WEEK, ER, 4 - MOTORCYCLE REBUILD PROJECT IT175F
NEXT THRILLING INSTALMENT - OMG, LOL, JMO!
Blah blah - sez Jerry...
You, my loyal and intelligent army of readers, were promised shocking revelations this week, so...here goes -
When I bought the bike It was advertised as a 1979 IT175F. It has subsequently emerged that it is actually, a 1977 IT175D. Shock horror!
This is disappointing for me, as the 1977 model is known to have less midrange torque, and was criticized at the time for being too peaky ... also it had super slow steering, which was modified and improved with a tighter head angle for the 1979 F model - so I feel like I've kind of been sold a pup.
Front fork - Disaster!
There's no pic of the front fork disaster saga, but here it is in brief - One fork is bent so much that it's impossible to change the leaking seal, so they are now very near the bin... I've sent for a decent pair from Ebay USA, something I think I should not have had to do- The phrase “suspension works as it should” is vague enough to cover the importer I suppose...
I must say that the engine had better work alright or I'm going to fall out of love with it...arrgh!
So I'm now waiting for forks, then I can bung the wheels on (new spokes on back wheel now) with their new tyres. Pics of them next time.
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