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Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268166 is a reply to message #268164] Sun, 08 April 2012 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bladecrazy is currently offline  bladecrazy   United Kingdom
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Its true with the drum brakes, i have a honda c70 RollEyes and the brakes and handleing are appalling but i like the older bikes. Thumbs Up
After years of sportsbikes includeing all the fireblades upto rr4 i thoght i would give this bike one last try as a roadbike
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/cb1300-photobucket.jpg tbh just couldnt get on with it, it was a cb1300 superfour, bought it in october and just sold it as had no inclination to get on the thing. RollEyes

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Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268172 is a reply to message #268166] Sun, 08 April 2012 18:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Never ridden a big cc naked bike like that but expect the grunt keeps it interesting while the lack of fairing keeps it sensible(ish) Grin
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268178 is a reply to message #268172] Sun, 08 April 2012 20:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(19) John Surtees
hmm i had the xjr1300 and as for grunt there ain't none there way too de tuned

if you hanker after grunt then get a zx12r or a tuono

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Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268198 is a reply to message #268178] Mon, 09 April 2012 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(15) Kenny Roberts
like the Speed Triple as a road bike. Really good to ride. the big Yams, kawasakis, suzukis and even the hondas are very soft everywhere.

Old bikes are more of a challenge to ride, especially braking (try stopping an early 750 honda from 80 on a single piston disk brake and a drum), but having said that they can be more relaxing as you don't feel that you have to go quick because of the bike you ride.

Back to topic, where are you looking for silencers?
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268208 is a reply to message #268198] Mon, 09 April 2012 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bladecrazy is currently offline  bladecrazy   United Kingdom
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Hi gb, i have looked for nos but the only ones i can find are from the usa at £650 which is just to much, as i plan to use the bike a lot, my other alternative is dave silver at £170 a pair for the silencers but have heard they rot very quickly , and fit is poor, i think they are bituro?, its all part of the fun i suppose trying to find the correct bits, ebay has some on right now but am unsure as they are from silvers.
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268269 is a reply to message #268208] Wed, 11 April 2012 19:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bladecrazy is currently offline  bladecrazy   United Kingdom
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Bit more done and really getting to the best bits for me now. Thumbs Up
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01461-20120330-1241.jpg
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01453-20120330-1239.jpg
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http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01454-20120330-1239.jpg
some silencers arrived today all nice n shiney ,still need an oe side panel and badge, new points , condensor, plugs and all timed up and she runs lovley, you forget how crisp a well set up carbed bike is. Grin
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268270 is a reply to message #268269] Wed, 11 April 2012 19:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(15) Kenny Roberts
Nice job mate. Looks like I have some competition in the restoration department. Glad you got the silencers, were they from DS?
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268273 is a reply to message #268270] Wed, 11 April 2012 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(19) John Surtees
looking like a real nice job

is the rear wheel staying ?
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268275 is a reply to message #268273] Wed, 11 April 2012 21:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(21) Valentino Rossi
looks a great job.. Thumbs Up What about that wheel ?.. smile Thumbs Up
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268277 is a reply to message #268275] Wed, 11 April 2012 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hi chaps, rear wheel is defo going, fronts ok but the rear needs a new rim and re-spokeing, to be honest i will leave to the very last job as i need the tank panels re chromeing also and still need a side panel and badge, also need to fit silencers and need some chrome mirrors as the ones that came with it are incorrect. cheers all.
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268328 is a reply to message #268277] Fri, 13 April 2012 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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well folks i am almost there, i said it wouldnt be a 40 pager,silencers fitted
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01472-20120411-1409.jpg
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01473-20120411-1409.jpg
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http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01487-20120413-1508.jpg
side panel ordered from silvers along with new rear rim and spoke set ,i had a quick ride when i fitted the silencers and its great,gearbox is absoloutly lovley, last few pics are from the bike i bought a fortnight ago, the mudguard gives the best idea of what the colour will be, its a really deep candy blue,holiday is over and back to work monday so blue cd175 will be a if and when i get time kinda thing, probably an hour a night . Thumbs Up
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268329 is a reply to message #268328] Fri, 13 April 2012 18:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(19) John Surtees
the pipes are great blade and its nice to see that old bike looking like new Cool

your tea looks like piss though Laugh

so its a blue one now then ? i love candy paint as its just so rich deep colour Thumbs Up
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268331 is a reply to message #268329] Fri, 13 April 2012 19:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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your right about the brew mate, thats supposed to be coffee think ,i do have a cunning plan though, i,m going to keep the red cd175 as tbh i have overspent so may as well, the blue bike is undecided as yet, then i have another 3 unrestored cd175s in various states so my plan is to do the same again with the other 3 and ebay them, i just dont know as i tend to hoard bikes ,but will be looking for a really early xl600 to do after these. Thumbs Up
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268402 is a reply to message #268331] Sat, 14 April 2012 22:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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(22) Giacomo Agostini
Seems like your knocking out more bikes per week than the british bike industry managed in the 70s Laugh

Cracking job and if I don't look at the rear wheels rim or carb, looks pretty much showroom to me Thumbs Up

Q: are these bikes quite loud and buzzy? I only ask as I was driving up the M1 yesterday and heard a strange buzzing noise that I thought was coming from the rear of my car to the point that I turned off the radio and tried to pin point it as I thought a tyre was about to blow or something.

Then I spotted the source, a small bike up head, very old 70's style panniers on the back with a pillion giving it everything and managing maybe 70mph or so. As I passed I could see it was a small 70's Honda of some sort and very similar to yours but that buzzing will live with me for weeks Grin

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Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #268414 is a reply to message #268402] Sun, 15 April 2012 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bladecrazy is currently offline  bladecrazy   United Kingdom
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I dont know about one of these on the motorway as top speed is 70mph and me personally wouldnt do it,spare carb already gone to a good friend whose going to clean it Thumbs Up gratis, they sound like a bigger bike than they are but really quite quiet, want an early xl600 next and hopefully may have found one, i will update if i buy it. Thumbs Up
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #269879 is a reply to message #268414] Mon, 28 May 2012 14:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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well it past its mot 3 weeks ago, managed to get a really nice set of original chrome tank panels off ebay for a good price, second bike is waiting for its tank panels to come back from the chromers in oldham but 99% finished Thumbs Up
http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01585-20120528-1425.jpg : .http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o629/bladecrazy1/IMG01583-20120528-1425.jpg
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first pic is the second bike nearly finished, the next 2 are the original bike all done, the last pic is the bike i will keep for me, the other the wife has already insured RollEyes .
Re: HONDA CD175 RESTORATION PROJECT [message #269880 is a reply to message #269879] Mon, 28 May 2012 15:33 Go to previous message
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great job BC..well done.. smile Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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