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Author Topic: 1970 CL350 resto  (Read 6568 times)

Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #50 on: Sep 25, 2016, 22:19:00 »
Not a good day. Went to the Asbury Park distinguished gentleman's ride. Put the bike in the bed of my pickup, and parked at a commuter lot a few miles from the start. When rolling the bike down the ramp, the front wheel slipped, and it tipped. Cought it and tried to at least give it the gentlest landing I could. Landed on the clutch handle and left peg.

Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #51 on: Sep 25, 2016, 22:26:47 »


The left side controls snapped, and the handlebar bent down a little bit. After loading it back up and heading home, I was able to fix the handlebars.

Only the bottom of the left control is damaged. The aluminum/pot metal bent and snapped just inward from the clutch handle ears.

So I guess I'll be hunting for some replacement parts. Until then, I cleaned up the bottom of the control, bent it back to the correct position, and slapped on some JB weld on the outside. Tomorrow I'll do the same with the inside.  It will just be a temporary fix until I can get a replacement.


Offline medicalmechanica

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #52 on: Sep 25, 2016, 22:38:59 »
Man I've been lurking on this build for a while and that's a huge bummer! I'm always terrified that this is going to happen to me and I have a 175 that I could probably lift by myself. Good luck finding parts, and I'm glad the damage isn't too bad!

Offline Rider52

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #53 on: Sep 26, 2016, 00:28:40 »
I've probably got that part. You can have it, if I can find it!
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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #54 on: Sep 26, 2016, 01:03:41 »
Been there, done that. Sorry for you man, but also glad the damage is relatively light.
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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #55 on: Sep 26, 2016, 14:20:20 »
Part found, PM sent.
Regards,
John
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74 Yamaha TX650
Sweep the Floor Project
3 Assorted Honda CL 72 scramblers in a million pieces
3 Harleys in constant state of sorrow and a Buell
1978 Yamaha Chappy 80 burning up the highway
Cut my motor in half Sportster to Shortster

Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #56 on: Sep 28, 2016, 12:28:52 »
Part found, PM sent.
Regards,
John

Super appreciated. I was supposed to have my road test this morning for my MC license. I've just been getting new permits every spring, and extending through the summer, but figured it was time to actually get my license. I had cleaned, roughed up, and used JB Weld outside and inside the piece, but it still broke in the driveway as I was about to leave. At least it didn't break as I was 15 miles away from home with no ride. Test rescheduled for another 2 weeks.

Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #57 on: Jan 26, 2017, 16:48:52 »
Been awhile without an update. Now that the holidays are over, it went back up on the table yesterday.



Started stripping it down.  Once it's down to the frame,  I'll blast and paint the frame. The fenders and hoops will likely get powder coated. I purchased an 18" front hoop off of a CB, since there are more tire options, and new spokes were easier to find.



Stay tuned.....

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Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #58 on: Feb 06, 2017, 10:31:40 »
Still in the process of stripping it down, working on it when I get some free time here and there.

   

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Offline bmfenn

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Re: 1970 CL350 resto
« Reply #59 on: Jul 13, 2017, 12:14:03 »
Been a long time since an update, but the bike is currently in pieces. All the rusty bits are getting cleaned, blasted and repainted in drips and drabs

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