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1971 CB175K5 Restoration
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K5
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:24 am    Post subject: 1971 CB175K5 Restoration Reply with quote

Picked this up about a year ago and it sat in the barn til just recently. Its the same year & model of the 1st bike I bought. It was Candy Rudy Red, but the Crystal Blue Metallic is growing on me.

Just after unloading. Looked pretty good.


Taking it apart...






After doing the initial inspection it appears this street bike had seen its share of off road use. At some point the bike took a spill and the the center stand, side stand, foot peg bracket, rear brake pedal and center stand pivot were bent. This might explain why the PO installed new OEM exhausts. I'm sure to find a few more things, but all in all should be a good project.


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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet little bike, Ray. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to remove the bushings from the swingarm before cleaning and powdercoat. Ended chipping part of one off. They appear to be made of carbon.


Forks were leaking badly and for good reason


Center stand was bent. Was able to straighten it out on the press.

I've been collecting parts. The headlight case/bucket and the seat are my biggest challenges.

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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good, worthwhile project bike. I like seeing parts laid out carefully like that. Organization is a big part of the battle. Wishing you the best with your project.

Ray
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fxray wrote:
Looks like a good, worthwhile project bike. I like seeing parts laid out carefully like that. Organization is a big part of the battle. Wishing you the best with your project.

Ray


Ooooh , Ray, I guess you won't like my method of "organization". Laughing Laughing



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing It wouldn't work for me, but it obviously works out very well for you. I sometimes think I should spend more time doing and less time organizing stuff. But we all have our methods.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, as long as you know where things are - it works. Any chance you have a kick stand for my 175?
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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, Sorry Ray, no parts for a 175, that box of "organization" is CB450 with a little GL1000 thrown in.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found an NOS kick stand in Ohio (Classic Japanese Motorcycle) Very Happy

I'll post pics of the old & new later.

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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got most of the parts ready to get blasted and powder coated. Only piece missing is the seat pan. There's a place about 30 minutes away that you can rent their booths for $17.50/hr. I'd estimate about 3 hours of work.


Started in on the forks

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-Ray

Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

K5 wrote:
Got most of the parts ready to get blasted and powder coated. Only piece missing is the seat pan. There's a place about 30 minutes away that you can rent their booths for $17.50/hr. I'd estimate about 3 hours of work.


That seems like a bargain. I don't think theres any place like that around me.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its worth looking around. I found the place years ago. Its a Dad/Son business (Consolidating Stripping). Bead Blasting was their main livelihood, then they started to offer their own line of industrial blasting cabinets. The ones they have our big, bigger & huge. It puts my little cabinet to shame.

http://www.consolidatedstripping.com/

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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a pic of an NOS kick stand compared to the one originally on the bike. It was bent and someone instead of repairing it decided to weld an appendage on it. The photo was taken after a few minutes on the press and I ground down the crack/split for welding. Pretty sure I'll take the little do-dad thing off too.



The bottom/leading edge of the frame had seen some bumps & scrapes. Before powder coating I like to clean any rust spots of scratches to smooth things out. A 120 grit flapper wheel works great.


Here's the area in question after sanding and one coat of paint. The paint gives me an idea of what it will look like. Still needs a 320 grit sanding.


I like to cure painted parts with heat. My little toaster oven can only handle certain things. An oven would be the ticket for engine cases & covers. Put a want ad on the VW club forum, and one of the members "donated" their old oven (kitchen remodeling project)

Oldie but Goodie Very Happy


Parts continue to come in. The exhaust are cleaned up. The left one has a few scratches. Will need to do some research on how to polish them out (if possible)

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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, we all know your work is impeccable and your finished projects are beautiful, but I did notice some weeds in your grass in the second picture. Wink I just had to find something.......... Laughing Laughing

..............Paul

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�75 GL1000-finally finished
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Paul.

As far as the green stuff. I'm not much on lawn care. The less I have to mow it , the better. Weeds are a vital part of a yard vs a lawn Smile

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Remembering the past... Liv´n the dream

1975 CB750K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8591.html
1977 GL1000 - Daily Driver http://vjmog.com/ftopict-8883.html
1971 CB175K5 - Restored http://vjmog.com/ftopict-9282.html
1972 - CB350 Rest-Mod-Cafe, current project http://vjmog.com/ftopicp-56578.html#56578
1977 CT70 - Swap Meet Scooter
2004 Rune - Cruiser
1974 RD350 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10725.html
2014 CB1100 http://www.vjmog.com/ftopict-10949.html
2003 HD Road King
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