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Offline Davey Crocket

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 07:36:55 AM »
Bargain I'd say.
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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 07:43:58 AM »
It looks kinda new.
God, those were the days - to be a teen in 1970s again!!

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 08:25:06 AM »
the bp depot manager rode one of those about the place and he wanted to sell it...I wanted to buy it... dad didn't want pay for it :'(..end of story

Offline crash n bern

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 01:10:45 PM »
Couple of mates had those back in the early '70's. They worked at a servo and had more money than the rest of us. They bought a bunch of hot up parts for them, lighter flywheels, power pipe, different piston and barrels etc. and had them flying. Painted them flat black as well.

I don't know who did the hop up kits for them.

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 04:20:37 PM »
Bit over done for my liking. The alloy parts new were shiny but not polished. US tail light and rear indicator lenses looks wrong in Australia as well.
Still very pretty.

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 04:29:37 PM »
"They worked at a servo and had more money than the rest of us.
They bought a bunch of hot up parts for them, lighter flywheels, power pipe, different piston
and barrels etc. and had them flying. Painted them flat black as well."


Would've been cool to see the Flying Servo Boys on their black CT1s!!

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 06:38:52 PM »
Jeeze

I have 1 complete CT1 and 1 complete CT2  and enough parts to make 2 CT3's.

Also, I still have the CT3 I brought the day before my 17th birthday in 1977 but now raced as a AT1.

Where do I find a sucker like the one that paid $7k for this one.

Hot up parts were from a variety of US companies. The best hot up tips was published in Trail and Track! Piston and port mods, pipe and carby stuff.

Original Yamaha gear sets and internals can be changed with lots of success (MX125 go straight in). There were at least 5 different heads that you could buy for them and they are all getting rare (dear in price)!

They were bullet proof once you got the ignition sorted. Here is one reasonably simple mod site! http://www.vintagemxracer.com/at1mxproject.html

Now, who wants a CT2 for, say $2K (I'll even throw in a hot Head!)

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Re: Shannons auction result CT-175!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 07:38:48 PM »
To buy and restore a bike to that standard with OEM parts sourced patiently from all over the world would cost at least 5-6k, if you were paying someone hourly for the resto would your labour bill would far exceed 1-2k. If you've got the money but not the time and/or knowledge I'd say 7k is a bargain!!!
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