Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:25 am

jimmy wrote:Notification Of Vehicle Arrival. It the form for HMRC to ensure all taxes have been paid on the imported bike
That's the one, I don't know if the importer can change the details on one of those or not, or at least issue a letter saying there was an error and that will be acceptable to the DVLA. I have to wait to hear from the importer.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by Hooli » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:15 pm

jimmy wrote:Notification Of Vehicle Arrival. It the form for HMRC to ensure all taxes have been paid on the imported bike
Ta.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:01 am

Minimal progress, the importer has the NOVA certificate back and is supposed to be getting it amended for me, we'll see. I just going through what I need still,I keep finding little things, I guess that's normal. Sometimes I'm lucky and have something suitable in my odds and ends, mostly I have to work out where to get them. I just don't seem to get much time when the weathers okay to get out there and do anything, life gets in the way so goodness knows what I'll do when I get back to work. I have decided to use allen headed bolts on the engine cases, rather than original screws, if I was doing a 'proper' restoration I'd stick with original but then I'd have to do all the re-chroming, painting the fuel tank properly and all that stuff and right now neither my budget nor my facilities can handle that. My wife's cousin in the states has the side panel for me, I've had a few other parts through e-bay including what looks like a very strong reproduction lifting handle and hopefully next week I'll get started on sorting out the fuel system. The last few weeks have been so involved with hospital visits, for me and my father, father in laws funeral, like i said life getting in the way and the weather although dry has often been windy as well, which put me of working outside a bit. I aim to have it altogether, tidied and on the road by the end of the summer, which give me a three months or so, ought to be easily possible with the minimal stuff I am to do.
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Hazards of the back yard

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:42 pm

A little problem of working in the backyard, a sloping backyard paved with concrete slabs that are a bit lose. I was out there Thursday, having cleaned the air filters as best I can for now, putting the left one back on, wiggling the rubber onto the back of the carbs. I cleaned the carbs the day before, old school way. Small wire brush, toothbrush, rag and can of brake cleaner, I know ultrasonic cleaning is not expensive, for those with what might be called a disposable income, but for those of us without a very small, even tiny one any saving is good. Whatever, wiggling the air filter on then suddenly crash and the bike is on it's side, no warning, just me sat there with the filter in my hand wondering what the hell had happened. The slab the bike was on had tipped, it seems, the bike to close to the edge I guess which I ought to have spotted I guess. Damage, just the front brake lever, which was good, I tried to bend it back to something close to the right shape but although I was close it was then it broke at the lever mount. In retrospect not the best idea to do it still on the bike but sans vice I just had to try it and maybe I was lucky that the lever bracket did not break as that would have meant finding another switch.
Bike now moved and more secure, I hope. Not that it showed any sign of not being so before, but I do miss my shed. Would not have happened in there, and I would have had my vice as well.
Later that day my Ascot got knocked over by the little old lady as it was parked in the car park of Dad's care home, result of that a broken clutch lever, indicator and bent footrest under plate. At least, on the bright side, I learned that I am strong enough and capable of getting the bike up on it's wheels again. Not that I ought to have done as I'm not supposed to lift heavy things like that anymore, but got away with it, this time.
On the brighter side that morning I finally became a grandfather, Arthur Phillip, born just before 6am, 9lbs 14ozs.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by jimmy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Congratulations to you and yours mate

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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:04 am

Thank you, according to his Dad one thing he'll never do is ride a motorbike, well we'll see I guess.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:09 am

Another update, I seem to have excised my electric gremlins, mostly by cleaning contacts and earths etc, no broken wires or anything found yet and everything seems to be working. I have to deal with some cracked coverings etc, but getting there with that. I hope I'll have it running in few weeks time, weather and my health etc allowing, and I may even be getting back to work in that time as well, maybe just in time to get close to having a weeks holiday in our daughters in laws caravan at Wells next the Sea. No bikes for a week, lots of time with the little one, so partly looking forward to it and partly not.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:35 am

I've been quiet a while, not doing very much and totally forgot to take pictures for a bit. I have removed the headlight for now, rebound the wiring harness and fiddled with a few other things. The tank is cleaned out, the distilled vinegar did a good job, it's back on and I coated the inside with oil for now to keep the rust at bay, I hope. I splashed out on a new tap as the old one was not in great order, was nearly as cheap as parts to fix the old one anyway. I decided that it would make more sense to do the back end first so got the rear fork/swinging arm out and greased up everything in there. It was tight though, the spindle took some getting out, and getting back in again but moves okay, the removal of the rear fork itself meant some wiggling and was hard to get in and out, nothing like any other bikes I've ever had. That's all back together anyway, for now, and I have the rear tyre off. the rim itself is solid but rather rusty inside, work with a wire brush on the power drill helped that but in truth not as much as I hoped, it'll do for now I hope. The drum needs a little cleaning up as do the shoes but they look okay, no sign of parting of the friction material from the metal and plenty of use left in them, and I'll grease the brake spindle while it's out and do all that of course. It was so nice to see the bolt for the torque arm loose as well, I'm so used to those corroding into the brake plate on my bikes over here even with the liberal use of copper grease. The drum side wheel bearing was very lose though, so i decided for safety's sake new wheel bearings are a must have and I also will use some bearing fit glue stuff to be sure on the drum side , always assuming the new bearing just slides in and out of the hub like the original one did. Even if not it might be a good idea to use a little, there must be wear there. I also now have the new right side panel, thanks to my wifes cousins in North Carolina, came to them from DSS as were now allowed to order parts from there for delivery to UK. Anyway, my wife's cousins did not even want paying for it, they just said get something for the baby from his family in the US. Bless them!
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:41 pm

Sounds like your getting on well with it.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:35 am

Not as well as I'd like given that I have lots of spare time, in truth if I was like I was before all the cancer stuff/move etc then I'd have it done and up and running by now. All progress is good though, hopefully the wheel bearings etc will come today and then I can get the back wheel back in and get the exhaust back on, the weather forecast is good for a few days so I hope to have that done by the end of the week and have started on the front end. Fork seals are waiting for me, so I just have to get where they are and pick them up. I have a target to get to this week as well, travel wise, then I can start thinking about work again. Long story there, but we'll see. First week in August nothing will be done though, as I'll be stuck in a caravan at Wells Next the Sea, not my thing at all but family comes first, hopefully the week will go quickly.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
http://notabikeramotorcyclist.weebly.com/

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