Hey Gang, my name is Ted, and I decided to start a blog about building a 1978 Honda CB175 I picked up on Craigslist for $200. Its pretty rough, but it was cheap and the guy said the motor turns over. This is the original photo from the Craigslist ad.
I have only built one bike before this one, but it turned out pretty bitchen. It was a 1974 Honda CL360 Scrambler. I wouldn’t say it’s completely finished, but it is more than rideable, and I think it looks good.
I will post updates on the Scambler as well, as I accomplish them.
Well, I have been giving alot of thought about what I think the finished product should look like. I won’t be building it back to stock. I think I’m going to build another racer. I’m not a huge fan of the term “cafe racer”. As it seems to me, people slap some clubmans on their bike and it’s a cafe racer. For this racer, I’m thinking similar to the scrambler, but I want to put some color in this one. Right now I’m really stuck on gold, or green. I guess I’ll decide that when it comes time to paint (I’m also new to painting. The fender on the scrambler was the first thing I’ve ever painted with a sprayer). The real goal on this bike is to do as much of the work myself.
I hope you enjoy the build and feel free to drop your 2 cents about how you would do it, have done it, or even if you just think it sucks.