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    CB 175 bargain

    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

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    welcome to the site... whats your plans for it?
    running bikes: N/A
    project bikes: CB250, CL125a, BSA bantam d1

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    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

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    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!

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    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.

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    On carpet! Gotta love it LOL

    Good luck on this, and whatever you do - PLEASE get rid of those knobbies!

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    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]

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