|12-08-2010, 01:11 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Simi Valley, Ca.
XL175 low budget refurb.
The economy sucks.... I had to sell my last bike a few months ago to pay some bills, and have been going crazy without something to ride....
Thanks to CL, I found an old salvagable 1975 XL175 that caught my eye.
Yes, it's a '75 with 77? gas tank.
The owner took pity on me, & we agreed on a trade for an old stick welder that I havn't used for years. Done deal.
She's needs a bunch of little things, but over-all, not too bad.
Carb is a mess, & missing the slide spring.
Handlebar switch housings are trashed.
Harness is a bit hacked
Tank has light rust. (Not a single dent though!)
Shocks are rusted rigid
Forks have no dampening
Head pipe keepers missing
Broken blinker mount tab on front
wrong blinker mount on back
Duct tape seat cover
Missing side cover & air box
The worst seems to be the rear wheel assy. Not a clue what it came off of. It's a mickey-mouse mounting of a cable pull drum setup - sort of like the SL350, but not hooked up. It does have an aluminum rim.
Step 1 will be clean the carb, & get her started, to have a listen.
Step 2 will be to get a pull rod on the rear brake, or find the correct wheel assy
Step 3 stand back & decide what to do with her. Ride it as a rat? Tear down, clean, & rattle can?
I'm leaning toward making her look more SL-100ish. I've always loved the look of those bikes:
I've seen a couple of 'tracker style 175's that look good:
Stock isn't too shabby either:
Whatever I end up doing with it, it will take a while, so be patient with me!
396 screwed with this post 12-08-2010 at 01:25 PM Reason: typo & add photo
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