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Author Topic: 1973 XL175 Vitamin C Hell Ride  (Read 69463 times)

Offline irk miller

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1973 XL175 Vitamin C Hell Ride
« on: Mar 15, 2014, 22:14:43 »
I was looking for a small, vintage and street-able dirt bike when this thing kind'a fell into my lap.



It's still up in the air as to what I'll do with it, but for now I'll just see what I can do to get it running. The first order of business is to deal with the kick starter shaft. They commonly broke at the set screw groove.  A donor in Charleston came available on eBay, so the wife and I took the kid for the day to get the bike, see the aquarium and get some good Charleston vittles.  I payed $100 for the donor bike, which seems like a steal considering kick starter shafts are often $150 when they rarely come up on eBay. 




Offline DesmoBro

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #1 on: Mar 15, 2014, 23:09:52 »
I love orange soda
"I desire the things that will destroy me in the end"


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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #3 on: Mar 17, 2014, 00:26:20 »
I started tearing down the good bike's engine to pull the broken kick starter shaft.  According to the Honda Service Manual, you have to completely tear down the top end and pull the top case off of the bottom case, and transmission, to get to the shaft.  I recall a conversation with Murray(cxman) where he said you flip the engine and pull the bottom case off.  For some reason I went by the service manual procedure, which is essentially a complete teardown.  I suspect the conflict in approaches has something to do with how the transmission is set in the case and how it meets up with the engine.  As I got it tore down to the point where I pulled the cam (valve springs were next), it occurred to me:  I really never intended to tear this thing completely down (not now at least).  Also, the parts bike engine will turn over.  Why not try to use the parts bike engine in this frame?  Genius, right?  So, now to pulling the parts bike engine.  If there's anyone out there that knows this bike, and knows if pulling the bottom case off the engine while leaving the top end in tact will work to get to the kick starter shaft, please let me know.  Otherwise, it's strictly by the book... at least for now.

Offline cxman

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #4 on: Mar 17, 2014, 07:52:21 »
i will ask Steve today and get back to you he is the one that does the small engines

ps dont forget my gas cap lol i am starting assembly on that bike
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1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
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1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Offline irk miller

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #5 on: Mar 17, 2014, 08:03:11 »
i will ask Steve today and get back to you he is the one that does the small engines

ps dont forget my gas cap lol i am starting assembly on that bike
Much appreciative, Murray.  I can mail the cap to you this week.  I found one for this bike.

Offline cxman

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 2014, 10:28:10 »
steve says they come out with out pulling head barrel or crank

turn it upside down remove the side covers

split the case

the back layshaft for the trans will lift out so you can get at the kicker shaft
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2014, 10:49:08 »
I'm in.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline WhyNot

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2014, 19:53:11 »
I'm interested in this, as I have a CB100 that needs a kick starter shaft.

So please post as many pictures as you can of the change out.
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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: 1973 XL175 Orange Soda Hell Ride
« Reply #9 on: Mar 17, 2014, 20:03:07 »
I'm interested in this, as I have a CB100 that needs a kick starter shaft.

So please post as many pictures as you can of the change out.
totally different motors cb100 is vertically split crankcase, unfortunately you must entirelly disassemble the whole engine on yours  :'(