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    well. i finally did it.

    i bought an old honda twin
    1974 CD175, 3 owners, low miles.
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    Nice looking bike - are you sure your up for a 4-stroker after messing with 2-cycles all this time...
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    someone explain to him how a four stroke works.


    if its smokin' its brokin'

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    hey ive had almost as many 4strokes as i have 2 strokes .
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    tony, a 4-stroke is not a 2-stroke twin. are you sure?

    just kidding. nice find!
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    Do NOT put oil in the petrol in this thing.

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    Have you run out of yamahas over there? Hope you didn't buy it 'cause it was smoking like most of the stuff you own. Good luck with it. Cheers, bcr

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    ha ha, i have a soft spot for early honda twins, ive had 2 of these cd175's before, great little bikes
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    when i bought the CD175 i knew it didnt run, the owner told me he bought it as a none runner, so we worked out it hadnt run for 24 years, it didnt even spark, so after fitting a new battery, fettling the points and setting the ign timing i had a good spark, the carb was a mess inside including a punctured float which i repaired..
    the fuel tank was quarter full of rotten smelling fuel and rust so i cleaned that out..

    so, ready for trying to start the old girl, a few primes on the kickstart, ign on, she started up 2nd kick and i caught it on camera, i know these bikes rarely have knackered engines so i was pretty sure she would start but wasnt expecting 2nd kick!
    http://s120.photobucket.com/albums/o...urrent=003.mp4
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    Thats pretty awesome, Tony.
    I liked the "well, I think my work here is done" lifting of the arms after it started.
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