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Author Topic: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.  (Read 16383 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #40 on: Jan 02, 2015, 07:46:58 »
She is really coming along nicely...thank god you did something about the upside down bars...but dude, you gotta do something w that seat.   ;D

I mean even if you went total hipster and wrapped it in a piece of seattles best flannel.   ::)
« Last Edit: Jan 02, 2015, 07:51:44 by trek97 »

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #41 on: Jan 02, 2015, 10:09:50 »
I hear you Eric. My mantra with this bike has been "don't mod a bike that doesn't run" which keeps me from going too far down the rabbit hole. Unfortunately it also puts me in odd situations like this one, where I am just trying to get her back on the road before I sink a couple of hours into making a seat cover and a couple more into putting the rest of the graphics on the tank.

I was thinking of sliding the leg from an old pair of jeans over it in the mean time, but am afraid I'll like that enough to give up on the couch.  I've got an insanely nice pair of Japanese raw denim jeans that a client gave me for a branding project that are no longer wearable. They would be up to the task, but again: I'd have to give up on the couch.

I was happy to have her on the road.  She could use a tune up, but she got all the way up to 9000 RPM which is something that hasn't been possible for a few seasons.

Thanks for the encouragement Redahtamn. at this point my mind changes faster than my abilities to implement change.  It should continue to be a wild ride.

Up next, I will have to relocate the auto zone trailer tail-light. (any probably replace it with something a bit more appropriate.) and cut down the rear hoop.
« Last Edit: Jan 02, 2015, 10:14:06 by Cursh »
If you see me f**cking up it's because I have no idea what I'm doing. You can either tell me I'm fucking up or watch me find out on my own. Both are appreciated.

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Offline KICKRacing

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #42 on: Jan 06, 2015, 16:19:05 »
Great looking bike. My fav thing about this is that this bike gets ridden right? It's not some trailer queen. This bike has character. How many miles have you put on her? Keep it up, keep it running as good as possible too!

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #43 on: Jan 13, 2015, 21:28:35 »
Great looking bike. My fav thing about this is that this bike gets ridden right? It's not some trailer queen. This bike has character. How many miles have you put on her? Keep it up, keep it running as good as possible too!

She sits when she breaks and I'm busy. (or poor/ or its hotter than hell in Arizona - this last stretch was the worst. 7 months I think  :( ) but no - she isn't a trailer queen. I rode her from Pittsburgh to Akron last fall.  I didn't like how straight all the roads were up there. Alabama is more fun. Arizona is less fun (have to ride an hour to find a road worth ripping into) Anyway . . .

I have a question for the all knowing singularity that is DoTheTon - how the heck do I size the battery I'm buying?

<autobiographical ramblings - feel free to skip this slosh>
I did a simple universal 12V battery (think it was from emergency lighting or something) before I worked out my charging issues, and tossed it (because it didn't hold enough for me to ride the bike with a messed up charging system.) Now that things are back in order, I think I'm going to move away from the wet cell technology. I've fried 3 batteries trying to keep those things in good shape (I'll blame Arizona for frying this last one. I'm sure that 120 degrees at 0 humidity for 3 months is to blame for the last one. Every single cell was try when I finally put the new ignition coils on it) Anyway - the battery in it doesn't hold a charge for more than a day or two. It hasn't died on me while riding and the numbers are good when I test the terminals at 2000rpm+ (so I figure its really the battery.)
</autobiographical ramblings>

I pulled the starter a long time ago (its a 360 and I'm not even 36 yet. I don't mind kicking it - its not like it kicks back.) so I just have an LED tail light, an HID 35W headlight and the ignition coils (and the LED neutral light whenever I feel like hooking that back up.)  I've googled the math on this thing, and can't find a good breakdown of how to do this (without being way over my head.)

Was thinking 12V 4A . . . Could build another tool box into the extra space of the battery.

"Hey Ben, Why not just get a 12V 7A battery like the one that came in the damn thing and has worked in the past?"

Good question random person! Well, you see, I'm a cheap bastard and want to save the $20-$40. (I could say something about weight, but we all know the heaviest part of this bike is my gut.)

Thanks for the help.
If you see me f**cking up it's because I have no idea what I'm doing. You can either tell me I'm fucking up or watch me find out on my own. Both are appreciated.

75 CB360 project.
73 MGB
Bicycle enthusiast.
2009 MBC Street Fixie
2016 Retrospec Folding Speck
www.instagram.com/cursh

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #44 on: Jan 13, 2015, 21:37:12 »
Stupid Thought, Can I just charge the battery up and then do this when it's idling, figure I want the thing to go for an hour or so with the headlight off. (I would also want some sort of warning light when my charging system blows out to let me know to kill the headlight or hurry home if something does go wrong.)



My worry is that I'm going to fry the multimeter.

(alternately I know It would take 30 amps across the entire system to blow all three fuses.)
If you see me f**cking up it's because I have no idea what I'm doing. You can either tell me I'm fucking up or watch me find out on my own. Both are appreciated.

75 CB360 project.
73 MGB
Bicycle enthusiast.
2009 MBC Street Fixie
2016 Retrospec Folding Speck
www.instagram.com/cursh

Offline trek97

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #45 on: Jan 13, 2015, 22:50:15 »
I suggest you talk to sonrier bout all that.

heres my battery I love it. 9ah sealed gel, I always, ALWAYS use elec start.  on its 3rd year now maybe? 

http://www.amazon.com/UPG-UT9B-4-Adventure-Series-Battery/dp/B001ZTBHLG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421204133&sr=8-1&keywords=adventure+power+battery+9b-4

my headlight...18/18w h4.  I dont ride alot after dark.  On high beam its as bright as a 35w on low beam.  On low it works great for daytime running around, sipping bout half the juice as your 35/55.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/H4-9003-HB2-18-18W-Halogen-Motor-Scooter-Headlight-bulb-/380246017601?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item58886dc641&vxp=mtr
« Last Edit: Jan 13, 2015, 23:09:19 by trek97 »

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #46 on: Jan 13, 2015, 22:56:19 »
How much are you trying to save?  I have a 12V 12ah sealed AGM battery that cost me like $45.  It's lasted me 3 years so far, and I'm sure it'll go on for many more.

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #47 on: Jan 14, 2015, 12:38:53 »
Was hoping to spend less than the $50 I spent on the acid batteries at my LBS. I liked the idea of having the extra space in the battery compartment for tools, but really, I have the factory tool box, and could just build a small roll for that thing. (or make myself a tool bag out of the leftover) 

I suggest you talk to sonrier bout all that.

heres my battery I love it. 9ah sealed gel, I always, ALWAYS use elec start.  on its 3rd year now maybe? 

http://www.amazon.com/UPG-UT9B-4-Adventure-Series-Battery/dp/B001ZTBHLG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421204133&sr=8-1&keywords=adventure+power+battery+9b-4


Did that thing fit in your battery box? (do you still have a battery box?) Thanks for chiming in.  It sounds like there is no real benefit for me to go with a small amp battery (as I'm keeping factory air boxes on mine)
If you see me f**cking up it's because I have no idea what I'm doing. You can either tell me I'm fucking up or watch me find out on my own. Both are appreciated.

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73 MGB
Bicycle enthusiast.
2009 MBC Street Fixie
2016 Retrospec Folding Speck
www.instagram.com/cursh

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #48 on: Jan 14, 2015, 12:49:27 »
Since it's a sealed AGM, it can be installed in any position.  I have mine under the hump at the back of the frame.

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Re: CB360 - OEM+ lets see what happens here.
« Reply #49 on: Jan 14, 2015, 14:00:02 »
They got dimensions on the page 6x3x4.5 ?  A bit smaller than stock.