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Author Topic: 1968 CL175 repair and build  (Read 15372 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #140 on: Jun 27, 2018, 10:57:50 »
She's a lovely old thing.
I was born a rocker.  I'll die a rocker.  And I'm proud of it.

Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #141 on: Jun 27, 2018, 16:44:07 »
She's a lovely old thing.
Thanks dude! The urge to go full hack and slash Cafe is strong, but I think eventually I'll just strip it down and clean it up a little. I figure there's plenty of 360s out there I can tear up, but this is the first year of this little bike and I should probably just leave it as a survivor haha.

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #142 on: Jun 27, 2018, 17:35:02 »
Yeah! Glad you got her figured out. Keep 'er a survivor  8)
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #143 on: Jun 27, 2018, 21:58:37 »
Yeah! Glad you got her figured out. Keep 'er a survivor  8)
I'm trying haha, there are so few cool 175 cafés though!

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #144 on: Jul 13, 2018, 18:44:40 »
Heyo, not done yet haha.

Looks like I've got a couple oil leaks to sort out. One of them is just coming from the cover over the clutch, so I'm going to replace that gasket and make sure those surfaces are flat.

The other is coming from behind the circlip on the rod attached to the shift lever. I remember putting it back together and thinking that the clip was a little wonky, and it looks like I was right.

My issue here is I'd really like to replace the rubber gasket that goes around the rod, but I can't find it on the CMSNL website. The shifter rod is a "rod clutch", PN 22903200000, but there's no mention of the gasket anywhere.

Any ideas?

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #145 on: Jul 13, 2018, 18:56:08 »
Can't edit for some reason, but here's a picture of the thing. This stuff is all filthy and I'm gonna tear it down in a couple months to clean it all so don't judge me haha.

This is the "shift shaft seal" apparently and I need that rubber o-ring. I'll probably just get all three of them and do them all at once if I can find them.


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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #146 on: Jul 18, 2018, 18:27:38 »
Welp, after a completely stripped exhaust stud nut and some creative wiggling, I got it and the left side cover off. Didn't wanna take the whole stator thing off because I'm just doing a couple gaskets.

Here's a couple pictures. I got the shift rod gasket off, and as soon as I find the key to my mailbox I'll be replacing it with a new one. After a quick ride, I had about a drop of oil a second coming from this spot so I'm pretty sure it's the culprit haha.

Also, there's a wire with a connector on it that is in the bundle that goes to the stator and I'm not sure what it does. I never put it anywhere because I haven't been able to find a place for it.

As soon as I fix all these little leaks I can take the engine back out and super clean it. I don't want to split the cases or anything again, but I'd like it to be a whole lot cleaner than it is.



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Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #147 on: Jul 18, 2018, 20:02:29 »
Alright, shift shaft seal replaced with a legit gasket and clip. I figured out that the green wire with the bullet connector goes to a little input that turns on the neutral indicator, which also taught me that I'm not too sharp haha.

I'm assuming the exhaust studs are just threaded into the block, correct? I'll need to pull them out eventually and replace them or switch them to bolts because they're stripped nearly smooth.

Am I right in assuming that I can just use a jam nut on them and take them out? I really don't want to break them, and I'm considering just using spacers on them behind the nut to avoid the stripped sections.

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #148 on: Jul 23, 2018, 11:33:35 »
Jam nut might work. Vice grips. Weld a nut to the stud as a last resort.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1968 CL175 repair and build
« Reply #149 on: Jul 24, 2018, 16:50:03 »
Jam nut might work. Vice grips. Weld a nut to the stud as a last resort.
I just popped a jam nut onto each stud for now. I'm going to take the engine out in a few months, along with stripping everything down to clean and maybe repaint the frame, so it'll have to wait until then.

I'm concerned that the threads on the studs are weak enough that a jam nut will just strip the rest of the usable threads off the studs and I'll end up having to weld a nut on anyway so I might just go that route first. When the engine is out of the frame I can soak the studs with some ATF/acetone/Marvel Mystery Oil for a few days before I try to take them out.


For now, the exhaust is held on well enough and I've got one tiny oil leak that I can manage, so I'll be off to the DMV in the next couple weeks to register and insure so I can at least scoot around for a couple months, which is exciting.



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