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Question Good times are back!

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Replied by 185EZ on topic Good times are back!

Just around town and have a nice 43 year old bike
It will never be "original" with aftermarket turn signals and mirrors
Yes clean garage lol. 
Just did chain and sprockets
Looking really good. Even the wife commented. 
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02 Dec 2021 18:15 #11

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Replied by Tinkicker on topic Good times are back!

Deserves the tank doing.  Looking at the pic I note the original US market silencer still fitted.  I still wonder why the US got a silencer with conventional, removable and repackable baffles, while Europe got a sealed, baffleless labyrinth type of silencer?

Mine sounds like it needs the baffles  repacking, bit harsh sounding, but no baffles, nor packing material inside to service.
Just a labyrinth of empty chambers and tubes.



 
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03 Dec 2021 10:57 #12

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Interesting. Didn't know that about the baffle.
I have new packing ordered.
Not sure if that's how it was but the original packjing was solid by the holes. Didn't seem to accomplish anything and ended up being a straight through silencer if that makes sense.
Clogged with oil residue?
I agree on the tank. 
Not sure what people do to their rides but there's a few dings on it.. Like someone carried a box full of ball peen hammers on it lol  
03 Dec 2021 11:17 #13

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Replied by Tinkicker on topic Good times are back!

It will sound much softer with fresh packing around the baffle.  As for the tank, probably years of having stuff piled on it and round it in the garage.

Looking over from the UK, it seems that every other US garage has an old, completely original, low miles bike in the corner, hidden under an old blanket.

Such finds are incredibly rare in the UK.
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03 Dec 2021 11:22 #14

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Replied by 185EZ on topic Good times are back!

New seat cover, chain and sprockets and Kenda K270 tires
You can see the one tank ding on top of the tank
  
  
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Replied by MarkT on topic Good times are back!

The US models have a USFS approved spark arrestor.  The removable insert is more about that...  it's a legal requirement to be able to "clean out" the collection chamber.   Otherwise I'm sure we would have received a welded muffler... 

I've wondered if there is packing in the Euro mufflers?  There doesn't need to be.  But there certainly could be.
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03 Dec 2021 12:09 #16

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Replied by apex on topic Good times are back!

Your DT is so clean! There is the "they're only original once" argument and you look to have maximized that side of you DT! It's very clean, cleaner than most and you just might retain more value as it sits now, with it's original warts and all.

If however that tank has to be repaired, then once you go there the trap is nothing ever looks good enough, and complete restoration never ends.

All of us on this site have experienced this in some way, and I'm not immune. I spent absolutely stupid unrecoverable $$ on a '69 Suzuki TS250. It was worth it to ME, but not my pocket, but...I didn't care! The '71 DT1 that is my rider now? It's a patina bike, and I've been telling myself this for a year and 1000 miles. But damn, the spokes and rims look like shit and I think this winter I'm gonna...... 
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03 Dec 2021 18:25 #17

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Replied by Tinkicker on topic Good times are back!

MarkT  

No packing, just seven or eight chambers like a four stroke silencer and a welded on end cap.  If admin want to upload the 1979 Yamaha DT175mx UK model sales brochure; it can be found at davesbikebrochures.  A veritable hoard of old sales brochures.

Thanks Dave if you happen to look in. 

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Replied by loner on topic Good times are back!

I totally agree with Adguy!
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Replied by Bigdog302 on topic Good times are back!

your bike is sharper than my bike is! almost too clean to ride!

My 1978 DT 175 is one of those un ending money pits like so many of my bikes, right now my 1979 CR250R is getting my attention after being parked a few years. my 1978 DT175 got a frame up resto a few years ago and most recently the magneto got a re work after getting a bad case of the no revs, while I was at it, it got a bolt on 12 volt conversion which works with the stock magneto.

sometimes I make upgrades while repairing a problem and my 175 is one of those cases. when i was restoring it, it got stage 2 porting, a moto tassinari v-force 3 reeds and a Big One pipe and a modified stock pipe as well. I have to do some welding repairs to the stock pipe but I like the way it runs with the worked stock pipe over the Big One pipe and a FMF Turbine core II silencer.
 
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