Honda Twins banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
G

·
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi all....
Joined this forum on suggestion from another board (VJMOG)...
Gasoline in my veins since an early age.....into restorations of both bikes and hotrods as well as custom work/fabrication.
Background in Graphic/industrial design, tool and die, signwriting/lettering, etc.....

In SERIOUS need of some assistance with my new project (196? Honda CB175 K0)

Well....thats about it....

Cheers,

GHD
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
GearHeadDiver said:
Hi all....
Joined this forum on suggestion from another board (VJMOG)...
Gasoline in my veins since an early age.....into restorations of both bikes and hotrods as well as custom work/fabrication.
Background in Graphic/industrial design, tool and die, signwriting/lettering, etc.....

In SERIOUS need of some assistance with my new project (196? Honda CB175 K0)

Well....thats about it....

Cheers,

GHD
Hey, hoser :cool: :D :)

You're in the right place - our own Steve (66sprint) is the KING of 175's, and he's a moderator here.
Direct your 175 questions to him, and all shall be revealed to you.
Welcome !!
 

·
Sensei
Joined
·
27,183 Posts
Bill, Actually I'm NOT a moderator on this group (I am on several others though)..... I've replied to GHD with a PM..... He's probably going to want a "sloper 175" shop and parts manual if you have them......Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,495 Posts
66Sprint said:
Bill, Actually I'm NOT a moderator on this group (I am on several others though)..... I've replied to GHD with a PM..... He's probably going to want a "sloper 175" shop and parts manual if you have them......Steve
Sorry Steve - I guess I always assume you're in charge.

Re the 175 - the Manual I have (I think it's on the cd I sent you) covers 125/175, and does list the 175 K0 - all the photos and drawings show what I think is a sloper, but you're the expert here - does this look like a sloper to you??
They really don't differentiate between the K0 and later types in any instructions or drawings, so I guess nothing changed but the angle of the cylinders??
Sadly, I have no parts lists, and no fiche I've run into on the net even lists the slopers (K0).

 

·
Sensei
Joined
·
27,183 Posts
Bill, .....Yep, that's the CB sloper (and from the pics he sent, the exact bike GHD has....)
Many of the parts for it ARE 160 parts, and the engine internals are MOSTLY interchangable with either the 160 OR the vertical 175's (but not both or all)......You can actually install the entire "vert" 175 top end on it (with the "sloper" head cover for mounting purposes) and get a slightly better head/valve configuration, more compression, and better performance....(later carbs work, but intakes must be modified for "angle").
These bikes are in demand by the N.E. racing crowd and the f-160 group as they offer a 5-speed box that is purportedly better than the 4-speed 160 bottom, and the 160/early 175 frames weigh much less than the vert frames...
The tank and seat are different than both the 160 and the later 175's.....

I guess it's time to re-post my Vintage-Look bike project.... ( "sloper" 175 engine in a "vert" 175 frame styled to look similarly to a CL 72/77)........Hopefully, it will be ready to ride this coming spring...... :lol:
Steve
 
G

·
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
WOW!....

Getting some great information here....

Can anyone help me out with a kick starter shaft/spindle?

Cheers,

GHD
 

·
Sensei
Joined
·
27,183 Posts
I'm reasonably certain the vert spindle will work, but let me check/re-read my notes......I'll keep ya posted....

BTW..... The cast impression in the taillight plastic will give the (US DOT) date of "acceptance" for that particular taillight/ lens assembly...... That alone should verify it is "newer" than the manufacture date you have on your ownership papers......(it MAY read '67, but that's DEFINATELY the same unit used on the '68 350 and 450 as well.......)
If a signed and notorized statement from me will help with the "changes" I'll be happy to provide one....(more verification can't hurt)..... Steve
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I too am a new member from Nova Scotia,Canada. I am restoring a 1968 CL175basket case and two 1868 CB175s
I had a 1968 CL175 as my second bike back in 1971 when I was 17. See photo. It is costing a bundle to restore the one I picked up as a basket case.. Also I have lots to learn about the sloper engine as it is in a box in pieces. Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Car
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,797 Posts
Welcome to the forum. You are in good hands with Steve.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,075 Posts
Where about in Canada, and post some pics of this bike or it never existed, lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,538 Posts
Sorry Steve - I guess I always assume you're in charge.

Re the 175 - the Manual I have (I think it's on the cd I sent you) covers 125/175, and does list the 175 K0 - all the photos and drawings show what I think is a sloper, but you're the expert here - does this look like a sloper to you??
They really don't differentiate between the K0 and later types in any instructions or drawings, so I guess nothing changed but the angle of the cylinders??
Sadly, I have no parts lists, and no fiche I've run into on the net even lists the slopers (K0).

Mike, I agree with you Steve is in charge here!
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top