Newly Restored 1973 Yamaha CT3 175 ring-ding

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by scotty_rides, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. scotty_rides

    scotty_rides Adventurer

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  2. Jomega

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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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  3. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Brings me back... same year, same rack on the back.. you did a great looking resto!

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  4. scotty_rides

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    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.

    Scott
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  5. scotty_rides

    scotty_rides Adventurer

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    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
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  6. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    If only we'd known the plastic metalflake helmets would be back in style, we'd have kept them ! :clap:lol3
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  7. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Hi Scotty,

    Nice job on the 175! It (a blue one) was my 2nd bike, after killing a Honda 100. :lol3 I never killed the Yamaha BTW.

    I currently have a yellow 1971 AT1 125. It's in great shape other than the hi-beam/lo-beam control button has been broken off. Do you know of a source for, or someone that restores/refurbishes those controls for the early Yamahas ?

    If so, could you PM me please. I don't check here too often.

    Thanks and ride safe!

    Rob
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  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Nice little bike!

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/askC4SK-E30" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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