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Back to the future again

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Thank you for the add, after about 40 years and many motorcycles, I finally picked up a basket case 1979 IT175.  

My first ‘big bore’ bike was a ‘78 IT175 when I was a kid so I’m planning on doing a rebuild, not as a showroom bike but as good bike to do some trail and AHRMA riding, but we’ll see. Though the bike sat for 10 years I was able to get the engine running and now I need to address one section of tube under the seat that rusted severely.  If I can make that repair, it’s off to the sand blaster for the frame and swing arm and returning it to a good rideable bike. 



 
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Replied by RT325 on topic Back to the future again

Good model 'that'. Look forward to the story as it evolves. Welcome from NZ if you're new. Or welcome back if not been for a while.
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Replied by msavitt on topic Back to the future again

Awesome bike, video a nice touch!
something def ate that tube up, once you fix I think you got a bad ass ride 
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Replied by MarkT on topic Back to the future again

Welcome!   One of the great bikes, that one is!  
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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