Monday, September 10, 2012

Old Ghosts - 1971 Honda CL175

I pulled my old Honda CL175 out of my side yard and decided to get it running.  I'm thinking of using it for a piece.

I bought it in 1989 for $50 from Kenny Younghusband.  Kenny was (and I assume still is) my dad's best friend.  He was also the co-driver for most of the Baja races.

It started up today but still needs a lot of things cleaned up.  It has poor compression on one cylinder,  one of the carburators is leaking and the front brakes are frozen.  Greta doesn't know what to make of it.

I road it from 1990 through 1997 and it's floated around from studio to storage to the side yard while I thought about pieces to make with it.   Here are some thoughts that didn't quite make it.

A sketch of it even wound up as a cover for a 45 by the Champagne Socialists (later Never Ever).  I still haven't heard the songs behind the drawing.

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