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  1. Gas milage

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    Hi LGR I did a round trip of Scotland in 1972 on my then newish CB175 and got just over 70mpg with all my camping gear Hope this helps
  2. I won a prize !!

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    Hi All Thanks for all the great comment Really appreciated
  3. I won a prize !!

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    Thanks to you both Yes the original horn didn't work so I replaced it with a nicer looking chrome one The original front mudguard was rechromed badly and has some pitting !! I have a new repro one from I think Thailand which is rubbish so I will put up with the original !!
  4. I won a prize !!

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    Hi ancientdad Thanks for those nice comments It's not perfect, but then nothing ever is !!
  5. I won a prize !!

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    I thought I would brag a bit !! I won 1st prize in the under 250cc class at the ELK Summer Classic Bike Show at the South of England showground at Ardingly, Sussex, England on Sunday last I am chuffed to bits as I have never won anything before
  6. CB175 K6 Restored and finished

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    Hi All Bragging a bit here but I have just got back from the Summer Classic Bike Show at the South of England Showground at Ardingly and came away with a first prize for my restored CB175 K6 1973 I have never won anything before so I am very pleased after getting many nice comments
  7. CB175 K6 Restored and finished

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    Hi All 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 !!
  8. CB175 K6 Restored and finished

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    Hi All Thought you might like to see my bike now fully restored complete with period Craven top box also restored I have now done about 250-300 miles on it How different it is to my Honda CBF600 SA which I recently bought !! voxy53
  9. Smokey Exhaust again

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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...
  10. Smokey Exhaust again

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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...
  11. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Richard The T shirt looks great especially if the wearer has a large stomach !! Thanks for the comments about fully synthetic oils I will put the new clutch plates in with the valvoline 10W-50 oil and see what happens I am only changing the plates because the adjustment is at the end of it's...
  12. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Hi drydreamer Oil consumption is pretty low since I changed the oil 58 miles and it used approx 1mm from the maximum mark Do you think that using fully synthetic oil is a problem as I have just bought a set of EBC clutch plates which say that they don't recommended synthetic Are they talking...
  13. Smokey Exhaust again

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    That's a great picture for a T shirt or polo shirt Might go for that Thanks Richard
  14. Smokey Exhaust again

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    That looks really good Richard The construction drawing would be a good one without the bloom on the photo
  15. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Smokey Exhaust Again Hi Again I have now done 116 miles in a couple of days since changing the oil to 10W-50 The engine doesn't seems to be smoking on the road quite as much as it did, although it still does at times I got home yesterday after 58 miles and left it idling while I opened the...
  16. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Smokey Exhaust Again I have changed the oil and topped it up to the top level (yesterday) I am going to take it out for a 50 mile run this morning and see what happens What I can't understand is why it is using roughly the same amount of oil as it did when I did the first rebuild, and it now...
  17. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Hi drydreamer Could you tell me what publication this is from as I would like to get a large copy of the oil circulation picture Fig. 74
  18. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Hi Richard It is smoking on both sides, but slightly more on the left
  19. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Hi Thanks for the replies Tickover may be a UK term but basically the engine speed with no throttle input Also, yes I do live in the UK on the south coast
  20. Smokey Exhaust again

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    Hi All I seem to be having a problem replying to this thread I used genuine pistons and rings when assembling with the writing on the rings uppermost I spent some time today checking the tappets, adjusted the cam chain and checked the compression after the 54 mile run yesterday. 165psi on both...
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