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Title: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on May 12, 2016, 10:09:23 PM
I couldn't just let it lie there!  All complete, and licence is up to date....
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: McPaavola on May 13, 2016, 12:27:42 AM
Mk1 DT125LC. Nice one!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on May 13, 2016, 03:46:05 PM
I thought so.  Not as rare in South Africa as the 200R - most teenagers moved up from the DT50 to the DT125LC and then went onto big 4-strokes, and not as collectable as the 125/175E's but still it's in such original condition, and hasn't been abused that I thought its really worth saving!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: fred99999au on May 13, 2016, 09:08:14 PM
Good score. Prolly just needs a clean of the golf balls and some new sandals and you'll be away. Oh, and a seat.

And maybe replace the golf balls with a carby.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on May 13, 2016, 10:18:07 PM
Yep, agree....but I'm wonderin' where the hell half the tread blocks have gone from the front tyre.  ??? ???

Better check my old stock for loose or floppy knobs!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: enduras_wr200 on May 13, 2016, 11:45:54 PM
   That's a nice start! Are all the parts there? I can see the seat lying on the bench, what about the side panels and the headlight? Are you  going for a full bike resto, like the one you did on the DT200R, or something easier (and cheaper) like a clean/repair/set up/ride? In any case, I can see a seat right here, I'll sit down and enjoy this thread!  ;) 8)



   Cheers, Fanis
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on May 14, 2016, 10:10:48 PM
Its all there and accounted for - panels, seat, light, carb (x2) - the owner said he had a problem with the carb so he stripped it - and then bought a replacement.

Anyway, I doubt if I will go the 200R route - I bought the 200R to have some fun on, and then when I found out they were so rare in SA I haven't ridden it.  So I reckon the 125 will now become the fun bike.

But there were loads here, and very popular, so Bosson made some nice aftermarket pipes.  That will have to happen.  With a look at the ports.....

And maybe a disk brake front conversion too.....
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 13, 2016, 10:52:28 PM
A month later and I yesterday finally managed to make the 2h30 trip to a small farming town in the East of South Africa to collect the DT.  It was a bit different to the pictures the guy sent me (aren't they always!), but I figured I was there anyway (and I had paid a deposit), so after a bit of haggling I decided to load it up.

It's actually a very honest bike - but has the oddest things missing from it and a few things which are way out of character.  Bits of it, like the motor, seem as if they have had a very easy life since 1981 (its a 22E model) - the clock only reads 11000km, and no-one has taken a dodgy screwdriver to any of the cases, and it looks like the head has never been off, so it could well be genuine.  But then the swingarm bushes are so worn the side to side movement has got to be close to 1cm. And the head bearings are notchy.  And while the rear tyre looks to be the original, the front is that dodgy half slick knobbly thing that looks like it's done 111000km.

Then there are the scratches.  Or lack there-of.  Nothing on the footpegs, exhaust or wheel axles which point to the bike never having been dropped.  Yet everything bears the patina of being the original parts from 1981.  But the front fairing is smashed.  Like someone has taken a hammer to it.  And who takes off a sidestand and loses it - hell it's a pain in the ar_e getting those things off without shooting yourself in the mouth with the spring.  And even more so not being able to park the bike anywhere!

Anyway, I this weekend I'll give it a good clean, put everything back together, dump some oil down the cylinder and see if it will fire.  If it runs, I'll think about restoring it.  if the motor is toast, I guess I'll have to break it up for parts.  That would be a pity, so hope it's good!

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 15, 2016, 03:39:55 PM
I've really got to stop buying bikes where half of the parts are discontinued!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on June 15, 2016, 04:45:37 PM
I've really got to stop buying bikes where half of the parts are discontinued!



Well...there is the dark side I suppose.....I've dabbled.....but only one inna dozen!!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 15, 2016, 05:25:37 PM
At least with the 200 it was stuff you would expect, like plastics and graphics.

I can get a stand for the 125.  But the bolt holding it on is discontinued  ???

The rubber damper for the tank - discontinued.  NOS off ebay - €40  :o

Chainguide - a wear part.  Discontinued.

Indicators - they are still available - €38.  Each.  I need 3......
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on June 15, 2016, 06:47:48 PM
Sidestand bolt was also fitted to all XT250/350's between 1980 and 2000.


Bit cheaper maybe....
http://www.partzilla.com/parts/detail/yamaha/YP-17F-83310-10-00.html

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 15, 2016, 08:02:03 PM
Luckily I'm just going to turn this into a nice run-around (providing the motor isn't about to self-destruct) so I'm not too worried about using parts off other models.

A lot off the air-cooled 125 which we still get is very similar, so i'll just opt for those. 
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 20, 2016, 07:46:52 PM
Well after being a little disappointed that the bike in the photos didn't look like the bike I had committed to buying (and bought), I set about this weekend having a good look to see if I had been too hasty....

The guy wasn't kidding - every single wire, nut and bolt was individually marked, so for an OCD bloke like me it was brilliant  ;D He had even marked LHS and RHS bolts....I connected the new battery and kicked it over - was relieved to see a nice fat blue spark.  Things were looking promising!  I poured some 2T down the plug hole in anticipation that I would start it soon.

He mentioned that the carb was "broken" and that not to worry he had a spare, but when I looked at the condition of the spare (off an AG175 I subsequently found out) I dismantled the "broken" carb and found a blocked pilot jet and a float level way out so I reckoned that must of been the problem.

So after removing the now famous golf-ball (a Top Flite I might add), checking that there was no crap which had fallen down the inlet, I poured some oil down the plug hole and kicked it over.  All sounded good so I added coolant, mixed some 2T with the petrol and gave it a few kicks.  I wish I could say it was immediate, but close enough, and about 10 or 15 kicks later it started....

Two things were apparent though - while the engine itself sounded really good, on idle there was a really nasty clatter coming from behind the water and oil pump.  And it also felt very very rough. On all my bikes I replace the black OEM oil 2T oil line with a transparent one so that I can see the oil moving in the pipe, and in this case, I could see the oil wasn't coming through.  Not good.

It wasn't getting any better so I figured off with the clutch cover.  Was going to do that anyway to set the clutch so it wasn't a major issue.

What I found was quite interesting.  At some stage someone must have replaced the crank seals and not tightened the primary drive nut.  The primary drive gear had come loose, sheared the key, and both the primary drive gear and idler gear which drives the balance shaft were spinning away freely.  The nut and key was scrap, and the thread on the end of the crank wasn't great, but the gears were still fine.

Into my box of DT200 spares, and lo and behold the nut, key and possibly crank looked identical.  So I pillaged the nut and key off my scrap DT crank, applied loads of Loctite to the gear and nut and tightened as much as I dared (about 50N.m, recommended is 75N.m).  Realigned the balance shaft, set the clutch, and put it all back together.

This time second kick and I think I have rescued a freshly rebuilt DT125 and found the reason why the guy sold it  :D

I have no idea how long the Loctite will last, or how long the motor might have run without the oil and water pump working but I will keep and eye on it, and if it comes loose again, well I have to split the motor to fix the thread on the crank, so I don't really have anything to lose!

So now it's new tyres, a few grommets, levers, a new ignition, and one or two other odds and ends, and I reckon I will have a brilliant little bike.

I reckon for around a total of R8000 (AUD600) it was a steal.....

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 4V5 on June 21, 2016, 11:52:49 AM
Very cool bike and hopefully a great save on the crank.. Keep an eye out for a spare crank just in case... As I believe the 200 crank is larger and doesnt fit.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 21, 2016, 04:21:52 PM
Agree - I would be surprised if the 200 crank fits.

Worst case, I have access to a Training Centre with a bunch of brilliant Apprentices.  I'm sure we would be able to make a plan!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 4V5 on June 21, 2016, 04:26:17 PM
I wanted to build my DTLC with the 125 crank and bottom end with the 200 top end... makes it a 175.. I like 175's ;)

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on June 21, 2016, 04:38:51 PM
Stroke of genius.  ;)
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on June 21, 2016, 04:43:51 PM
I got excited there for a moment, seeing as I have DT200 barrels and heads lying in my garage.  But they are from the later Crankcase induction engines.  Damn......
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: fred99999au on June 21, 2016, 06:54:28 PM
Quote
Stroke of genius.

Or de-stroke as the case may be.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: killindini1 on June 21, 2016, 07:08:26 PM
Or have a Stroke thinking about it!!. ;D

Cheers,
Steve.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on June 21, 2016, 07:31:55 PM
Bored Steve........   :D :D :D


 ::)




Have some Port.....  :P
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: killindini1 on June 21, 2016, 07:46:38 PM
Year Chris,
Ive got nothing constructive to say,  Jet lagged and my mind is fuzzy....what's new!

Best i finish my sleeping pill [Bourbon ;D] and go to bed.
Nitee Nite.
Cheers,
Steve.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on July 25, 2016, 11:18:59 PM
I haven't posted for a while, so I guess it's time for a quick update.  My short term goal is to get the bike back on the road - I've done all the necessary to get it registered in my name, but here in RSA you need to have a roadworthy to get the bike legal, which means it needs to go for a test.  I've got limited time to do this, so I've been really pressing on, and not been too worried about making it look pretty!

The swingarm bushes were stuffed, and I decided to go the needle-roller route - I suppose I could have ordered bushes again, but the swingarm is a perfect match for off the shelf needle rollers, and it was crying out for the conversion to be done - I swear it was probably designed for needle rollers and then to cut cost Yamaha used a nylon bush, so I just knocked in some needle-rollers, put seals on both sides and used the original inners which were not even worn.  Simple.

While the swingarm was off I decided to have it powder-coated, with the handlebars, top-yoke, clamps and side-stand.

Other then that, it was just given a full-on service - re-greased the headstock bearings, did all the drum-brake pivots, oiled and greased all the cables, and a few key new parts that I like to change on all my bikes - new OEM grips, Ignition switch, instrument rubber dampers, all new rubber grommits - small things which just make a bike feel new again!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on July 25, 2016, 11:21:30 PM
A whole bunch of new small parts!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on July 25, 2016, 11:28:52 PM
And here's where we are at the moment - just waiting for the seat to come back from the Upholsterers - I didn't use Muz  for a cover this time - I had a mate who was visiting in the UK, and he brought one back for me from there - it's not as good quality as the one Muz did for me for my 200, but at least I didn't have to pay postage  ;D

And it runs pretty much how I remember my old A/C 175 ran - not as much torque as the 175, but a bit smoother - probably because the 125LC has that balance shaft.  Brakes aren't that great - I've been spoilt with disks I think!

Now the question is what to do with it - full rebuild, YZ490 replica look, or just leave it as a nice original unrestored 125 and enjoy it a bit....

Time will tell I guess
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on August 10, 2016, 04:04:17 PM
Took it for COR on Monday - breezed through. So spent most of yesterday behaving like a teenager blasting around the neighbourhood. Eventually I got the disapproval look from my neighbour so I had to park it. I'll have to take off the front-end again unfortunately - the headset ball bearings and races were iffy and it was always going to be a risk putting them back. Hopefully I can find a set of taper-rollers which I can retro-fit. Should make it a whole lot better.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on August 10, 2016, 05:04:29 PM
Cool ride....what does it cost for annual registration of a 125 over there? (different in each state/territory here)




Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on August 10, 2016, 07:14:47 PM
The COR was R350 (divide by 9 for AUD) - that's a once-off and so long as the bike stays in your name you don't have to take it again.

Annual Licensing fees for a Motorbike (any size) is I think about R160 - tbh I'm not 100% sure - But its definitely under R200.

From what I see on the forum, and from chatting to some mates I have in NZ and AUS, we have a much easier time here in RSA when it comes to vehicles - no demerit points, no annual Roadworthy test, no compulsory insurance.  Hell I put the 125 on the trailer to take it to the COR because It didn't have a numberplate, and the tester commented that he would have just ridden it without a plate!  And he didn't even test the noise level - sounds about right he said  ???

But of course then in 2014 to 2015 we also had 4500 people die in Road Accidents.  So I guess there is something to be said about that.

It's a funny old country RSA - combo of first world and third world all rolled into one!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: enduras_wr200 on September 09, 2016, 11:07:55 PM
   Wow! Sorry for the thread resurrection, but I am in the process of viewing unread threads, and couldn't avoid writing: you did an amazing job again Andymann!



   Cheers, Fanis
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on September 29, 2016, 05:29:53 PM
Ok guys I need some help please - this part is no longer available new, and I'm guessing if your chain comes off it is the first thing which gets trashed because there are no used ones in South Africa anywhere!

So..... I do have mates in Perth who are coming out to SA in December so if there is anyone who has one to sell on your side of the pond, I will gladly pay for postage to Perth! Its not a big part, but dammit, now that I know it's missing, I sticks out like a sore thumb!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: mikeyvet on October 01, 2016, 12:56:34 PM
Is that Perth Australia or Perth Scotland?

I don't think we got that DT125 here in Australia, or at least I've never seen one here.

I thought your bike was looking pretty good, but now whenever I look at it all I can see is the missing chainguard.

One of my DT175's had a big chunk missing off the front of the chainguard, I made up a new piece from a plastic bucket and pop riveted it on. Looks fine so long as you don't look at the left side of the bike.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 03, 2016, 05:34:31 PM
When I was still at School I had to solve a particular maths problem and I remember I went about solving it using a whole bunch of methods before I got to the answer.  The maths teacher said to me, "Mr Robertson, what you have done there is just killed a fly using a machine gun - effective, but not very efficient"

I'm afraid I have just killed another fly with a machine gun.  I have my missing chainguard.  It's still attached to the rest of a bike though.....
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 03, 2016, 05:40:53 PM
And boy oh boy.  Do I have a gem for you guys.  I don't have pictures (yet), but when I take some this evening and post them, I challenge anyone to show me a worse case of clutch abuse....

Lets just say one of the previous owners liked to weld......
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on October 03, 2016, 05:44:46 PM
Must confess, I've killed a few flies in my time.


No clutches though.....  :D :D
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: wayne61 on October 04, 2016, 03:57:19 AM
It's still attached to the rest of a bike though...

Steam clean.
Seat cover.
Good as new
 ;D
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 04, 2016, 05:47:50 PM
So if you will recall I had an issue with the crank on my original White bike.  So I was always keeping an eye open for a spare one just in case.  When this black bike was listed, and it had the chainguard in place, it was also listed as "Runs well, but the clutch needs attention" - so I figured, bonus - I have my missing chainguard, the engine runs, and a new cable with the clutch adjusted properly, (worst case new plates), and I would have a spare motor. 

This, in South African speak, is what it means when they say "Clutch needs attention"  :o
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 04, 2016, 05:55:39 PM
So, a few questions.
How the hell do you break off the end of the main axle shaft????
You have to love the home-made plate in pic 3 to take up the clearance.  Looks like they used wood....
Let's just weld the Clutch basket to the mainshaft shall we.

There, I fixed it.  Engine runs.......

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on October 04, 2016, 06:29:33 PM
Deja Vu.......on this forum....not sure if it was IT or DT.....but yeah, the shaft end sheared off, however, no repair ensued.....  :D :D :D

A farmer's fix. I think it proves one thing....S. African farmers are the same as Aussie and Kiwi farmer's....but due to the earth's rotation, are a little behind.




Cheers,
Chris.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 04, 2016, 06:44:38 PM
Bwahahaha - I think they are the same all over the world.  Give them a welder, some wire and a roll of Duct tape and they will fix anything....
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 2fITy.J on October 04, 2016, 08:27:48 PM
Bwahahaha - I think they are the same all over the world.  Give them a welder, some wire and a roll of Duct tape and they will fix anything....


Yer...3 of the 4 bikes I'm underway on, are "farm" bikes.  ::)


.....some where...deep in the bowels of a shed....inna manual for a sheep dip cage, combine harvester or a windmill perhaps....it may infer that a munted m6 nut can be used on a munted 1/4" bolt.


...so, therefore, said bolt into motorcycle crankcase!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: wayne61 on October 05, 2016, 05:41:41 AM
Now, you may say that but IIRC M6 is only a few thou off 1/4 BSF.
UNF and Whitworth are too far apart though,  make good lock nuts  ;D
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: fred99999au on October 05, 2016, 09:32:34 PM
Sorry, I missed that hack. Are the BSF or the Whitworth better locknuts?

I have a set of taps and dies for both. And BSP.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on April 20, 2017, 05:39:09 PM
So the black 125 is pretty much finished - it's had a hard life and also missing way to much to ever get it back to original.  So I've decided to do something pretty radical.  It's not strictly DT, or even Yamaha, but I think it's going to be quite a fun project....

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on September 04, 2017, 05:17:38 PM
A quick update for those who might be interested!  125LC forks, wheels, yoke, all suitably polished and "retro'ed" to make them look like 1950's era.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: killindini1 on September 04, 2017, 06:03:10 PM
Hey,  I'm liking that! :D
What is the engine? 
Cool project,keep us up to date on progress.
Cheers,
Steve.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Devondan on September 05, 2017, 07:45:44 AM
Nice ... what's the lump? I've just bought a 350 single engine and haven't made up mu mind what to do with it yet! You might be giving me inspiration.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: mikeyvet on September 05, 2017, 09:08:31 AM
Dunno what the engine is, the exhaust port looks pretty high on the barrel though. And what's that tube running up the side, is it some sort of external transfer port?
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on September 05, 2017, 05:21:34 PM
Wow I didn't think there would be so much interest - I was nervous because this is a Yamaha forum and I know sometimes there are rules!  What I'll do is post what I have done so far - but in a nutshell, my Dad and I collect Velocettes and he has a bunch of spares.  He's about to head off to a retirement village, and was busy selling off the lot, so I jumped in and decided to do something different!

Here was my inspiration:
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on September 05, 2017, 05:28:07 PM
So in a nutshell - try and shoehorn a 1950's Velocette 350 engine and gearbox into a DT125LC frame.  That idea lasted about 1 day when I realised there was not way that was possible.  Next idea, try and graft on a Yamaha Monoshock onto a Velocette frame - possible, but meant chopping up a perfectly good frame.  So final idea, Velocette RS frame, Yamaha DT running gear.  So far so good!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann 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
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: mikeyvet 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.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann 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!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann 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!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann 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.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: enduras_wr200 on October 20, 2017, 08:08:24 PM
   That's a great project Andy! Keep us updated please!


   Cheers, Fanis
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann 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.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 23, 2017, 07:42:42 PM
Notice the gears all lying on the table!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 4V5 on October 23, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
amazing project, that's going to be something special when finished!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: SteadyT120 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
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on October 30, 2017, 06:57:29 PM
So a year down the line we've come pretty far!  Did the valve timing, set the ignition timing, poured a little petrol down the plughole and gave a it good kick.  It popped, banged and blew the headgasket  :-[

I'm guessing with a modified head from somewhere, a barrel from somewhere, and a HC piston from somewhere else, the compression is way to high.  Will have to fit a thicker head gasket.

But we're close now!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: killindini1 on October 30, 2017, 07:39:35 PM
Looking really good there!
Yes getting close,you have done well to squeeze that tall engine into that frame.Keep the build pics coming.
Cheers,
Steve.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: enduras_wr200 on November 10, 2017, 12:36:22 PM
   Once again, I have fallen quite behind, many threads unread! Andymann this project is awesome! As Steve said, keep the pictures coming!


   Cheers, Fanis
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on November 10, 2017, 07:59:24 PM
This was from last weekend - reassembled it with a slightly thicker head gasket and poured some fuel down the plughole again - this time it fired up pretty smartly - we only ran it for about 5secs, but it all sounds pretty good.  There should be some good progress this weekend again - so I'll have something more to post next week!
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on November 13, 2017, 05:00:07 PM
Another frustrating weekend of not being able to run the engine.  Oil tank is still a few days away from being done, so I had to be content with doing some of the smaller things like the footpegs and brake lever.  But I can't weld them finally because I need to have the seat in place to check the riding position, and I can't have the seat finished because I need to have it shaped to suit the tank.  Which means I need the tank, which you guessed it, is still with the painter :cursing:

For those wondering, I'm using a set of old DT200R footpegs for the authentic look, and a bent DT200R rear brake lever that I have reversed and will weld to the front of an old Velocette one.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on November 27, 2017, 07:25:00 PM
Just a quick update - here's where we are at the moment!  It lives!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgLD_dQh16M
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: Andymann on January 15, 2018, 09:15:05 PM
Well this is pretty much it - I'm still waiting for the seat and the footpegs to come back from covering and painting, but other than that it's pretty much done.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: 4V5 on January 15, 2018, 10:25:59 PM
That's sensational!!

Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: killindini1 on January 16, 2018, 08:56:12 AM
Absolutely beautiful,

I LIKE!!

Cheers,
Steve.
Title: Re: So while I was keeping my eye open for a nice 175, I found this....
Post by: sweede490 on January 16, 2018, 02:56:42 PM

 Mate that is classy, what a outstanding job well done




   


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