Hoping this thread will not only be a place to document the build of my CL175 vintage racer (or track bike?), but that it will also be useful to anyone else contemplating building a vintage racer or track bike. With any luck, others will post pics and videos of their vintage bikes or bikes they've photographed for the inspiration some of us will need. If there's a duplicate somewhere already please let me know and we'll change this one up. A few years ago the idea of a small cc vintage track or race bike entered my head and unfortunately, it hasn't left. Yes. I realize neither of those are Hondas. Not that I have any business on a race bike, mind you. I had, and continue to have a lot to learn about riding, nevermind racing. Perhaps that's what I like about a project like this: the learning. At multiple levels. A few more track days and a few more vintage racers didn't help the cause. I have a soft spot for Yamahas but I like all of them. Along the way I've also had a bunch of encouragement. Jon, aka Junkyard, is guilty of giving me a shove or two. As is Birdman. Here's his CB175.:tb There have been many others in the wings quietly nudging. Not to mention Sidecar Sue is always very supportive. Meanwhile, I work on learning how to ride. It's a painful I suck but fun process. Fastforward to about a month ago...an inmate not too far away posts up he has a CL175 kicking around that he'd like to get out of his way before winter. Like an idiot I immediately PM him that I'm interested if it's still available. It is. I'm doomed. After a few false starts we finally work out arrangements for pick up. This past Friday, thanks to chippertheripper, I moved one step closer to realizing a dream. Thanks again, Chip! There she sits in all her glory. In a little better lighting ready for the trip home straight through Boston.:eek1 Luckily, my timing was good so Boston wasn't too much of a horror show. The natives may recognize that this was actually taken heading south but the northbound pics had terrible lighting. Pretty much got it home and tucked it away. With all the other activities this weekend it has just been sitting in the wings waiting to be stripped down. Working on a game plan on how to best approach this. I'm thinking getting it to run may be my first step. After that I'll start removing anything that isn't needed for the track. In between I'll continue to scour the web for CB/CL175 racer stuff. Motobits and Glass from the Past has some cool stuff that would look good in my stocking. But first I need to make a spot for all of this to happen. Looking forward to some input here. Stay tuned.