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Author Topic: 1972 Honda cb350 build  (Read 778 times)

Offline Trex12

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1972 Honda cb350 build
« on: Feb 08, 2018, 21:18:44 »
Im just starting a tracker build, and wanna know everyone input on the front forks. Change them, use the originals? Thanks

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2018, 21:47:39 »
pix.....when you have enough posts.

Depends......condition.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

Offline Trex12

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2018, 22:20:25 »
Iím wanting to do a modern look to the tracker style. The forks on the bike are in great condition.

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2018, 13:07:50 »
Well, then you should use them. Budget wise, that is.

Unless you are money bags and want to spend, spend, spend.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2018, 13:48:26 »
I'd say use them. Of course if you want to raise the bike up a bit being a tracker you could go with something a bit longer but a period correct upgrade like cb750 forks
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline Rat_ranger

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2018, 16:03:08 »
Unless you have a machinist buddy be ready to spend for a modern front end.  You can go a little cheaper if you use the matching wheel to the forks, but if you want spokes it'll cost even more.  I made my own stem, modified a hub, and had it laced to a 17" wheel, still cost close to $1k.  Breakdown, forks $200, stem $0, hub $20, bearings/seals $40, rim and lacing $550, rotor $35, caliper $40 etc. 
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Offline Trex12

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2018, 17:23:46 »
Thanks for the input! I think Im gonna stick with them for now.

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2018, 22:37:11 »
My favorite color on those !
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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2018, 08:51:52 »
purdy....






2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2018, 00:28:00 »
Man thatís a nice looking bike as it is, you should put it back together, tune it up and ride it.

I would personally choose a less complete example for a custom build. But thatís me.


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"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

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Re: 1972 Honda cb350 build
« Reply #10 on: Feb 12, 2018, 15:50:26 »
^^^^^^I know right^^^^^^^that's what I would do.

Looks like the carbs and air boxes are missing, you have those?

Man I would like to get my hands on something like that.

I've got a basket case 350 I'm trying to piece together now.

But that thing is really nice.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda SL350K2 Frame for above engine
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild
1984 Dodge D50 Beater DD since 1997