1981 Yamaha DT175MX 2K4
(Featured on 17th June 2011)
Sellers original description:
You are looking at a matching numbers Yamaha DT175MX 2K4 1981 which has been subject to a complete strip and restoration. Finished in fresh black paint with new correct decals.
Work carried out includes:
Complete strip, powder coated frame, handle bars, upper and lower yokes, headlamp brackets, rear mudguard support bracket, tail lamp bracket and various small parts (chain guard, stand, footpegs etc)
Gianelli Exhaust blasted, repainted with PJ1 heat resistant paint, new baffle packing fitted. New exhaust joint. Sounds very crisp.
Swingarm blasted, repainted silver and lacquered. Refitted using new thrust washers.
Shock absorber stripped, painted and rebuilt with correct restoration decal.
Engine completely stripped, new crank bearings, new oil seals, rebored and piston, new gaskets throughout. All casing stripped, cleaned and repainted. (Will need running in)
Kickstart refurbished, new gear change.
Carb stripped, cleaned and rebuilt with keyster kit. New air filter.
Crank and conrod bearing stripped, checked and reassembled.
New coil, metal plug cap, electrics completely stripped and repaired where necessary. New indicators and headlamp unit.
New battery. New horn. New brake light switch.
Wheels stripped, hubs repainted, rims polished and new Yamaha NOS spokes fitted.
New tyres front and rear.
New wheel bearings.
New brake shoes.
New inner tubes and rim tape.
Forks stripped and polished. Fork tubes rechromed and ground. Reassembled with new seals and fork oil.
Clocks and switched stripped, painted and refurbished.
New levers and restoration switch decals.
New cables where needed.
New front mudguard. All bodywork stripped, freshly repainted in Yamaha black with new decals and lacquer.
New fuel tap and hoses fitted.
Correct restoration decals used throughout.
New helmet lock.
New chain and sprockets.
New seat cover.
New bolts and fixings where needed, cleaned and polished where originals are still OK.
Hours have been spent restoring this bike to it's current condition.
It will make a fantastic bike for someone looking for a retro classic 80's enduro to relive their youth, have fun and smell the two stroke oil in the summer. You won't believe this bike is nearly 30 years old!