I’ve been building custom bikes and motorcycles for about ten years now. Recently I’ve taken a liking too small displacement enduro dual sport type motorcycles. More specifically I got hooked on mid 1970′s Honda XL175′s. These bikes are nice because they are easy to work on, they take to being modified nicely, and they are easy to get and keep running. Honda XL’s are still pretty affordable and they are great for getting around town. All my builds are for sale and I’ve included my own little right up on each one…(uh, an ebay description).
My custom Honda XL175′s range in price from $1600.00 to over $2000.00. Still a small price to pay for something that will only increase in value over the years. Feel free to contact me with any interest or questions regarding these bikes. I’ll do custom builds as well.
This 1973 Honda XL175 has been rebuilt from the ground up with a custom weld on hardtail section. The hardtail was done right with plugged ends, fishmouth welds, and thick gauged tubing. I’ve been riding the bike for a few months now and it starts first kick almost every time. The custom exhaust lends a nice throaty tone, and it revs to full throttle nicely. The carb has been rebuilt with new jets, and an aftermarket air filter. The seat is an old school schwinn with a quick release post, and the handlebars are new school Schwinn Stingray bars. The front end has been lowered about 3″ and the rear (hardtail) section was built to reflect this. The bike sits low, but corners like a beast and rides like a bicycle in many ways.The rear fender is off a Harley Davidson Sportster “Ironhead” and has a true “bobbed” tail section. The rear tail light is a one of a kind custom, and there are no turn signals because they are not required for this year. Sorry no rear view mirrors. Please refer to the photos for more details (The last photo is not my bike, just a comparison to stock). Email me with questions.
I tried to reuse parts where I could, but anything that was questionable has been replaced. The patina reflects a bike that is 40 years old, although the frame paint is fairly new. There is some rust, but that is the way I like it. The bike is a 175cc and will hit 70mph if you want it too. Not really very good for the freeways, but perfect for cruising around town. As with any old bike it will take a certain amount of maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Easily one of the funnest bikes I’ve ridden, and it always gets a lot of questions whenever I go out. USA bidders only. Local buyers welcomed! I’m not responsible for shipping on this one, buyer pays shipping…I will help in any way possible with the shipping though (bike located at business location). I have all the neccesary paperwork, and if you are in California it’s registered until next year. Please contact me with any questions you might have, and Thank You!
This bike started out as a stock 1976 Honda XL175. It had been sitting for a number of years, and had been abused for a number of years prior to that. I’ve gone through the engine very thouroughly replacing seals and gaskets amongst other things. It has been bored out .50 over, the valves have been relapped, and it has new rockers and a “new” cam. the carb has been rebuilt (a couple times), and the exhaust is one of a kind, and thus its been jetted accordingly. The motorcycle runs great, although it is a bit loud. All the plastics have been replaced in favor of metal. The rear fender is from a Harley, the rear fairing is a one off custom made from some fairly thick sheet. The headlight is also from a Harley (6v system), and the headlight brackets are also one of a kind. The tail light is an LED version, as are the turn signals. The wiring has been neatly tucked under the seat, while the battery is in an “easy access” location. The tires are brand new, and both front and rear brakes have been worked. The risers on the handlebars are off of a Honda Rebel and the handlebars are drag style. The only plastic left is on the speedo which uses a modified stock mount to work (mileage is NOT accurate).
My main focus is building a tuned clean machine, this much I have accomplished.and upon inspection it’s obvious this thing is meant to be ridden. These things will hit 70mph, great for cruising around town. This bike starts first kick most times and is a real fun ride. I’m getting about 50-60 mpg I think, although I haven’t ridden it very much since the rebuild. I have/had four Honda XL175′s and really love them. They are easy to work on, and don’t need much to keep them running. That being said, it is an older bike and WILL take a certain amount of maintenance. These bikes will only go up in value as time moves on.
The bike has all neccessary paperwork, and if you are a California resident, it is registered until next year. Please send any questions you may have, and the last photo is not the same bike, just a reference to stock. Buyer is responsible for shipping on this one. I will help in any way possible. The bike is at a San Diego business location.