kdotlowe

Honda CL175 from hell.

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Believe it or not, I'm still working on this bike.

 

Been away travelling. Rode the length of Vietnam on a 100cc Honda which was somewhat terrifying/exciting. 

 

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Bike is currently with a friend having some minor fabrication work done. While that's happening, I'm prepping the engine (making it pretty). Hopefully have some progress shortly. 

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Frame's back! A friend has done some fab work for me. New mounts for the tank, new redesigned tail section along with a seat pan. Very happy.

 

 

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Did a rough assemble to get an idea of how the bike looks, the bars look like absolute rubbish but I just needed something to move the bike around with.

 

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Seeing as my garage is full of CB360 parts, I'm going to cut down a rear fender to use on the 175.

 

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Just need to fabricate a bottom mount headlight bracket, a battery mounting solution, and some new foot pegs and then I'm pretty much happy with the frame. Nearly up to the fun part of making everything pretty, and purchasing shiny new parts!

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Curses, a shiny tank is now on my Ali wish list.

Nice to see some progress...

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Decided to tidy up the engine by chucking on a coat of primer. 

 

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And mockup up the rear fender to where I'd like it to sit. Just need to figure a way out to mount it.

 

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Have ordered some new handlebars which should be with me in the next day or two which will give me a better idea of how the bike will look. 

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Purchased and installed some new handlebars which I'm pretty happy with.
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Also painted the engine. Going to get the side covers polished to a chrome finish.

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I really need to finish up all the fabrication work so I can get the frame powder coated and start the process of reassembling.

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Decided to go for a smaller rear fender. Now using a front fender off a CB360 rather than the rear.

Made some little brackets up:

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Ready to weld:

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Mr.Vapour also blasted my engine side covers and a few other bits and pieces. 

Hit a wall now. I'm at the stage where I need to start purchasing new parts. Probably will look at getting the seat reupholstered next.

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Picked up the side covers, look bloody great. Going to leave them raw.

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Those side covers look mint man, I'm keen to do this on my K0. Are you going to spray them with matt clear coat to keep them crisp?

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@Abarth Hadn't thought about that to be honest - but yeah it sounds like a good idea!

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total buzzkill lol but im digging that red tank over the chrome. Nice frame work though

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@MKD haha fair! It's still sitting here, so can always go back on if the bike doesn't end up looking how I imagined.

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something boxy could add some staunch to its brat-ness too. I've seen a few builds now using the AG100 tanks which look pretty cool i think. cheaper than an RD50 tank (which are on aliexpress if you go for that look too) and pretty readily available.

 

 

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New carb day!

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I'm removing the side cover badges so I've patched up the mounting holes with fibreglass. 

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Also decided to try weld my fender brackets on myself.

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Considering I'd never welded before, and only had about an hours practice prior to doing this, I'm pretty stoked! Hopefully it holds. 

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I'm pretty useless at taking photos and documenting what I'm doing. 

Started prepping everything for paint, body filling side panels and paint stripping the frame and brackets etc

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Will be sandblasting at home and probably painting with POR15.

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More stripping. Pretty much ready to be blasted and painted.596bc0b77dafc_Photo15-07-1720323PM.jpg.8c11013548093086dfc98ec56e77a9c2.jpg

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Just purchased a distraction.....

 

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Flip has that thing ever been ridden! 

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