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Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« on: August 14, 2020, 05:18:05 PM »
Hello, I'm rebuilding my second Honda cb175 Twin, 1972.
Sadly, the bike is missing it's right hand side panel that covers the air filter.

I am hoping someone on here will have one please, willing to pay a good price!
If you have something, please contact me on here.
Graham.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 03:31:39 PM by Terrotmt1 »

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 11:51:13 PM »
Have you explored ebay ?

There appear to be any number of anonymous thems there.
If you allow that most don't specify side, year or K number ?
And you don't say colour required.

Is this even close ?
Bit beaten up, but could be fibreglassed back into life if they are scarce enough ?
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/giMAAOSwDJNb2DVk/s-l1600.jpg

There is also this, but is the other side ?
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UZsAAOSw15lfAElF/s-l1600.jpg
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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 05:42:41 PM »
hanks, the design is wrong for the year of the bike.
The K6 was made from 72 to 76 and has air slots in each side as below.
I've found a place in Taiwan who make resin replicas but he won't ship to England...
I search ebay .uk and .com every day. Missed one a week ago on ebay for several reasons.

Thinking of 3D printing the right hand side using the left as a CAD model scan and doing a mirror image.

I could then have several made and sell them to re-coup the costs.

Should be like this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/9nSnUBa_ooNA6KWrpDxCYqhwO0bv8Uya3T_1fl3W6ZEFcdiZbnClOilTKg8iXMNUAlWkrI0MryEACBdHVrdbth0dWkcxECEfShkZgpxi1vbcrQE

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 10:11:55 PM »
Seems I don't have permission to view that.

This one ?
Grim when the price is POA  !

http://www.stevecarthymotorcycles.com/product.php?productid=705&cat=0&page=1

If the demand is there, and you can print them to look good ...

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2020, 05:47:21 PM »
Yes, in touch with her, answer to the POA tomorrow, dreading it.

however, found a source for replicas, a pair for $100. Eager to se the quality, but if tomorrow is not too stunning, might get it.

I think the UK price is around 150 for the right, 45 for the left.
Apparently, the right gets damaged by kick starting the bike!

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2020, 05:33:44 PM »
Very pleased to say I bought the NOS right hand panel today, 150 all in, the going rate.

My first CB 175 re-build was hard, but the bike was totally complete and totally un-messed with. It needed everything so cost a fortune.
Incomplete bikes are worse....

anyway, very pleased, onward with the work.

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 08:24:05 PM »
That's probably true as to be worth anything those Jap bikes need to catalogue-correct in every detail.
I recall a Classic Bike of the Year winner some years back who said that had his CB750/4 not had the original restorable exhaust he wouldn't have even bought it let alone restored it.
An A10 with the wrong exhaust...WGAF, but with a  Honda etc it's a deal-breaker.

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2020, 09:56:51 PM »
Shall I tell you how I skipped a complete CB175 last week?

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2020, 07:23:07 AM »
No.
Tell me where!

Any cb175 complete for restoration is a find. They are rare, all having been scrapped (by Mini) or done.
Some parts are unique to a model many are common to the Honda Parts Bin.
The side panels are a unique part, and prone to damage by kick starting (odd, as the bikes have a great electric starter) or get split when wrenched off by a clumsy owner. The 3 mounting rubbers get very hard and the 3 panel location prongs get tightly locked in place.

The type is well remembered by many motorcyclists in their early days.

Such a great design esp after my recent follies...



https://i.postimg.cc/P5VMpThm/DSC0038.jpg

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Re: Looking cb175 Honda side panel
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2020, 10:51:51 AM »
actually it was a good while ago, dragged out of a neighbours derelict shed with a mini digger, hard to believe a motorcycle could be so rusty, can't remember if it had panels.

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My Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2020, 03:27:47 PM »
Nice surprise today, the right hand side panel arrived from Steve Carthy Racing within 24 hours of ordering it.

It truly is NOS and perfect in candy red.
Now need to find 2 of the special cb175 badges to go on them, rarer still...

I now have the dilemma of paint and colour. My last CB had a pro candy gold paint job, cost a lot and looked brilliant, original colour of the bike.
I don't want to go through all that again (it was hard work chasing) and the cost, so thinking a custom colour, DIY, out of a rattle-can or 3.

This bike came to me with new David Silver exhausts which have the 'awkward' shaped down pipes, nothing like the real shape, so the bike is off-centre already to a purist like Rex.
If the next owner want a perfect paint job, then it is no big strip down to get it done.

My last CB:

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Re: Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2020, 11:22:32 PM »
Very smart, very smart indeed.

I had a CB450, and just made it a metallic blue. In good quality paint.
I think I sold it for at least $100 more than it cost me,
so I thought that was a good result ! (at the time).

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Re: Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2020, 07:27:08 AM »
Thanks, the gold cb took a lot of time (I had just taken early retirement) but a lot of parts from David silver to rebuild it to original spec and those endless packets of this and that sure added up.

A few years on, and it is noticeable how some parts have dried-up from DS or even CMSL, ebay sources are drying too.

Worse job I did to the bike was my DIY seat recovering, bit embarrassing...

Colour plan is to make it mine, and to paint the tinware in Surf Green with the  Honda design on the tank in black but surf green stripe and stock Honda badges, possibly the ones that came off the blue bike refurbished.

Blue looks a bit boring imho.
I want to DIY paint it using rattle cans thought I do have a compressor/gun and could paint in cellulose.




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Re: My Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2020, 08:50:37 AM »
so the bike is off-centre already to a purist like Rex.

You've read me wrong there. I don't give two fecks about originality but the classic Jap market seems to.

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Re: Honda cb175k6, 1972 re-build
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2020, 10:24:22 AM »
you made a nice job of it, I'll give you that, but I wonder how many years it'll be before it looks like the first pic once more.

I got rid of my Honda cub for a plastic Piaggio because the Cub was virtually breaking in half with rust, happily there are mugs out there that worship the things.Bad enough battling rust on old cars, bikes I expect to last more or less forever, I prefer decent tubes to tissue thin recycled steel scrap for a bike.

Have you ever consdiered a french bike to restore?