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Author Topic: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)  (Read 74167 times)

Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #330 on: Nov 21, 2016, 17:59:16 »
XB, mind sharing that brake setup? I'd like to see it before I get to work on my 350 since I'm planning on putting rearsets on it.
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Offline Saturdays Wrench

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #331 on: Nov 21, 2016, 18:09:58 »
when your ready to lashup the brake,if you are open minded enough, i have a design worked up that is very  simple ,will work better than anything else thats ever been done ,in these situations,with rearsets, and will blow minds and it only requires one extra moving part
and the parts all are readilly available and requires zero "fabrication" ,and neither uses linkages, or rods
Ya I'd love to learn more about this design of yours!
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Offline xb33bsa

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #332 on: Nov 21, 2016, 21:14:09 »
Ya I'd love to learn more about this design of yours!
it does require a good adjustable pedal up stop and ca strong return spring back at the lever on cam
then its just a cable going forward wrapping 180 up and over a deep groove puilly
the pulley mounted close to swinger pivot
if cable exits pully at swinger pivot centerline then its almost perfect
totally foolprpoof relible,.simple
the cable following close to the rod line you have now
think of mountain bike brakes and shifter deraillersclog and racing outboard motor hydroplanes and p51 mustangs all use cable and pulleys
« Last Edit: Nov 21, 2016, 22:57:19 by xb33bsa »

Offline CALfeRacer

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #333 on: Dec 05, 2016, 02:03:24 »

Congrats on the IG feature! Crazy to see this while scrolling through IG.


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Offline revel.motorcycles

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #334 on: Jan 09, 2017, 17:16:25 »
Cool build and great videos!  Thanks!

Offline LeDom

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #335 on: Jul 16, 2017, 21:55:53 »
Hey dude, crazy clean build congrats!
I scrolled the entire thread for an answer and coulnt find any.
How did you wire the rectifier and stator?
The diagram shows 2 yellow wires and some red ones but the actual parts have a lot more..

Please help me :D

Thanks!

Offline Saturdays Wrench

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #336 on: Jul 25, 2017, 08:53:39 »
Hey dude, crazy clean build congrats!
I scrolled the entire thread for an answer and coulnt find any.
How did you wire the rectifier and stator?
The diagram shows 2 yellow wires and some red ones but the actual parts have a lot more..

Please help me :D

Thanks!

Hey bud! Sorry for the late reply. When I originally saw the msg I couldn't access my wiring diagram to confirm. I just double checked the digram and bike. I have an after market stator and rectifier from Rick's Electric so this will be different from the stock unit. My stator has 2 black wires coming from it, I connected those to the 2 yellow wires from the regulator/rectifier then I connect the red wire from the reg/rec, through a fuse, to battery positive and the green wire directly to battery negative.

I hope this helps and thanks for the kind words.
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Offline Saturdays Wrench

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #337 on: May 28, 2018, 16:52:54 »
Time for an update!! How's going around here at DTT?!?

I'm back and on the attack!

For those of you still on board, I have a pretty exciting update on the 350 (finally)! SHE'S ALLLLLLIIIVE and running nicely. I've been hustling this spring to get her completed and all my hard work has finally paid off. Last we left off I had her idling really well but went back to start her up without success last fall before winter storage. This spring I had a long list of items that needed attending to:
- Fix throttle or Install new throttle
- Check and re-time electronic ignition
- Re-Check valve clearances
- Remove after market alarm system as it was draining my battery
- Lube all cables
- Check air pressure in tires
- Cable/Idle sync carbs
- Check gas lines for proper flow
- Clean out fuel tank petcock, insure proper flow
- Install fuel tank
- Break-In engine
- Change oil/Clean oil slinger
- Finish carb tune/Plug chops
- Re-torque bolts on head
- Repair oil leak from stator cover (missing gasket! fixed easily when installed)

After completing all the tasks, she fired up and I took her for an engine break-in ride. It was just incredible! Best day of my life. I don't think I'll ever be able to explain what it was like to hear her open up. It was a huge relief for me to finally take her out on a ride and I can't wait to get back on it. She's incredibly light and nimble, just quick as a whip.

Last Fall I had started setting up the carbs, gas lines and was having problems with my throttle. Over the winter when I had some down time to think about it. I figured out that maybe my bar end mirror had something to do with the fact it was sticking. Sure enough my thoughts were correct. It seems that the rubber on the end of the grip was creating some friction on the mirror clamp and also since I had installed the cable end into the throttle sleeve so many times I had frayed the plastic on the sleeve, also creating friction. I replaced the entire throttle set up and this time I actually cut the end of the plastic throttle sleeve off so I was able to slide the throttle set up higher onto the bars. Doing this allowed for a small 2mm space to be created at the end of the grip between the grip and the mirror clamp. Throttle snapped back.. perfect! With that monkey off my back I was able to finish everything up with a slight amount of ease. It's funny but sometimes you just need to take a step back and regroup. Can't stress that enough to those of you going at this for the first time. It's funny how a small wall can really discourage you.

Another note is that my gas lines and tank seem to be working fine this spring. I was concerned that I may have had an airflow issue on the tank cap but after some inspection and cleaning it seems to be working now and the gas lines are flowing. Hopefully it stays that way.

A real concern I have is that the engine is running really hot!! I have a feeling this is somewhat normal and if anyone can confirm or deny who has a similar engine set up to mine that would be helpful. After the first break-in ride I changed the oil and I swear you could have fried wings in it!! (well not quite, but still). The side covers were also crazy hot! My next step is do complete a series of plug chops to make sure she's running optimally. I really don't want to blow this engine. Also, it was extremely humid during this test ride so I'm a bit nervous the bike won't run as well in lower temps. Going to have to go over my tuning manual to refresh my memory as to why but if anyone cares to explain, please feel free. I'm a bit rusty on the info since I have looked at the manual since last November.

Eventually, when I save up a little bit of money I plan on taking the bike on a Dyno to get a read out. That's down the road somewhere. As for now I have to put 500km's on her close to home to work out all the kinks, then I'll feel confident to ride her an hour home to my house.

I'll have a tuning video coming shortly and I'll go through what I ended up using in the carb set up. For now, enjoy the First Ride video I made and please excuse all the foul language. I was pretty excited lol.

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1973 CB350G - Project Bike
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Offline goldy

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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #338 on: May 29, 2018, 10:51:17 »
Good to see it one the road! :)
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Re: 1973 CB350G Canadian Noob Build (Gotta start somewhere!)
« Reply #339 on: May 29, 2018, 11:57:33 »
Nice work, she's a looker for sure!
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