1975 Yamaha DT175
I recently picked up this DT175. I’ve been looking for an old 2-stroke Yamaha enduro for awhile and found this one for a good deal out in the Poconos. It was a shitty drive out of the city in rush hour traffic but it was well worth it. It’s a bit beat up but everything is there and the engine has 120psi compression. It should be back on the road in a few weeks.
Pumped it came with the original rack. These go for way too much money on ebay.
The 175 came with some big upgrades for 2-strokes in the 70’s including a reed block (the piece between the carburetor and engine).
The head has 2 spots for spark plugs (2nd spot has a cap on it in the pic) incase you foul a plug you can just pop the cap onto the other spark plug and keep riding.
Yea, the tank is shitty inside and needs to be sealed with some Caswell.
This was just the beginning of the electrical mess on this bike. I unwrapped a section with speaker wire and Pepboys crimp connectors… gross.
Rear wheel needs some new spokes and a truing.
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Published - Jul 2, 2010
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