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Old Honda
< on 7/21/2009 3:34 PM >
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i would like to share...

i picked up this bike about a mouth ago



a 1972 Honda CL 175

i picked it up as a project bike

so far ive replaced the tires, changed the oil and tuned the carbs, that was enough to get it running

now im restoring it, i pulled the gas tank and dropped it off at a radiator place to get boiled out to remove the rust, and there is a lot of it, when i drained the tank the last 8 oz. or so came out black.

ive ordered a new side cover, i will be repainting it after i get the tank back.

while the tank is out and being boiled and coated im going to rebuild the whole fuel system, im going to try and save the petcock but i might need a new one (its filled with rust, i also need to rebuild then whole ignition system, i have a new coil, the contacts should be ok, just need to be cleaned.

oh! finding the plugs for this bike locally was a bitch, i had to have them ordered

im going to pound out the dents in the rear fender then i need to find some one to re-plate the chrome.

besides that if just has some minor things, like the oil filter cover is cracked because some one dumped it at some time, chain guard is a little bent, it might need new brakes soon

but yea, its been fun this far




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 1 on 7/21/2009 5:19 PM >
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Those little peanut plugs are getting harder to find! Sweet little scrambler you picked up there, I had a CB175 many years ago, very dependable lil' bikes. have fun, be safe.




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 2 on 7/23/2009 12:33 PM >
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thats pretty clean

Id love to find an old 305 (dont tell my HD buddies





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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 3 on 7/23/2009 1:38 PM >
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thats pretty clean

Id love to find an old 305 (dont tell my HD buddies




Ha, Ha Nicksan will never let you live that one down!

They say riding a honda is a lot like having sex with an ugly woman, it feels great, until somebody sees you doing it!




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< Reply # 4 on 7/23/2009 5:42 PM >
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< Reply # 5 on 7/23/2009 8:10 PM >
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Ha, Ha Nicksan will never let you live that one down!

They say riding a honda is a lot like having sex with an ugly woman, it feels great, until somebody sees you doing it!


Hey, just teasin' about the bike, it really is a nice little putter, those things are great at 45 or 50 mph, 65 or 70mph for any length of time is a little much for them.

I own lots of non harley bikes, so I get teased all the time, just remember it's about ridin' and havin' fun on what ya' got. Thats a great playin' around bike, it will get you looking for something bigger in a year or so.

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You might even get the notion to build an old style bobber, like on of these?
Doesn't have to be a Harley!!




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 6 on 7/23/2009 9:41 PM >
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heres an odd find:



Beemer one lung'r w/springer front end ay caramba!




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 7 on 7/23/2009 10:27 PM >
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heres an odd find:



Beemer one lung'r w/springer front end ay caramba!


My God that is ugly!!!!!! Must be about a 350cc single?




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 8 on 8/15/2009 1:25 AM >
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ok, i know you said to stay safe, but i crashed (not on this bike) and i broke my wrist




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 9 on 8/15/2009 3:06 AM >
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ok, i know you said to stay safe, but i crashed (not on this bike) and i broke my wrist


Well I don't know what type of riding you like to do, but falling down is the best way to learn about gravity and mother earth, and how to coexist with the both of them.

If you like off roading, your probably an adrenalin junkie, and you will fall again!! But riding off road is the best way to learn how to be a great street rider, when off road your bike is out of control a lot of the time, you learn to be comfortable with this, and so when on the street, somebody runs a red light in front of you, and you lock up the brakes and throw the bike sideways, you will have been thru the drill so many times before that it will feel like second nature to you. Still scary, but you'll know what your doing at least.

If you don't off road, stay in the lane away from parked cars, if you have to pass parked cars, look for people inside, be ready for them to open the door in front of you, always watch the front tires of cars, the car is going travel the direction they are turned, if you see a parked car, and the wheels are turned or are turning away from the curb, expect them to pull out into your path.

Watch for wet spots and oil, crosswalk paint is slick, reflector bumps are slick, A dog or raccoon will make you crash if you hit them!!

Just a few things I've learned in forty years of riding!!
Stay as safe as you can!!




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 10 on 8/16/2009 6:06 PM >
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One more thing,

I just realized while riding last night. When passing side streets with cars wishing to turn onto the street you're on, always assume they will pull out in front of you.

Cover your brake pedal, and watch the front tires of these cars. as your view perspective changes, sometimes this will conceal the fact that these cars are moving out towards you. Alway watch the front tires of these cars, as any hint of rolling will be detected as soon as the car begins moving.

Stay alert, and be safe out there. Hope you heal quickly!




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Re: Old Honda
< Reply # 11 on 8/17/2009 6:28 PM >
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I grew up on a bunch of 350/360 CL's and CB's. Nice shape for the vintage. Get a new petcock, or the stuff you don't see, will find it's way to the carb. Do the points. Filing will only buy you time and I bet they're still under $10. Don't forget the condenser while you're there. Ha, the last set of points I did were on a forklift. But I got a 60 Ironhead I'm putting back together for a guy right now with a mag. So those points look pretty new it it. I don't know what they have for those, if anything, but could never go back to points. I like being able to set timing curves depending on what gas I'm running.......or if the juice tanks are loaded.




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< Reply # 12 on 8/20/2009 4:20 AM >
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thanks for the tips, what happened was i was riding on a closed course and i was tiring to learn how to stop fast on a turn, the right way

the issues were, i didnt bring the bike up fast enough, i was most likely braking too hard, and the front tire hit a tar snake (the tar was put down the day before), and i hit it the rear tire came out of line with the front tire and the bike went sideways and i fell

i got back up and tried to figure out what happened, that skid started at the tar snake, and i pulled a chunk of tar up

only real damage was i cracked one bone and i chipped another, i kept riding for the rest of the day but after i couldnt pull on the clutch i had to stop, later on it got a lot worse and i had to go to the ER

i had on full safety gear which is good because i was doing 35mph




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< Reply # 13 on 8/20/2009 5:25 AM >
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I laid down one of the 360's back in highschool on a turn, hit some sand, just missed an oncoming truck, and some dude's mailbox. I managed to get it down to 50ish. I'm glad I was in the grass. I couldn't have been knocked out for more than a sec or two because the back tire was still turning. Wiped out that entire side of the bike. Funniest thing is my clothes were all full of mud and tore up and I got 2 detentions for being late to school. They never even checked the bike to see if I wasn't making up the limp I miss those days. I was indestructable, and can count on one hand the times I wore a helmet since 18. Those CL's are cursed I tells ya.

As for being safe, kick at the dog. That's what my buddy put on his written test. It was wrong, but he couldn't see why. You'd be supprised how stable a bike with fast turning wheels is. Don't brake any faster than you can and hit the fucker. You panic and set it down for a dog and you get road rash. Very good chance you stay up. But I think I'd rather slide under a moose. ANd no shit I had some ass come across 2 lanes and into mine to make a right turn. I got in his way. As long as you honestly believe everyone is out to kill you, you're not being paranoid. People look straight through you and pull out from a stop sign, even on highways. Recaps have and do fly off, that's a good 10-15 lbs of rubber and broken belts at 65. Good thing about most bikes is that they stop and accelerate faster than a car. Leave an out to either side if possible, but don't be afraid to downshift and grab a fist full of throttle. Oh, and watch out for old people. They can be worse than teeny-boppers with cell phones.



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< Reply # 14 on 8/20/2009 4:48 PM >
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As long as you honestly believe everyone is out to kill you, you're not being paranoid..


My view is everyone; EVERYONE on the road is an asshole. If they’re not doing something stupid, they’re about to.
This motto has helped to keep me out of a major spill. Most of the minor ones have been my fault.




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Do all your braking, and down shift before a turn, use both brakes, never in the middle, unless it is a dire emergency. Using the front brake while turning is very bad, unless you're very good at 1 finger braking, and know that bike well, using the back brake in a turn can get you sideways, once sideways it is very easy to highside, and that is very bad also, it is much worse than just sliding out.

Once you've scrubbed off the speed and enter the corner, roll on the throttle smoothly and accelerate out, do not make quick throttle adjustments in the middle of a turn.

Heal up and get to it again.

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Soon you'll be able to pull off these simple moves!!!!




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Soon you'll be able to pull off these simple moves!!!!


Great photos for Motorcycling 101




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Your welcome for the tips, but I'll tell ya you're never to good a rider to crash. I've been riding forty years, ride a fleet of vintage dirt bikes constantly,

I dropped my Triumph Speed Triple last night, just trying to do a U turn in the street, sounds easy I know!!

But the turn radius is so bad on these bikes, as you lean into your U turn, you realize that you're leaned over further than the bike will turn, this has happened 5 or 6 times before, very hard to recover from. This time it fell over at about two miles an hour, no real damage.

Just goes to show ya, even us old timers fuck up now and again!!!




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ok, so!

i got it up to 45mph yesterday, rode it for about 20miles (to work and back), and it rides well, small issues, the bike wont idle for long, it idles then stalls so when ever i stop i need to keep reving it, i think maybe i just tuned it wrong, the bigger issue is a two parter:

part one: the oil now smells like gas

part two, a mix of oil and gas is bleeding off the right cylinder, and i dont know from where, but after i run it for a bit the mix starts dripping off from the right side, it seems to pool around the spake plug

any ides?

oh also, is it somewhat normal for this type of bike to need to be in 5th before i can match the engine speed to road speed? meaning 35mph, i think maybe junkyard might be able to help with that one



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Drain and replace the oil and filter before you start the bike again, make sure you shut the fuel off every time you shut the bike down, and make sure both floats are working properly in both carbs. Sounds like the float is not shutting off the fuel flow, and its flowing into one or both cylinders, getting past the rings, and then contaminating the oil.

This condition can destroy your motor!!




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