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Author Topic: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project  (Read 23854 times)

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #10 on: Oct 06, 2011, 11:30:25 »
Yeah it was quick. Haha. The CT got sold. I couldn't pass up this guy, and I can only have one bike at the moment. This one will hopefully hang around for a bit longer. I have coupe nice things planned for it, so we'll see

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #11 on: Oct 08, 2011, 18:36:22 »
Got some work done the last couple days.
Lets see:
Disassembled both carbs and soaked overnight. Reassembled
Rerouting some wiring
Installed blade type fuse
Installed radio shack rectifier
Starting to work on seat ideas
Ordered some parts (drag bars, new air filters, new throttle)
Painted the gauge housings and headlight ring


Mostly just going over the bike and trying to decide what I want to do.


Any tips on what jet size I should bump up to for the pod filters and shorty mufflers. Jets are still stock at 90 and 35 at this point




Offline DSHEP

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #12 on: Oct 10, 2011, 12:20:50 »
Looks good...I'm at stock jetting with the scrambler setup + shorties. No issues.


That feather made me lol  ;D
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Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #14 on: Oct 11, 2011, 01:16:33 »
Alright got a little more work done today.


Made a little battery tray for my new smaller battery
Rewired for the new battery and started removal of the electric starter
Remounted the taillight that was on the bike
Installed a new headlight hi/low/off switch on the headlight bucket (in prep for removal of the stock controls)
Last light I beat the crap out of the rear mud guard and managed to rip it off the bike. Didn't have a grinder, so I used a flathead screw driver and a hammer. Came off pretty clean.
Put the stock seat back on for now. I just want to ride this sucker.


Tomorrow, Ill hopefully get the timing and valve clearances set. Should hopefully help out my idling issues. May get around to painting the wheels too.


Ill get some pictures tomorrow, although not much has changed cosmetically yet





Offline theboxrules

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2011, 13:43:31 »
It's a great idea you have to get it running/tuned up, etc. before modifying!
"This is my safety, sir"

2006 Shadow Aero 750
1986 CMX250
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1973 CB175 "Anna" Build
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Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #16 on: Oct 12, 2011, 13:49:35 »
Yeah, I am trying to stick to that. Since the weather is great right now. I usually get side tracked though and start beating, hacking, and painting stuff ;D

Offline jonnyTHUNDERmaker

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2011, 01:15:46 »
Well today should have been an easy reinstall the painted rear wheel and rear shocks, remove started motor and plug hole, check timing and valve clearances and then RIDE.
Not so much :( >:( :(


The rear wheel and shocks turned out pretty good




Also notice the lack of the rear mudguard thing. Really opened it up nicely



Then I pulled the left engine cover to remove the start motor, gear, and chain. No problems. But I grabbed the wrong size plug DUUHHHPPP >:( 



Next started on the valve clearances, both exhaust valve tappet covers were pretty snug but came off. Set both of them. Next the intake clearances, and all hell broke loose. These things were SNUG. The first one snapped off at the threads. What the heck!! >:(  Luckily the threads came out easily. The second one was even worse, got stripped then I busted out the vice grips, they stripped it even more. This thing will not move. Then the head snapped in half. The last picture is where the cover currently sits. What a frustrating day, I just wanted to ride. >:(  Now I am in need of two tappet covers. Done ranting! I love wrenching on these old terds.





Oh, here is a picture of the new hi/lo/off switch for my headlights

Offline skatetheame

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'71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2011, 01:23:11 »
Damn, you really went at it with those vice grips haha, you should invest in an impact driver. I got cheap one for about 30 bucks at auto zone and haven't had any trouble getting any stubborn nut or bolt off.
Shred or be Dead!!!

Offline Big Rich

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Re: '71 CB175 - Cafe Project
« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2011, 01:35:41 »
Wow. I don't even know what to tell you about that cover........

You don't plan on running it without some kind of inner fender, do you? That will just throw crap directly at your carbs.