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TOPIC: Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H

Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 12 Sep 2018 15:23 #1

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Picked up this beauty last weekend. Starts, idles, runs, goes through the gears, pretty much original and all there. Cracked rear fender, fork seals shot, petcock leaks, carb leaks, Valdez like oil spooge out of exhaust at the cylinder... Looks well used but not too abused.

Not sure what my plan for it is, dropped it at my storage for now. First thing is to tear down, clean up, and and see where I'm at. Will update as I progress...

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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 12 Sep 2018 15:43 #2

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I have a soft spot for the white IT models. That is on my wish list!

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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 12 Sep 2018 15:59 #3

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Thanks. Yeah, this is my first IT and it happens to be my favorite year and model. I love the 175's

My only concern at the moment is the oil leak. It's looks pretty substantial but I'll know more when I get into it. Could be a number of things.

The bike seems rather unmolested aside from the DG silencer and I confirmed an old school (green) Uni Filter in the airbox. The pipe looks great, no dents, just a bit of surface rust. The seat is in perfect shape, front end is straight, fork tubes under the boots look pristine. We'll see...

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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 12 Sep 2018 21:30 #4

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Looks like a keeper to me.
Having a blast with the IT175E that I just completed in August.
I had no clue these bikes were so much fun, zippy little creatures, lol
Working on #2 when time allows.
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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 13 Sep 2018 11:42 #5

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So I went over to the storage unit to spend some time with the bike. I removed all the plastic (tank, side panels, fenders) to take home and clean up. While I had the tank off I did a compression test, right at about 150psi. Also removed the carb so I can get into that and see why its leaking. I'll look into the petcock leak too. Grabbed the exhaust, silencer and skid plate off it while I was there. I meant to grab the reed cage but I forgot. Next time.

The journey begins...
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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 13 Sep 2018 18:11 #6

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So some preliminary tear down...



See anything odd there?


Float bowl, I've seen worse. Pilot jet was plugged with crap too.


Petcock. No screen. Whatever seal/gasket was in there has turned to sludge




Skid plate caked with oil/dirt
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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 13 Sep 2018 18:17 #7

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Silencer. I'll re-pack it. See those two little nuts on the far right side of the pic? They're not supposed to be loose. I'll probably need to rivet it back together.

Carb is dissasmbled and soaking. Carb parts, silencer packing, petcock parts and some other stuff ordered. Still making a parts list but I want to get the fuel system sorted so I can run it a bit.
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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 14 Sep 2018 07:22 #8

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The petcock metal parts can go in the carb soak, too. Cleans them up nicely.

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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 14 Sep 2018 11:15 #9

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Carb and petcock out of the soak and cleaned up...






Now I just need the mailman to arrive...
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Look what followed me home last weekend... '81 IT175H 14 Sep 2018 12:34 #10

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Wow! :EEEK

What soak did you use? Looks really clean and shiny without the black oxidation that happens with carb cleaner.

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