Author Topic: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....  (Read 5265 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2017, 05:31:50 PM »
Had to make a modification to the DT forks because they don't have lugs for a low mount front mudguard

Offline mikeyvet

  • Yama-Idol
  • *****
  • Posts: 576
  • Moss Vale Australia
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2017, 06:44:10 PM »
Wow!

How good does that DT hub look?

Not to mention the fork legs and your low mudguard mod.

Wow.

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #52 on: September 05, 2017, 07:26:01 PM »
Thanks!  So far it's all gone together fairly easily - the big challenge now is to see how I'm going to mount the rear brake - Brit bikes had them on the left and the DT hub is on the right - the boring solution will be to use a cable - like the old PE175, but there's a nice hollow swingarm pivot shaft which would fit a brake transfer shaft nicely!

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2017, 05:12:32 PM »
DT front end now pretty much complete with DT175 Levers and Lever holders.  Got the brake sorted too, but I'm not sure a DT125 brake is going to be any better than a 1950 Velocette one!

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2017, 04:13:26 PM »
How to convert a DT RHS brake to the Velocette LHS brake pedal?  Use an old gear selector shaft from a 350YPVS I has lying around, a pattern IT490 gear lever, two nights of work on AutoCAD designing a gear system, and a day of work on a lathe for some bushes...

Might need some tweaking with the angle of the brake rod, but so far it actually looks like it's going to work perfectly.

Offline enduras_wr200

  • Yama-God
  • ******
  • Posts: 1797
  • Heavy Metal is the Law!
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #55 on: October 20, 2017, 08:08:24 PM »
   That's a great project Andy! Keep us updated please!


   Cheers, Fanis

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2017, 07:39:33 PM »
Progress has been very slow unfortunately - we hit a snag with the clutch which took some time to sort out, as well as a small gearbox issue.  And little things like the steering stops and the fitting of the seat take ages! But we're back on track now - just need the oil tank and fuel tank back from the painters and we will be ready to see if it will fire!  If that all goes well, then the seat can be re-shaped to fit the tank, the DT200 footpegs and brake pedal can be fitted, and I can send it off to the exhaust guy.

Offline Andymann

  • Yama-Legend
  • ***
  • Posts: 240
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2017, 07:42:42 PM »
Notice the gears all lying on the table!

Offline 4V5

  • MODERATOR
  • Yama-God
  • *****
  • Posts: 11231
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2017, 08:04:37 PM »
amazing project, that's going to be something special when finished!
IT465x4 IT400C IT175F YZ465G YZ250C YZ250WR XJ650G RD350LC RD250LCx5 DT175Nx3 TW200x2 DT200L DT200R RT3 RX100G GT80F YZ80L PW50J KH250B1 KZ250D1 PE175C TS250ER TS185ER AG175B AG100

Offline SteadyT120

  • Yama-God
  • ******
  • Posts: 1470
  • YZ465 Airtime
Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
« Reply #59 on: October 29, 2017, 08:05:12 AM »
Great project Andy.  I have just seen this after coming across the Velo scrambler you posted as inspiration on another site I subscribe to.
I have a great interest in Velo's myself and have a 1936 MSS in about a million pieces  ::).

Good luck and I will follow your progress with interest.

Cheers
Steady
My Yamahas, IT250H, IT250J, IT200L, YZ465G, TT350, XS1100(& sidecar), RD400, YZ80H, YZ50, PW80, WR250FJ, TTR230