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    Cleaned up and painted the rusty rear fender.

    The bracket which Tom very kindly donated turned up a few days ago, and fits nicely, even with my rather oversized rear frame loop. Here's some of the parts put together for a trial fitting, before being put away somewhere safe where they won't get scratched.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190906_102709.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190906_102749.jpg

    Street Triple cans have just arrived, must resist the temptation to get stuck in with the angle grinder and mig, need to think things through first.
    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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    Made a bracket to attach K4 clocks to K7 / CB200 top yoke.

    2.5mm stainless steel, stainless bolts tack welded into place.

    Main thing is, it fits perfectly.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190909_152027.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190909_152053.jpg
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    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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    Nice work
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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Ride-A-ホンダ View Post
    Nice work
    Thanks. It may not be perfect, but it's mine. I find little jobs like this incredibly satisfying, especially when they turn out more or less as planned !

    I think I'm going to make the front engine mounting plates next. Original plan was to use 6mm aluminium plate, but after making this bracket I thought 2.5mm stainless steel might be nicer. However, small pieces of 2.5mm are currently out of stock, so I think I'll go back to the idea of using aluminium. It's what the café racer boys used back in the day, when they were shoehorning Bonneville engines into Featherbed frames, so should be OK for my little 175.
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    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 tried, but I could not resist modifying the Street Triple cans.

    As stock, they are mounted at the rear of the donor bike, on a 'Y' piece, ie 3 - 1 - 2 exhaust system, and have suitably convoluted pipes to suit.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-strip675.jpg

    So I cut those off flush with the cans, and welded on some straight stubs, which will then attach to some 45 degree upswept bends.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190911_083249.jpg

    I'll have to get creative with brackets to mount them to the frame, SL350 style. However, I am having some second thoughts, as they are incredibly heavy, solid stainless steel, easy to see why Street Triple owners swap them out.
    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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    Another cheap find on Ebay, some alloy off road foot pegs, intended for one of the smaller Honda moto cross bikes.

    With a little bit of filing, they fit the CL 175 foot bar nicely. Very crude castings with lots of flashing, but a bit more work with the file should tidy them up.

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    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 decided that I couldn't live with this bodge left over from PO, so I got the angle grinder out and cut it off. I'd been clearing out my garage the other day, and found a 175 side stand bracket, and a CB600 side stand and spring, which actually fit the 175 bracket perfectly.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190810_161931.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20180712_154739.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20170817_170008.jpg

    The previous welding had badly weakened the box section at the rear of the foot bar mounts, so I cut all that off as well. I then fabricated a new box section out of 3mm mild steel, three strips. Welded the sides on first, nice big welds on the inner faces, then welded a lid on. Drilled a new hole for the side stand mounting bracket, and bolted it all up.

    Which sounds simpler that it actually was. I spent the first hour or so just getting the Mig welder to play nicely, problems getting the wire to feed through to the business end, tip of the wire hanging up on the edge of the sleeve where it enters the gun. This was when switching from stainless wire (and gas) to mild steel wire. Spools of wire seem to have a mind of their own, unravelling all over the place.

    Photos will follow, I got too involved in grinding, sawing and welding to take photos today. That, and getting annoyed with the welder. I dismantled the head unit three times, to get the wire to feed through.
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    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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    Some pics of the repaired frame section.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190913_144030.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190913_144038.jpg

    Side stand bracket in place.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190913_143703.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190913_143645.jpg

    I've seen three 175 side stand brackets, and they all cracked at the tab that shares the foot bar mounting bolt. A couple of years back, these brackets were still available on Ebay, must have been a common fault back in the day, but I haven't seen them lately. So I've reinforced this one by welding more metal in on top of it.

    As standard, that tab fits underneath the foot bar bracket, which means that the metal in the tab has to be quite thin. I've swapped this around, so the foot bar goes on first, and the tab on the side stand bracket can be as thick as you like.
    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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    Here's another 175 side stand bracket, showing the tab that cracks. Once this has broken off completely, the entire bracket can rotate backwards, pivoting on the bolt that holds it to the frame. Poor design, IMHO.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_115500.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_115516.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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    Drilled and cut out front engine plates today. Started by drilling an M8 hole, then using this to bolt 6mm aluminium plate to an existing steel engine plate. Drilled the next 8mm hole, put another bolt through that, so that there could be absolutely no movement between the two plates, then drilled the remaining two M10 holes. This way, the holes are spot on. Finally cut the plates out from the sheet. Note to self - need some new files and a fresh hacksaw blade.

    And yes, I have remembered to get some longer engine mounting bolts !

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_171855.jpg

    I took advantage of some good weather yesterday to apply the 2K lacquer to the bodywork parts. A bit of orange peel, but that'll cut and polish out once the lacquer is fully hardened. I did two fuel tanks ( SL and CB 175 ) and two fenders with one can of lacquer, as it has to be all used in one go once activated.

    I cheated on the SL tank. I wasn't happy with the result of my first effort, masking and spraying the white panel, so I got some matt white adhesive vinyl and cut the panels out of this. Hair drier removed any creases and stretch marks, then lacquered over the top, seems to have worked OK.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_171955.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_172051.jpg My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_172056.jpg

    My spare CB175 K6 tank. Black paint for main panel, 6mm white and 6mm black pinstriping tape for edges of panel. Had real problems getting tape to curve around corners, then tried the hair dryer, which worked miracles, creases just vanished with gentle heat.

    My CB/CL/SL 175 resurrection project-20190915_171936.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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