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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-15-2015, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Is it worth it, 1962 175 (now with a picture)

a local harley shop has what i was told is a '62 175 complete with a locked up motor, pretty rusty but complete for $1500. without know anything else is it worth picking up?
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-15-2015, 12:07 PM
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hell yeh
even for that sought of money put in the corner and display it
if u want to restore it plenty of amazing help here

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https://flic.kr/s/aHskdCF9GT

here are a bunch more photos, hope link works. please tell me if it doesn't
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'worth it' depends- it would be worth much more than that to me, but if you had to pay someone to get it running you could easily end up 'underwater' on it- more invested than it's worth.
It's a nice motorcycle with a frustrating lack of information and almost no spare parts- if you have time to do some research and can do the work yourself, the asking price is cheap.
If you buy it, I hope you think twice before 'restoring it'- looks good to me as it is.
If you don't have time to spend on it, I'd offer you a very nice profit to sell it to me- will send a PM.
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I would take it immediately. It is a sport type CS, a late one but a CS. Thanks for the pics.
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post #6 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-28-2015, 10:55 AM
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Hey guy's, I just bought it!
I'm friends with the guy that owns the place. It' still in the window, but it's coming home with me next week.
It will be living with it's big brother.......

My BIIIIIG question here is, does anyone know wear I can get rocker arms? One is broken, the other is a question mark, as I haven't looked under the valve cover yet. That, and the right side tool box is among the missing, as is tail light. I'm imagining the T/light will be easy, as the esteemed Albert Bold told me he's got one.
I guess my other question is, what the hell year is this thing? Ed, at the shop told me it's a 64. Did they still have the OHC 175 in '64, or is thing earlier?
Albert re-built my Dad's 750 (now mine) waaaay back in something like 1985, after he bisected a deer in CT. I'm really hoping I can get some help from you guy's in locating rockers, so I can have some hope of getting this running, and then tear it down to nothing to start to make it look as nice as it's big bro.
*fingers crossed*

Thanks,
Chris Wyckoff
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BTW...........
I hope this doesn't squash the hope of any answers , but,



I ain't selling it!
That will be up to my Lovely wife, as will the sale of the 750, when I check out. Please don't go hoping for my early demise.
I'm hoping to run it in a Moto Giro someday!

Thanks Again!
Chris

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post #8 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-29-2015, 07:32 AM
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If open the engine you can see the date of manufactoring stamped in the cast. Parts are sometimes on Ebay in Europe. Just a few weeks ago some rockers and camshafts were sold from a Belgian guy.

Part list and Owners manual you can download for free from the MV AGUSTA Club of Switzerland. Search with Googgle, it ist easy to find.

Greetings Alexander
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post #9 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-29-2015, 10:04 AM
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Thanks Alex!
I'll be bringing it home this week, so I'll quickly get inside the little thing so that I know exactly what I am looking for.
God, I sure hope I can find this stuff, because I'm so pumped to have another MV to ride!
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post #10 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-30-2015, 07:44 AM
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Have a look on my project. It was a 1956 175 CS and I have the original Italian Documents. And I will it bring back on the road again. But it's hard to find the missing parts, so I have to wait and look for.

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