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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Trackers => Topic started by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Sep 13, 2011, 22:45:11

Title: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker - SOLD
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Sep 13, 2011, 22:45:11
Just picked up this little guy today. It runs great already and should be a fun little minimal project. In surprisingly good condition. Chrome looks great. The previous two owners did a decent amount of restoration, some good quality, and some kind of retarded. A few electrical issues to sort out, but not nearly as involved as my first project hahah. Not sure exactly what I have planned for this guy yet. Leaning towards a simple street tracker probably.

(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/978e22fb.jpg)


(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/1a30d644.jpg)
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: kilometric on Sep 13, 2011, 22:59:30
That look neat as! good find!
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: DirtyFrank on Sep 14, 2011, 13:07:09
Your stripes are giving me some ideas. I love it.


(http://i658.photobucket.com/albums/uu309/scottfifeotty/204596_721316469279_42800620_36265621_3301457_o1.jpg)
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Sep 14, 2011, 19:42:43
Those stripes look really nice. Love the cream colored tank. I was seriously contemplating cream for this bike. I am also looking for some handlebars just like those.
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: Bert Jan on Sep 15, 2011, 06:08:18
Ohw man, great little bike! Keep the bars, i love em! besides, if you want to make a tracker out of it, the bars are fine as is.
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: DirtyFrank on Sep 15, 2011, 12:57:14
I agree, keep the bars. I got my drags from motorcycle superstore though. The color of my 125 is actually the same color that Mini uses on their yellow Coopers. It's just a very classic yellow. Whatever you do, keep the stripes!
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Sep 15, 2011, 13:25:41
I did some work yesterday. Went through all the electrical and Got everything working except the horn, but I think I know the problem. Also need a new taillight bulb. One of the filaments is burned out. I managed to lower the gauges about an inch just by flipping the mounting bracket upside down. Installed a nice brand new shiny tachometer. I also swapped out the bars for some other tracker bars. They are almost identical, but the angle is just slightly flatter. Much better IMHO.

I think whats next is paint the hubs and spokes. The chrome is near perfect, so that won't be touched. I also ordered some nice little levers for the clutch and brake. The ones on there are pretty uncomfortable. Trying to do as little as possible, but I tend to get carried away.
Title: Re: 1970 Yamaha CT175 - Street Tracker
Post by: jonnyTHUNDERmaker on Sep 20, 2011, 22:50:59
Well, I got some work done yesterday and today. Painted the spokes and hubs black. Got all electrical working and 100%. Installed the new clutch and brake levers, and put some better tracker bars on.

(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/1_15.jpg)
(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/1_16.jpg)
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(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/1_19.jpg)(http://i1124.photobucket.com/albums/l572/adriannarnold/Yamaha%20CT%20175/1_17-1.jpg)