Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eastern Ontario
1978 KE175 new to me
Hi all, new member here with what I suspect will be the first round of many questions. A little background first, this is my first bike and I don't have much experience with engines but I am mechanically inclined.
I recently acquired a 1978 KE175 that looks to be in really good condition aside from the the tank needing a good cleaning. Now that the tank has been taken care of with a good vinegar soak and a fuel filter installed I was going to take a look at the carb to see what state it's in. Before i go tearing into things...
Does anyone have a digital copy of the manual for the 78? I've found some later model manuals online but not one that covers the 78 175.
It appears that models from other years have a cover for the carb only. It looks like the 78 the cover is one piece for the carb and gearbox (I think). Do I pull the drain plug on the bottom before removing the cover?
The air filter seems to have disintegrated so the plan is to order up some foam and fab a new one around the cage but I'm not sure what thickness or density to go with. Any tips from those who have gone before? T
Any thoughts would help. Thanks in advance.