1974 AMF Harley sx 175 question on battery

Discussion in 'Other Harley Davidson Models' started by MikeP, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. MikeP

    MikeP New Member

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    I bought this dirt bike from a farmer in as found condition. It has no battery or tray for one but has a spot for one. Should it have one or are they only for electric start? I have never started this bike but plan to work on it tomorrow. He said it was running a year or so ago and it seems to have compression and is not locked up. Any good websites out there that Im not finding? Are these rare and valualbe or not at all? Anything helps. Thanks
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    not familar w/ these but maby it has a magneto ..value id check on ebay put in search for ones good luck''
     
  3. hammerhead pat

    hammerhead pat Active Member

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    Try this one...... caimag.com. Sorry, wasn't sure how to just post the link:bigsmiley29:
     
  4. Hoople

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    I am not familiar with the bike also but...

    If it has a place for a battery it means there must be some kind of charging system to charge this battery. If that is true, most voltage regulators rely on a "reference voltage" or battery to charge. Therefore, even if you do not use the battery to start the bike, some type of battery (even a small gel cell) would be required in order for the voltage regulator to have some kind of reference voltage.

    Does the bike have a lighting system on it? If so it must have a generator/alternator w/ regulator. Some systems are self regulating. Some are not. You better study the schematics before you try it.
     
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  6. Hoople

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    Tahir, Good information & Welcome to the Forum.! Just curious.... are there many HD bikes where you live? Parts availability?. I have never been to your Country.
     
  7. tahir

    tahir Banned

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    sure there are many HD's here parts avalibality is ok but for cheaper solutions we have many industrial CNC ,electronic manufacturers for excample i buy
    my anykind relays from a manufacturer in turkiye
    my belts from a kevlar belt cutter in turkiye
    my metal parts from CNC cnc metal fabricators
    best is there are many perfect metal coaters here and they are so cheap
    another perfect thing is paint is so cheap here also paintbrush is cheap
    and amazing one :)) we have a leather bag production unit in our company i may help about clothes and bags at very cheap prices
    also if you need something i may help you how to make it better and cheaper
     
  8. Hoople

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    Awesome! It sounds like you have a Ton of experience and you think "Out of the Box".

    It's Great to have you aboard.:)
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    These bikes were built in italy by aermacchi which was bought by hd in the early 70s the bikes were then badged as hd
    later amf sold aermacchi which became cagiva but still badged some bikes as hd
    at one pont it was possible to buy the bikes in the uk with either badge on them same bike different paint scheme

    Brian
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Fin it seems to me they were 2 stroke motors and had an oil injector, Right?:s