1968 CL175 Winter project

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #16 by RAT » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:10 am

Very nice work .... might see it at the Barrie Bike Show next season ??

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #17 by HOTT » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:11 pm

Beautiful ! I love the 175 twins. Great work on the fins. Shocks new?

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #18 by flyin900 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:39 pm

Thanks fellow, yes Gord it will be at the Barrie Huronia swap meet next May for its unveiling. I would like to put it in the January Toronto motorcycle show, yet it may not be finished. Hott I did replace those shocks in a purchase from David Silver Spares and they are like OEM it seems. Yes the fins were a newer skill set I tried out originally on a 1975 CB400F a few years back and that repair still is good.
Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #19 by flyin900 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:33 pm

So I am quite a bit further along now on the project with many new parts arriving recently and installed now on the bike.

I received a new AGM battery and a NOS set of rear foot rests and frame holders and a NOS headlight assembly that finishes the front end. I have been able to get the front and rear wheels attached with some new hardware on them such as NOS chain adjusters and new axle bolt.

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The electrical is all done and working well with a new wiring harness and rebuilt signals and brake light. I am waiting for some carb parts and then they will be installed as the next project. I was able to do a Ultrasonic cleaning of the bodies and a rebuild with new soft parts.

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New cables and brake pads and a new rear brake pedal arm complete the mechanical side of the recent work done in those areas. I have replaced all the original bolts and JIS screws with new original parts to keep the build hardware correct.

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #20 by flyin900 » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:38 pm

Here's a few more of the bike as I have proceeded with the work. The last picture is hopefully the finished look of the bike. :-D

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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

Post #21 by heli_madken » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:23 am

Beautiful work, real craftsmanship thank you for sharing, have a great Christmas


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