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Author Topic: 1971 CL175 cafe  (Read 4932 times)

Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #45 on: Feb 06, 2013, 22:36:03 »
It will start, the carbs are running a little lean, so ill have to rejet them, but I'm working on getting the controls perfect so it makes tuning that much easier. After I get it running the way I want, I will start to work on the aesthetics.

Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #46 on: Feb 08, 2013, 01:43:38 »
So i drove the bike around for a couple of blocks. Got a problem now. Only runs with choke on and with it off it runs a little 'off'. Any ideas? I'm thinking it is lean.

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painted the tank and seat black, quick and dirty. I'll go over everything once it is running right


my throttle for right now, ordered a couple of these:



ANY IDEAS ON THE CRABS? it is the last step before i go overthin with a fine tooth comb

Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #47 on: Feb 08, 2013, 01:44:49 »
Also, the kickstart is stripped out now, making tuning harder, it is a bump bike now.

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #48 on: Feb 08, 2013, 02:08:10 »
Check the spark plugs to find out if it's running lean.....That tank looks awesome on there did you end up widening it? or are you waiting to do that?
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Offline Texasstar

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #49 on: Feb 08, 2013, 12:12:15 »
Looks great!
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Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #50 on: Feb 08, 2013, 13:46:08 »
I'm still waiting to do that, I definitely need bigger jets, I'll have to wait till this weekend to get those things done

Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #51 on: Feb 15, 2013, 21:12:41 »
Ok so after much trial and error, i have found that the right cylinder is not firing as much as the left one. The left pipe is way hotter than the right and this may be the problem ive been looking to solve. I have reseated the intake mounts and gaskets to assure that there are NO airleaks. I have put in 105's now and needle is at 3rd position with mix screws at 2 turns out from closed. if anyone has this bike with similar carbs, what is your setup? I would like a baseline to start from, thanks. i hate carb tuning

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #52 on: Feb 15, 2013, 21:39:43 »
Need to figure out what's happening with the right cylinder before worrying about dialing the carbs in.
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Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #53 on: Feb 15, 2013, 23:24:24 »
im going to get a compression tester and find out

Offline backshedmechanic

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Re: 1971 CL175 cafe
« Reply #54 on: Feb 18, 2013, 20:11:47 »
I have to concentrate on school so I've sold the project. I got it as far as running and driving but low on power, I unfortunately dont have the time for a project of this size and would rather use a car right now, but i will also be on the look out for another project, hopefully get one thats already running.