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Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,582
Posted By scotty_rides
A great bike! You'd be very lucky to find one of...

A great bike! You'd be very lucky to find one of these classics, mint condition or not.:clap


(ps I am the son of this user)
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,058
Posted By scotty_rides
Great report, pics, and videos. Thanks for...

Great report, pics, and videos. Thanks for taking us along on a cool journey on a great Guzzi. This is the stuff that makes advrider great.
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By scotty_rides
Looking forward to your pictures and posts. I...

Looking forward to your pictures and posts. I have been to Port de Paix and nearby rural areas (flew into Port au Prince then on to the North). I found Haiti and its people to be very
genuine and...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-18-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
LOVE that pic concours! And you are rocking that...

LOVE that pic concours! And you are rocking that gold helmet :ricky. Love it!

Here is another video running the mighty CT through its paces:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=askC4SK-E30
Forum: 2 smokers 01-18-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Thanks for the reply Jomega! I have no issues...

Thanks for the reply Jomega! I have no issues with teh Shinkos whatsoever. I ride on the road and in the dirt. After 1200 mostly road miles, the rear tread is showing some wear (flattening on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,164
Posted By scotty_rides
I can't see the picture but would like to see...

I can't see the picture but would like to see that old Suzuki. We have a 1973 Yamaha (post above yours) making all new memories with the next generation.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,164
Posted By scotty_rides
The race is on! Go boys, go! ...

The race is on! Go boys, go!
http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/misc/4489.jpg

Early "spring" ride on the Bonneville!...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 115,496
Posted By scotty_rides
Airline Food

Funny! I thought I was the only one to photograph airplane food :norton. This one was kindly served to me on a trip from Chennai, India to Baroda, India in 2008.

It was a great meal by any...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 115,496
Posted By scotty_rides
Wonderful Ride Report. Your writing style and...

Wonderful Ride Report. Your writing style and photographs are terrific. Making many of us want to get off our duffs and plan an epic adventure.

:csm

Well done!
Forum: 2 smokers 11-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Trials and Hooligan Riding on the 1973 Yamaha CT3 175 (& YZ250F)

Hidden talent of the 1973 Yamaha CT3 175, trials riding. Peppy engine and low seat height = lots of fun:rofl :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T7DLMHngkM
Forum: 2 smokers 11-06-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
I'm pleasantly surprised with the Shinkos so far....

I'm pleasantly surprised with the Shinkos so far. I have about 600 miles on them (mostly road) and they are showing no appreciable wear. Not hard-core knobbies but work just fine for this bike in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,616
Posted By scotty_rides
Minnesota Enduro

Minnesota Trail Ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a_c_rMBKFI
Forum: 2 smokers 08-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Update on Yamaha CT3 175cc 2-stroke

The CT3 175cc is still going strong after 400 miles on the road and trail. Its nice to get plenty of seat time on it after working all winter in the basement, just imagining what it would be like to...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-15-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Enjoying the summer with our restored 1973 Yamaha...

Enjoying the summer with our restored 1973 Yamaha CT3 175cc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2wZE8Y93Lg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By scotty_rides
????

Ok,
I read the rules for the "Face Plant" forum before posting the video. Can anyone tell me why this thread got moved to "The perfect line and other riding myths"? Did I miss something here?:huh ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,697
Posted By scotty_rides
Enduro Trail Ride: CR250 attacks innocent WR250F

Funny incident. Two of my riding buddies have a mishap in the northwoods. Everyone is ok. I guess the 2stroke felt threatened by the 4stroke and tried to take it out.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-28-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3,633
Views: 701,148
Posted By scotty_rides
Minnesota Adventure

Rocky hill climb in S.E. Minnesota. :ricky


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw-b5fSeC7M (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw-b5fSeC7M)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw-b5fSeC7M)
...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2010, 02:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
You are right. I was mixed up last night. For my...

You are right. I was mixed up last night. For my CT3, I could not find the 3.25's. So I put the 3.50 Shinko SR241 on the front and rear. I saw some other threads where others had trouble finding that...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
I could not find the original front tire size...

I could not find the original front tire size (2.75x18) so both tires are now the same as the original rear size 3.25x18. I bought trials tires from bikebandit. They say Golden Boy on the side. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-19-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_ri...

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/CT175-Update11/p_00519.jpg
http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/CT175-Update11/p_00520.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 04-28-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Three generations: 1973, 2004, 2006 ...

Three generations:
1973, 2004, 2006

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/Ct175-Update10/4166.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 04-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
First day commuting on the 175: ...

First day commuting on the 175:

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/Ct175-Update10/4162.jpg
http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt326/scotty_rides/Ct175-Update10/4164.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkDu2TfZ770 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkDu2TfZ770

One more video of the Fresh 1973 CT3 CT175. For your listening pleasure.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 82,623
Posted By scotty_rides
1973 Yahama 175 CT3 Restoration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NKukoLllc
...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Wow! That is probably the best looking CT3...

Wow! That is probably the best looking CT3 anywhere. Congratulations on a job very well done.:clap
Forum: 2 smokers 04-25-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,612
Posted By scotty_rides
Newly Restored 1973 Yamaha CT3 175 ring-ding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NKukoLllc
Spring has arrived and there is the sweet sound of ringa-ding-ding in the air.
Enjoy the trip back in time.

This was a winter restoration project of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,952
Posted By scotty_rides
I just finished this one but will be hanging on...

I just finished this one but will be hanging on to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0NKukoLllc

Here is a thread detailing the entire project:...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8,164
Views: 3,210,480
Posted By scotty_rides
Laugh 1973 Yamaha Enduro Project

Just picked this up from my father-in-law. Looking forward to getting it onto the road and trail in the spring.

These are the "BEFORE RESTORATION" picures.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 24,446
Posted By scotty_rides
Most Reliable

1. From my experience to date, I would say the HONDA XR400. It gave me 0 troubles and lots of enjoyment. I sure miss that bike. It was plated and served as a commuter and trail rider.

2. I can...
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,582
Posted By scotty_rides
Suggestions

I am about to start a CT175 rebuild as well. Some suggestions I have been given:

1. Relace the spokes - the nipples will all be rusted and prone to failure
2. Go to pre-mix instead of oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,521
Posted By scotty_rides
My Own CT175 Project

Thanks for sharing the rebuild of your Yamaha CT175 Enduro. I will be starting a very similar project in about two months when I pick up this CT175 from my father-in-law. I am not sure of the year...
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