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    Default Kawasaki Trail KE 175 restoration from dead to alive.

    Well, I bought a KE175 from Mr. Asif (PW: justtrust). It was in about a squillion pieces, but apparently it was all there! As per Seller, only its fuel tank & its silencer was missing. But, later I realized that is Crab & left side cover was also missing.

    Fining these missing pieces were thought as great deal of tension, but by grace of Allah I found all missing pieces easily with help of fellow beings.

    We were able to complete this project in 5 months. Me and my co-mate my brother Ishaq had started working on it in Aug 14 and finalized it on 6th Jan 15.
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    next and most likely last difficult task was setting up its wiring properly. again I resort to KE175's manual, traced all of its wiring. repaired it handle grips, tachometer and speedo meter. I used Suzuki GP 100's turn signal for rear , new similar small size turn signals for front.

    wiring setting was bit confusing but after lots trial and error. I finally set its wiring into proper working.

    Things is modified: I use 12v rectifier and all lights and flasher is working on 12v.
    Head light: according to wiring manual, headlight should connected direct to battery but I connected head lamp with dynamo coils directly (like Honda's headlamp) but problem is that it lumens very dull, I change headlamp to 6v now it lumens better but not as bright as it have to be.
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    next and most likely last difficult task was setting up its wiring properly. again I resort to KE175's manual, traced all of its wiring. repaired it handle grips, tachometer and speedo meter. I used Suzuki GP 100's turn signal for rear , new similar small size turn signals for front.

    wiring setting was bit confusing but after lots trial and error. I finally set its wiring into proper working.

    Things is modified: I use 12v rectifier and all lights and flasher is working on 12v.
    Head light: according to wiring manual, headlight should connected direct to battery but I connected head lamp with dynamo coils directly (like Honda's headlamp) but problem is that it lumens very dull, I change headlamp to 6v now it lumens better but not as bright as it have to be.
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    and Finally its ready to ride.
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    superb resto sir g, kya say kya ban gayi cheez

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    this KE175 have only 3 issues left to manage
    1. clutch plates need to be changed, because at high speed (mostly on 4 & 5th gear) engine rev faster then output speed of bike.
    2. need to rewind charging coil to get proper 12v output for brighter headlight.
    3. oil pump is pumping air bubble in engine (auto lube), need to check its seals too.

    overall the bike is now in 'mazay-dar' condition.

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    Well done & great job done by mbaqurashi thumbs up

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    good work bro

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    Really happy to have seen this Bike on the Road.
    infact not only on the Road rather Happy to have see you come all the way to Faisalabad and then Back to Lahore on the bike, its like 300 KM and the bike is all good.
    Thanks & Best Regards Mustafa Parveiz
    (Cell: 0300-6620420 ) www.pakistanbikersclub.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMARTDEVIL View Post

    Really happy to have seen this Bike on the Road.
    infact not only on the Road rather Happy to have see you come all the way to Faisalabad and then Back to Lahore on the bike, its like 300 KM and the bike is all good.
    Thanks dear for appreciation

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    Great work Bilal bhai. Was looking forward to this resto. thread.
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    NEW UPDATE.

    all the engine blocks are repainted completely, and engine is resting in steel tray beside engine block.
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    it's front forks were repaired too according to instructions manual, all the work was completely done by hands with the help of my brother Ishaq

    in second pic, a cup of tea can replace engine , after pouring a cup (mug instead) of tea milage got better, that means I can work for couple of more hours on my bike
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    @mbaqureshi what is the lifespan of a ke175 engine?

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    Do you need Fuel Tank filler cap ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarzahid View Post
    @mbaqureshi what is the lifespan of a ke175 engine?
    Brother I just driven it only 600km, engine is reopened because i also wanted it to looks cool cosmetic wise too.
    as far as 2 stroke engines are concern, only its top end need to be checked after 4000/5000 kms. And i've seen some 2 stroke owners they clean their piston and head after every 1000 km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daudbros View Post
    Do you need Fuel Tank filler cap ?
    bro can you PM me the pics of Fuel Tank filler cap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbaqurashi View Post
    Brother I just driven it only 600km, engine is reopened because i also wanted it to looks cool cosmetic wise too.
    as far as 2 stroke engines are concern, only its top end need to be checked after 4000/5000 kms. And i've seen some 2 stroke owners they clean their piston and head after every 1000 km.
    Did you have any trouble sourcing the engine parts for the initial rebuild? Are they available in pindi?

    Sorry for so many questions :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarzahid View Post
    Did you have any trouble sourcing the engine parts for the initial rebuild? Are they available in pindi?

    Sorry for so many questions :-)
    most of engine parts were with the bike already, but some of them are rebuilt i.e. kick start assembly & Gear shift shaft, some of them are compromised i.e. piston, carburetor, head light and some electronics parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbaqurashi View Post
    most of engine parts were with the bike already, but some of them are rebuilt i.e. kick start assembly & Gear shift shaft, some of them are compromised i.e. piston, carburetor, head light and some electronics parts.
    Thanks so much for the info. I was involved with a friend in restoring his DR125 and it was relatively easy to find parts (GS carb, clutch plates) while other parts like domed piston was a pain in the a** to find. Ive recently been looking at Yamaha DTs and the only thing which stops me is the engine rebuilding

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammarzahid View Post
    Thanks so much for the info. I was involved with a friend in restoring his DR125 and it was relatively easy to find parts (GS carb, clutch plates) while other parts like domed piston was a pain in the a** to find. Ive recently been looking at Yamaha DTs and the only thing which stops me is the engine rebuilding
    pain in the a** engine parts are also easy to find. search for those who are selling "relevant" bike and contact them, they must have some parts available with them or they give you good contacts, may give you best advise on how to compromise with missing parts or what best replacements are available.

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