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DT175 Front Tire

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1978 DT175.   Original Owner !
I know this is basic, but how do you remove the front wheel?
The brake cable runs through this little slot, and the speedo cable too.   Never had the front wheel off in 45 years, and now it's time for rubber.
and it looks like fork oil is leaking through a seal.   Never checked the fork oil in 45 years either,  but I need to get new rubber on this bike so I can ride.

Thanks for helping and not ragging on a simple task.
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27 Nov 2022 17:12 #1

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Replied by msavitt on topic DT175 Front Tire

its not complicated, assuming you got some basic tools.
My advice is to go to tech center and find the service manual for your bike.  This way you get a nice step by step with some pictures.  While you have the front wheel off you may want to change out the front brake shoes.  After 45 years I know for a fact that regardless of miles that the friction material comes unglued, which could cause a skull fracture, or worse. Pictures of your ride would be appreciated too.  Good luck!
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27 Nov 2022 17:35 #2

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Replied by Tom P on topic DT175 Front Tire

If it's like a CT-1, the speedometer cable just removes by pinching a spring clamp in the recess, and the brake cable has a slotted fitting. Just loosen the fitting and line up all the slots, and you can remove the cable from the fitting and actuator. Then just remove the axle nut on the one side, and the pinch bolt on the other side, and knock the axle out.
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27 Nov 2022 17:43 #3

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Replied by Pete-RT1 on topic DT175 Front Tire

Here's a link to the service manual in the Tech Library www.yamaha-enduros.com/index.php/service...nd-mx-service-manual
As others have said, pretty straight forward with basic tools.
+1 on replacing the brake shoes.
Good luck.
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29 Nov 2022 05:23 #4

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Replied by MarkT on topic DT175 Front Tire

Loosen axle nut, prop up bike on something so front wheel is in the air...  when you remove axle note it goes in from right to left with nut on brake shoe side.  Put it back same way.

I can't ever remember having to remove cables...  after wheel drops out of forks just remove brake plate from drum and let it hang by cables.  (Nothing holds brake plate into drum, it just falls out when clear of forks.)

Sometimes it's easier to disconnect cables at top if you need to...  take pictures of routing.  You can also unbolt the cable guide on fork leg but I can't remember having to do that either.  Usually enough slack in cables to get plate clear of forks.

When reinstalling brake plate, note that there is a washer with two tabs that drives speedometer gear...  these engage on wheel hub. When tabs are lined up, brake plate easily drops fully into drum.  Just rotate wheel or brake plate a little if plate does not drop into place fully.  I mention this because if you force the plate into drum it's possible to bend the drive tabs on washer and end up with speedo not working.  Don't ask me how I know this! 

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29 Nov 2022 05:46 #5

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Replied by The Blur on topic DT175 Front Tire

yup, after I looked at it for a while.... it was simple. I shouldn't have messed with the brake adjustment, so I have extra work now.
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