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Author Topic: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)  (Read 2943 times)

Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #40 on: Feb 15, 2017, 11:53:46 »
Hoping to have the frame back in the next couple weeks so I'm starting to order parts so that I can have a roller by St. Paddys day. I have started tear down and cleaning on the wheels and hubs. Most of the spokes are in pretty good condition, a few are rusty but it looks like it's mostly just surface rust. I hoping that I can clean them up with a wire wheel. I really don't want to have to order new spokes as it looks like they are fairly expensive. I will be ordering tires, rim strips, tubs, and an upper tripple clamp and that should be enough to get me to a roler. Oh and handlebars. I think I saw someone say that the stock handlebar mounts won't work with the DCC billet clamp, so does anyone know what kind of clamps to use?

Also, does anyone know if these are the correct swing arm bushings for a 74 CB360?

The listing say 1974 CL360, but not CB. I assume they are the same?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB-250-360-400-500-550-750-Four-swingarm-bronze-bushing-set-bearing-new-/282075118558?hash=item41acfcbbde:m:mG0QhF_iJosILFRIK_jobWw&vxp=mtr

Offline Duchat

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #41 on: Feb 15, 2017, 23:46:18 »
I paid more than double that. FML. Contact seller for dimensions but yeah they are all the same as far as I know.

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Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #42 on: Mar 08, 2017, 12:55:26 »
So I'll be picking up the frame from powder coat tomorrow, took a little longer than expected.

I pulled the wheels apart so I could start cleaning the hubs, spokes, and rims. I cleaned most of the rust off of the spokes with a wire wheel in my drill press , then put them in the ultrasonic cleaner with vinegar... Turns out that probably wasn't the best option as they all flash rusted pretty quickly after, and a few of them look like they oxidized pretty bad and turned black. I also did the nipples and the little washers for the nipples, and that knocked off most of the rust off the nipples, then I finished cleaning them up on the wire wheel. The little washers flash rusted pretty badly, so I think I'm going to end up having to just buy a spoke kit and will leave them polished, and paint the hub and rim black. I also somehow managed to lose about 5 of the washers some how. My guess is that they got stuck to the rim, then when I was cleaning the rust from the inside of the rim with the wire wheel they got kicked off. Double sucks.

Anyone have advice on the best affordable spokes? I don't really want to spend $100 on spokes for each wheel.

Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #43 on: Mar 13, 2017, 12:39:43 »
Got the frame and swingarm back from powder coat.



I also was able to find an original top triple tree, so I will be cleaning it up along with the bottom, repainting, and installing with new All Balls bearings.

My spokes showed up on Friday, and I have new brake shoes ready to be installed, so paint and reassembly of the wheels can commence. I still need to order tires, and I haven't decided what to go with yet. I am looking for a fairly aggressive dual sport tire. I plan on mainly running gravel and dirt roads with this bike. 

After that, I will clean and disassemble the forks, put in new fluid and seals, and I will hopefully have a rolling chassis by the end of the month. 

The worst part of this project is all the cleaning. The motor had 30 years of mud and crud caked on it which isn't coming off easily, the hubs were the same way, and so is everything else. I need to look at finding a way to soda blast or something my self.

Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #44 on: Mar 28, 2017, 12:56:33 »
So this build is going to be put on hold for a few months. We bought a new house and I don't want to have parts all over the place during the move so it will be getting packed up in rubbermaids for safe keeping. Thats the bad news. The good news is that the new house has a 24x24 heated shop, and a 24x24 attached garage. Hooray for not having to play musical cars/bikes everytime I want to pull a different vehicle in to work on it. The guy that currently owns the place has a 2 post lift in the shop but unfortunately wouldn't negotiate to leave it behind. 

Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #45 on: Apr 12, 2017, 18:49:24 »
Small Update.

Rims and triple trees are being blasted and powder coated. Hopefully have them back this weekend. In the mean time my new tires came in. Not exactly what I wanted but they were the only dual sport tire I could find that would fit the stock rim.



Hubs are in process of being painted. Actually don't look to bad. The reason I didn't get these powder coated was I didn't want to mess with the sprocket bushings and I didn't want to chance putting them through the heat. I primed the hubs, then painted with black appliance epoxy. Hopefully they will hold up well. I have new spokes that are zinc plated (didn't want to pay for stainless), so I think with the black hubs and black rims it will look pretty good.



Putting the swingarm bushing's in tonight and will hopefully have it mounted to the frame tonight. I already have my new neck bearings from all balls, so as soon as I get my trees back I can assemble that. I need to clean and disassemble the forks, replace seals, paint, and then will install. Hoping to have a roller before we move in June, but I've never laced wheels before and I'm hoping that won't take me forever.

Offline cyglide

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #46 on: Apr 18, 2017, 10:37:15 »
I'm wanting to run 1 1/8th" MX bars on this bike. Does anyone know if universal bar clamps will work with the stock tripple clamp and the stock rubber bushings? I don't want to run adapters, so I'm hoping to use Pro Tapers clamps. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/13717/i/pro-taper-rubber-mount-kit

Any input would be appreciated!

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #47 on: Apr 18, 2017, 13:08:54 »
Why not just use the 7/8" Pro Tapers?  Not sure you'll need to go through all that just to run fat bars. 

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #48 on: Apr 18, 2017, 15:21:45 »
Why not just use the 7/8" Pro Tapers?  Not sure you'll need to go through all that just to run fat bars.

Don't really have a good answer. I just like the look of mx bars with out a cross bar on them, and I think 7/8" bars with no cross bar would have to much flex in them. I know I could buy the adapters and use the stock bar mounts with the adapter mounted to those, but I think that would look funky.

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Re: CB360 barn find (actually pulled from a barn)
« Reply #49 on: Apr 18, 2017, 15:49:32 »
Don't really have a good answer. I just like the look of mx bars with out a cross bar on them, and I think 7/8" bars with no cross bar would have to much flex in them. I know I could buy the adapters and use the stock bar mounts with the adapter mounted to those, but I think that would look funky.
Not all mx bars with cross bars are fat bars. None of mine are fat bars.  Two sets are Pro Taper SE http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=post;quote=869186;topic=72584.45 and I have two sets of Renthal https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/renthal-handlebars-78 .  You can get better prices than the Revzilla prices.  Fatbars and Twinwalls are specific styles for their brands.  Also, you can get different bar angles too, so you can go shorter or taller.  You can run those without the crossbar or get their street bars... https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/renthal-street-handlebars-78