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    Hi ancientdad
    The cover for the cb/cd 175 is slightly different
    It does not have 2 tabs but you have to be very careful to align the 2 oilways with the holes in the
    right hand casing as the 3 screw holes are equidistant around the cover
    You could put it on wrongly and cut off the oil supply to the top end !!!Smokey Exhaust again-img_3101.jpgSmokey Exhaust again-img_3100.jpg

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    synthetic for running in, use a mineral as that's what was available in the day, not castrol r either.

    Sprung loaded oil transfer/pressure relief valve....

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxy53 View Post
    ...but you have to be very careful to align the 2 oilways with the holes in the
    right hand casing as the 3 screw holes are equidistant around the cover
    You could put it on wrongly and cut off the oil supply to the top end !!!
    yeah, that is true with all of the oil filter covers of that style - just concerned that you don't (or couldn't, based on the design difference) do what I did initially and miss the alignment of the valve, but it doesn't look like you could
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    Hi voxy, how you getting on ?

    Came across a mag article about a longish term road test, 18k miles or so for a cd175, which is similar to your cb but a different animal. It said no oil was consumed between oil changes but the breather always seemed to drip a little when engine hot and after a run, then stationery.

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    Hi drydreamer
    I have the right hand clutch cover off at the moment so I can change the clutch plates which I have
    I had a new gasket but when I checked it against the cover it didn't quite fit
    I have been waiting for 2 others from different sources which I have received today. One fits and the other doesn't !!
    The reason I bought 2 was that it's always worth having spares, and I wasn't sure if either or both would be any good
    So out of 3 I have 1 that is good, aftermarket stuff can be iffy
    I will put it all together tomorrow or Monday and see what happens.
    I am pondering at the moment buying a Honda CBF600 to tour Scotland in early summer, staying at motels each night
    My wife doesn't like bikes and we have a dog which would not like to be put in kennels, so she suggested that I go by myself
    I wonder what she is after !!

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    Hi All
    I have now put everything together an went on a 58 mile ride on Sunday
    I can't believe the number of bikers out and about !!
    When I got back, I do believe that the engine is not smoking quite as much as it did !!
    I have now done approx. 250 miles since the rebuild
    I have treated myself to a new to me Honda CBF600 SA 2009 with 10500 miles
    I took it out today after it was delivered yesterday and it is a revelation. How things have progressed
    over 36 years is amazing.
    So it looks like I may be selling the CB175 to concentrate on the new beast
    We shall see !!

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    Keep 'em both !

    I've just got my Hornet out of winter hibernation, and as you say, does take a little bit of mental recalibration, throttle response and brakes somewhat sharper than the 175 ! Nice to go out for an uncomplicated blast and overtake every car in sight, rather than being the one overtaken.

    Depends if you enjoy fiddling in the shed. The 600 just needs routine servicing and it'll go on for ever without problems, while there is always something to mess about with or improve on the older bike(s).
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    Richard
    You are so right
    I have bought some Oxford heated grips which I shall be fitting soon to the CBF for the trip to Scotland in early June
    I will take the CB 175 out this week as the weather is so good and enjoy the lack of performance !!
    I have managed 55 mph briefly which was scary !
    I will post some photos of the 175 shortly sporting it's reconditioned Craven topbox and genuine Honda grips which I
    changed after your comments a while ago !!

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