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Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #20 on: Mar 17, 2016, 09:16:34 »
Time to start chasing electrical gremlins.... The headlight works, but that's about it. When I turn on the right turn signal, the front right and rear left light up, but don't blink. If I turn the key to parking lights, the tail light lights up, but only if I pull the front brake lever. I know the rear brake switch is no good, and ordered a replacement.  Going to put in a new flasher also, and if that doesn't get me going, it looks like I'll be getting intimate with my multimeter

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #21 on: Mar 23, 2016, 16:12:06 »
Got my brake lights working. Rear brake switch was seized, and a loose bulb socket.  Now that I know it's not the wiring, it will be replaced with an LED unit anyhow.

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #22 on: Mar 23, 2016, 16:18:44 »
Turn signals still not functioning. Got a new electronic flasher from spark moto. When I pulled the old one, I noticed that it was had a huge amount of corrosion, as did the wiring disconnects. I need to go get some disconnects. As I also found out, but should have realized, standard bullet connectors available locally don't exactly work with the bullet connectors on the bike. Ordered new disconnects, and have to buy a crimper to go with them. This one looks like it should suffice

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #23 on: Mar 23, 2016, 16:22:42 »
Also, just to eliminate any ground issues, is it safe to tap off the green ground wires under the seat, and hook directly to the battery with a ring terminal? I remember having to add additional engine and frame grounds to a Toyota FJ40 I used to have because of ground issues

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #24 on: Apr 03, 2016, 23:27:07 »
Slow going, but I got the turn signals and brake lights all working correctly. Sadly, I cracked the top of the headlight bucket when I pulled the headlight. Going to try and salvage it with some epoxy, before I give up and replace it. Pulled the carbs and had them ultrasonically cleaned, ordered a pair of k&l rebuild kits, and some new cables. Sent my stuff to DMV for my plates almost 3 weeks ago.

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #25 on: Apr 17, 2016, 07:51:29 »
Personally, I wouldn't use the aftermarket carb kits. Many have experience with incorrect jet sizes and the needles are not the same as stock.
Clean the OEM parts thoroughly and only replace what is needed with Honda parts.
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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #26 on: Apr 24, 2016, 18:08:00 »
I already bought the kits, but I got keyster kits, not K&L. I'll use my old jets and needles, and use the gaskets and anything else that needs replacing from the kit. Haven't gotten around to putting the carbs back together yet.

I pulled the headlight shell, and epoxied the broken piece back in. The wiring gave me a huge headache, especially until I realized that the extra brown wire was supposed to be left unplugged. While I had it off, I gave the headlight bucket and side covers a good scrub in the sink



I also picked up replacement LED bulbs for my rear turn signals, and for the universal replacement front turn signals I bought. Awhile back I joined amzreviewtrader, which is a website where you can get stuff at discount in exchange for providing detailed reviews on Amazon.




My rear fender is all buggered up along the bottom edge, and my original brake light is shot.  I picked up a new brake light, and am going to chop the fender just above the lower holes. I taped it off to mark and cut, just haven't finished actually cut it yet.  I used the original upper holes to mount the new brake light. And I finally got my plate in the mail, only took NJ MVC a month





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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #27 on: Apr 26, 2016, 13:36:26 »
The side covers look to be in pretty good shape! Are you going to leave the original paint or re-paint to match?

If you're still having issues with carbs leaking fuel, check that the gaskets aren't interfering with the floats movement. Also you may want to check for pinholes or cracks in the drain tubes. I've had both problems resulting in fuel all over the floor of the garage.
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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #28 on: Apr 26, 2016, 13:48:25 »
Plan is to leave paint original. I'm actually debating on spraying them with clear when I eventually stip the while bike down, just to protect them as is. If I didnt want to keep the original paint, there's no way I wouldve gone through the hassle of repairing the headlight bucket, I wouldv'e just likely replaced with an H4 bucket, but i'm still digging the orange.

Here's a picture of my headlight epoxy job. I used marine epoxy at first, before I realized it was white, and took forever to set. After that dried, I added some more. clear epoxy to reinforce the bucket further. After it all dried for a few days, I took a dremel, and carved out the slot for the headlight ring.


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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #29 on: Apr 26, 2016, 13:56:25 »
Epoxy is a beautiful thing. My 360 is about 75% epoxy
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Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0