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Author Topic: Shake the Box CL360 (HKY-378S)  (Read 31154 times)

Offline ridesolo

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Shake the Box CL360 (HKY-378S)
« on: Jan 11, 2014, 17:04:08 »
Guess I'll see if I can't keep this thing moving and documented this time.  I bought this '75 CL360 several years ago and used it for commuting and it's funny how pieces started falling off.  First the luggage rack, then the front fender, then the mufflers, etc.  I started reading and lurking here, occasionally contributing a useless comment here and there.  I didin't really have a good workshop and the pesky thing called making a living interfered with really tearing into it.  I finally got the workshop and, still that job thing and other stuff kept holding things up.  Through it all I've continued to read, study, think, aquire parts, read more, study more, and finally work has begun. 

I'd love to be able to tell you that all that reading, studying and thinking brought about a careful search and buy of just the right pieces and bits that' will all, seamlessly, fit together to make the perfect bike.  Ha!  My dear, late mother taught me not to tell untruths.  Much of what has worked out well so far has been pure dumb luck..  OK, whatever, I'll accept it.

I can't find any of the earliest pix I had, but the members here are pretty familiar with what a '75 CL360 looks like.  This is after I had owned it for a few years, many miles of commuting to work, and what will probably end up being my final exhaust configuration.

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Then I found a CB400F tank and planned to use it.



I really liked that look but unfortunately we discovered that tank had more rot on the bottom side that we first thought and it wsn't going to be suitable.  Another search resulted in this tank that isn't as long, but it'll do the trick.  We also found this fiberglass seat.  It'll loose the brown, padded cover for something else, but it's a good start. 



So, with all that general uglyness waiting to be improved, I started working.

 
« Last Edit: Nov 17, 2016, 20:38:20 by ridesolo »
“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2014, 17:17:35 »
I wanted a work table so the bike would be a little easier to work on.  I dug out some scrap lumber and came up w/ this:





I wish I could say I am a great planner, but it was by sheer chance I aquired the front and rear ends of a '02 Kawi EX500.  Funny how things happen.  Usually I spend lots of time reading and figuring things out but this time things worked out on their own.  Turns out the  EX parts are going to be just about perfect for this project.

« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2016, 22:04:36 by ridesolo »
“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2014, 17:36:04 »
Started tearing things down.  The front parts are off and now in the hands of a new owner who will, hopefully, give them a new life.





« Last Edit: Jan 11, 2014, 19:25:33 by ridesolo »
“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2014, 19:22:53 »
Here I've got the engine out and the EX rear end I bought is about to become an organ donor.  The CL doesn't know it's about to get a swing arm transplant. 



The donor is ready to go.  It's just a little wide, about 1/2" will have to be removed.  If it were any more it all wouldn't work; 1/2" is about the max that can be taken off. 



Here's the new swinger and wheel  sort of propped in place to see how it's all going to fit up.



“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2014, 19:38:06 »
I met up w/ my new DTT buddy hurco550 and he took the swingarm and shaft away to work his magic.  Here are a couple pix he sent me:





And in record time he had it back to me and it's about perfect.  Levi, YOU da man!!!!!


« Last Edit: Jan 11, 2014, 20:54:23 by ridesolo »
“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2014, 20:00:16 »
A long time ago I got a chance to get the rear sets I plan to use.  Strange thing, another case of getting something that is going to turn out to be about perfect.  When I got them they came w/ all the necessary parts except the rear brake master.  Of course the one that came w/ the EX parts isn't going to work, but I found an appropriate master/caliper/hose set on eBay.  They came in today and look pretty good.  I should be able to sell the EX master and the R1 caliper and hose as well as the new brake pads that were included and make my $$ back.  This is about where they are going to mount up once more bits and pieces are removed from the frame.



And here is how it looks with a bit of a mock-up.  I think this is going to work.





« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2016, 19:53:58 by ridesolo »
“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 ridesolo

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Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2014, 18:24:45 »
More work done today untill the cold drove me back indoors.  Really don't like my seat; too big for the bike.  Have thought that all along, but hoped maybe it would grow on me... nope.  When I aquired it there was a piece of tape on the bottom w/ CB750 written on it... much larger scale bike.  The brown vinyl was going to need to be replaced anyway so I thought maybe when it came off it would change my opinion of it.   Now searching for a better choice and will find a new home for this one.

Got at the cutting and grinding to remove excess metal.  Not real fond of this part of the project, but it needs to be done. 



Saved the kickstand mount to re-attach further forward, the rest won't be missed.



A little grinding and clean-up done, a bit more needed...



“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 filipo

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Re: Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2014, 00:28:34 »
Nice thread. I'm in a bit of the same situation -- spent a couple of years now on moto forums, learning, reading, thinking, but not nearly enough doing. Now I'm finally taking the plunge. (As evidenced by me hitting you up for parts!)

Looks like some previous grinder work was done to your frame, especially the airbox triangle area. Was that your work?
Care to elaborate on what's come off?

I ask because the 75 CL360 I bought recently came with a ton of cut-off marks, and I want to figure out what I'm missing!

Thanks, keep up the good thread.

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #8 on: Feb 08, 2014, 13:07:12 »
Nice thread. I'm in a bit of the same situation -- spent a couple of years now on moto forums, learning, reading, thinking, but not nearly enough doing. Now I'm finally taking the plunge. (As evidenced by me hitting you up for parts!)

Looks like some previous grinder work was done to your frame, especially the airbox triangle area. Was that your work?
Care to elaborate on what's come off?

I ask because the 75 CL360 I bought recently came with a ton of cut-off marks, and I want to figure out what I'm missing!

Thanks, keep up the good thread.
 

About everything is coming off but the motor mounts.  A bunch of the stuff came off over at my buddy's place and then a combination of issues combined to cause things to grind to a halt again so it sat at his place.  I really have to have access to it as part of the thinking process so about NOTHING got done.  I got it back over here last fall and a whole bunch of the original plans went by the wayside.  I had aquired the EX500 parts and that brought major changes; juice brakes rather than mechanical, finding a much smaller, in scale cafe seat, using the Kawi wheels rather than the original spokes, mono-shock rear suspension... the purists on here probably won't like it, but that's ok. 

I'm about to head out to work on it for a while.  I've come up w/ a different way to mount the tank that will allow me to mount the new seat so everything will match up nice.  There are a few more bits to cut n grind.... hate cutting n grinding! I'll be posting more pix this evening.             
“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 mrlvlagic

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Re: Shake the Box Kit - CL360
« Reply #9 on: Feb 08, 2014, 14:01:22 »
looking good Im interested to see your project
In the Garage:
2001 Suzuki TL1000R
2001 Suzuki Katana 600
1974 Honda Cb 360
1970 Harley Davidson Aeremecci M-65 Leggero (unrestored)

My Build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=55601.0