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    Can you find an SL tank for it? That would really make it look the part - and paint the frame silver, of course
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    Agree about the SL tank, but I'm trying to use up as many as possible of the parts that I've got already. I'll probably just paint that K4 tank in an SL colour scheme, red of course

    I do intend to paint the frame silver / aluminium, to mimic the SL frame, paint arrived the other day as it happens.
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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    I'll be watching...
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    The frame will need a hoop at the back, if I'm to mimic the SL rear fender setup.

    However, I'm not going to butcher the frame with an angle grinder and chicken poo welds, as is so common. The frame has mounting points for the standard seat and indicator mounting bridge, so I plan to get an aftermarket frame loop, and weld brackets to that, so that it will bolt in place.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190813_102021.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-sl1757.jpg
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Pitman View Post
    Agree about the SL tank, but I'm trying to use up as many as possible of the parts that I've got already.
    Must stop looking at online sales sites.

    SL 175 tank on the way …….

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-sltank.jpg
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    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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    ^^^there you go - now, with the adapted rear frame loop and the SL tank, basically all it will be missing is the double-downtube frame
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    Don't worry, I have looked long and hard at some SL frames on a certain sales site, but I had to tell myself that this was defeating the object, which was reusing my existing parts pile.

    That said, the SL frame is a work of art, much nicer than the CD/CB/CL frame.
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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    Trial fit of the tank revealed a couple of problems.

    The front mounts on the CB frame are too far forward, and the CB frame is too 'fat' at the rear of the spine section, so the saddle of the tank is a very tight fit at that point, doesn't quite sit down far enough to meet the rear mounting point.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_082825.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_083026.jpg

    So, I'll drill straight through the frame and fit a new mounting bar, tack welds at either side should hold it.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_083021.jpg

    And do some gentle panel beating under the fuel tank

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_083040.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_083050.jpg

    EDIT A few blows with the hammer, and it drops into position nicely.
    Last edited by Richard_Pitman; 08-16-2019 at 04:58 AM.
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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    From past experience, I have faith in your "modification" skills Richard
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    Badges removed, both in excellent condition after a good scrub with soap and nail brush.

    Templates made of tank graphics, then on with the industrial strength paint stripper, down to bare metal in moments.

    Followed by a bath in phosphoric acid rust remover. Rain stopped play.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_114842.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190816_163918.jpg

    Ordered a bit of 10mm diameter mild steel bar to make the new front tank mounts.
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
    1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..

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