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    Honda CL175 from hell.

    That looks clean!
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Paint code is KH2 - Show me some photos if you do! Got in some seat time today. Took pics because it doesn't count unless you take a photo, right? I need to do something with the footpegs.. They vibrate a lot at 100kmph.. Wouldn't do my bung knee's any good on a long trip Any suggestions?
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Thanks man! Well, thats the big tick done - WOF Complete! Failed as expected but only on the reflectors and he had some on deck so brought those off him. Happy with that result I rode it home from the mechanics which was approx. 15 minutes on the highway. Initial thoughts are it feels small.. A bit like a gorilla on a rollerskate haha Felt good at 100kms an hour. It's got a "speed" light that comes on at around 85kms an hour which is a big red light.. Thats got to go because even though I know about it, it still makes me heart skip a beat thinking there is an oil issue. Needs a good clean, a couple little things here and there but otherwise it's a cool little bike! The "build" isn't over yet. I've just brought a new house which has a garage (woop!) so i'll be able to get it up on a lift and have more room to work with which I am super excited about. Cheers to all tho have followed so far and have been interested in the process so far - appreciate it
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    Honda CL175 from hell.

    Crystal clear. I did wonder if you were going to run the m-unit along side the buttons. I love the simplicity of their stuff. Not in terms of wiring cause fook dat, but such a smart simple device. I like the time out of the indicators but 30 seconds might feel like a lifetime? Those buttons aren't too bad, especially concidering the OG motogadget ones have a heavier price tag. I love the M-Lock. I saw a bloke put the little cylinder thing inside a guitar AUX type plug and then the female side on the top yoke. He would push in the plug into the female side and that would effectively be his key. Does that make sense? So genius and such a cool little custom modification Im eager/excited to see the whole process with the wiring and all Keep us posted
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    Honda CL175 from hell.

    Do you have the link available for these? Out of curiosity - how will you run the buttons? Lets say for example, the left side.. Top button = left indicator - press again and it's off Bottom button = Right indicator - pretty again for off What about the other side? You will need high beam, pass, horn, engine on, engine start So much cleaner with the small controls but keen to hear the logistics of running these chur
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Thanks team! I'm certainly enjoying the process. I banged it on the back of a trailer today and took it down for a WOF check. I've never used this guy before but he comes highly recommended and has had quite a few GB's in there over the year. Seemed like a pretty straight up/no bullshit kind of guy which I like. Not much room between me and the ground so I want a thorough check.. It was cool seeing all the necks it snapped driving through town. I heard a few people make comments about the "cool bike" haha Obligatory photo for thread. Hondaception
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    Honda CL175 from hell.

    I can relate so hard with so much haha.. Polishing spoke wheels - I gave up and painted black Itchy body from wrap - I had to throw out the clothes I wore to wrap my exhaust the first time. Second time I did it wet and used welding gloves and wore a long sleeve haha. Good read man, i'm looking forward to seeing the final result. That tank looks lush
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    Chris.QCRs 1980 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH1000

    Such a bad ass bike man
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    Best thing to clean out a fuel tank?

    I recently did this on a tank that was pretty rusty and the difference was literally day and night. Simple process, pop down to bunnings and get yourself some hydrochloric acid (or if you've got a mate whos a concrete guy they will have barrels which I am sure you can poach some off) Bang in some water. I did about a 30/70 mix (Acid 70) and put in the acid.. It's dangerous shit so make sure you're wearing minimum gloves, face mask and goggles.. Nasty shit if you get it in your eyes. Let it sit for approx an hour, turn on the side, again on the side etc etc.. Once thats done, drain the solution. Fill the tank back up nearly full to the top with water and add some baking soda, table spoon by table spoon until the water stops fizzing when you put it in. Shake said water around, repeat the last step Empty and you're away laughing. I did have little bits of rust floating around the tank afterwards which was a pig to get out but I just lopped off a piece of garden hose and jimmied up an attachment to the vacuum cleaner and sucked out the rusty particles. Not sure if this is the proper way or not but it worked for me haha E: Water before acid, always! As I said, twice.. it's nasty stuff
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    At the stage above I still had a fair bit to do, including finish the wiring up front and mount headlight, indicators etc. Things like exhaust, mount pegs, polish engine and do a hand/eye check to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. I completed the above (apart from polish engine) and took it for it's first test ride which was a success! I came home and wrote another list of things I needed to do And that my OSGC's is where we are at today. All I have left to do is mount the new exhaust pipe and take it down for a warrant. Fingers crossed there aren't any hidden surprises What's your thoughts?
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Wheels were next, as well as rear shocks. I plan to replace the rear shocks with something decent but I wanted to do something about the ones I had in the interim. Left is how they came, right is after a clean before I went to town with some sand paper Below is the "finished product" Back to electrics.. It was time to wire up my new tail light (integrated indicators) For the life of me I couldn't get the tail light to work. I knew it wasn't a faulty light as I was able to test on a known working circuit so was time to figure out what was wrong. Fortunately I had a spare loom so I split that up and started tracing the wire back to the front of the bike. I tested the wire at both ends and was able to get continuity so ruled that out. Tested the power where it was coming from and was also getting power. So it was time to test the switches. This was a pig of a job.. So many little fiddly buggers Put all back together and still the same problem. I went back to square on and found it was the feed that was feeding the tail light that was buggered.. I found the speedo back light feed and just rewired it to that feed. Job done and was able to keep it nice and tidy too. I assembled the bike now that all my painted bits were dry and rolled it out of the shed for some Vit D for the first time in 4 months and gave the shed a good clean
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    I wanted to retain the factory decals on the bike but I wasn't a fan of the colour and I felt like it wasn't a good fit for the overall vibe of the bike so I touched base with my go-to sign writer and he made me some custom decals. I went with a gloss black and matt black combination. I'm chuffed with how these came out. The side covers are super low key so you can only see them in certain light.
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Paint.. I was originally going to paint the frame like I had done with the GN but on closer inspection the frame was actually in alright nick and just needs a bloody good scrub. I started by stripping the tank which was full of bog (typical GB tank dents) Before I started this process I did some reading on rusty tanks on the inside and gave it a good blast with Hydrochloric acid and then neutralised it with some baking soda (shout out to the one thing I listened to in science class at school) Paint stripper is nasty and ineffective, I shouldn't have wasted my time with it Panel beating is something I leave to professionals. The colour I went for was Nissan's grey (KH2 is the code) commonly found on R32 GTR's and also gloss black
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    Deciding on how I wanted the bike to look was a difficult decision. Things like the wheels, exhaust, the motor, the forks, guards, petrol tank etc.. They were all in pretty bad nick and required lots of attention. These parts aren't cheap either so getting a new tank in good condition I was looking at approx $700 NZD and that wasn't even painted! This is where I will piss off a few GB purists and butcher my bike.. I decided on going with a mostly black look. I didn't want to just paint the whole bike gloss black as I just don't think that would contrast well and needed something different to break it up a wee bit. I went with a black wrinkle paint (what people generally paint their rocker covers with on cars) on the forks, yolk, rear hoop, clip ons and fuse box cover. I wasn't a big fan of the huge front guard and I do have a spare (note I have a spare bike pretty much so all the things I have painted can be reversed with rusty old parts again..) Good opportunity to use the angle grinder my brother brought me for Christmas last year haha Same with the rear guard, that got the chop. Did I mention I have no idea what I am doing and are just winging it? Haha. I am sure there are some fabrication pro's out there absolutely rolling in their seat wondering what the f**k I am doing..
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    At this stage I had confirmed it was a runner and continued with the rest of the build. That wiring needed attention.. big time. The fairing that was on the bike wasn't a factory bikini fairing.. It was just a fibreglass replica sadly so that was to go, along with all the additional wiring. Get a load of this 1970's house wiring steez I took so many photos and videos of the wiring. I am so glad I did - I had to refer back so many times. Electrics have never been my strong point sadly.. Next up.. Fork seals. A few videos on youtube later I was confident I would be sweet in replacing the seals and dust caps. Fortunately for me, a friend of mine is a dirt bike guru and nearly ever dirt bike needs their fork seals replaced so I thought I would just chime in on those skills and take them up to his work shop and get some professional assistance with the process. Believe it or not, this one was the better one of them both. Sadly I don't have a photo of the tubes looking mint but this was about 10 minutes worth 1500 grit sand paper and half a can of WD40 I couldn't get all of the 'pitting' gone but they were "dents" so my mate wasn't concerned as it wouldn't damage the seal (although we still protected the seal on the way down with a bit of plastic bag) New seals and good quality fork oil.. What a difference! It went from complete mush when pushing down to a nice little bit of spring. I also banged a $2 coin under the top cap which pre loaded them a little which was a little tip I received from a GB guru