Honda CL175: history, specs, pictures

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Honda CL175
Manufacturer
Also called CL 175
Production 1972
Class Road
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 52.0mm x 41.0mm
Top Speed 80 mph (128 km/h)
Horsepower 18.64 HP (13.9 KW) @ 9500RPM
Fuel System carburetor. keihin
Ignition contact breaker
Spark Plug NGK D8HA
Battery YUASA 12N9-4B-1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Chain: 428x116
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 43T
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 2.75-18.
Rear Tire 3.25-18.
Wheelbase 50.39 inches (1280 mm)
Length 77.4 inches (1966 mm)
Width 32.52 inches (826 mm)
Height 41.42 inches (1052 mm)
Seat Height 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Weight 284.4 pounds (129.0 Kg) (dry),
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters)
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The Honda CL175 was a 4-stroke 2-cylinder 175cc street motorcycle built by Honda between 1968 and 1973. The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability. (prior to actual dirt-bikes gaining popularity.) The CL series of bikes were actually street bikes with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust. It could reach a top speed of 80 mph (128 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 18.64 HP (13.9 KW) @ 9500 RPM.


Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 52.0mm bore x 41.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 174.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (OHC).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate clutch.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 2.75-18. front tire and a 3.25-18. rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The CL175 was fitted with a 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 284.4 pounds (129.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 50.39 inches (1280 mm) long.



1968-1969[edit]


The CL175K0 Scrambler was sold from 1968-1969 and came in one of three colors: Metallic Silver, Candy Orange, or Candy Blue. The gas tank and side covers were the basic color. The upper forks, fork boots, and headlight shell were black. The fenders and exhaust system were chrome. The bike had a tubular backbone frame and the cylinders were inclined from vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-1000001.

1969-1970[edit]

CL175K3[edit]

Honda CL175K3 Scrambler 175


The CL175K3 Scrambler was sold from 1969 to 1970 and came in two available colors: Candy Orange or Candy Blue. The tank, side covers, fenders, and headlight shell were the basic color (orange or blue) while the fuel tank stripes were white with black trim. The fenders were painted steel and the front fender wash high mounted above the wheel. The frame was a tubular cradle design. The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-4000001.

GL175K1[edit]

Honda GL175K1 Scrambler 175
Gl175
Gl1751


The GL175K1 Scrambler was sold from 1969 to 1970. It was similar to the CL175K3. Notice the short (one-person) seat and the enclosed chain surround. The headlight and speedo were enclosed in one unit (unlike the CL175 of the same vintage). The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin. The aggressive tires suggest more serious off-road use than the CL175. This model was not sold in USA or Canada.

1970[edit]


The CL175K4 Scrambler 175 was sold in 1970 and came in one of three available colors: Candy Ruby Red, Candy Sapphire Blue, or Candy Topaz Orange. The gas tank stripe was white and the fenders were chrome. The front fender is low mounted. The muffler heat shield was black. The upper forks and headlight shell are the basic color (red, blue, or orange). The frame was a tubular cradle design. The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-5000001.

1971[edit]


The CL175K5 Scrambler 175 was sold in 1971 and came in three available colors: Candy Topaz Orange, Strato Blue Metallic, or Poppy Yellow Metallic. The gas tank stripe was black. The fuel tank, side covers, fenders, and upper forks are the basic color (orange, blue, or yellow). The muffler heat shield was chrome. The front fender is low mounted. The frame was a tubular cradle design. The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-6000001.

1972[edit]

1972 Honda CL175K6 Scrambler 175
1972 Honda CL175K6 Scrambler 175


The CL175K6 Scrambler was sold in 1972 in two available colors: Magna Red or Varnish Blue Metallic. The red bike had white and yellow gas tank stripes and the other bike had white and orange stripes. The fenders and upper forks were chrome. The headlight shell was black. The muffler heat shield was chrome. The front fender is low mounted. The frame was a tubular cradle design. The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-7000001.

1973[edit]


The CL175K7 Scrambler 175 was sold in 1973 and came in two available colors: Light Ruby Red or Turquoise Green Metallic. The gas tank stripe was white. The front fender is low mounted. The muffler heat shield was chrome. The fenders and upper forks were chrome. The headlight shell was black. This year featured a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The instrumentation was tilted toward the rider. The frame was a tubular cradle design. The cylinders were vertical. The engine was a 174cc OHC parallel twin linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began CL175-8000001.

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