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    New 175 Owner,

    I just got a two stroke Wards Riverside home and I'm starting to take a look at it. The piston is stuck but I could turn the crank with the head off and it lifts the barrel out of the block. I sprayed PB Blaster in it and I'll let it sit for a bit.

    I've never owned a bike with so little info on the net about it.

    Where can I get parts like gaskets and rings for it? I think it could use new sprockets once it's on the road, so I'll need them sometime.

    I see more 125's on craigs and the net, do they share any parts, like the frame, engine block or hubs?

    If anyone wants to get it touch with me feel free.
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    Welcome Scott, I am sure someone will be along soon with more info than you can handle, good luck and keep us posted and photos too please
    A nice pair of nellies

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    Einstein.

    A bit like a Z25 then.

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    Bits

    E-Bay is a good start : motobi | eBay
    Most bits are from USA but as the riverside bikes where very similar to the Italian ones, you should be able to find some there too. Look out for spares from Cosmopolitan Motors. They went out of business a year ago but there are plenty on NOS parts available - if you have a parts catalogue with numbers it will help.

    santo_di_motocicli | eBay

    nosbyornella | eBay has lots but postage is very high!

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    Which model do you have? Any pictures?

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    The VIN plate says Wards Wheeled Goods. Model no. FFA-61-14021 A. It's the typical faded red and off white 60's style that I seem to see on most searches on google.

    I don't know what name it went by when sold in Italy, I suppose searching the name would help me find more info.

    It's still stuck, even after 24 hours in evapo-rust. That stuff sure works, except I had already used penetrating oil. They say on different forums it works best if you use it first, before any penetrating oil as the oil gets in the tight spots and the evaporust won't displace it. If I knew I could get parts for the motor, I would be more aggressive with heat and a hammer. but without a replacment piston, I will have to wait it out.

    The only other parts I need is for the carb. It's a Dellorto MB-22A. I need the slide and carb top.

    Again, if anyone want's to put up some info on this little guy I would be grateful. Especially, what year was it made? What is the oil mixture rate? What other bikes shared parts with it? Thanks

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    I have the service manual for the Enduro 175 which on the cover states can also be used for your machine FFA14021A and others. Its deals with the service work but nothing specific to any machine. I have a 175 Enduro with a Dell'Orto VHB 22BS carb and the recommended mix is 5%. Other than the heads the engines look very similar. I recently acquired this machine so I'm still learning also. Heres the exploded view of the Enduro from my other Parts manual maybe it'll help

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    Yes, that's excellent. I'm going to print that out and keep it in the garage. Thanks

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    I found some parts but I'm still looking for rod bearings and crank case seals/ gaskets. Flea bay has mostly 125 stuff, they must have sold more of them, the engines look similar, can anyone verify if they share the same case as the 175?

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    Hi
    You could try Ron Cowan (Wards Registry) who should be able to guide you in the right direction his email is [email protected]
    Cheers Steve

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