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I have a 1973 CL175 K7 the muffler has a hole in it, seems a common problem :( does anyone know if there are major differences across the years as the part number appears to change a bit also the heat shield design differs too, my shields are good so only issue is mounting them.
 

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The pipes from any year "vertical" 175 twin will fit as a unit, the principle difference being the heat shields "look"....."Sloper" 175 pipes won't fit, the port angle is different.....
 

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OK thanks for that, I have now done a comparison of all part numbers from 68 -73 (K0 - K7) and see the left pipe hardly changed but the right and heat shields did, I can post my findings if of use.
Which year was the sloper engine fitted and was that the 'T' bone pressed steel frame.
 

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The 175 "T" frame was a Europe only model (I think), Unless you count the CD...
The 68/69 CL 175 K0 had a frame 99% identical to the CB/CL 160's, and was available in both US and Canada...(sloper engine)
The 69 CL175 K3 had the pressed backbone/seat area, partly tubular, full cradle frame and a Vert engine.....

Confused yet?.....Pics available here...
http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0175/scr ... ram175.htm

Steve
 

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Thanks for the link Steve, a great timeline. I hadn't realised you didn't get the 'T' bone frame in the US.
 

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Unfortunately, we didn't get a lot of "neat" versions of some bikes.....During that time period, the Japanese seemed to try to "tailor" the models to a specific market (based on what they thought that market wanted).....Still do I think.....Some models I'd like to have been able to purchase were never offered here.....
We ought to form an import/export company: Vintage Vehicle Variations (or Variants) and use a V cubed logo.....
 

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Seems to me that "back in the day" we sawed off the CL 175's muffler and used VolksWagen (old type) beetle resonator (muffler) tips, one in each pipe...Looked more like a CL72 exhaust, and sounded like a bigger bike....LOL....
 

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66Sprint said:
Unfortunately, we didn't get a lot of "neat" versions of some bikes.....During that time period, the Japanese seemed to try to "tailor" the models to a specific market (based on what they thought that market wanted).....Still do I think.....Some models I'd like to have been able to purchase were never offered here.....
We ought to form an import/export company: Vintage Vehicle Variations (or Variants) and use a V cubed logo.....
Yes but you got the 'Street Scrambler' I have admired the style since the 60's and now I have one :)
Is the Aermacchi in the avatar yours or a dream?
 

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I have quite a few Aermacchi/Harley Sprints, but most are apart awaiting restorations....
My avatar is a full race CRTT, ( NOT mine, but how I'd like to build one of mine....)...Just an "inspiration"....
The one I am currently "tinkering" with has a 250 frame with a 350 engine (early cases with later style top end)...If only I had the time and money......
 
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