1980. Local guy has one, not running, but cosmetically very nice. He said it was running last year and quit - carb leaks some gas. Asking $500. Looks like a fun 1975 technology street/trail bike. Anyone know about these? Looks hard to find parts for.
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$500 sounds nearly right but only if it has a title and is registerable.
Rugged machines, otherwise. I had a '74 F7, which was renamed the KE175 the next year. Nice enough machine. Pulled me around town at ~45mph and did fine on ordinary trails. It had a fantastic ignition, I remember that. I've never seen such a fat blue spark from just easily kicking it over. And it never ONCE fouled a plug on me.
Good luck whichever way you go.
Real Bikes 1975 CB360T, in the family since new (gone back to Dad's)
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I had a 70-something KE125 with a PSI performance pipe that I got for free, and man that thing FLEW! I never did like the rotary carb/timing thing but if kept in good shape they're really no trouble I suppose.
Mine had a dual plug head on it too. He's right about that spark though! I once zapped myself and ended up throwing the plug WAY ACROSS the yard never to be found. My arm felt funny all day and I kept wondering if I was having a heart attack..
I'd try to talk him down if I were you but otherwise, go for it... Always fun ripping around in the dirt.
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Post subject: Re: Kawasaki KE175 enduro? - Woot! Got it!
Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:06 pm
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Guy just emailed me back Sunday, said if I still wanted it for my original offer it's mine. Pick it up Tuesday AM.... hopefully an easy fix and my son and I will be dirt bikin! (I'll use the CL175....)
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