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Author Topic: CB350 Bagger Project  (Read 4208 times)

Offline dynamitedave

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CB350 Bagger Project
« on: Jul 26, 2016, 12:11:51 »
I really like the whole Harley bagger look right now. I've had an idea to do a CB350 bagger style for a few months and finally started it.  I tubed some of the frame and made the rear a hard tail. Added some bags and I'm not sure which position the bat wing in the front will be at or if I'm going to use it at all. I like it though. It's an original Bates fairing made in 1966. The front fender is a rear moto guzzi fender that I cut two inches out of the middle. It covers the 21" wheel perfectly. The rear fender is two Harley FLH fenders cut and welded together.
I haven't decided which handle bars to use yet and this isn't the gas tank I'm going to use. I need a 1972 SL175 but I'm having trouble finding a decently priced one. I'm thinking the whole thing will be painted black or blue, I like the front fender blue.

Offline BarnBurner

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2016, 12:39:59 »
My 2 cents: first pictures nails the look - fairing ruins it. That being said,cool project. Keep up the good work. 
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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2016, 13:32:40 »
I have to admit when I read this I was thinking OMG NO !!!  But it might actually look pretty cool.. Not sold on the fairing either but keep at it !! That front fender might hit too, but I am sure you are just working things out right now  ;)

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2016, 13:46:26 »
Dude. That actually looks awesome, and I can't believe I'm saying that, since I am not a fan of baggers.

Except the fairing. Pitch the fairing.  ;)

I dig the swept fenders, really seals the deal for me, but something doesn't look exactly right about the front the way it sits. Maybe it's too long in the front or just too low.

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #4 on: Jul 26, 2016, 15:26:50 »
Thanks peeps. My original plan was to cut the bat wing down but after trying to figure out the cut lines I realized it wouldn't work right. I need a smaller fairing. I think I am going to go with no bat wing but keep the high rise handle bars.

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2016, 16:31:45 »
Keep at it, this could look really neat when done, Baby bagger LOL. the batwing is way too big, there may be a smaller one out there you could try, I like the fenders a lot the seal the look perfectly.
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Offline datadavid

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2016, 19:14:22 »
Plain awesome, someone had to do this! Go all in an mold your own fairing i say!

Offline AgentX

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2016, 19:17:35 »
I think a fairing is pretty mandatory if you're trying to homage/spoof/riff on the bagger aesthetic.

What about something smaller like this?



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Offline hillsy

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2016, 19:49:17 »
Sometimes going so far beyond stupid leads you back to awesome  ;)






Offline dynamitedave

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Re: CB350 Bagger Project
« Reply #9 on: Jul 27, 2016, 15:01:06 »
Sometimes going so far beyond stupid leads you back to awesome  ;)

This is the best saying ever, I will quote it forever.

 
I think a fairing is pretty mandatory if you're trying to homage/spoof/riff on the bagger aesthetic.

What about something smaller like this?

 (no windshield on these, either, right?)

I have thought about using one of these. I'm not a fan of that one tho.  I found a decent headlight that might make it look ok without a fairing.