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Title: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 09, 2012, 20:41:48
Well here it is,my new project that was given to me by a friend at work. Yes I said given  ;D  Gonna be a long slow build,everything is there just a little rough. The tags were from 1987..it has been wrecked at some point. I have already started on it somewhat,but I have another project going on at the same time,but I could not pass up free!! I am new to these old bikes so I may have plenty of questions for you guys...wish me luck I am gonna need it!!! :o
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: VonYinzer on Sep 09, 2012, 20:55:08
Welcome to DTT. The 350four is a fun little bike for sure. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 09, 2012, 21:05:44
Thanks...been lurking in here for a bit...time to get something going on it...It had a huge crack in the oil pan from over tightening the drain plug...Got it fixed, new oil...sprayed some gas in the intake boots and it fired right up...boy was I shocked...the carbs may be too far gone, one of them has the end of a pilot jet broken off inside...gonna be an adventure
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: Clutch48 on Sep 09, 2012, 21:09:44
I am on board! Look forward to seeing what you do with it.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: Rpino7 on Sep 09, 2012, 22:30:47
I have a cb350f. great bike! how did you fix the oil pan to keep from leaking?
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: hmenzies on Sep 09, 2012, 22:42:53
Could you just run a weld down the crack in the oil pan with a MIG welder? Or am I thinking wrong?
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 10, 2012, 23:22:39
I have a cb350f. great bike! how did you fix the oil pan to keep from leaking?
I had a friend tig weld it for me...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 20, 2012, 23:04:16
nothing new happening but I have found an issue...it looks like the rear wheel is offset to the brake side...The bike appears to have been wrecked by what I found hiding under the paint on the tank !!Cant find any obvious places on the frame...are the spacers on the right sides in the pics?...any thoughts or ideas?
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: edhaeuser on Sep 21, 2012, 11:11:17
A couple thoughts,

First check that the chain adjusters are even

Second,  use a straight edge. Or a longish angle steel or aluminum straight piece.  Check to see if the rear sprocket aligns with the front sprocket.  If they are lined up, the spacers should be correct.

It looks from the photo that the tire may be wider than stock.  If so, the wheel may have been redished to pull the tire to the right for chain clearance.  It is hard to tell from the photos.

You can do a rough check for frame straightness by running a string around the headtube and to the back off the bike at several places. Like one long piece from one rear shock mount around the headtube to the other shock mount.  Then measure at different points from the frame centerline to see if it is symetrical.  Do this from the swingarm also.

That should give you a good start.

Ed
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: BCBarker on Sep 21, 2012, 13:20:20
Good to see more 350F's! I love em. Super fun to ride and work on. If you want/need a  new oil pan, I have a 400F one that will work.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 21, 2012, 20:34:42
A couple thoughts,

First check that the chain adjusters are even

Second,  use a straight edge. Or a longish angle steel or aluminum straight piece.  Check to see if the rear sprocket aligns with the front sprocket.  If they are lined up, the spacers should be correct.

It looks from the photo that the tire may be wider than stock.  If so, the wheel may have been redished to pull the tire to the right for chain clearance.  It is hard to tell from the photos.

You can do a rough check for frame straightness by running a string around the headtube and to the back off the bike at several places. Like one long piece from one rear shock mount around the headtube to the other shock mount.  Then measure at different points from the frame centerline to see if it is symetrical.  Do this from the swingarm also.

That should give you a good start.

Ed
thanks Ed for the advice. The chain adjusters are even, that was the 1st thing I checked...the tire is an MR90h18...I will measure from the neck tomorrow Thanks again
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 21, 2012, 20:37:13
Good to see more 350F's! I love em. Super fun to ride and work on. If you want/need a  new oil pan, I have a 400F one that will work.
Thanks I have my fixed for now...not a great weld job but it was free too....I love free stuff!!
Title: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: BCBarker on Sep 21, 2012, 22:36:14
Well if you need it I will sell it for super cheap.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: AdrianVall on Sep 21, 2012, 23:36:29
Why in the world can't I get amazing deals like this! Damn.. :) Very nice find man. That's awesome you got it for free. I'm super jealous. I've been looking for a 350F for a while now.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 22, 2012, 00:29:30
Dont get mad.....but.....I have a CB 360 for free in the making as well.....just have to go get it and work on a title!! ;D
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 24, 2012, 22:06:30
worked on the speedo a little tonight......the p/o used bondo on it to make it round, its dented pretty good but the glass did not break....yup bondo to make it nice and round..did a pretty good job too I had no clue.. :o
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 04, 2012, 23:16:12
Worked on speedometer more tonight and decided I am only gonna run speedo since the one is damaged so bad..Just took all the good pieces to try to make one nice one..Still waiting on title work to come in finally...once its here I will do more work to it....dont want to do a bunch of work and not get the papers for it  ;D
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 15, 2012, 21:53:35
Getting close on the speedo...need to order a new decal for it and  cpl rubber bushings for mounting it.....Once I get the title work done I am gonna jump in with both feet....Should have it in my name with in the next week or so !!!...yup FREE!!!!...can't believe my luck on this find...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jan 20, 2013, 22:00:24
Sorry guys...have been at a stand still for a while...had to put the build on hold for a bit...should be back at it in the next week or two... ;D
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 07, 2013, 02:11:59
I have finally made some progress...was gonna post pics but the wife took the camera with her, I will try to post some tomorrow..need some opinions on some stuff too...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Apr 07, 2013, 10:33:31
Great little bike, really miss mine.
So let's see what we can do about these long lapses in updates, huh? ;)
You did see the race fairing, tank, and seat set for sale here on DTT right?
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46966.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46966.0)
 Beautiful set and very good buy at the moment. Not mine I promise... If I still had a 350Four I'd snag that combo up in a heartbeat!
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/Thrux1/350FCafeSet004.jpg)
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 07, 2013, 23:09:12
I have seen that set and been drooling over it, but this build is gonna be on a super tight budget...Worked on the front end a bit...gonna need a top clamp,its cracked on one of the tubes..I was pleased to see how clean the tubes were once I got the headlight ears and tube covers off..
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 07, 2013, 23:16:32
Here is some more of my progress... ;D
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 07, 2013, 23:21:33
before and after on some polishing...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Apr 07, 2013, 23:27:38
Great little bike, really miss mine.
So let's see what we can do about these long lapses in updates, huh? ;)
You did see the race fairing, tank, and seat set for sale here on DTT right?
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46966.0 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46966.0)
 Beautiful set and very good buy at the moment. Not mine I promise... If I still had a 350Four I'd snag that combo up in a heartbeat!
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/Thrux1/350FCafeSet004.jpg)
Is that fairing an airtech?...love that one....looks like a concept one from airtech...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 05, 2013, 19:03:44
Little more progress...
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 05, 2013, 19:07:20
would any of you use this wheel...has some serious rust on the inside and actually had a hole in it....I welded it up but I am no pro at welding....might just order a new one from MikesXS....
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: coal miner on May 05, 2013, 23:12:00
Sub freakin scribed.

My situation is the same. I was given a 72 350four right in the middle of a 72 750k2 full engine rebuild/bike rebuild, 76 750 super sport rebuild, and 76 xs360 rebuild. I am spread to thin already.

Looking forward to the progress and good luck.

As far as the wheel goes without seeing it in person it would be difficult to say but if it were me i would replace.

-Kc
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: County Fair on May 06, 2013, 11:14:37
before and after on some polishing...

 GREAT work.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: Rich Ard on May 06, 2013, 11:23:44
would any of you use this wheel...has some serious rust on the inside and actually had a hole in it....I welded it up but I am no pro at welding....might just order a new one from MikesXS....

Nope. Nice work on the polish, though.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: LazloH on May 06, 2013, 11:35:06
ive noticed that the "free" bikes end up costing more than one you paid for.   Did you get a title with it?   Nice work so far.  No I would not use that rim.
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 06, 2013, 19:59:15
I did get a title....well I still have very little in it so far :o...hope I don't have to sink a small fortune in it....if so I will be selling it...lol
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: SHINFO on May 06, 2013, 20:21:44
Great Work so far, i wish I could come across a free 350F
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 08, 2013, 21:29:05
I had a 360 lined up but it got stolen  :'(...I think I am gonna buy the mikes xs wheels    how wide can I go on the rear ...hoping to go to the 2.15 rear and 1.85 frt
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: o1marc on May 09, 2013, 01:44:19
ive noticed that the "free" bikes end up costing more than one you paid for.   Did you get a title with it?   Nice work so far.  No I would not use that rim.
"There is nothing more expensive than a free motorcycle"
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: Rich Ard on May 10, 2013, 12:38:29
^ ha!
Title: Re: My New FREE CB 350F
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 12, 2013, 20:31:47
Got some sanding done on the rear hub and an engine cover...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 21, 2013, 20:56:46
Turned my idiot light dash into these....
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 21, 2013, 20:58:20
Gonna be getting some parts in the next week or 2 then I can make some progress...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on May 21, 2013, 21:18:19
Turned my idiot light dash into these....

Now the idiot won't have any lights..... :P

What a nice little bike.....Hope it comes out well....I always loved those little 4's
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: WhyNot on May 22, 2013, 08:40:46
Scribed.......................looking good.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 22, 2013, 22:45:21
Now the idiot won't have any lights..... :P

What a nice little bike.....Hope it comes out well....I always loved those little 4's
I thought about that....hope I survive without them... :o
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 01, 2013, 23:38:52
Got some work done today..
Cleaned and painted the lower triple I got from BcBarker...thank you sir
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 02, 2013, 00:01:45
its not letting me post more than 1 picture at a time >:(......try this again

down to a bare frame pretty much..spent about 5 hrs or so sanding and polishing a fork leg...worth the effort I think
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 02, 2013, 00:14:26
Well I got it now... :D
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jun 04, 2013, 12:51:36
Hell yea!
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: yorkie350 on Jun 04, 2013, 16:47:22
Nice thread mate got me hooked got a slow burner 350f "72  project myself nearly there and i can tell ya its all worth it keep goin and keep the pics coming always here for ideas n puzzle solving haha check out    cb350f 1st project agh!
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 04, 2013, 21:42:53
Thanks guys...did some more frame tab removing tonight....nothing worthy of pics...should be ordering some parts to make it a roller this week....
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: legendary_rider on Jun 04, 2013, 22:35:40
Nice. I was going to pick up a cheapo non runner 350F last week for 500 bucks but went with a 74 cb750 instead. Couldn't get them both.  :(
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 13, 2013, 22:54:04
Got my wheels in...just waiting on my spokes ...I will try to get some pics this weekend...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: CBPayne on Jun 14, 2013, 00:35:25
Got my wheels in...just waiting on my spokes ...I will try to get some pics this weekend...

So did you get your wheels from mikes'?  I was pondering about getting some there.  The prices seem to good to be true.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Jun 14, 2013, 13:14:43
See my build fist couple of pages. Link in Sig.  I have MikesXS rims.

They are DOT approved too...

(http://imageshack.us/a/img215/7826/relacestartingouterrow.jpg)
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 14, 2013, 17:36:59
I got mine from Mikes....pretty decent looking....I am happy...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Tim on Jun 14, 2013, 18:15:20
I've got a MikesXS rim on the front end of my XS650 and have spun it up to 115 and lived to talk about it :)
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 16, 2013, 21:25:29
little before and after on my rear hub...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 16, 2013, 21:29:36
and my upper tree I had welded up...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: CBPayne on Jun 16, 2013, 23:34:28
I just curious they are really cheap compared to, well most other wheels you can get.  $75-100 maybe a little more, but compared to $200-1000 or more.  I want some black aluminum wheels thats why I ask and mikes are in my ball park.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Jun 17, 2013, 00:06:06
There's nothing wrong with them.  They are not perfect, for instance, there is a little imperfection where the hoop was welded into a ring. Not a strength problem, but if you use a dial indicator, you can tell where the seam is.  It is slightly visible on a Sunny day. But an extra $150 is too much for me to get "perfection" and I'd bet those type of minor flaws may be visible on the more expensive brand too.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: CBPayne on Jun 17, 2013, 19:43:01
There's nothing wrong with them.  They are not perfect, for instance, there is a little imperfection where the hoop was welded into a ring. Not a strength problem, but if you use a dial indicator, you can tell where the seam is.  It is slightly visible on a Sunny day. But an extra $150 is too much for me to get "perfection" and I'd bet those type of minor flaws may be visible on the more expensive brand too.

For the most Im not worried about cosmetics.  Im going to get the black ones and If I can tell from 60' then no one else will.  I don't want be going down the interstate and my wheels fall apart.  Thanks
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Jun 17, 2013, 20:31:06
The ciontruction is good. the little waviness is purely cosmetic, and more noticeable with a dial indicator then anything else.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 19, 2013, 21:10:25
Got my spokes in the other day...Buchanan should really re-consider the "B" stamped on them...am I the only one that thinks it looks like a flaw or a cast mark??...needless to say I am sanding them off..it will add a cpl of days to getting my wheels laced up but I just can't deal with them looking like that. ;D
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 05, 2013, 17:42:31
Got my rear wheel laced up....pulled a bone head move and forgot to put the spacer in the wheel between the bearings...hope I can get one side out pretty easy...I would be pissed if I screwed one up... >:(
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Tim on Jul 05, 2013, 18:02:00
The B on the spokes is what helps you prove to anyone you sell the bike to that it has quality stainless spokes on it :)

Nice wheels!  I think you'd be best off replacing the bearing you have to pull for the $10 or so they cost.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 05, 2013, 20:44:05
The B on the spokes is what helps you prove to anyone you sell the bike to that it has quality stainless spokes on it :)

Nice wheels!  I think you'd be best off replacing the bearing you have to pull for the $10 or so they cost.
I have a receipt to prove that kind of stuff....lol....it all depends on how hard I have to smack it to get it out....
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Hoosier Daddy on Jul 06, 2013, 06:55:34
I have a receipt to prove that kind of stuff....lol....it all depends on how hard I have to smack it to get it out....
I you smack it hard enough that you are thinking it may not be worth the hassel of removing, you've probably damaged the rollers and now have to replace it. I wonder if without that spacer you could go at an angle and hit only on the outter race?
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 06, 2013, 20:03:32
I you smack it hard enough that you are thinking it may not be worth the hassel of removing, you've probably damaged the rollers and now have to replace it. I wonder if without that spacer you could go at an angle and hit only on the outter race?
yes I can get a good bit of the outside...if I could only hit on the inside race I would not use it again for sure...I am having a real time getting this wheel trued up....really really bad...not the best quality...but what do you expect for that price
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: scooter3865 on Jul 10, 2013, 23:04:14
Got my rear wheel laced up....pulled a bone head move and forgot to put the spacer in the wheel between the bearings...hope I can get one side out pretty easy...I would be pissed if I screwed one up... >:(

When you bought your rims, are there any specific profile requirements for the cb's. They seem to be marketed towards yamaha xs's. If there isnt any profile requirements, whats the difference between getting different profile's. Performance? Feel of the ride?
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 11, 2013, 22:36:15
not really...a wheel is a wheel...different # of holes...different angle on the holes as well...and diameter difference of course...but I am no expert...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 10, 2013, 22:12:37
Got some stuff done...sorry just been busy with other stuff
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 10, 2013, 22:16:14
working on my seat...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 31, 2013, 18:19:33
Its getting there....SLOWLY...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: justinedible4 on Sep 01, 2013, 10:46:38
Good job on the polishing and seat fabrication! I like where this build is going!
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 01, 2013, 20:39:08
Thanks guys :D
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 07, 2013, 21:19:08
Little more work finished...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 07, 2013, 21:21:28
Cant decide which length I like on the seat....Its a little hard to notice but one is about 3 inches shorter...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 3DogNate on Sep 08, 2013, 20:44:38
Cant decide which length I like on the seat....Its a little hard to notice but one is about 3 inches shorter...

I like the longer one... I don't really know where the trend the last year or so  to try to make the seat as short as  possible took root, some of the ones that chopped the seat all the way to the shock mounts look goofy and unbalanced.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 08, 2013, 21:45:43
I think I do too 3dognate...got a buddy trying to talk me into shortening it....I don't think I will...I really really don't like the short stubby round looking rears...sorry guys that have them...just not my style
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Sep 09, 2013, 12:44:32
the longer one looks great, and is practical...keeps you from getting a dirt stripe on your back...More room to hide electrics and such too...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 14, 2013, 00:31:37
I got my footpeg mounts tacked in place, I can't find any damn batteries for the camera....try to get some tomorrow
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 14, 2013, 18:01:29
Not the prettiest welds but they are secure...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: J-Rod10 on Sep 14, 2013, 19:03:08
If you need different linkage than I sent out to you, since the mounting location is different, feel free to send me the originals back, and I can make a set with the specified lengths you need.

Like the project so far. I have a little 350F I need to get to work on.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 15, 2013, 00:35:47
possibly my rear set brackets....
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: teazer on Sep 15, 2013, 11:07:16
That looks nice but it appears to be way too low.  Rule of thumb is that the pegs should be in line with the swingarm.  Maybe slightly lower (1") depending on the droop of the swingarm and seat height.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: J-Rod10 on Sep 16, 2013, 08:54:15
I would highly recommend going with a heavier tubing for the mounts. You don't want something so lightweight that you can't put any weight in it without it bending.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 16, 2013, 20:10:18
I plan on putting some plate on the backside of them, they are pretty springy  :o....those are actually exhaust brackets from an 90's Duc if memory serves me correct....
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 02, 2013, 22:04:48
lowered my rear sets...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 18, 2013, 13:23:17
Progress has slowed again  >:(  Been helping my dad work on his house...Now I have to go see an orthopedic Dr to see if I have to have surgery on my shoulder...Shaping up to be a non productive next cpl of months...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: BlitzAttack on Mar 21, 2014, 04:32:51
Any updates on the bike?
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Mar 23, 2014, 11:39:28
No updates right now....been a long bad winter for me  >:(   Car blew up had to get it fixed...I have too many projects going too..haha but don't we all.....I am gonna be back at it real soon
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: SpottheDogg on Mar 23, 2014, 21:53:52
Like  8)
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 11, 2014, 13:11:47
I have been back at it for a little bit...will get some pics up soon..man I need to get more motivated...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: slug on Jun 11, 2014, 15:58:43
Nice build so far. I just picked up that same KZ tail with very a similar intent. Looks like you beat me to it.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 12, 2014, 15:04:35
Thanks slug....It was free so it was easy to choose...If I had it to do over you can buy them aftermarket with the seat pan and tail molded as one piece in fiberglass..I had not seen one done with a KZ tail yet so I gave it  GO..
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 13, 2014, 23:03:59
Decided to ditch the rear set mounts and use these cut down stocker passenger mounts...plus they fit the look better I think...
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: Mydlyfkryzis on Jun 14, 2014, 01:35:48
That is a heck of a lot more original than grafting on some E-Bay Special brackets.   It's is going to look like a factory option.
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 14, 2014, 22:32:32
I agree...I hope to get them on permanent this week sometime...I will get a buddy to weld them on and make them look like they were put there from the factory  ;D   not my ugly welds  :o
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 22, 2014, 23:13:11
Made my rear brake bracket
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 22, 2014, 23:15:38
Finally put some clear on my "plug" for the tail/seat
Title: Re: CB 350F saved from a lonely life outside...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 22, 2014, 23:19:55
Foot peg brackets welded up

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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 22, 2014, 23:24:10
and a cool go pro pic....
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 06, 2014, 00:53:37
Don't know if anyone is watching but here are a few pics
Title: Re: CB 350F... slowly getting there...
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 06, 2014, 00:56:50
Had a bad reaction somehow while trying to make my mold for the seat...not good...sorry for the double post on the brake bracket  ::)
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Rich Ard on Jul 06, 2014, 18:33:33
The materials reacted or you have hives?

I like the brake lever, clean stuff
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Zen1911 on Jul 06, 2014, 19:21:02
I like how you cleaned up the whole frame/seat area. The rearset idea is awesome also! Your giving me some good ideas for my build.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 06, 2014, 22:17:20
Thanks Zen....I think I would rather have hives  Rich Ard  ;D...lots of time trying to make that thing nice and smooth....oh well, start over...maybe
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 20, 2014, 23:10:55
Got a little more finished....here are a few pics
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: pDubs on Jul 21, 2014, 15:07:27
Looking good. Looking forward to more pics. I'm in the process of building a cb350f as well.
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 22, 2014, 12:11:32
Thanks pDubs
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jun 16, 2015, 11:02:53
sheesh I need to get back on this project...shame on me...almost a year since I posted an update
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: nerdsports on Jun 16, 2015, 16:41:56
Do it!!
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Post by: kagraves on Jul 09, 2015, 23:11:56
 Awesome project! looking forward to your rear-sets, I want to make a stock modification to mine as well in the future.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: WhyNot on Jul 10, 2015, 04:47:04
What's the status?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 10, 2015, 13:15:36
got my fork seals changed... ;D  gonna work on it some this weekend. My funding has run pretty slim these days..
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 01, 2015, 22:55:24
Been working on the cylinder head a little
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 01, 2015, 22:58:17
Can I get this thread moved to the track only section...?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: CafeMack on Mar 18, 2016, 21:29:04
Still working on it? Where you at in KY? I'm in Danville.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: DohcBikes on Mar 19, 2016, 06:16:33
real talk
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Mar 19, 2016, 13:45:44
Yup...still working on it...stalled a little...funds are thin again. Being an adult sucks sometimes .
I am in Ashland.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Jjkid2013 on Mar 19, 2016, 14:40:58
Keep up the good work! Love to see it finished!
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on May 26, 2017, 13:16:16
Resurrecting this from the grave...Shame on me.  I hope to have it finished and riding by the end of the season.  Maybe a lofty goal but I gotta finish this thing.
Now the ECTA is not close or doesn't even have a track as far as I know, so its going on the streets !!
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 21, 2017, 21:17:34
Got it registered and insured....now to fix it.. new tank and petcock rebuilt
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 21, 2017, 21:18:29
Hope to have the head on tomorrow. Maybe a few more things.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: stubsryan on Jul 30, 2017, 02:56:48
I'm liking the build. The rear sets idea is a good one. I'm doing a Cb350f as well but I have only just started. Keep up the good work mate


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Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 30, 2017, 20:54:10
Any ideas?  My petcock is hitting my new carbs. .. >:(
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: jag767 on Jul 30, 2017, 21:32:33
Any ideas?  My petcock is hitting my new carbs. .. >:(

Cnc new strainer bowl?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 30, 2017, 21:40:37
That was my 1st thought
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: jag767 on Jul 30, 2017, 21:50:23
That was my 1st thought


how much more room you need? This looks like a simple job.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 30, 2017, 21:55:07
All I can get....probably close to an inch
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: jag767 on Jul 30, 2017, 21:58:53
All I can get....probably close to an inch

Thanks more than just a strainer bowl. Pingel valve?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 30, 2017, 22:21:23
Not enough >:(
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: jag767 on Jul 30, 2017, 22:48:06
Get ready to relocate it then.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jul 30, 2017, 23:10:29
Yup...just hate to mess up this paint. It's actually decent paint.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: YogiBear on Jul 31, 2017, 02:34:10
Couldn't you leave the stock opening on the tank and run a hose from the tank opening back towards the back of the bike to a universal petcock and then the fuel line out to the carbs?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: cxman on Jul 31, 2017, 08:33:33
make angle shim plates that go between the head and the spigot mount and tilt the carbs down

as i recall they sit on a angle anyways and that would just make the level

make them 3/8 to half inch and they will make the carbs sit back a bit to
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Hibby Jr on Aug 01, 2017, 01:17:13
Space the carbs back  to get the clearance you need. As much as an inch would help add plenum to make up for running the velocity stacks without the air box anyway.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 01, 2017, 13:14:11
Im not sure I am sticking with the stacks. I might run K&N filters or even have an airbox made up. I may just have to bite the bullet and cut on this tank. I have a buddy with a red 350F too with a worse looking tank I may swap him out. Think I will move on for now, I have plenty of other stuff to do to it.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 02, 2017, 22:52:52
Here it is without the bowl on it...may have a solution though
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 02, 2017, 22:56:26
Thinking this might work...CRF 250
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: YogiBear on Aug 04, 2017, 00:17:27
^That's exactly what I had in mind when I posted before. Just didn't have a picture to go with it. I think that will solve your problem.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 04, 2017, 07:35:05
Have a new one on the way to test with.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: YogiBear on Aug 04, 2017, 13:29:14
Have a new one on the way to test with.
Hope it works out for you. I wouldn't want to give up or modify that tank either.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 09, 2017, 21:55:47
Got a cpl pieces in today.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 09, 2017, 21:57:22
I may try to move it to this new location. ..any reason I shouldnt?
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 11, 2017, 15:34:15
Think I can get these to seal without leaking fuel ??
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Kamn on Aug 11, 2017, 18:31:58
I think if you tig welded the circumference then it would seal up but I would bet that anything else will eventually leak.....but thats just my 2 cents worth
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 11, 2017, 22:12:07
Not what I wanted to hear...damn carbs... >:(
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 11, 2017, 22:23:22
Anyone know the difference between these mounts??
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 18, 2017, 13:17:17
Have one on the way thanks to Redbird.  Thanks
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 18, 2017, 22:31:15
Got some rod ends in today. Threaded some rod and done!!
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Aug 18, 2017, 22:33:27
Feels good to be back at it and making progress.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 25, 2017, 19:35:59
Jeez I'm awful...been 30 days ....again
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 25, 2017, 19:36:48
Picked this up
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 25, 2017, 19:43:36
Tore the caliper apart and painted, but I need a piston and seal for it.


Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 26, 2017, 09:35:49

Great thread.. and project. Rear Sets look great. I've just rebuilt my front caliper on the CB400f if you want an image of the bracket!

Do you plan to run electronic ignition.. something I've been thinking about.

Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 26, 2017, 13:27:18
I plan to run one...probably a dyna
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 27, 2017, 06:36:14

David Silver in the UK do one... https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/CB400F-SUPER-SPORT-FOUR/part_308811/  Looks ok to me!

 
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 08, 2017, 19:08:25
Little before and after on my caliper hanger
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 08, 2017, 19:20:17
Thanks for the hanger Redbird !
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 14, 2017, 20:54:22
Played with some spray bombs today. Gold base with red top coat.
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Post by: Integra99 on Oct 23, 2017, 06:43:33

Looking good, couple of questions - what was the process used to get that hanger so shiny?

Also front fender.. I've just cut mine down and started to play around.. but its on a standard bracket and fits really high.. I wondered what positions yours fitted as maybe I can use a 350 bracket???

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-231017043924.jpeg)
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Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 23, 2017, 10:20:37
Mine sits high too and it really bothers me.  I just used good old fashioned sand sand and sand again.  I started with 220 and went up to 1000 grit, then rubbed it with mothers polish.
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Post by: Integra99 on Oct 23, 2017, 10:57:45

Yes I'm considering cutting out 1/2 inch section of each leg of the bracket and welding together, I may need help with this lol!

Ok thanks I need to get sanding then as looks incredible!
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Oct 23, 2017, 13:03:40
That's not a bad idea. I may try it too.
Title: Re: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 23, 2017, 14:02:31

Will let you know how it goes!