Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu May 07, 2015 8:37 am

Just so you all know I'm still about although laid a little low right now. I was doing okay, riding a bit further each week but have been suffering a bit since late Sunday. Well been mostly useless really, probably due to a few breadcrumbs of gluten bread getting in the jamjar. Anyway that last house we missed out on but looks like we at least made the shortlist for another now. I started the CL a week or so ago and it ran okay. So I hope soon to sort the tacho drive oil leak and then see about an not for it. Spare cash will likely determine whether it gets registered this year or not though.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by triumph5ta » Fri May 08, 2015 3:42 pm

Keep at it mate, hope you feel better soon.

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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Sun May 17, 2015 8:57 am

I'm back to where I was before the crumbs, or maybe specs of weetabix in a glass or mug ,( I really do not think dishwashers are good ideas for coeliacs and I am now being careful to clean everything I use even if it's allegedly clean anyway).
Anyway, I have the CL here now so have attended to a few small issues, I think I have cured the oil leak without having to mess about replacing the seal, I replaced the broken side stand mount with the new one I bought nice and cheap last year and got the kick start on properly. Getting it over here proved that I was right about the rear shocks, there is no damping left in them at all and so they need replacing. Finding new ones was next to impossible or to expensive so I have a set of CB175 ones on the way, they appear to be about 10mm longer than the CL ones but apparently will fit although they might need a little spacing with washers at the bottom and could foul the chain guard slightly, but I'm sure I can sort that. Once that's done I can think about an mot on the frame number, get a dating certificate as apparently nowadays you need one from a club on the dvla list so my one from John Wyatt will be no good.
Tomorrow we go to look at a bungalow which we can have if it's right for us, so we might soon be in our own place again. Things are looking up, now all we need is for me to get earning money again, or long term we'll not even be able to afford the new place even.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Fri May 22, 2015 9:20 am

The bungalow was right, well my wife was all for it and our son liked it, we can even have a garage nearby so it looks like the bikes are going to not have to live under covers. Plenty of room for my shed too so I can get to work on my RS probably over the winter and give it a good going over again. It'll be a good few weeks before we get there though, and it's right on the edge of where we'd want to be. If I do go back to work at the old place further to travel too, although only a little.
Yesterday I got the new shocks on the CL, as expected I needed to space out the bottom clevis fitting with a washer either side, also the tops with two washers and the collars had to come out so it runs straight on the rubbers, which is what the originals did anyway. I managed by just loosening off the exhaust, which gave me just enough room to wiggle the left side shock through and on. I spaced out the chain guard rear mount with a thickish washer and that seemed to be enough to stop the new shock fouling it.
Today I'll take the bike back to storage, that mot will have to wait a while.
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by Hooli » Sun May 24, 2015 7:39 pm

Every little helps as they say.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Mon May 25, 2015 5:21 pm

Hooli wrote:Every little helps as they say.
Indeed, it's often surprising just what a little washer can achieve.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:45 am

I'm all stalled, we have our own place again and my shed us in the backyard here and we also have a garage over the way where most of the bikes now stand but with a current monthly income of about £20.00 a month well there's no money for anything really. I hope next year I'll find some part time work, but I think it would be hard without my health issues. Now there's apparently a sign of something in my bowels, so more tests in a couple of weeks. It's very unlikely to be cancer again though. Anyway, compliments of the season to all.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:45 am

No problem with my bowels so false alarm, phew. I've doubled my income now to £40 or so a month and been working a little on the CL to get it ticking over better, then decided I'd try cleaning the points, result no spark at all. Curses. New points bought though and will put those on and hope that sorts it, anything much else has to wait until I can find a job though. If only David Silvers had some work for me, but it seems I am not wanted there at least in my current state of health
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I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by scotduke » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:50 pm

hondapartsman wrote:No problem with my bowels so false alarm, phew. I've doubled my income now to £40 or so a month and been working a little on the CL to get it ticking over better, then decided I'd try cleaning the points, result no spark at all. Curses. New points bought though and will put those on and hope that sorts it, anything much else has to wait until I can find a job though. If only David Silvers had some work for me, but it seems I am not wanted there at least in my current state of health

Keep it up mate, you're on an upward path even if it's taking time to get where you want to be.
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Re: Honda CL175K6 1972 in the back yard.

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:08 pm

scotduke wrote:
hondapartsman wrote:No problem with my bowels so false alarm, phew. I've doubled my income now to £40 or so a month and been working a little on the CL to get it ticking over better, then decided I'd try cleaning the points, result no spark at all. Curses. New points bought though and will put those on and hope that sorts it, anything much else has to wait until I can find a job though. If only David Silvers had some work for me, but it seems I am not wanted there at least in my current state of health

Keep it up mate, you're on an upward path even if it's taking time to get where you want to be.
:)

Thank you, in truth it's a very hilly the way I'm going, and no end to them in sight yet. I just had two pretty bad days, when it's understandable why no one wants me for any jobs I apply for because I'd not have been able to work. My wife suggested some voluntary work, but that won't help her cut her hours or give me any income, it would cost me to travel to do it, no good. But then I've only been looking for work properly for 5 months or so, last time it took me 15 months, but then I was younger and fitter. That said even my young and fit son can't seem to find anything. If we could combine my experience and his youth we might get somewhere, if only we could.
My flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/63994217@N08/
I'm like my regular ride, old battered and bit leaky, but still going.
http://notabikeramotorcyclist.weebly.com/

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