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Author Topic: CB360 project  (Read 16683 times)

Offline thrillseeker

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CB360 project
« on: Dec 28, 2012, 20:16:00 »
Been workin on this bike for a little while and keep getting deeper and deeper into it so I decided I might as well start a thread on it. I bought this bike about 6 months ago bone stock and in great condition. but knowing me, I can't keep my hands off my toys so I've been learning how to work on it bit by bit. It's my first motorcycle project so I'm not biting off more than I can chew at any given time.

How it looked when I bought it:


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Offline thrillseeker

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CB360 project
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2012, 20:22:40 »
The spokes were pretty rusty so I cleaned them up a bit with some sandpaper and paint.
« Last Edit: Dec 28, 2012, 20:26:21 by thrillseeker »
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Offline thrillseeker

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2012, 20:30:42 »
The front brakes were dragging so I rebuilt them. Holy corrosion, batman.


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Offline edukaycheon

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #3 on: Dec 28, 2012, 21:13:36 »
Looks pretty clean to start with. I like the cherry red, and everyone knows red is faster too
“Seize the day guys - don’t say “Can I , can’t I” - just do it anyway and see what the results are. After fifty odd years of making those kinds of decisions, you will ALL have your own ‘Tales from the day’.
I’m still at it, buying toys I can’t really afford or getting out there and indulging my whims, but you find a way.

Let me assure you - there’s nothing worse than looking at maybe another fifteen or twenty years of life and looking back and saying “If only”. Don’t listen to the “Can’t be done” assholes - not, at least until you’ve tried it for yourself.

There’s NO point in regretting past decisions - they’re done, just take the results of that decision and run with it.” - Beachcomber


http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=45042.0  -  CB360...I want to ride again!

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Offline thrillseeker

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2012, 23:06:21 »
Been having problems with the electric start and after some research came to the conclusion it's the starter clutch. Instead of paying the $11 for a flywheel puller, I found out the correct size and thread of the bolt and headed to the hardware store. Bought a $5 bolt, got home, cranked on it with my new impact driver I got for Christmas and poof. Rotor popped right off. The size of the bolt is 16mm x 1.5 if anyone needs to know. Also upon inspection, found a puncture in the starter clutch so I guess I need to sort out a new one. Any suggestions?

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Offline Worst cb650 ever

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #5 on: Dec 28, 2012, 23:42:27 »
I think that a CB350 starter clutch is the same thing - I'm in the same situation with my 360, starter motor spins, engine doesn't.  You might have better luck finding 350 parts than 360 parts, but do double check that I'm not talking out my ass here.
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Offline thrillseeker

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« Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2012, 09:40:01 »
Just scored a set of woodcraft clipons so over the past couple days I was able to put them on. After some thoughts of minimizing the handlebar controls, I came to the decision of keeping the stock controls so I had to make templates of the wire openings on the 360 bars and transfer that to the woodcraft bars. I was hesitant to cut them up but it turned out pretty nice considering I only have a drill and a deemed to work with. Now that the bars are on, I have an issue I overlooked. All my cables are now too long and I need to either shorten them or get new ones. I've never worked with custom cables so I'm looking for any recommendations on what I should do. I'm sure everyone else with lower bars runs into the same problem so there's gotta be a relatively straight-forward solution? Also, don't pay attention to the elephant-sized turn signals, they're on the list. Haven't decided if I want to replace them or just cut down the bars to bring em in tighter though. If I replace them, I want to make sure I pass inspection so the new ones will have to be bright. If anyone has any suggestions for decent turn signals I'm all ears.
« Last Edit: Dec 29, 2012, 09:46:30 by thrillseeker »
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Offline BigKev

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2012, 20:21:01 »
Dang thats a really clean bike. I like it.
Well shit...

Offline ridesolo

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2012, 22:48:19 »
I'm removing the starter from my 360 and going kick-only. I hadn't planned to bother removing  the clutch unit, but I could do so if you aren't able to come across another. The bike is currently at my friend's place, about 45 minutes away, but I'll get over there again soon... give me a holler if you can't get hands on one. 

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These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline thrillseeker

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« Reply #9 on: Dec 30, 2012, 11:03:57 »
Thanks for the offer ridesolo. If I can't find a decent one I just may take you up on that offer. I wonder how much benefit you'd get removing that extra rotational weight from the crank?

I found one on eBay for an okay price but it looks like the springs are bent a little bit at the ends. Does this look okay or should I keep looking? I wonder if honda sells the springs separately? Although, I did read about someone who has used springs from a pen with good results. Maybe I'll consider that as an option as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-HONDA-CB360-CB-360-starter-clutch-assembly-/310546924918?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item484e0a0576&vxp=mtr


Edit:
Just found this starter clutch repair kit as well. Looks like nice new equipment.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CB160-CB175-CB200-CMX250-Rebel-CB350F-Starter-Clutch-Repair-Kit-91101-253-020A-/380519820671?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5898bfad7f&vxp=mtr
« Last Edit: Dec 30, 2012, 11:27:12 by thrillseeker »
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Offline ridesolo

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #10 on: Dec 30, 2012, 13:50:37 »
Thanks for the offer ridesolo. If I can't find a decent one I just may take you up on that offer. I wonder how much benefit you'd get removing that extra rotational weight from the crank?

Yeah, that's why I originally wasn't going to take the trouble to remove mine, I figured there wouldn't be that much gain for the effort.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline thrillseeker

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« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2012, 14:02:26 »
Actually, i was leaning the other direction. Weight off any rotational mass gains you something like 4 times (dont quote my numbers) the benefit than weight taken from anywhere else. So, the 20 minutes it takes to remove the cover and pull the rotor may just be worth it. Im sure someone on here could chime in with any experience they have on the subject.
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Offline thrillseeker

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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #12 on: Jan 02, 2013, 17:28:51 »
since my alternator cover and chain cover are off I decided to clean them up a bit. I started hand sanding the alternator cover but decided that was going to take way too much elbow greese to get right. I had to find a better solution. after looking around I discovered dremel has what they call finishing abrasive buffs. I got a couple sets of them and went to town. holy crap they work well! they easily got rid of any deep corrosion and light scratches made by the sand paper I had used previously. after using 180, 280, and 320 grit, I turned to my polishing wheel on my bench grinder to finish up. all I can say is wow. that was 10 times easier than trying to do it by hand! and it turned out really nice. I'll post up pics when I have time tonight. I forgot to take a before shot but I can take a picture of the other cover for reference.
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Re: CB360 project
« Reply #14 on: Feb 08, 2013, 21:02:14 »
Almost all condensers are are interchangeable.  They're just a large capacitor.
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