St70 Lady Dax

Tripod

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Bike was purchased at an estate sale, rode a bit and dropped, then the seller left in in a garage for twenty years. I dont know who the original owner was.

Looks to be a 1972 general export but im not sure.

Underside of the fenders are clean, has the toolkit. The front handlebar knob work, the throttle and slide move. All good signs. I think it has the original Bridgestone tires on it.

I plan on cleaning it up. After building a chaly, im sure i can get most parts for it if needed. The white headlight bucket my need to be replaced with a painted oem.

Seat foam and pan are good. The cover is shot. I can get a full seat from vietnam or just the cover. Im not confident i can do that install well enough.

Id like to hear some thoughts on if i should replace with new oem, or nice used oem.
 

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CLEC66

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I’d love to have a White Lady Dax myself. I have 4 early Dax with removable front ends in various conditions. I would guess 72 by the 7 digit vin but they are a different world when it comes to production years. Think DrAtv still carries the brake pedal for these. I would definitely go back with green flower power seat it came with, that’s just me though. Congrats and glad your gonna clean it up!!
 

Tripod

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Got it home and had to fully assess what is needed first.

Engine turns over with the flywheel but not the kickstarter. I took the clutch cover off and didnt see anything out of place. Once i removed the shiftshaft and bits, i reclocked the Kickstart return spring on the splines. Yep, it kicks it over.

I debated just leaving as is or splitting the case to fix the pinion gear. Decided to do the open heart surgery since i wasnt sure how much else could be chewed up.

I found two teeth hidden in the corner under the kickstart pinion gear. It also chewed some of the teeth on the mating gear.

This is probably why it sat for 20 years. Also, the shift shaft was bent, and the footbrake is bent meaning it has gone down on both sides at some point, then maybe followed by some frantic kicking over.
 

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Tripod

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Carb wasnt caked up with the usual white aluminum dust that im used to. Had some fuel in it still, the smell reminded me of an old Volkswagen.

I thought the carb would be a 533a but its not. Ive never seen this one before.
 

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CLEC66

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Never seen that number either, 1 of my Dax has 533A, 2 others have ST7A. Never noticed my silvertag ct70 has AT70A carb.
 

CLEC66

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Awesome find, seems about right year to me. None of mine have a number there but their earlier bikes with 6 digit vins oddly all starting with a 5.
 
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