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Old 04-25-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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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 CT3 that sat in my father-in-law's barn for the past 20 years. I had never heard it run myself until yesterday. The pay-off is sweet.

To see the entire restoration in photos, see this link:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/thr...duro-project/0

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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Nice little bikes when finished. Congrats

Here is mine about done too.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:28 AM   #3
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Other side

I didn't keep it "stock" obviously.

Lots of little "tweaks" that I am sure you would appreciate.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #4
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Wow! That is probably the best looking CT3 anywhere. Congratulations on a job very well done.

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I didn't keep it "stock" obviously.

Lots of little "tweaks" that I am sure you would appreciate.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:26 AM   #5
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Wow! That is probably the best looking CT3 anywhere. Congratulations on a job very well done.
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Yours is cool. I really like seeing these old bikes coming back from the trash piles. They make you laugh when you finally go down the road on them. Not many new cookie cutter bikes do that for me anymore.

Mine started out like this
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:35 PM   #6
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkDu2TfZ770

One more video of the Fresh 1973 CT3 CT175. For your listening pleasure.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:42 AM   #7
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Great job on both bikes guys. I love the sound of a two stroke , I like to go out and fire up my old KT-250 once in a while to remind me of the good ol days of motocross. Plus the neighbors dog that likes to bark for 3 hours straight goes right into his dog-house and keeps quiet the rest of the day.


I have to get me a vintage Yamaha enduro, Something pre-76 would be cool.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:44 AM   #8
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Enjoying the summer with our restored 1973 Yamaha CT3 175cc

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:33 AM   #9
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Carburetion sounds spot on, really smooth running, good job my friend!
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #10
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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 ride. It looks so formal on a trail ride with all the gold and chrome compared to all of the plastic-clad dirt bikes. I like jumping between the CT3 and my YZ250F throughout the day on the trails. I push them both pretty hard now that the honeymoon period is over.

Here are a few new pictures for those interested in these old bikes.



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Old 10-06-2010, 06:35 AM   #11
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how are the Shinko 241s holding up??

Bumping this thread, because I'm thinking about putting those tires on my CL350. How has the durability been? Are they good on the pavement?

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:45 PM   #12
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Bumping this thread, because I'm thinking about putting those tires on my CL350. How has the durability been? Are they good on the pavement?
thanks,
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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 dirt and even a little mud also.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:57 PM   #13
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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 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T7DLMHngkM
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Cool little vid man, I was digging listening to that engine. Watching it made me think that i need to practice stuff like this to be a better rider.

some time has passed, how do you like the shinkos now? I found this thread by doing a search for them (don't want to shell out the money for TKC 80s)
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Cool little vid man, I was digging listening to that engine. Watching it made me think that i need to practice stuff like this to be a better rider.

some time has passed, how do you like the shinkos now? I found this thread by doing a search for them (don't want to shell out the money for TKC 80s)
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 center of the tire) but not enough to replace yet.

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