1971 CL175 cafe buildup

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Texas Mechanic, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Texas Mechanic

    Texas Mechanic Denton, TX

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    got my setup plus tons of extras for $300 a couple days ago!! :rofl
    OK, so I have not taken as many pictures as i would have liked to, but here is the story. Found a deal on Craigslist for $800, talked him down to $300, thinking it was a simple DIY cafe project with a couple extras. Turns out I got way more than what I paid for!
    ALso if anyone needs any parts, let me know, I should be able to help you out
    2 frames, a CL175 and CB175, the cl has a title
    3 tanks
    3 seats two in good condition
    loads of gauges and lights ( enough for 3 bikes)
    2 motors, one is ready to go, the other is half assembled, will do a rebuild on some down time.
    parts from three other motors
    3 wiring harnesses
    brand new coils and wheel bearings
    3 sets of wheel, two with new tires and tubes
    a new set of rims, spokes and nipples
    2 pairs of forks
    and pretty much every part you can think of multiplied by 3.

    In other words, somewhere in this mess of parts, is a great bike waiting to be built.
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    this is how i got it
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    just some of the extras i got
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    the new coil installed, btw, does it matter which spark plug wire goes to which side?
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    as it sits now

    I am waiting on the Clymer manual with wiring diagram to finish hooking things up

    these parts are in the mail
    Throttle cable
    clutch cable
    front brake cable
    new gaskets
    manual

    I still need a chain, a right hand side set of controls for the handlebars, and a headlight cover and mount.
    any suggestions on a chain?
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  2. cm75

    cm75 Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to see the finished bike!
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  3. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    together, those TWO engines will make it a great rider! :rofl:freaky JK, enjoy!
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  4. Texas Mechanic

    Texas Mechanic Denton, TX

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    Not much done to bike lately, Been in Houston with the family for christmas, can't wait to get back and get her running!
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  5. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Keep the camera handy, because without pictures, it didn't happen:freaky
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  6. Texas Mechanic

    Texas Mechanic Denton, TX

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