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Author Topic: Wife's CL175 - How do I remove old tanker sealer?  (Read 6538 times)

Offline flatcurve

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Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #10 on: Oct 06, 2011, 10:43:04 »
Carbs are getting there.  I think I might have fixed the floats.  I'm going to submerge them for a while and see how they do.  I'm still tempted to just get some new ones.  They're about $30.00 each.

On tap for this weekend...
- Oil change
- New battery
- Finish up the carbs.  This is part of my float dilemma.  I can't get new floats until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

I do have a question about the oil change for those that have this bike.  I'm looking through the manuel and I can't see anything that looks like a normal oil filter.  Is the filter on these reusable?  Is it pretty self explanatory once I open it up?  Any advice?

I believe that this bike uses a centrifugal oil filter in the pump... Look in the manual for info relating to the oil pump and then you should probably find it.
1979 CB750L - Current Project Bike
1981 CB900C - Next Year's Project

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #11 on: Oct 06, 2011, 11:14:17 »
The bike has a centrifugal oil filter. Yes it is reusable. I think the manual says to clean it with gasoline. On the left side of the bike I think. It's a small round cover with three screws holding it on. It pulls straight off and there is a rubber gasket, so be careful. I think the cover to the filter just pulls straight off and then you have to unscrew the filter. Double check the manual regarding the oil filter disassembly. I don't think it tells you in detail how to do it under the maintenance section.

Great looking bike. I am currently working in a 71' cb175. Keep us update and keep asking questions. I'll do my best to help. If you need the service manual, I have a PDF of it.

Offline dean owens

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  • Pittsboro, NC
Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #12 on: Oct 06, 2011, 17:22:05 »
Thanks for the replies guys.  That helps confirm what I was thinking.  And thanks for the PDF offer.  I have one that looks like it's an "official" shop manuel and it's horrible.  The guy I bought the bike from has a Clymer's manual that is on it's way to me.  I should be good with the two of them together.

Do have a few other questions I've been rattling around in my head.
- For the battery I'm planning on just going to Auto Zone.  Should I be looking somewhere else?  Looks like I'll spend about $40.00 there for a battery.  Can't imagine I'd get one much cheaper somewhere else.

Now for the biggie... I need some tire help.  How does (hope my memory is correct) 3.00-18 front and 3.50-18 rear translate into modern tire designations?  I've tried to look around for tires to figure out how much to set aside and I'm not finding any info that I'm feeling comfortable with.  Also, is there anything I need to know when buying an inner tube?  I've never had spoked rims before so I'm pretty clueless.  Lastly, any brand/models you'd suggest?  In my mind this bike will have 1 of 3 futures.
--- Wife digs it and wants to keep it (keeping the fingers crossed)
--- It supports my big rear end and I can ride it to work every now and then
--- It gets sold once I finish and Spring comes around
I don't need support sporty tires.  Just good, solid, economical tires.

Thanks for the help.  Oh, and adriannarnold, you should work the feather into your build somehow :)

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #13 on: Oct 06, 2011, 17:40:00 »
According to the manual tire specs:
If your vin is: 1000001~ (K0): then its 2.5 front and 2.75 rear
If your vin is: 4000001~ or 5000001~ (K3,K4): then it a 3.00-18 front and rear


I have found my battery's previously at a place called Batteries Plus. Just a battery shop. I think they are about $35 average


As far as I know for your spoked rims, just make sure you have some rim tape to cover the spokes. I think on my last build I just did a layer or two of duct tape. Seemed to work fine


Big Rich suggested Pirelli's on my build. I haven't got to the point of purchasing them yet, but he knows his stuff. I like Bridgstone Spitfires, and I had Shinko 244's on my cb350 and they were fine, but the Spitfires were much better feeling.
Hopefully someone else pipes in

Offline dean owens

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  • Pittsboro, NC
Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #14 on: Oct 06, 2011, 17:52:10 »
Yeah, I think the '72 is a K6.  I think I remember the numbers on my tires not matching the numbers in my manuel.  I just chalked it up to the manuel not having the newer numbers.  Guess the PO could have put the wrong tires on?

Regardless, what does a 3.00-18 translate to?  I can't seem to find any tires that are marked like that.  They're like 90/90-18.  What should I be looking for?  Is there a conversion chart anywhere?

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #15 on: Oct 06, 2011, 21:26:55 »
Hey Dean,
Yeah those numbers confuse the crap out of me too. Somebody on here knows. If I am not mistaken I think it is 100/90/18. I will try and remember to check my tires tomorrow for you and see if I can find any markings.


Right now I am running a 3.00-18 on both the front and rear and instead of a 2.75 on the front. (Thats what the bike came with) It feels fine to me. I would like to put maybe a 3.25-18 on the rear if there is such a thing.

Offline dean owens

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  • Pittsboro, NC
Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #16 on: Oct 08, 2011, 17:57:29 »
Right now I am running a 3.00-18 on both the front and rear and instead of a 2.75 on the front. (Thats what the bike came with) It feels fine to me. I would like to put maybe a 3.25-18 on the rear if there is such a thing.
Just checked and the tires read
front - 3.00-18
rear - 3.25-18
so there was a 3.25-18 at one point in time :)

Offline dean owens

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  • Pittsboro, NC
Re: Wife's CL175
« Reply #17 on: Oct 08, 2011, 17:57:41 »
I'm a little frustrated.

I'm giving the carbs a final cleaning.  Went and got new fuel line and filters.  Decided to open the petcock and see if it needed a cleaning.  Boy does it.  At this point I'm wondering if I should go full out and get a rebuild kit for it since I have it apart to clean it.  It was leaking a little gas when I turned it from on to off but not enough for me to worry about it.  But now that it's opened...

Then I decided to do something I hadn't thought to do up to this point.  I started looking around in the gas tank to see if the sealer up to par.  When I started looking down deep it wasn't looking so hot.  I got a long screwdriver to just poke around a bit.  Turns out the stuff at the bottom of the tank is all wrinkled up and not attached to the tank anymore.  It moved round quite freely.  I do not want to go through the hassle of cleaning the carbs just to have some old sealer make it's way to them.

So here's my question(s):
Does it sound like I need to remove the sealer?  (The gas that was in there is rotten)
If so, what have you guys found works best for removing tank sealer?

Offline CXPHREAK

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Re: Wife's CL175 - How do I remove old tanker sealer?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 09, 2011, 09:39:06 »
 Under the small, round cover with 3 screws on the left side of the crankcase there's a centrifugal oil sludge seperater.
 It pulls out with a long M8 bolt for cleaning I think.
 
 

Offline dean owens

  • Posts: 315
  • Pittsboro, NC
Re: Wife's CL175 - How do I remove old tanker sealer?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 10, 2011, 00:00:10 »
Under the small, round cover with 3 screws on the left side of the crankcase there's a centrifugal oil sludge seperater.
 It pulls out with a long M8 bolt for cleaning I think.
Thanks.  I have the oil drained.  I just need to get to the oil filter... the screws are stuck.  Thankfully my neighbor has one of these.

I should get it from him tomorrow and get to the oil filter on Tuesday.