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Author Topic: Shake the Box CL360 (HKY-378S)  (Read 27172 times)

Offline Sonreir™

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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #75 on: May 21, 2015, 15:53:44 »
Some green zip ties should seal the deal.
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #76 on: May 21, 2015, 17:22:29 »
Yup.  Central American hardwood called CheChin.

Sheesh, I'm getting it from all directions:  The Mad Scientist says that it's not Che Chen, it's Palo Blanco from Argentina.  (Hanging my head in shame...)


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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2015, 17:26:26 »
Make sure that you use Old Milwaukee beer cans only. Other aluminum doesn't have the right tensile strength. And, it's irresponsible to spend more than 50 cents a can for beer.
 

Mad Scientist also corrected me about the casting material.  He says we would have been using ONLY Bud Light cans because any aluminum that can sit around w/ that stuff in it can take anything. 
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #78 on: May 21, 2015, 20:03:56 »
LOL, that is hilarious  ;D 8)
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2015, 13:15:11 »
You wouldn't happen to know of anyone interested in this 500 ninja swinger that is machined to fit an old cl360? =)


« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 13:17:06 by hurco550 »
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #80 on: May 23, 2015, 21:18:30 »
You wouldn't happen to know of anyone interested in this 500 ninja swinger that is machined to fit an old cl360? =) 

Ha! Come home to Papa, baby!  We have some nice primer and pretty black epoxy paint waiting for you!  (Or silver/gray if I change my mind before getting the frame ready to paint.)
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #81 on: Jun 10, 2015, 10:37:33 »
So.... over a week ago I was on the verge of having a roller.  The freshly blasted swinger had a new coat of primer and things were going together.  Through a series of events one of the new swing arm roller bearings was ruined.   >:(  (Stuff happens.)  A bit of quick research and a new one was ordered.  In the long run it may be a little better because the originals are 22mm X 28mm X 20mm and since the swinger had to be narrowed a little the bearing AND seal made things tight by one or two mm.  I was able to order a 22mm X 28mm X 16mm replacement that's just enough narrower to let that seal cozy in there nicely and have all still fit into the frame.  So, all OK, right????

WRONG!

I ordered the bearing and then start following the tracking number.  It leaves Annaheim, CA late 6/2 and is in Cleveland early 6/4; excellent!!!!  Since then it is STILL in Cleveland! 

Finally, this morning I hunted around and found a number to contact the USPS and after the usual recorded nonsense and then being on hold for 20 minutes I get, (Insert Indian accent.) "Thank you for calling the United States Postal Service, my name is Revindra, how can I help you?"  Are you kidding me???? Even the Postal Service????  To her credit, she did handle the call very well and I was left w/ some amount of convidence that something will happen.  We'll see...  (Of course, I have absolutely NOTHING against any citizens of India in general and I wish call center employees in particular the best as they try to earn a living.  But past very bad experiences have left me unsure, at best, and most of the time, disappointed.) 

Maybe I'll have a roller soon????
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #82 on: Jun 11, 2015, 22:04:16 »
So, part two.  (Deux for our friends in the Great White North.)

Called the number for the USPS again today and determined their phone system must be set to remember phone numbers because once I got through I didn't have to re-enter the tracking number... something like cookies in a computer memory?  Hmmm...

Was assured by another phone support person that someone would call me before the day was out and let me know what's going on.  I get the call later and it's from someone at my local PO.  Talk about inefficient; I can get someone in India and then here in town but not someone in Cleveland where THEIR tracking system says the problem is, wow!  Damn government!

Went to two auto parts stores just to see if I was having a lucky day... one could get it but didn't know how long it would take and the other said they couldn't even get it.  I could drive to a couple of larger towns several miles away but don't want to make a special trip... yet.  I checked w/ the original seller to see if they could shake the tree a little bit w/ the PO and they offered to send a replacement!  Great folks!  I promised to "Return To Sender" if I end up w/ two. 

Added edit:  After getting the new bearing in and installed I continued to wait for the original and then eventually forgot about it.  WEEKS later the original showed up at the Post Office.  As promised I wrote "Return To Sender" on the envelope and gave it back to the Postal Boys and Girls.  A couple weeks later I got a credit to my PayPal account for the one I sent.  Good deal, I guess. 
« Last Edit: Sep 10, 2016, 22:12:44 by ridesolo »
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #83 on: Jun 12, 2015, 16:31:23 »
Well, something arrived in the mail today... but not the bearing.   >:(   

However, it was something pretty good!  The Mad Scientist got the new top triple done after making a change that showed up when we tried out the wooden trial piece.  At the moment it's just kind of sitting on there, but  here it is:









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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #84 on: Jun 12, 2015, 16:57:12 »
Looks great! Any plans on coating it? Or are you leaving it bare?

Looks like you had to throw a little mud on the tank
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #85 on: Jun 12, 2015, 17:10:31 »
Looks great! Any plans on coating it? Or are you leaving it bare?

Looks like you had to throw a little mud on the tank 

Not sure.  I like to keep a bike clean, but I'm not into polishing.  I'm not thinking about painting it, but would certainly be open to suggestions.  I wouldn't mind if all of the aluminum on it pretty much looked the same, though.  I'm not sure what's been done to the handlebars and mounts, but if the top, bars, rear sets,  and any other aluminum parts all look the same it would be a good thing.

Yeah, the other side has some bondo that'll need touched up a tad.  I have to finish sanding it up and shoot on some primer pretty quick. 
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #86 on: Jun 12, 2015, 17:27:57 »
Looks awesome! I would bead blast it and shoot it with clear, same with the clipons to match. Funny I have a newer ex setup, complete front and rear including shock...
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #87 on: Jun 12, 2015, 17:56:44 »
Looks awesome! I would bead blast it and shoot it with clear, same with the clipons to match. Funny I have a newer ex setup, complete front and rear including shock...

Thanx, I was thinking that blasting them might be the way to go.  I'm happy w/ the overall results so far.  My parts came from an '02 and I think are going to make a pretty good package when it's all done.  USD forks were a little too modern-looking for what I'm trying to do, but the EX forks give me lots of rigidity and good brakes and were almost a bolt-on using the All Balls set up.  I'll be sticking w/ the 17" EX wheels which I know won't be popular w/ the purists, but I'm too old to give a rat's rear end about what other people think anyway.
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2015, 19:43:07 by ridesolo »
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #88 on: Jun 12, 2015, 18:20:02 »
I'll be sticking w/ the 17" EX wheels which I know won't be popular w/ the purists, but I'm too old to give a rat's rear end about what other people think anyway.

The 17-17 setup with correct tire choice will land you in the same or damn close the stock geometry just a tad closer to the ground with COG and better turn in so fvck em.

[EDIT] might consider looking for a decent used steering damper to take any chance of a head shake away when you come down off those wiggly wheel stands  ;) 
« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2015, 18:23:26 by Tune-A-Fish »
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Re: Shake the Box CL360
« Reply #89 on: Jun 12, 2015, 18:30:10 »
Wheel stands with a 360???  (Maybe if one of the druggies in town sneaks up and puts Meth into the gas tank!)  Only in it's wildest dreams.  Now, if I can find a XR500/600 engine to put in there...    ;D

The actual wheelbase will be longer because it's a longer swing arm, but everything else is pretty much the same. 
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'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0