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Title: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 01, 2011, 18:49:40
I put this build here in the "Specials" due to me not really going down the full on "Cafe" route (I think?). I like the style but also like the origional classic look to these bikes as well. This is my first bike build. My past love was with IH travelalls. So, not new to the wrench but a first for working on bikes.

Here's where I am wanting to go with this CB. I have had the frame powedercoated in a gray color. Keeping the origional saphire blue tank. Picking up the wheels tomorrow. The have been PC in semigloss black. New chrome spokes are on the way. Fenders have all been rechromed and will be ready by the end of the week.

Have a buttload of new parts coming in from DCC and Ebay finds. I didn't go into the engine and do anything there due to this bike already being a good runner and with only 5,000 miles on it. I did rebuild the carbs and am crossing my fingers there.  :o

Here is what it looked like when I bought it.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 01, 2011, 18:55:52
Stripped everything off of the frame. I have left all origional tabs/brackets. Installed new points, oil and painted the engine. I love the look of the side covers polished but I lack the patience to sit with my wheel and do it. I have been polishing alot of small parts.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 01, 2011, 19:00:30
Already have clubman bars. Waffle grips, new shocks, headlight housing and bunch of other misc things (will post pics when they come in) on the way.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 01, 2011, 19:06:18
Found a stragler out in my garage so i put her to work. Seriously, she likes to wrench. I have three large tool boxes and she knows where everything is.
Today I shortened the stock blinker posts 2 1/2 inches. I actually like the stock blinkers, just not the lenght of the posts. I am sure I will get alot of crap for this but I am thinking of staying with my stock seat. I know, I know......But Jon, a cafe style seat looks so much cooler! They do and IF I go that route, it looks like it will be the one DCC sells. I would have ordered it this go around but funds were low and had to get what was nessesary......for now.  ;)
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 01, 2011, 19:12:13
New Bridgestone Spitfires are on the way went with 100/90 and 110/90 (hope it is a good fit?). Bought the tires from http://www.jakewilson.com/productDetail.do;jsessionid=19E08A6F738C3EDDB8D85A2F501B619E?webCatId=57&webTypeId=441&navTitle=MotorcycleTires&navType=type&prodFamilyId=17103&stockId=141919&ref=shoj (http://www.jakewilson.com/productDetail.do;jsessionid=19E08A6F738C3EDDB8D85A2F501B619E?webCatId=57&webTypeId=441&navTitle=MotorcycleTires&navType=type&prodFamilyId=17103&stockId=141919&ref=shoj)

I ended up buying these tires plus tires for my TL 125 and new tubes, rim strips all for $250...shipped! Shipping was free.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: frogman on Nov 01, 2011, 22:36:35
I did the same damn thing to my blinkers too, I like the size and shape just hated the length.

Bike looks good man, I have always liked that color too.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 03, 2011, 02:38:53
Mounted rear blinkers after taking 2.5"s off the posts. I think they look alot better. Also got in my new Bridgestones. Last picture the frame looks blue but is actually gray. heading over to my chrome guy tomorrow to pick up fenders and other misc parts I had rechromed. Still waiting for new stem bearings to get in. Forks have new seals and dust caps and the lowers have new paint.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: sxecafe on Nov 03, 2011, 13:06:58
Real clean. Love the clean garage too. I have to get a second Craftsman box... How do you like that HF blast box?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: 1976cb356 on Nov 03, 2011, 15:01:12
Niice frame color, looking clean. Are you a firefighter?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 03, 2011, 16:11:31
The HF media cabinet is nice. Best $170 (on sale) I ever spent. Seem to use it more than anything. I hold 70 grit aluminum oxide in it.

No, I am not a fire fighter. Just collect axes from different areas. These are axes you just cant get at Home depot. I have some as old as 50-60 years and the quality is amazing over the new FF axes.

Hey 1976cb356.......the guy I bought this bike from found the gear and chain for the starter and sent it to me a couple weeks after I got that one from you. If you ever need one again, hit me up and I will send it to you.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: 1976cb356 on Nov 03, 2011, 17:58:51

Hey 1976cb356.......the guy I bought this bike from found the gear and chain for the starter and sent it to me a couple weeks after I got that one from you. If you ever need one again, hit me up and I will send it to you.

Haha of course... thats how it always works. I would just try to sell it to someone else and get your money back.
And old tools are awesome, my grandpa has an old stainless steel(ithink) sears drill thats from the 40's, and still works better than anything.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: cafecustom720 on Nov 03, 2011, 18:34:21
Cool idea to PC the frame gray. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 03, 2011, 19:21:21
I had a heck of a time deciding what color to do the wheels. Since the frame is powder coated gray, I was thinking of doing the wheels the same color and then I had decided on gloss black with stainless spokes. Got my wheels back from my powder coat guy and the hubs were in the gray and the rims in black.  ??? Guess I will just roll with it.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird) Laced wheels....
Post by: Azbiker on Nov 13, 2011, 01:11:40
Spokes came in today..........Laced them up..............WHAT A BITCH!!!

But, I learned alot. First time I have ever laced rims. Thank god for a youtube video that showed me that there were two different sets of spokes (inner/outter). Screwed up a few times on each wheel with my pattern but got the hang of it.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Tim on Nov 13, 2011, 11:32:08
I like the contrast between the hubs and rims, and think with the same grey on the frame it should look cool.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: atx360 on Jan 18, 2012, 13:07:06
just curious what happened?....No pics of it completed?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Jan 18, 2012, 19:28:02
Things kinda came to a standstill with the holidays and all. Did get some goodies in the mail to finish up the rest of the electrical work (hooking up new control switches on the handlebars).

Here is how the bike looks as of now.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: atx360 on Jan 18, 2012, 22:04:46
very cool!
What controls are you using? I cant decide, Ill probably end up salvaging my m/c and starter stop switch but every thing else go more modern? still in the works thats why I'm asking....

*edit* They look to be universal. nevermind should have looked before asking.... ???
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Jan 19, 2012, 00:44:15
Controls are from DCC.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: 1976cb356 on Jan 19, 2012, 15:25:13
Very cool, I guess I could start on my wiring, Thanks for the modivation. Are you doing any shrink wrap? I been looking for a nice store with shrink wrap and soder and wire, but just keep finding multicolored ones for too much dinero. Fastenal has some stuff, might just go to lowes or napa.
 
Anyways, great build nice and clean.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Jan 19, 2012, 17:43:16
Very cool, I guess I could start on my wiring, Thanks for the modivation. Are you doing any shrink wrap? I been looking for a nice store with shrink wrap and soder and wire, but just keep finding multicolored ones for too much dinero. Fastenal has some stuff, might just go to lowes or napa.
 
Anyways, great build nice and clean.

Thanks!

No, not using shrink wrap. I am using the origional type connector ends with the clear rubber insulators that fit around the connections.

I just started wiring up the controls today and Iam SO F'ING CONFUSED!!!!!! I hate reading schmatics!!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Mr.Wilde on Feb 08, 2012, 17:00:10
Nice build man. The choice in colours are different (the good kind). See if you can find, not a schematic, but a wiring diagram. They show the actual location of all the components, like a pictorial diagram.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 08, 2012, 18:51:07
Well, I have everything wired up but the lectric start. Mufflers will be going on tonight. Just got both wheels on last night. Need to tidy up a few things and I should be able to kickstart her and see what other mess of problems I need to deal with.  ;D

Took these pictures today.

As of now I am just running the stock tail light and seat. I have a nice tail light I ordered from DCC but just doesn't go with what I was doing. Quite honestly......I like the stock look with a little customizing.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: clutch on Feb 08, 2012, 21:56:04
I love this look.  Colors work great!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: atx360 on Feb 08, 2012, 21:56:29
Alright man I gotta ask. I am Almost at the same point at my build and I am dreading the wiring. Did you by anychance do a diagram?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 08, 2012, 23:05:53
Alright man I gotta ask. I am Almost at the same point at my build and I am dreading the wiring. Did you by anychance do a diagram?

Just went by the one in the manuel. I can honestly tell you that I have hours into studying that damn thing. My harness was good. Just a few issues here and there.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: atx360 on Feb 08, 2012, 23:42:43
Cool, thats what I've been dealing with too, I could probably build a harnes pretty easily just cause im going so bare bones. But I'm just gonna use what I need on the stock harness and take off the rest.

 Glad to see your project coming along nicely. I really like the frame color choice! ;)

Title: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: DashGordan on Feb 09, 2012, 02:28:23
I need confirmation that this IS actually your first build. I'm seeing multiple bikes and parts in the background. I'm gonna assume that those are your daughters' builds and that you didn't tell a boldface lie in post#1.

Looks really clean. Keep it rolling. My dial up Internet and I will try and keep up.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 09, 2012, 09:48:55
I need confirmation that this IS actually your first build. I'm seeing multiple bikes and parts in the background. I'm gonna assume that those are your daughters' builds and that you didn't tell a boldface lie in post#1.

Looks really clean. Keep it rolling. My dial up Internet and I will try and keep up.

Seriously.....it is.  ;D

After I bought this bike, I bought the TL125 and was building it along side this one. Since then, I have picked up the XL250 and last week the XS750.

If my wife would have let me spend our tax return the way I wanted to, all hell would have broken loose on Craigslist!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 24, 2012, 19:31:24
Almost finished here. Still need to tune the bike up. Only thing cosmetic that I am going to do is make a seat pan for a more lower profile flat type of seat. Just waiting for my sheet metal to get in. Already have the seat cushion and will just have to shape it to how I want it. I changed the bars out from the cafe style to a low rise wide reach bar (32" wide). I always liked wide bars on my mountain bikes and was more comfortable and like the look better.

I still have a new set of Mikunis VM30's to put on it but for now, just going to run stock. If I cant get these carbs tuned in I am going to send them to PJ.

For the most part, the bike is done. I like how it turned out.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: sxecafe on Feb 24, 2012, 20:46:39
The word that jumps out to me is CLASSY. Very well done, man. That just looks like a blast to ride.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 24, 2012, 21:18:09
Thank you. I like "classy".  8)

I also have a different tail light ( sparten style ) for it but cant get it where I want it until I make my new seat.

I really didn't do anything major with the bike. I shortened the blinkers by 1.5", put a different headlight housing on as well as a H4 headlight. Powdercoated frame, rims, hubs, new spokes, grips, handlebars, rebuilt front shock, new rear shocks, rechromed fenders and misc parts.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: teabowl13 on Feb 24, 2012, 22:32:42
NO, You didn't do a whole lot to it, and THAT'S what makes it so classy. The few perfect touches you DID do really go a long way with this bike. I think she's awesome! Nice work.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: trek97 on Feb 25, 2012, 05:11:28
It really turned out sharp.  Turn signal shorten was the best idea of all.  where did you send the chrome ?  and get the spokes ? 
I have a real soft spot for a sapphire blue 76 360.  I rolled one into my garage exactly like it once.   
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 25, 2012, 13:18:45
Chrome went to a place called "Papago Plating" in Phoenix. I hate to admit it but I got the spokes off of Ebay from Thialand for $75 front and rear. They were just to expensive locally. Went with brass nipples.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: trek97 on Feb 25, 2012, 18:52:27
Thanks I got Papago in bookmarks.  I know its pretty expensive getting stuff chromed are you happy were they fairly priced ?  In the pics your stuff looks great.  but fresh chrome always looks great in pics.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 25, 2012, 21:26:11
Thanks I got Papago in bookmarks.  I know its pretty expensive getting stuff chromed are you happy were they fairly priced ?  In the pics your stuff looks great.  but fresh chrome always looks great in pics.

Honestly, I thought they did subpar work. I wasn't all that impressed with them. There were rust marks in joints of items here and there.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: trek97 on Feb 26, 2012, 19:36:15
sorry you werent impressed by the work.  Looks great in pics.  and im sure it still looks great in person. 
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Ringo on Feb 26, 2012, 19:50:01
This is just beautiful.  I really dig the near-stock mods.  Very very well done; I would ride the hell out of it all day!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: KOCONUT on Feb 26, 2012, 20:15:08
Hey Az, I am a recent adopter of a CL360.  The only prob is someone robbed the exhaust off it.  Have heard this is somewhat common.  Havent been able to locate another one, do you perhaps know if a CB360 system would work?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 26, 2012, 23:07:45
Hey Az, I am a recent adopter of a CL360.  The only prob is someone robbed the exhaust off it.  Have heard this is somewhat common.  Havent been able to locate another one, do you perhaps know if a CB360 system would work?

I do not know for sure. There are others here that know these bikes way better than me. Maybe someone will chime in.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: frogman on Feb 27, 2012, 09:29:27
KOCONUT,

CB system will fit, you will have to run down the correct rear brake pedal as well, check parts fiches as you may need more parts depending on years. Pins, springs, etc.. Sonreir went through hell trying to get his CJ to take a CB style system and had all kinds of fun. Might shoot him a PM as well.

On that note, I would believe that a CJ 2-1 system would fit without the brake pedal change as they look similar.  It also tucks under the bike further to clear the pedal.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: KOCONUT on Feb 27, 2012, 10:16:49
Thanks alot frogman, and thanks to Az for allowing me to hijack for a sec!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Feb 27, 2012, 15:53:47
As one hijacker to another.......your welcome.  8)
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Mar 03, 2012, 22:06:34
Getting there on the seat. made a new pan out of stainless steel sheet. I have a big block of seat foam that I cut took a chunck out of to match the pan. Welded two nut on the end and will be able to tighten the seat down using the existin holes from the inner fender. I am also mounting rubber bushings under the seat for the support. Also hopeing it will help absorb vibration. Fabric will be a black marine grade vinyl with stitching running accross every 1.5" or so. Should look good.

Also mounted new tail light. I thought it turned out nice.

Seat is getting upholstered next week!!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Azbiker on Mar 16, 2012, 19:58:30
Got the seat back from my upholstery guy. I thought he was just going to use a marine grade vinyl and he shocked me with the good stuff that mimicks leather, aged leather.

I am happy with the way it turned out. Only my second seat build. I do wish I would have made the edges wrap down an inch or so.

i left things so I can still go back to the stock seat just by removing the tailight. I am going to do one more seat with the same concept and style but using a stock 360 seat pan and cutting the rear end of it down by six inches or so. That way I can still have the similar look and use the existing hinge and lock.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: Mr.Wilde on Mar 20, 2012, 17:37:23
looks pretty nifty
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
Post by: M.B Co on Mar 21, 2012, 18:12:24
Love the colors, tank. What a nice build.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 04, 2012, 20:23:31
All I have left is to rebuild master cylinder. I also need to get an axle mounted license plate. I just have it on the fender like it is to be legal.

Rode the bike around a little. Sounds good and ran great thanks to CrazyPJ fixing the carbs. There is still a little fine tuning to do but she is ridable!!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 04, 2012, 20:24:00
A couple more
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: crazypj on Apr 05, 2012, 00:46:46
Are you running stock air boxes with modified carbs?
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 05, 2012, 00:59:13
Stock air boxes.....and you should recognize those carbs, especially that polished plate!
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: frogman on Apr 05, 2012, 09:37:19
Hey AZ, go find some CJ air boxes or at least the covers!  They have nice smooth round surface without the bolts right in the middle of them and they should just bolt right in for your bike. Might take some more paint but they are worth it IMHO. Did that exact thing to mine and love it. Plus I think it makes it sound a little throatier.

I put some pics up on the show and shine if you want to look... Not post whoring or anything. ;)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33634.msg362896#msg362896 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33634.msg362896#msg362896)

Bike looks awesome all the way around man! Enjoy it.  ;D


Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 05, 2012, 10:14:12
Frogman- Awesome! Thanks! I was wondering were to find those.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: crazypj on Apr 05, 2012, 14:06:50
That may be a problem, I modified them to use with K&N filters  ;D
 They could be a little lean mid range with stock airbox? (of course, it could also be better than stock  :o )
 Pull plugs and post a picture  ;)
 BTW, just went back and downloaded pics to enlarge them.
It looks pretty damn good   8)
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 05, 2012, 15:52:18
Thanks Peter. I love how it turned out. Just want to ride the damn thing!!

I pulled plugs last night and had a nice light brown/amber color. I believe that is ok? I will get pics up tonight.

You guys on this forum have been a wealth of knowledge and help. I appreciate it.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Apr 13, 2012, 19:10:47
Thanks to Frogmans info on using CJ side covers, I picked a couple up, blasted them and painted/cleared them today. I think I got them to match the frame color pretty good. Had to do a little modifying along the top to get them to fit. If I didn't have the tabs on the frame there would have bolted right on. It was between the grey or black color. I wanted grey. Thought it tied in with the frame better and doesn't stick out.

Also rebuilt my master cylinder so decided to polish it all up the best I could while it was off.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: trek97 on Apr 15, 2012, 22:33:18
The machine is looking sharp.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 09, 2012, 01:05:39
dang az what is goin on with this machine ....... What a clean spectacle.
Title: Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
Post by: Azbiker on Jun 09, 2012, 01:13:19
Riding the hell out of it now.....it isn't so clean any more. Well, maybe it is.  ;D