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Have a couple of these as parts bikes, so decided to make one reasonably good one out of them.
Painted the frame and re-zinc'd a few parts.
Will get it all as it should be then start tarting her up :D
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Looks good as it is.

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Trodz wrote:Looks good as it is.
Mainly want to restore back wheel and paint the guards, that'll do for it :D

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Good plan, the "patina" of the bike looks great.

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Gee that looks alright, very popular the 175's in the day.

Won't be long and you'll be like this taken at Rock Lobster Park, Robinvale Vic.

Jock on his Blue XL175

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Got into the 175 as well while i was on a roll :D
Took me a while to work out why no power getting to anything...turned out the key switch was from another bike and while it had the 4 wires they were in different positions to the harness plug :hmmm:
Re-jigged the pins and hey presto! power at last.
Also had what I thought was overflowing carb float bowl which turned out to be a hairline split in the brass overflow tube inside the bowl, slipped a piece of thin fuel line over the split and all good for now, will solder soon.
Just need to put mudguards back on and make sure lights etc. all work and she's good to go, though I do want to get a decent back rim before fitting the new tyre.


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Made a start on the XL175 guard today.
All guards have been painted, now to rivet the newly zinc plated plates back on.
Apparently you need to soften rivets with heat before fitting.....found out aluminium doesn't need a lot of heat to melt. lol
Other than that it was a piece of piss :eyebrows:

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Little bit of heat goes a looong way on Aluminum :hmmm:
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Ready to go, hopefully no scratched paint.
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Easy peasy
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