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Author Topic: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler  (Read 7206 times)

Offline djsmiles

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My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:16:52 »
Hello everyone, my name is Miles Starkey, I live in Des Moines, IA and this is my first ever bike project. I had a 81? Kawasaki 440 LTD when I was 15 that I bought for $20 and got it running, wrecked it and sold it for $50 but this is going to be way better than that. I plan on keeping it for the rest of my life as it shares my birth year so that's pretty cool. I picked it up a couple months ago for $400 and I heard it try to start before I bought it. The petcock was leaking really bad so the guy didn't want to put much gas in it. Anyway, I've read through a few threads on here where guys have documented their build and I'm going to do the same. Partly for my own sake but also so others who are in my shoes may benefit from my mistakes and hopefully my successes as well. This is what it looked like then.

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:19:31 »
To post again am I supposed to hit reply or am I missing a button? anyway, this is how it looks after just two days of tear down. I'm not sure how to get the engine out, I have all the bolts out and it is loose, I think I'll try taking some parts off of the top of the motor. Just seems like there isn't much wiggle room.

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:20:31 »
And check out what is inside where the chain goes, it looks like seeds of some kind. strange.

Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:32:48 »
Seeds could be from some mice that took up residence for a while. Better check out all the wires to ensure they never decided to have a chew on them as well.
Perry

1972 Honda CB350 K4 / 1978 Honda XL250S /1982 Honda MB5 / 2014 Honda CB500X

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:39:13 »
Thanks Perry, I already have the wiring harness removed and it looks fine, although I plan on trying to reduce the amount of wires on this bike. I marked them with tape to help keep them straight, although the ones going through the handlebars are going to be difficult to figure out because I'm going to have to cut off the ends to get them out. I'll figure that out when I go to put it back together.  Right now I just have the handlebars with the wires sitting on the shelf.

Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2016, 17:44:44 »
That's good to hear. I was able to get the wires out of the handlebars without cutting by taking apart the controls themselves so that the wires can fit through the hole in the bar. Still wasn't easy and you have to be very careful but its doable.
Perry

1972 Honda CB350 K4 / 1978 Honda XL250S /1982 Honda MB5 / 2014 Honda CB500X

Offline ridesolo

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2016, 19:39:24 »
Hey, good luck on your build!  I'm working on what WAS a '75 CL360; there are a bunch of us here w/ lots of good info for ya, don't hesitate to ask.  The easiest way to get the engine out of the frame is this.  Put a couple of the mounting bolts back in place, put something padded like an old blanket or even several sheets of cardboard on the floor.  With the help of a friend if possible, slowly lay the bike down onto it's RIGHT side.  Take out the mounting bolts and then lift the frame off the engine.  That's pretty much how you put it back together as well. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2016, 01:15:43 »
In order to work on the engine do I need the original manual or would a haynes be ok? Follow up question, what is the real cost savings of doing it yourself vs having a shop do it for you? Figuring in your time and possible mistakes. Talking about a complete rebuild/gone through, new gaskets, etc.
« Last Edit: Nov 08, 2016, 01:17:27 by djsmiles »

Offline ridesolo

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #8 on: Nov 08, 2016, 06:29:34 »
In order to work on the engine do I need the original manual or would a haynes be ok? Follow up question, what is the real cost savings of doing it yourself vs having a shop do it for you? Figuring in your time and possible mistakes. Talking about a complete rebuild/gone through, new gaskets, etc. 

Haynes or one of the others is better than nothing.  The original shop manuals are best.  Somebody on here can probably tell you where to get one on line and how to download it.  As for your question about cost savings, I don't think that can even be discussed; paying someone would be huge expensive.  Unless you know there are issues down in the bottom end I wouldn't split the cases.  Top end gaskets, maybe piston rings, maybe timing chain slippers, carb rebuild.  Look up member CrazyPJ.  If he doesn't know something about the 360 it isn't worth knowing.  Also he does a wonderful job rebuilding/modifying the 360 carbs; well worth paying for. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #9 on: Nov 08, 2016, 10:48:11 »
Thanks ridesolo. I'll try lying the bike on its side to get the motor out. great suggestion. I found this site where one can download manuals. http://www.common-motor.com/manuals. I really appreciate the info on the engine, too. I wasn't sure how far to tear it down.