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1972 CL175 Timing

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  1. patrickob17's Avatar

    patrickob17 said:

    1972 CL175 Timing

    Howdy Y'all,

    So I just got done rebuilding my engine. I had to replace the camshaft, bearing, and contact points, and finally reassembled everything on the bike. Only now I realize I'm getting spark, I'm getting fuel, but I've messed up the timing. Can someone tell me what I need to do to set the timing? Thank you this has been a long process and I'm dying to get back out on the rode again.

    Patrick
     
  2. Bouska006's Avatar

    Bouska006 said:
    I don't know how much different the CL is, but I have a CB 360, and YouTube has an awesome video by Common Motor Collective on ignition timing.
     
  3. Chrishale's Avatar

    Chrishale said:
    i have a 1969/70 cl175 K3 with the same problem if someone could shed some light .. manual states "f" mark points open ..Youtube states otherwise ..
     
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  5. J-T's Avatar

    J-T said:
    I can't imagine there would be you tube videos out there with inaccurate information, but, I suppose it is possible.

    Maybe start by ensuring you are watching the Common Motor Collective version.

    Do you have the Factory Service Manual?
    JT
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  6. 66Sprint's Avatar

    66Sprint said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrishale View Post
    i have a 1969/70 cl175 K3 with the same problem if someone could shed some light .. manual states "f" mark points open ..Youtube states otherwise ..
    Points should JUST break (open) at the F line alignment with the index line (Static or idle timing)...... Phone if you need to.......
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  7. Richard_Pitman's Avatar

    Richard_Pitman said:
    I can't imagine there would be you tube videos out there with inaccurate information, but, I suppose it is possible.
    My thoughts exactly ….
    1970 Honda CB175K4
    1972 Honda CL175K7
    1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
     
  8. ancientdad's Avatar

    ancientdad said:
    Quote Originally Posted by J-T View Post
    Maybe start by ensuring you are watching the Common Motor Collective version.
    as long as it's the one about setting points and timing on our twins, and not the one about DOHC 450 top end disassembly...
    Tom

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