Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:11 am

if the bike came from Minnesota you can be sure it was parked up by early September or October by the latest. Minnesota weather think northern Norway.

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Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:42 am

Detour Rd. wrote:if the bike came from Minnesota you can be sure it was parked up by early September or October by the latest. Minnesota weather think northern Norway.
Thank you, that would explain then general condition of the beastie.
Everything old hold for a little while though, my Father died Saturday afternoon, not unexpected as such, but of course things to be sorted will probably do some more work later this week once the dust has settled.
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Unread post by Hooli » Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:13 pm

Sorry to hear that HPM.
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Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:19 am

Just a quick update. I'm getting there, I've not been taking pictures just doing things as I come to them. Sorry, I know you like pictures but I had other things on my mind. Anyway, the exhaust went back on okay, much easier than it came off for sure. The front brake shoes were contaminated, well one was, I think with oil that had leaked from the forks and found it's way in over the years it was stood. Not a big problem of course, I managed to get a set of Vesrah so as good as genuine for £8.00, after some tooing and frooing anyway. I did one fork at a time, and struggled a little with getting the seals in until I used a spare fork stanchion from my now gone XJ600 as a seal driver. Much easier than my trying to use the waste pipe one I made to do the XJ seals. I got the bent headlight bracket more or less straight, everything back on and electrics hooked up ( no horn right now, must have missed something) and before I went into hospital I decided to try to start it. New plugs, but no spark, but cleaned up the points and there it was, all good. I could not get it to start the day before I went in though, although it was close. So I has another go the next morning, as I had to be up earlier so i could have a light breakfast before curfew and nbm started. It started, and ran, ticked over, everything. Nice to know before I went in.
A couple of days later, the day after I came out I smell petrol and my wife says your bike's leaking. It was too. The new fuel tap was leaking, so drain and get the tap off. Looks like I managed to damage the seal when i put the tap on ( it's a new pattern one) I could have got a new seal as Honda still do them, and the taps, but I just out the old seal back on and backed it up with some black silicone instant gasket. Okay so far. Then the right carb was spurting fuel as it ran, float sticking I guessed, soon sorted and okay now. Tickover was a little high, soon sorted as well, I'd routed the throttle cable a bit badly but that was easy to sort as well. So not so much to do now, get the horn working, everything else works well. In a few days I might feel up to giving it a little run up and down the road outside here. The odd oil leak, the tappet cap seals were perished, so replaced those, and not the oil filter cover has a little leak as well. Can soon sort that I'm sure although I'm sure I put a new o ring on that when I cleaned that out.
So, next thing, once the niggles are sorted will be an mot and getting it registered. It might be a while though, I have to concentrate on getting fit and getting to work sometime, now it looks like everything's likely to be good with me for now.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by triumph5ta » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:58 pm

Sounds most encouraging, ready for the road just in time for the wind and rain! :D

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Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:12 am

triumph5ta wrote:Sounds most encouraging, ready for the road just in time for the wind and rain! :D
I always have such good timing, actually I think all that can wait until spring, I have the 250's to take the strain over the winter and anyway I'm not sure how much riding I'll be doing. Even if I get back to work in the next month or to it'll not be anything like full time for a little while, and it's possible I might be getting lifts a lot of the time anyway. Right now I'm tapped out anyway, no money for all the mot, registration business right now, it's needed for the mot and tax on the other RS so I have my usual back up. Another week, just under and I ought to able to ride again anyway, I'm still a bit woozy from time to time after last weeks general anesthetic, so best give it the two weeks advised before I think about even a short hop into town.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:37 pm

Just a quick update. The CL is now in storage as we had to move. I'm not going to say how I got it 14 miles to our storage as I don't have access to anyway of transporting it and could not afford to pay anyone to do it , but I got it there. No more money to do anything as my benefit ended Xmas eve so now I just have to rely on what my wife can spare, that's why we moved in with our daughter temporarily as we could no longer afford the rent at the spike. Now we're looking for somewhere cheaper.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:06 pm

As one Suffolk boy to another, hang on in there hondapartsman :D I'm certain we'll have another good summer so get the CL ready for a good blast down the Bungay straight 8-)

Cheers Geoff

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Unread post by hondapartsman » Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:11 am

Thanks Geoff, how things are it might be more like 2016 before anything like that happens but we'll see. Right noe we're the wrong side of the border too, just but Bungay is where we're hoping to get back to one way or another, although I prefer the more twisty route through Flixton myself.
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Unread post by hondapartsman » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:58 am

All being well we might have a new backyard soon, a house to look at this week and one next week. Unfortunately neither is where we'd exactly like to be, but as the old saying goes beggars can't be choosers and there's only so long our son can keep sleeping on a mattress on his sisters floor.
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