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Author Topic: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build  (Read 23216 times)

Offline cafecustom720

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #20 on: Apr 24, 2012, 16:50:56 »
That seat looks sweet.

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #21 on: Apr 24, 2012, 19:56:55 »
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Offline dcbryan

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #22 on: Apr 25, 2012, 19:13:42 »
"UV radiation in a welding arc will burn unprotected skin just like UV radiation in sunlight." And now I know why my face has been burning all day.

Got some good fab work done on a battery tray last night. A couple more little brackets to make on it tonight and I'll have some pictures posted. Arter driving all over town looking for a battery, and only finding $50 rip offs, decided I'm gonna run this $10 5ah battery http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003LNYXSI/ref=pe_175190_21431760_C1_cs_sce_3p_dp_i1

Same one I run on my xs650, so I know it'll hold up to a hell of a lot of vibrations. All the electronics will easily be hidden under the seat hump...which is awesome.

Offline facefirst35

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #23 on: Apr 30, 2012, 14:52:17 »
What year XL125 forks are those?  All the ones I've seen have the wheel mount holes offset and not at the bottom of the fork lower itself.

Offline dcbryan

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #24 on: Apr 30, 2012, 22:56:10 »
I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I think I do remember swapping ou the lower tree from the stock fork and using that instead of the XL lower...I could be wrong though, whatever I did, it works now. I can get some closer pictures if that's help you.  No idea what year XL it was though.


Offline facefirst35

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2012, 10:46:22 »
What I mean is that you said you swapped the whole front end off the XL125, which would mean triple tree and forks to me.  But it doesn't look like those forks are off an XL125 at all.  So I was curious as to what year XL125 that was off of or if those are different forks altogether.

Offline dcbryan

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2012, 16:24:47 »
Oh my bad! It was a XL175 I pulled the front end from. The forks looked just like these - http://www.dirtbikerider.us/Pics17/20060604-1149416042399-1974-Honda-XL175.jpg'


Offline YogiBear

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2012, 04:49:10 »
these are going to be great. I'm subscribed. ..................got any info on the cb750 in the background?

Offline facefirst35

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2012, 10:51:40 »
Oh my bad! It was a XL175 I pulled the front end from. The forks looked just like these - http://www.dirtbikerider.us/Pics17/20060604-1149416042399-1974-Honda-XL175.jpg'



Ah bummer.  I bought an triple tree for a XL125 off eBay since it worked for you.  Luckily I only paid $5 for it.

Offline dcbryan

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Re: 1971 Honda 175cc Cafe Build
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2012, 23:33:55 »
Alright boys, gather 'round!