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Author Topic: CB350 Built by a teen (Weld Now, Grind Later)  (Read 340102 times)

Offline Rocan

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CB350 Built by a teen (Weld Now, Grind Later)
« on: May 10, 2009, 01:23:52 »
Hey all, I started this project about two weeks ago, was posting it over at caferacer.net but im getting sick of the attitude a lot of the guys over there have, so i decided to continue posting here.

Some info- 1972 Honda CB350, 5300 orignal miles, was in practically new condition when i got it for 800 bucks... yes- it was a steal. As for myself, I'm 15 (now 16)...(now 17, fuck i have to hurry this project up) (OH CHRIST IM 18!):D years old and I am building this bike into a cafe racer so that i can ride something with a bit of style when i turn 16 and get my permit.

On to the pics!



Day One

Plans: Well, ill just mention my plans for the entire project since all i did on day one is stare at this beauty, who i named Clara. Im planning on CB750 forks and triple trees, lowered in the front, Works or Ohlins suspension in the rear, bubble rear, Tarozzi Rearsets, Mikuni Vm30's, Megacycle cam (not to wild, this bike needs to be streetable), clip ons, K&N air filters, Disk front wheel (or maybe dual disks if i can get my hands on CB750F forks), Aluminum tank and many other things. Paint scheme is in mind, but ill let you all wait for pics ;)

Things to keep in mind: Suspension is pretty soft, compression is low, throttle cable is getting stuck.









More Pics on my photobucket: http://s731.photobucket.com/albums/ww317/Transane/CB350%20Day%201/
« Last Edit: Jul 08, 2012, 01:04:22 by Rocan »
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

Honda CB350 Project- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8643.0

Honda C100 Restoration- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38653.0

Offline gribbs

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 02:23:09 »
pics dont work and i havent posted any before so I cant really help ya. There is a sticky explaining how somewhere though.

Sounds like you know your stuff, welcome man!

Offline Rocan

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 02:33:30 »
Day Two

Plans: Get as much as i can off the bike; Begin tear down  ;D ;D

Things to keep in mind: Nothing really, The tank is a pain to remove because of the tube that connects one side to the other that runs under the frame, making removal a bit of annoying if you still have gas in the tank.






Heh... So far I've been making do with one box of tools and a radio....



Soon im gonna just blow 200 bucks on a good craftsman set. I'm sick of digging around for metric sizes
« Last Edit: May 10, 2009, 02:37:54 by Rocan »
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

Honda CB350 Project- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8643.0

Honda C100 Restoration- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38653.0

Offline Rocan

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 02:36:04 »
pics dont work and i havent posted any before so I cant really help ya. There is a sticky explaining how somewhere though.

Sounds like you know your stuff, welcome man!

My bad, wasn't paying attention when i copied the links.

Pics are fixed  ;)
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

Honda CB350 Project- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8643.0

Honda C100 Restoration- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=38653.0

Offline IMOALE

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 03:11:41 »
Wait dont do that,  Craftsman is good but but $200 bucks gets alot of parts.   Also all you have to do is buy the $11 organizer tray organize you sockets and become organized/responsible put them back.   No diss meant I'm messy myself, but I am trying what I preach.  After you organize buy loose sockets at yard sales and such.   Money better spent on parts nice parts many many nice parts.  Nice bike you got there.
One Mean Chihuahua

Offline goodfornothing

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 05:47:37 »
I've seen your thread over at caferacer.net. There's a huge difference in attitude there.

Looking to see what you cook with this beat!
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Offline Smoking Star

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 10:58:13 »
Just checked out the thread on Cafe Racer. If you didnt state that you were a teen, they wouldnt think that they knew more than you. Its good what you are doing, you are learning how everything works and is put together by removing it. its your bike you can do it what ever danm way you please, thats the fun in it.
Good luck to you dude!

Offline james

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 12:24:00 »
What's your state?  I had my MC license at 14, but it was limited to a 250cc.  Spent two years beating the hell out of a 250 Rebel.  It would vibrate your soul past 65 mph. ;D

I thought most states as motorcycle provisions for people under 16.  Could be wrong.

Offline msimm43

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 12:47:30 »
Welcome to the site, and it looks like as fun build.

My one comment would be to build the seat so you have the option of riding two up. You are going to be 16 with a motorcycle. You need room for a "bird" on the back. Single seats are for old men past their prime... despite what they might tell you  ;D

Offline KoŽstom

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Re: CB350 Built by a teen
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 14:59:22 »
What's your state?  I had my MC license at 14, but it was limited to a 250cc.

CB250 Badges are pretty cheap on eBay  :-X
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