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I picked up a 72 175 Enduro a little while back. I’ve been slowly working on it. It had sat for 5 years before I got it. I did get it fired up and ran ok, but then started running really rich (bad float needle).
I also noticed a fair amount of carbon on the exhaust port, to popped off the head. Piston/head was suspiciously clean. I think someone cleaned it off.
I then decided to pull the cylinder, which took a little bit due to a stuck cylinder stud (cylinder won’t clear frame with them on). But I got it in the end and it looks pretty good overall.

the original SanRemo steel rims were very rusty- so I sent the hubs to Buchannan and had some Borrani alloy rims and stainless spokes/nipples loose laced. Yeah, the wheels are now worth more than the bike.
Shocks are shot, but happened across some Curnetts and installed those- they even had springs almost exactly the same orange as the bike.
I have a taillamp working, but nothing else, so time to sort the electrics.
I also am replacing the crankshaft seals, since so many of my vintage 2-strokes have those leak. It is a pretty easy job to replace and I needed to replace points/condenser anyway.

I think it will be a pretty fun bike for the use I plan for it. I always wanted one for some reason. I know they are not really that great, but I still like it.
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I’ve pulled the engine- decided to just go through it all now. A lot is off already, so not that much more work to just pull it apart and make sure all the bearings/seals are good.
I will try to remember and take pictures.

The plan is to get it done by spring. But I want to finish a 65cc mini engine I’m doing first. I don’t like too many things going at once if I can help it. It is almost done, so shouldn’t be long before I split the cases on the 175.
 
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