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Author Topic: 1968 CL175 repair and build  (Read 8350 times)

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #10 on: Sep 23, 2016, 17:36:03 »
Leave the chrome as is. Honestly man. The market for "survivor" bikes keeps growing. That American Pickers and whatever other show has everyone thinking anything untouched and older than 1970 is worth a pile of money.
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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #11 on: Sep 23, 2016, 19:22:59 »
That's a great point I guess, and a big part of the appeal for me was that it's so clean for the age it is. I just can't stand bubbles in chrome, but as they say with these bikes you don't need to fo looking for extra stuff to do so it'll probably stay the way it is for a while.

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #12 on: Sep 23, 2016, 19:56:26 »
At the end if the day it's your bike. Do with it as you please. That said, you mentioned resale value. Best bang for your buck is an all original survivor that runs like a top with new cables, tires, etc...
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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #13 on: Sep 23, 2016, 20:07:45 »
Either way getting it running happily is the main priority heh, but i appreciate the input and it makes total sense.

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #14 on: Sep 23, 2016, 21:39:02 »
So I took apart the carb on the right and cleaned it up a bit, installed some of the stuff that fit, and now I'm putting it all back together. Forgive me because I don't know what some of this stuff is called, but the cylindrical part that moves up and down in the carb and is attached to the throttle cable does not move freely in the tube it goes into. Dunno what to do about that, so I'm kinda stumped.

Edit: I have learned that this thing is called a slide. The slide isn't moving freely up and down in the carb, it feels too tight. I compared to the left carb, and if I lift that slide with my finger it drops right back into place, but the slide on the right just sticks. I'm thinking that this may have contributed to my right cylinder not firing.
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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #15 on: Sep 23, 2016, 22:14:07 »
About the model designation, it may actually be a CB.  They're were some CB's that were dressed out as CL's by dealers as an option. I don't know if that was offered by Honda due to a parts surplus or not. The vin should start with a B if it is truly a CB.

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #16 on: Sep 23, 2016, 22:24:22 »
About the model designation, it may actually be a CB.  They're were some CB's that were dressed out as CL's by dealers as an option. I don't know if that was offered by Honda due to a parts surplus or not. The vin should start with a B if it is truly a CB.

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It's a CL after all, I checked it out on the VIN decoder page that was posted.

I just found out that if the intake manifold is too tight the tube will warp a bit, so I loosened it up and my slide is moving freely again.

Now I just have to wait for the battery to charge up so I can test sparks.

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #17 on: Sep 24, 2016, 16:45:39 »
Well I switched the spark plugs, and tue bike fired up and the right side exhaust is warm. Either it's running too lean and cool, or I just didn't let it idle long enough is a problem for another day I guess. I'm going to buy new plugs and wires just to be safe.

Now to tackle the oil leak I have. I've attached a picture of the problem area, does anyone have any idea what I should do first? Couple other pics just because haha.

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #18 on: Sep 24, 2016, 18:24:34 »
if you have oil leaking near the points cover your cam seal is bad

not to big a deal

remove the points plate then then advancer and you can then see the seal
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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CB175 repair and build
« Reply #19 on: Sep 24, 2016, 18:44:03 »
Is that seal around the points cover the only thing that could be causing the leak? And is it something I can hit with some RTV for now?