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Author Topic: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build - Luna - "Done"!  (Read 60210 times)

Offline advCo

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'74 CB 360 Cafe Build - Luna - "Done"!
« on: Nov 04, 2014, 19:56:24 »
Hey Guys!

This is my first post in the forum, and my first cafe racer build. I recently acquired a 1974 Honda CB360G, all original parts except for a set of Moto Guzzi pipes (for sale, if anyone's interested  :o) I will also be selling most of the factory body parts (gauge cluster, handlebars and controls, fenders, seat, etc.

I bought the bike about a month ago, in non-running condition with plans to completely strip, recondition and re-haul the motor, fuel and electrical system, as well as fabricate custom body pieces - standard cafe racer build. I have a background in 3d modeling and CNC/composite constructions, so I will be doing a lot of precision machining and fabrication.

So far I've completely cleaned and soaked the carbs, stripped the bike down to the frame, and I'm currently in the process of tracking down my electrical problem (suspecting its a ground problem - I've replaced battery, coils, points and condenser - I have power to the coils but no spark coming out....for another day).

Here are some pics of the bike as it stands right now:

« Last Edit: Apr 25, 2016, 21:52:51 by adventurco »
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2014, 21:10:20 »
Welcome to DTT! If you didn't already get a manual, you can find one for free online. I would make sure your timing is correct as a lot of times that can solve a lot of spark issues. Also I recently replaced my points with some cheap things I found on eBay and it messed up my whole timing. You have to make sure the wires hooked up to the blades on the points are extremely tight and not sticking out too far where they ground out to your cover. Also make sure your ground is nice and tight and on contact to just the frame with no paint underneath.
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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2014, 12:08:06 »
I second the manual. This should be the first purchase or download with any new bike. hope this works for you and pay credit the OP - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=6405.0

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2014, 13:44:14 »
Cool! Your 360 looks to be in pretty good shape. I can't see any rust! Looking forward to your build!
1975 CB360 Build - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=60325.0
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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #4 on: Nov 05, 2014, 19:36:29 »
Thanks guys. It is definitely pretty clean - minor rust and pitting of chrome but to be expected.

The guy had a Clymer's manual for me - as well as the Rick's regulator/rectifier combo.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 2014, 19:38:30 »
A sucker is  born every day.  ;)

And get the factory manual.  There are some pretty significant inaccuracies in the Clymer manual.

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #6 on: Nov 07, 2014, 17:19:25 »
Following along.
Sparck Moto - http://www.sparckmoto.com

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2014, 18:55:34 »
That Honda shop manual is a godsend - especially the wiring diagram. I'll be using the Clymer's to start a fire this winter...

Started removing some of the welded on weight this weekend, center stand, some tabs, etc. Flipped the bars so it would start looking like a bit of a cafe. Removed all of the wiring that I don't need to start her up (lights, old regulator & rectifier wiring). Hopefully have her firing up next weekend - then onto pulling the motor and really cleaning up the frame!

Also - any of you guys on here familiar with the paint code or paint color name for the 74? I found about 20 different shades of blue for Hondas and they all look slightly off, as js to be expected on a monitor. I'm hoping to find a close match to the stock color to repaint tank and seat pan.

And I'm looking to get a nice 2-into-1 clean, short exhaust. Anyone know of any companies that make a solid 2-into-1?
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #8 on: Nov 10, 2014, 19:18:11 »
The color is called Hawaiian Blue Metallic.
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Audaces fortuna iuvat.

1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

Custom Gauge Graphics
Custom Wiring Harnesses

DTT Red, White, and/or Black 360 Club - Better than those Blue guys

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Re: '74 CB 360 Cafe Build! (the beginning)
« Reply #9 on: Nov 10, 2014, 20:34:13 »
Brilliant. Thanks!
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0