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I started to work on the CD175. It wil be a Cafe Racer for my wife.

Here what it look like when I bought it last year in december:






A couples of weeks ago, I started to take it apart.





The engine doesn't look bad. But I will need to go to the first oversize, it is out of specs. Last summer, I cleanned the carb and started it. It was burning oil on one cylinder. So I order a 0.25 pistons and rings kit.



 

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There's many hard to find parts that are missing or are too bad to look good. The Fenders, the big chain guard of the CD, the mufflers. The paint look good on those pictures, but there's lot of rust on the top of the tank. The headlight bucket is broken on one side. That's what make me decide to go to the cafe racer project. But I will not do any major modifications that will affect something that will stop me to go back to the original CD.

Plan are to make a Cafe Racer seat, replace handlebar, make a small front fender, install CL175 exhaust, new headlight and gauges. I will paint it candy red and black.
 

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I had hard time to remove the oil filter side cover. Bolts where already in bad shapes. So I used a Dremel to do flat grooves to use a flat screwdriver blade on the impact screwdriver. I had to heat them with the propane.

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wBoltsCover_zpsdffab7a1.jpg.html IMG_2058.jpg

The clutch side cover bolts was ok. I used the impact and didn't have problem to remove the cover. But as you maybe saw in another thread, I really had hard time with the oil filter cover. It was like it was welded there. I used a 8mm bolt as a puller as usual, but nothing was moving. So once again, I used the propane to heat it and slowly put more torque on the puller bolt. I think it was never cleaned. There was lot of sludge in there.

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wOilFilter_zps97d43cef.jpg.html IMG_2059.jpg

The clutch plates was glue together. I measured them and they was off limit. So I ordered EBC clutch kit.

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wParts1_zpsa3d096b3.jpg.html wEBCClutch.jpg

I had the frame and parts sandblasted and for now I sprayed them with black epoxy primer.

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wFrameSandBlast_zps50619000.jpg.html wFrameSandBlast.jpg

I started to work on the Cafe racer seat. Here's what it will look like. I used floral foam to do the mold. Floral foam is really easy to cut and sand. As you can see, I put the original light in it.

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wCafeSeat2_zps758047a3.jpg.html CD175-8.jpg

http://s273.photobucket.com/user/stou99/media/Honda CD175/wCafeSeat_zps4d92fc80.jpg.html
 

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All your comments look black to me?
Should be a nice build Stou, you do great work.
I will be following.
Cheers
 

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Nice Simo!

Here's what my CL exhaust look. I bought it from a forum member last year.


Here's what I did yesterday and today.

I work on the seat. First I tape it and wax it to prepare for the fiberglass, and did some coats of fiberglass.



I welded a plate at the front to hold the front of the seat



Here's what it will look like. There's only the first coats of fiberglass and I need to work on it to correct some defects on the fiberglass. I need to add some kind of blocks under the seat to be able to fix it at the right place.



I also work on the forks. Unfortunately both side have scratches. I will use JB Weld to fil the scratches.



 

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Following this thread with interest as l am starting a cd175 resto myself. Thx for posting.

CeeDee

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Here's my first powder coated part.

Before with all the rust:


I forgot to take a picture after cleaning and sanding. I had to work a kind of rack to be able to put the wheel in the oven with an angle. The oven was just a little bit too small to put the wheel inside on vertical or horizontal. So I put a hook in the back of the oven and made a rack for the other end.



It's hard to see the finish on the picture but in the end, it look not too bad if we consider the rim condition before!
 

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Nice work Stou.
Merry Christmas.
Could be riding weather out there eh?
 
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