A beautiful job, well done... practically looks like it rolled off the showroom floor.
Beautiful!........ Pipes indicate she is running lean, as double-wall pipe has to get really hot to yellow......
Just thought to mention so you can adjust before it progresses much further.......
Not wishing to be a smart alec, but those appear to be David Silvers pattern down pipes, ( angular bends ), which are only single skinned.Pipes indicate she is running lean, as double-wall pipe has to get really hot to yellow......
Bike looks great, BTW.
PS. You've left the petrol turned on ….
1970 Honda CB175K4
1972 Honda CL175K7
1999 Honda CB600 Hornet
1970 - 1972 Random heap of CB/CL/SL 175 parts, slowly being reassembled ..
Nice job. Straw-colored pipes are a nice touch, means the machine is actually being ridden, instead of just being looked at.
'72 Commando 750
'81 440 LTD
My company car is a Kenworth
Thanks for all the nice comments
Richard you are correct, they are single walled David Silver pipes
Did you notice the new genuine original grips which I have changed following your comments a while ago !!
I only stopped to take the photos and then a quick ride !!
Super nice! Attention to detail is wonderful. Just remember it only has to be perfect to you, not everyone else.
1973 SL350 (parts bike)
1970 CB350 runner
1972 CL350 basket
1998 H-D FLSTC
1973 Kawasaki F7 175
1972 Suzuki TS125 Prospector
1971 Honda CT90
1969 Honda Z50A
Really excellent job on the restoration and it does look showroom fresh for sure!
Amazing how these small displacement bikes were our everyday machines back in the day and we never gave it a second thought about the power, CC's, or if we could ride them timbuctoo and back. At least that was my take on them back in the late 60's and early 70's.
1967 Honda - CL175 - Sloper scrambler model with low serial number.
1975 Honda - CB400F - baby inline four - full rebuild/restoration
1976 Honda - GL1000 Wing - full restoration - some custom additions.
1983 Honda - CX650E Eurosport - rare model of a twisted twin - full restoration
1983 Honda - CB1000C - Custom - large inline four - full restoration.
1984 Honda - GL1200 Wing - last of the naked Goldwings - showroom condition.
^^^agree completely - I rode my SL175K0 all over Tampa and to both school and work after, had it for about a year before moving up to an SL350K1. It was totally reliable, got great gas mileage and was fast enough to ride it on the interstate locally.