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CT3 purchase after a long search.....

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I picked up a1973 CT3 in Tennessee (about a 5 hour drive for me) that started on first kick....... it's a great base bike to restore.   Very excited as I have been looking for one of these specific models for quite some time now.

- Tank is in good shape minus a few minor dents that can be pulled out

- Has a decompression lever, which I think is unusual on a 175.

- Original tool kit included

- Has street tires on it which will changed out shortly.




  

I have the Vermont Bill of Sale and Registration paper work all complete and will send out this week



 
1973 Yamaha CT3 175

Prior Bikes:
1973 Suzuki TS90
1977 Yamaha IT175
1978 Suzuki 390SP
1980 Yamaha 175 Tri-Moto
1969 Yamaha DT1 250
1981 Yamaha XS650 Special
1982 Suzuki GS550ES
1982 Honda 250R
1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
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Replied by MarkT on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

Nice find!  Enjoy!
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Replied by shyted on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

Yes nice one . i love that colour . Give it a good polishing and look at the shine .
It looks bloody great !
17 Aug 2021 11:28 #3

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Replied by Schu on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

It's a beaut Clark!
 
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CT175B, CT175C, JT1' JT2' DT360A, GT80B, DT100B, DT125B,
DT175B, DT175C, DT250B, DT400B, Z50, SCR950

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17 Aug 2021 14:55 #4

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Replied by Quartermaster35 on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

Thks 
1973 Yamaha CT3 175

Prior Bikes:
1973 Suzuki TS90
1977 Yamaha IT175
1978 Suzuki 390SP
1980 Yamaha 175 Tri-Moto
1969 Yamaha DT1 250
1981 Yamaha XS650 Special
1982 Suzuki GS550ES
1982 Honda 250R
1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
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I hooked up a battery tonight and no lights come on but I hear some buzzing....... Anyone know what that might be?
1973 Yamaha CT3 175

Prior Bikes:
1973 Suzuki TS90
1977 Yamaha IT175
1978 Suzuki 390SP
1980 Yamaha 175 Tri-Moto
1969 Yamaha DT1 250
1981 Yamaha XS650 Special
1982 Suzuki GS550ES
1982 Honda 250R
1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
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Replied by shyted on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

Possibly the indicator relay ?
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Replied by MarkT on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

I was also thinking flasher relay if signal on or horn button is stuck.
1963 YG1-T, 1965 MG1-T, Allstate 250, 1970 CT1b, 1971 R5, 1973 AT3MX, 1974 TS400L, 1975 RD350, 1976 DT175C, 1976 Husqvarna 250CR, 1981 DT175G, 1988 DT50, 1990 "Super" DT50, 1991 RT180, 2017 XT250
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Replied by darinm on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

Nice find and good taste, I see your '72 Suzuki TS250 Savage back there too.

Decomp, if it's in the second spark plug hole it's probably just one of those aftermarket "engine brake" adapters of the era?
1972 Yamaha CT2 175
1972 Suzuki TS185 Sierra
1980 Yamaha XS850
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Replied by Quartermaster35 on topic CT3 purchase after a long search.....

I'm a believer now in Evapo-rust.......   can't believe how much easier it is to use than Vinegar

Check out the shock in front vs the other one.


  
1973 Yamaha CT3 175

Prior Bikes:
1973 Suzuki TS90
1977 Yamaha IT175
1978 Suzuki 390SP
1980 Yamaha 175 Tri-Moto
1969 Yamaha DT1 250
1981 Yamaha XS650 Special
1982 Suzuki GS550ES
1982 Honda 250R
1984 Honda Nighthawk "S"
2005 Kawasaki KLR650
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