Restoration Project


MR175 in Sad Shape

Presented by redbug2


A beginning   2009-08-13 06:59:12 Came with two tanks, Original tank was green and painted red, other one not too bad, but dented...    2009-08-13 07:01:09 Frame broken, will need welding.    2009-08-13 06:59:45 Cleaned up a bit, muffler painted. Rear Brake Adjusted.   2009-10-01 06:58:14 Test spray of plastic paint turned out ok, fender heavily oxidized.   2009-10-01 06:59:24

Log Entries

Work Start Date: 2009-08-01  Work End Date 2009-08-01
Title: Purchased BikeHours: 3 Cost: $250.00
Work Descrption: Purchased Bike. Had a lot of extra parts that I will sell on ebay.

Title: Got Bike RunningHours: 2 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption: Took tank off, its a mess. Put an external lawn mower tank on, cleaned Carbuator, and was able to get bike started, ran fine.

Work Start Date: 2009-09-27  Work End Date 2009-09-27
Title: Fixed a lot of things..Hours: 3 Cost: $0.00
Work Descrption:

Welded frame, power sprayed entire bike.

Took muffler off and welded holes. Fixed heat shield. Fixed heat shield mount. Painted entire muffler.

Re-worked/Re-bent brake lever and re-adjusted cable. Working well now. Painted engine bare spots.

 Took front fender off, looking for a flexible paint solution if there is one. 

To Do Entries

Total Cost: $250.00    Total Hours: 8

Parts Wanted

Desired Cost
Date Entered
Part Description
Headlight and TailightElectrical$45.00 2009-08-13Looking for a headlight and tailight for this bike.
Speedometer CableFrame$25.00 2009-08-13I need a speedometer cable.

Parts Purchased

Date Entered
Part Description
Left Side CoverFrame$27.74 2009-09-28Found a left side cover for an MT125 which apparently is the same as MR175, purchased it....
SpeedometerFrame$26.51 2009-08-13Purchased a used Speedometer from XL175, should work fine on this bike.
Headlight BracketsFrame$15.00 2009-09-28Bought headlight brackets

Total Cost: $69.25