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.

Craigslist posting

Craigslist posting

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.

2 Weeks ago on Highway 94. Mike's Bonnie, Dutch's Z1 and my scrambler.

2 Weeks ago on Highway 94. Mike's Bonnie, Dutch's Z1 and my scrambler.

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.



  1. I like how you did your cb175. can post a profile picture of it here? I want to make it my wallpaper. I’m looking to get one, a side project. Fingers crossed. Thanks!

    • Sorry, I didn’t see your comment. The CB175 turned out to be a CB125, so I sold it. The CL360 I think is what you are inquiring about. Did you want me to post a picture of it somewhere, or email you one of the pictures of it? I’m not exactly sure what you are asking. Feel free to save any of the images on my site. If you have any questions, while building your bike, please don’t hesitate to ask. Good luck!


      • Hey Ted,

        Its quite alright. I’m just admiring your scrambler, love the way you do it. If you still have it, I don’t mind having some of the pictures for future reference, maybe more angles, side, front and back? soon as I get a green light from the Mrs… 🙂 I wanna start doing it.


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