kdotlowe

Honda CL175 from hell.

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This is awesome. Nice photo's too! Looking forward to the summer rides.

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Been meaning to sodablast & paint the engine but the weather has been rubbish lately. Started tearing down the bike some more instead and am going to chip away at all the small jobs. Stripped the front forks today, mainly to just see what sort of condition they were in & to paint the lowers.

 

They were mint inside. Seals were good & fork oil was clean. 

 

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I swear by this stuff.

 

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So I've gotten pretty carried away. Current state:

 

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Stripped completely down to the frame to prepare for some fabrication work. Planning on making a rear hoop, electronics tray, seat pan & de-tabbing the frame.

 

Also thinking of sourcing a new tank. Have found CG125 tanks reasonably cheap on Aliexpress that I quite like the shape of. I'm hoping they mount very similarly to my current tank.

 

 

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Well tank should be very close to working. I test fit a cb200 tank on my cb100 and it fit pretty well. Cb /cg the same frame.

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Ah that's good to know! The mounts looked similar. Guess I should bite the bullet.

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Pic of how it sat. CB200 was longer at rear but from memory fit the front mounts on frame well.

 

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Pic of how it sat. CB200 was longer at rear but from memory fit the front mounts on frame well.

 

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 Can't see the image bro, any chance you could reupload? Interested to see. Cheers.

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Broke out the ol' Makita today & grinded off all the unnecessary crap. No more latches, helmet hooks etc. Didn't go too crazy, it's not a show bike & I'm semi lazy - but enough to tidy the frame up.

 

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Have a friend who's going to help me bend up a rear hoop and weld that up in the coming weeks.

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Started bending up a rear hoop. Gotta figure a way to make it fit with the pressed frame.

 

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Cool bike . These old bikes sure can be a learning curve  and if your starting to loose heart have a look at what the pomms pay for them now ( classic bike mag ) , I reckon NZ is about 10 years behind UK classic bike prices . The kickstarter is a bummer , you'd probly find that its been a bastard to start for years ( carbs ? )  and the shaft has just fatigued . Have a good look at the sprag clutch ( or whatever one -way drive device is) behind the flywheel , probly find issues there  and this will be why the chain and sprocket have been removed.

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Cool bike . These old bikes sure can be a learning curve  and if your starting to loose heart have a look at what the pomms pay for them now ( classic bike mag ) , I reckon NZ is about 10 years behind UK classic bike prices . The kickstarter is a bummer , you'd probly find that its been a bastard to start for years ( carbs ? )  and the shaft has just fatigued . Have a good look at the sprag clutch ( or whatever one -way drive device is) behind the flywheel , probly find issues there  and this will be why the chain and sprocket have been removed.

 Hamish

 

Yeah that would make complete sense! New shaft is in now so we should be all okay!

 

Definitely glad I bought the bike when I did. Not losing heart, just a slow & steady build :)

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New tank arrived from AliExpress. Actually really surprised at how well this thing is made. Not bad for less than $200 landed. 

 

Will have to swap the petcock's side so my fuel lines don't run next to my scrambler pipes, but other than that, it looks pretty damn good!

 

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Damn that's a sweet score !! Gonna look hot on your bike

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Was really hoping the tank would fit onto the existing mounts - or the front ones at least. Definitely pushing my luck. Doesn't line up with anything & is significantly longer than the original tank. Nothing too major though, will need to move the front mounts back about 60mm and everything else will work out from there. 

 

Rough mock up of how the tank will look. Not really sitting straight, but gives a good idea. Really like the shape of this tank on the small frame.

 

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That tank looks sweet! 

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A good friend of mine has finished up the rear hoop, just needs to be welded in place which will hopefully be done this week. Just need to sort out the tank mounts & fab up a seat pan and then the frame will be complete.

 

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Frame's all welded. Mocked up a seat pan. It's a really odd shape to make up for the fact that the rear of my frame transitions from stamped to tubular steel. Might have to make it slightly deeper so I have a flat seat line.

 

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Need to mount my tank before I go too far with the seat pan however.

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