passin along a little info that someone might find helpful.

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2011, 03:38:22 PM »
Ok , here is a pic of the cleaned tank inside. Hope it comes thru!

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2011, 07:36:02 PM »
cwesty0
Your Bridgestone is coming along nicely good job!
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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2011, 10:10:48 PM »
Thanks Steve.  So far it's been fun doing it too. Can't wait to hear it run for the first time!

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2012, 06:04:32 PM »
Barn fresh 175 is now a runner!!!!!  Well , it was anyhow. I left the key on for a few minutes while doing some other stuff and I think I fried one set of points or the condensor. Will swap the wires out tomorrow eve from condensors to the points and see if I have spark on the other side.

so far been runing premix and just filling the float bowls. Don;t want to run real long yet without the oil injection filled up yet. I thought I read somewhere that there is a place to fill/lube the oil pump gears but can't seem to locate that info now. Is this so or are they self lubed with either the tranny oil or the injection oil? Also , how reliable are the pumps after sitting for quite a few years?  Wuold it be wise to get a new one or go with this one?

Thanks all for your help and hopefully be adding some completed pics soon!!!  Abd taking a ride of course.

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2012, 05:21:39 AM »
If you have to fill the oil pump gearbox manually, you will find a level plug on the face of the oval pump gearcase, just ahead of the pump itself. It's a 6mm bolt or screw. If you have one of these, remove it and also remove the 6mm screw above it that holds the gearcase on. Fill the case with oil (10W40) through that hole until it rune out of the level plug hole.

Later bikes dispensed with the level plug and had the case automatically lubricated from the transmission oil.

Graham

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 04:17:04 PM »
Thanks Graham. This is a 66 so it probably has the fill plug.  Will check it out this weekend.

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2012, 06:13:48 PM »
We now have a ridable bike!! At least around the yard and around my block here. No liscense yet. Here are just a few pics of where it is at now.  It sounds great!!!!  It needs some more cleaning up again and isn't a factory resto but it is what the owner was after , something that looked presentable without spending 1000's of dollars. Hopefully I achieved that for him. Have to work on some cable routing though I think , clutch cable seems to be sticking out along ways. Anyone have a guide on where exactally the cables should be running?

Craig

next project is my brothers Yamaha RD350 , or so he thinks *L*

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012, 06:44:04 PM »
Just put a youtube link up of short video of this running.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLHep-ocMDE&feature=youtu.be#

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2012, 06:50:28 PM »
Craig...

Not only does it look good, it sounds awesome too! Plus you did all this in just under a year from your original post.  :o
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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2012, 08:27:53 PM »
Craig,
Good job!
Thanks.
Steve.

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2012, 09:05:25 PM »
Thanks alot Moonpup and Steve. It was fun doing! Have to sort out some shifting troubles though. Kinda of hard finding the right gears. Hopefully nothing inside the tranny though and just something simple in the shift mechanism under the side cover.

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2012, 09:29:42 PM »
Sounds and looks good. Does it have stock baffles in the mufflers? It sounds a bit sharper than my memory of a 175.
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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2012, 04:09:56 AM »
We aren't sure what is in the mufflers. The exhaust he got off Ebay. I thought it sounded pretty throaty myself. My wife says it is loud coming down the street *L*

Craig

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Re: barn fresh 175DT
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2012, 06:48:26 PM »
Good job. Looks like an everyday runner. I think the baffles/stingers are missing. Congrats

 


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