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Author Topic: 75 CL360 Cafe Build  (Read 24996 times)

Offline TFWG

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    • CL350 Project
Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #40 on: Mar 25, 2011, 13:33:33 »
That's pretty funny. I already have my next project in mind as well. I'd like to do a 60's Honda Grand Prix bike, kinda like the 1961 RC162.

There's a pretty big Vintage club here in Venice, CA, so I might try and get into that when it's all done. Otherwise, you see mostly brand new Ducatis racing up the canyon roads.


1971 CL350 Project In Progress
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Offline CBdublin

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #41 on: Mar 27, 2011, 00:02:11 »
nothing like pushing 100mph on a tire 3 inches wide  :D

Offline MrMister

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #42 on: Mar 29, 2011, 00:58:39 »
That's pretty funny. I already have my next project in mind as well. I'd like to do a 60's Honda Grand Prix bike, kinda like the 1961 RC162.

There's a pretty big Vintage club here in Venice, CA, so I might try and get into that when it's all done. Otherwise, you see mostly brand new Ducatis racing up the canyon roads.


Looks pretty cool. I just came across a race bike Honda made in the early 60s called the 250 6 (rc166) and 350 6 (rc174). Honda made 250 fourstroke 6 cylinder racebikes and later bored the same engines up to 300 for the 350 class. Theres a few videos on youtube and they sound absolutely insane.
 
Very bored waiting for the bike to get back from getting painted. Waiting for the gaskets and oils seals to arrive in the mail before overhauling the engine. Bored bored bored...

Offline MrMister

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #43 on: Mar 29, 2011, 01:05:30 »
nothing like pushing 100mph on a tire 3 inches wide  :D

Very true. My previous bike was a 89 Yamaha FZR250R, they pretty much have the same width as the CB's just a smaller diameter i think. Redlining at 18,500 screaming at 160kph. Was fun untill it got a top end knock doing 150. So i decided to stick with low revving from now on  :P

Offline MrMister

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #44 on: Apr 10, 2011, 10:35:32 »
nothing like pushing 100mph on a tire 3 inches wide  :D

Speaking of which. What size tyre is everyone running? Whats the best for performance/handling?

Offline CBdublin

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #45 on: Apr 10, 2011, 11:42:38 »
well i recently bumped up to a rear 120/90-18 and front 90/90-18. love the extra stability but feel like the larger rear keeps me a bit upright if you will. I would prefer now to have a 110/90-18 on the back.

Offline MrMister

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #46 on: Apr 21, 2011, 08:14:38 »
I recieved the frame back from getting painted and it looks really good. Still waiting for the tank, seat and other bits to get done. In the meantime ive been working on the engine, and had quite a bit of work that needed to be done.The valve seats where in very bad shape so i got them reseated. Cleaned the entire engine. Got new piston rings, ordered new gaskets, oil seals and some new stainless bolts that have yet to arrive. I took advantage while the engine is apart and painted the head black with high temp paint. Also found out that the vlave inlets have been ported and polished at some point, so thats a nice bonus  ;D

Offline MrMister

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2011, 04:28:26 »
Put the engine back together this week with the aid of another enthusiast to help with the timing and torquing the bolts correctly. And i must say it came out better than expected.  ;D  Had a bit of trouble with the kickstart mechanism as it prevented the engine from turning backwards, and after re-openning the bottom half of the engine case found that the little metal bracket that comes on after the springs was bent open preventing the kickstart gear from disengageing.

Offline Big Rich

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2011, 04:36:21 »
I'm just catching this build Mr. I like that color blue, but it can be tough to pull it off on the frame. So I wanna see you do it!


As far as the tires go, you will be limited by the width of the wheels. Avon's are a really good choice but here's a little chart to point you in the right direction for sizes: http://www.dropbears.com/u/utilities/tyrerim.htm

Offline TFWG

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    • CL350 Project
71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2011, 10:39:23 »
Same damn thing happened to me with the kickstart. I had it installed turned 180 degrees so it would never disengage. 'Twas frustrating since I found out after the engine was already in the frame. The good thing is that you can access the kickstart without disassembling the head. Saved a bunch of time.
1971 CL350 Project In Progress
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