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1968 CL175 Winter project

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I picked up a 1968 Honda CL175 (scrambler) earlier this year as a project to work on over the winter and I chose a bike from the 60's to try something different.
The bike was a non runner and mostly complete with a few signal bracket mods that are typical on old bikes as a McGiver cheap fix. I have been working at getting everything cleaned and painted, so that I can just do the reassembly later during the winter.
So here are a few as I bought it condition and my progress so far.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Here are a few with the bike now totally apart and frame and tank bead blasted and parts repainted and ready for assembly.
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1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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looks great. what colour is that?
I'm trying to decide on a burnt orange shade for my 78 build.
That looks really nice.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Nice!
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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It is actually a mix of two Duplicolour lacquer spray gun paints I have had for quite some time now. I found the straight orange was really vivid and too bright for my liking. I had some of another colour the Molten Metallic Red left from another build and mixed the two in a 65% Burnt Orange Metallic and 35% Molten Metallic Red.
The bike came in that Burnt Orange colour as a paint choice from Honda originally. I did a little side cove treatment in the silver colour as there will be the rubber knee pads and the Honda wing logo on the front section of the tank.
Since these are lacquers as the base paint coats and I want to spray Urethane Clear coat over the lacquer base I am letting the lacquer fully cure first.

I see your in Canada too; so any Canadian Tire store or their sister stores under PartSource. The Dupli-Color paints are available at most parts suppliers and come in a 1 liter/quart tin for about $32.00 Canadian. I would expect in the US your in the low $20.00 US for a quart.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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flyin900 wrote:It is actually a mix of two Duplicolour lacquer spray gun paints I had for quite some time now. I found the straight orange was really vivid and too bright for my liking. I had some of another colour the Molten Metallic Red left from another build and mixed the two in a 65% Burnt Orange Metallic and 35% Molten Metallic Red.
The bike came in that Burnt Orange colour as a paint choice from Honda originally. I did a little side cove treatment in the silver colour as there will be the rubber knee pads and the Honda wing logo on the front section of the tank.
Since these are lacquers as the base paint coats and I want to spray Urethane Clear coat over the lacquer base I am letting the lacquer fully cure first.

I see your in Canada too; so any Canadian Tire store or their sister stores under PartSource. The Dupli-Color paints are available at most parts suppliers and come in a 1 liter/quart tin for about $32.00 Canadian. I would expect in the US your in the low $20.00 US for a quart.
tks for the info
I'll have to check next time I'm at Crappy. It's hard to get a good idea what the paint will look like by looking at a plastic spray bomb cover.
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1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
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1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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looks like fun!!
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Cylinder fin rebuild/replace using high heat Metal Epoxy

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So I am toggling back and forth between my friends 1972 Honda CB500K which is in the final stages and my prep work on the 1967 Honda CL175 scrambler which is my winter in house basement project. I am trying to get everything cleaned and painted and prepped for just a slow assembly over the winter months.

The barrels are off to facilitate replacing the entire cam chain and new tensioner assembly system. A mishap occurred and the barrels sustained some large fin damage on three corners of the top section of the assembly. I have previously rebuilt a small section of a CB400F's outer fin a few years ago and it was a success, so I am trying to replicate the process on a larger scale with three corners broken off.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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So I drilled the fins where the pieces had broken off and wired them with a flexible yet stiff wire that could be inserted into the holes in the sides of the fins. I used a couple of micro drills a 1/16 which was a little too big in some areas of the fin and a #62 drill.

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1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Wow! Looks pretty good, but very time consuming. What material are you using for the fin?
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Track it has been a good lesson in what can be done with some of the new composite materials out there. I used a product called Tech Steel which is a 500F epoxy and metal powder mixture. You can get something like it from JB Weld too for high temp, yet the specs on the curing are different between the two products.
It is a soft tube like material with two compounds that you knead together and the Tech metal sets hard in 15 mins, so you need to work quickly.

Here are the final finished repairs with a decent sanding, yet still strong enough to hold the new fins in place.
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Wow! That is amazing!!
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"The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam
2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG"
1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike
1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike
and a whole garage full of possibilities!!

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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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Thanks for the info. It looks great! We used the JBWeld stuff on a yet untested crack/thread repair on the lower-most bolt for the transmission cover on Josh's 1100, so I'm always interested in what others use. Your product looks like it has more of a granular consistency than the JB we used.
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Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Re: 1968 CL175 Winter project

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So here is the Tech Steel Epoxy product and a rear caliper for my 1981 GL1100 that had a badly scraped cap area on the outer caliper which was quite visible. I used the Tech Steel to rebuild the missing outer "cap" area on the caliper and repainted as new.

Highly recommend this product. The only downside is you need to work fast and be organized since it has a very quick set up time of 4-5 mins. After that it has already changed chemical composition and is very hard to work/shape anymore.
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1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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Further progress on CL175

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So I have been working a little more recently on this bike (1968 Honda CL175) and starting to get some pieces put back on both the frame and the motor areas. There is some serious work needed on the exhaust as a PO cut the back tip off the muffler. I am looking into someone who can do a little custom fab work back there and then possibly a rechrome of both the exhaust pipes/muffler and heat shield assy.

The last photo shows the repaired fins on the barrels that came out well with good fit and finish. :-D
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Current Bikes:
1967 CL175 Low production number with #802 as engine serial- winter 2019/2020 project.
1978 CB550K Very original bike with only 7499 klms from new- light cleanup and refresh pending.
1981 GL1100 Standard model - Sept 2018 start of cosmetic refresh, nice original condition.
1983 CB1000 Custom-Low mileage full cosmetic restoration back to factory new.
1984 GL1200 Standard model in showroom condition-two owner bike.
1984 CX650E Restored summer 2017 - a rare Eurosport model-excellent one owner bike.
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