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Just picked up a 1971 CB175, with a clear title for $375.
It's been beat up pretty well, pipes rusted out, but it's 95% complete (missing side covers over air filters). Its starts and runs alright- but needs a carb clean bad.
Previous owner thought it would be a good idea to lace up some knobbies too!
More pictures to follow as I start the teardown process
welcome to the site... whats your plans for it?
running bikes: N/A
project bikes: CB250, CL125a, BSA bantam d1
So far the plan is to strip it down, seriously clean it and put some paint on as it goes together. Likely somewhat of a cafe style bike, but on a budget so no fancy glass seat or (probably) clip ons or anything. I'd love to have it riding for under $500 total investment. I'll keep ya'll posted
Before taking it apart you may want to get the bike running solid. The worst part about tearing into the bike for paint w/o out is running well is that you may burn through your budget early. Take the time to clean it up properly and put a few miles on it to make sure it is a worthy motor.
Sweet find though.
Did you hear about the pirate with two wooden legs?
They caught fire and burned his ass to the ground!
So much for taking it for a spin before teardown. I debated about cleaning carbs before teardown, but just went for it. Also should have cleaned the caked on mud off before bringing it inside (sorry roommates!)
Tuesday- purchased, brought home got it started.
Wed.- Stripped accessories, wiring and controls
Thurs. - Down to bare frame and parts piles
Next step; clean prep and paint frame.
On carpet! Gotta love it LOL
Good luck on this, and whatever you do - PLEASE get rid of those knobbies!
Check out the presents the previous owner left me INSIDE the gas tank. Tank is seems to be solid but ugly otherwise. I think it was spray painted over brush paint over original paint.
YucA- The knobbies will go as soon as my student's budget allows- which I hope will be soon [8D]