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Author Topic: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build  (Read 6121 times)

Offline tjvtyler

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1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« on: Oct 06, 2015, 17:02:43 »
Hello all,

Newb here. I have been looking around for a bike that I could build into a neighborhood cruiser but still go race the hooligan class with the local flat track club. I was looking at XLs and XRs but I wanted to start with something really cheap which is how I arrived at the CL. $600 on Craigslist. Motorsports are in my blood and I've been riding motocross and working on my moto bikes for a long time but this is my first "project" of any sort... To make it a little more fun I suckered a friend into a build-off. It will be his first project as well and he picked up a Yamaha DT250 for $50!

Here it is the day I picked it up. It wasn't running but has good compression. I would soon find out that pretty much all the wiring was trash. No biggie, I planned on a Motogadget unit anyway.


Posing on the new (really old) whip!


The culprit...I have a lot to get to before I bother with this though.


Getting stripped down. Not too bad of shape actually.

We have a roller!


Motor will definitely need some blasting.


Couldn't resist polishing one piece up just to see how tough it was gonna be to bring it back to life. This piece probably took 15 minutes. Not bad.


Getting that shitty weathered paint off the tank.


I was hoping I could leave the tank bare and just clear coat it but unbeknownst to me someone had already bondo'd the right side  >:(


The carbs were dirtier than an Amsterdam madam. This shit was like melted caramel.


Get outta here brackets!


Starting on the tail. I couldn't seem to sketch up something I loved so I just said screw it and started shaving it up.


This is what I got done last night. The basic shape is there but obviously some more work to do tonight!


I'll keep this thread going as it progresses. I'm sure I'll be reaching out for help soon.

Cheers,
Tyler

« Last Edit: Oct 06, 2015, 17:06:32 by tjvtyler »

Offline tjvtyler

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #1 on: Nov 30, 2015, 23:58:45 »
Been a while since my first post. Slow steady progress is the name of the game. I've done just about everything I can do without really spending much. Now it's time to start the spending.

Here's some pics...

Finished tail mould



Glass laid up


Frame as she sits now


Engine painted


Also found time to photoshop my vision for the bike. Getting there!

Offline Djfob

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 2015, 00:35:31 »
Looking good so far!
78 Honda CB750k

Offline tjvtyler

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 2015, 18:09:12 »
Looking good so far!

Thanks Djfob!

Offline tjvtyler

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2015, 17:21:05 »
Did some grinding over the last couple days.


First layer of filler on there. Obviously a bit of work left...

Offline WhyNot

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  • ~~~If it ain't raining, I'm riding~~{iii}?~~prost~
Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2015, 18:35:15 »
What was that you used to mold the seat?

Everything looks cool man......good job.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

Offline tjvtyler

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2015, 20:08:35 »
What was that you used to mold the seat?

Everything looks cool man......good job.

Thanks man! I used some craft foam from Hobby Lobby to form the shape then laid fiberglass over it.

Offline WhyNot

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  • ~~~If it ain't raining, I'm riding~~{iii}?~~prost~
Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2015, 06:45:44 »
Thanks man! I used some craft foam from Hobby Lobby to form the shape then laid fiberglass over it.

Thanks, just looked different from others I'd seen.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

Offline sincerelyadam

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2015, 08:33:38 »
Rad!

Offline stackpoole

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Re: 1974 Honda CL360 Tracker Build
« Reply #9 on: Dec 19, 2015, 14:15:23 »
Following this build. Im thinking about going a similar route with my cb450. Great job so far!

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1970 Honda CB450 - current project
1980 Suzuki GS850 - sold
1982 Suzuki GS650 - sold
1970 Suzuki T350 rebel - sold
1978 Yamaha xs500 - sold
1976 Honda CB125s - sold
1975 Kawasaki KZ400 - sold