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Title: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 26, 2012, 12:08:00
Picked up a 72 cb350 about a month ago. I have been reading but not posting much. I got the 2 rolling chassis 1 titled. and 3 engines for 400 bucks. There was a box o random parts too. ALot of good stuff.

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In the last pic i had stripped and sanded the one tank i have. I had a really awful mishap when attempting to get the bike to run before tearing it down. Lit the bike on fire. I posted all about it in another thread any how here is the results.
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so scratch that tank. And i decided to just tear it down at that point. My wife is really pissed at this point. Below are the painted bits black with appliance paint. decided to paint the front fork shocks black. I would also like to remove the rear shock covers and paint those shocks but i cant figure out how to tear apart the rear shock.
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I polished some of the shiny parts . I know i could spend a year getting these perfect. But that is truly not the look i am going for. I Like a vintage bike to look vintage not perfecct and new. Clean and old. Plus im lazy.I did some tune up stuff on the engine. It has good compression 160 and 150 , I replaced the points, I adjusted the valves. I drained the oil and pulled the engine. I degreased cleaned and masked off the engine. I need to get some new gaskets since removing the case covers i split one and also split the head gasket. I wonder if i need all new ones or if i can make some from gasket paper??? or if i can just roll with the split ones. they aren't really too bad but i think i'll just get some new ones. I primed the engine. I am going to paint the engine black and leave the side covers, and head shiny....
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so that's where i am, NExt up is to scratch up the other tank. and start to reassemble. I am a little worried about putting that steering bearing system back in place. i have plenty of balls.......pause for laugh...... but have seen alot of folks replace them. I don't mind keeping the original system . But it's daunting. anybody done it with some words of wisdom. Next time i"ll post larger pics still getting the hang of this.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 27, 2012, 20:29:01
Got the engine cleaned up. Almost time to start reassembling things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 28, 2012, 23:35:28
got some parts on the frame. Rear end on. got that steering stem figured out and popped on the front wheel. I ordered up some I mikuni and k&n filters. I need some parts to really progress at this point. May have to wait to get paid again. I chopped the rear fender and rolled it in. Not sure how I like it yet but do want to have a bobbed fender I like that look. Thinking about doing more of a brat style flat seat with a raised brake light on the tail. Not sure  if i will leave the tank raw like this> i like the idea of a really stripped down bike and that fits the bill. Plus it's cheap. anyone have ideas on how to condition a raw tank to prevent rust>??? do i need to clear coat it or you think that it will stay fine with just some wax???
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: fresh_c on May 28, 2012, 23:47:58
Holy shit!  You're hard core.  Good luck with the hand and the bike!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 30, 2012, 18:18:39
got the engine in the frame today. padded the frame with some pipe insulation like I read in the mod thread. worked awesome still dinged up the paint a bit but oh well. I will just have to touch it up later. Wrestling the engine in is no joke man. I also got my carbs in the mail so put them on the engine just to see how it looked. Looks swizzle sweet. wrestling those bad boys on was a hell of a lot of fun too. BIke is starting to look like a motorcycle again. Placed a big order with dime city. ... awaiting goodies. Next up is to beautify tank a bit. including derusting and cleaning petcock. Also gonna start trying to figure out wiring. If anyone has a good simple wiring schematic they can share that would be awesome>>>? also got to figure out battery placement /pan??
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 30, 2012, 18:39:54
Oh forgot to mention I got the speedo mounted too. Just drilled a hole in the center of the old mount and mocked her up  no problem and looks period Love it.
held up exhaust just to check it out. I actually like the look of the stock exhaust. I think that is a stock exhaust. no words on it. Baffles are still in and everything. I know it's basic but i think it is looking sweet.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on May 30, 2012, 18:46:33
Exactly what model carbs and pods have you got on your bike? They look great.....
they are mikuni vm30 with k&N filters. Ordered them off ebay in a set pre jetted from streetfightermadness. included a tuning guide throttle cable just like the set from dime city. Would have bought from them but they were sold out. Plus these were a tad cheaper but not really cheap at all. cost $322 shipped. But if my wife asked they were $150
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Bobbed_out on May 30, 2012, 19:21:41
Lol...I understand you on the wife prices!. Bike lie coming along great, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 02, 2012, 23:28:19
got the bike wired yesterday. sawed up this pan and fixed it to the frame it worked out better than i thought. I am making it a kick only bike so eliminated the starter equip. I hope i got this thing wired up right. seems pretty simple. It took me forever to solder all this crap together. I eliminated the blinkers and am only running headlight, tail light brake lights. I relocated the ignition switch to under the seat. I think it works well there and eliminates more wire clutter. I put the exhaust back on and i really like the lines of it. I know alot of people do some crazy welded aftermarket thing but i really think those pipes look pretty nice. considering doing wraps on the headers but they are not close to crusty look pretty shiny probably just leave well enough alone. Next up i will prob derust and seal the tank. I would like to get some custom painted wicked black wings painted on the tank something understated and mean. Just need to sequester a good artist. I also am going to start getting on building a seat. I am torn between buying one and making one but i think i will make one so i can get it perfect to how i want it and it sits perfect on the rear fender.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Azbiker on Jun 03, 2012, 00:38:53
Lookin good!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: 1chrisb on Jun 03, 2012, 13:50:10
I would suggest trimming that electrics tray back a bit, the tire could hit it at full suspension compression. Otherwise, looks pretty BA!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 03, 2012, 14:17:47
i didn't think of that but i would be surprised if I bottomed it out. I am going to force the rear of the pan up a bit when i place the rear fender. I am a little worried about too much height on the rear though I really wanted to keep the seat hump understated and still have to jam a battery under there. I will prob have to chop that weird fender hump peice on the rear frame to accomodate the battery. will that affect any frame stability?? do i need to brace the frame elsewhere to compensate. I wouldn't think so but safety is one of my main concerns at this age.. lol
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: 1chrisb on Jun 03, 2012, 16:26:14
Stock shocks are 12.75". Not sure what the travel is off the top of my head but it would be a good practice to take the shocks off and measure the compressed length and see where the tire ends up.

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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 08, 2012, 23:27:29
been a couple days time for an update. I got a box of goodies from dcc. Thanks fellas. I put in new coils and wires. sparks much stronger than stock. New plugs, clubman bars put on. Got the mikuni carbs put in place and cables hooked up. Got new clutch cable, new brake cable all hooked up and adjusted. Put the chain still very good condtion, cleaned, lubed and installed. Did some hand hammered knee dents.... wasn't gonna but they look sweet came out much better than the last tank i had done. I did go a little to far forward on the left side hopefully i can get the edges cleaned up with some glazing putty. Don't have the dough to paint now so i am waiting on the body filler and primer. I got a new tail light but i am not sure if i really like it. Its the dcc Lucas style tail light. I had on on my triumph thunderbird but not sure if it fits this bikes "smallness" as well. I actually got the bike to fire up. Sadly it runs crazily. IF ANYONE CAN HELP WITH THIS PLEASE CHIME IN> I got the bike to fire up. It will only fire with the choke on. WHen it did start, and it did a couple times, It goes into this incredibly high idle, no matter the idle screw setting. Its beyond what should be even capable with the idle screw adjust. I have a bunch of other jets for the carbs but am not really sure what is going on if anyone can help that would be awsome. STay tuned.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 08, 2012, 23:28:11
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Azbiker on Jun 09, 2012, 00:04:41
For the high idle issue, check and make sure you do not have air getting in through the carb boots.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 09, 2012, 00:19:00
would air make it idle like crazy though? I don't really understand that I looked at some vids on the tube about spraying around carbs with some starter fluid to see if idle changes but in my case i can't keep the engine running long enough (for fear it will explode) to check anything. How can i tell if there is an air leak..  and by what science does more air equal a higher rpm???? sorry I am more of a cosmetic mechanic i am trying to get my functional mech boots on.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 09, 2012, 00:21:24
I have 2 extra engines I will try replacing the gaskets and tightening everything up again. I don"t want to start changing up jets unless I have this figured.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Azbiker on Jun 09, 2012, 00:27:16
You say you put new throttle cable on the mikuni? Did you have to cut them to fit? If so, is the slide/needle in the carb seating all the way down? Could happen if cables are cut to short.  You also installed clubmans which can change the throttle cable routing which can make the idle go crazy. Just something else to look at.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 09, 2012, 01:02:37
I did install the throttle cables and they seem to be moving freely and cut to length I soldered them myself so slides could be sticking idk when looking into carb it looks like they are perfect and  throttle feels pretty good although it isn't the smoothest. I think that the cables aren't that great may be the issue there.  I am going to try disconnecting the cables and seeing how it runs with carb on strictly on choke and hopefully get it to run with the choke off on idle. Was also not shifting into 2nd gear but seems to be loosening up. We will have to see tomorrow. Kinda frustrating but it was cool to see that old engine kicking even if it was revving high. Sounded pretty.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 09, 2012, 23:01:56
Well took the throttle cables out of the equation and bench synced the carbs per manual. The bike fires up first kick once it was warm. Still needed choke for the first couple times . It still idles insanely high with the choke on. I went with the lowest main jet I had which was a 190 and a 30 pilot jet which was the largest I had. I got it to fire good and adjusted the idle screws till it ran really good at idle. I was really impressed actually. It however seems extremely rich. For a set of carbs that were "set up" for this bike I am relatively  unimpressed. I think I really need to downsize the main jet and perhaps follow the set up from dcc.
Here is the set up i have right now. 190 main - pilot 30 - needle 6F4 - 159 P-5 (what is this????) - Slide is a 2.5 I don't know how to check the air jet??? Some new issues arose though. I re ran a compression test once the engine was warm. Left side is 150 right side is 135-140 I know that's not great and will prob have a top end rebuild on my hands come winter but i want to run it as far as i can this summer and i will have something to do this winter. I am pretty sure the engine is running rich though with that jetting engine is smoking pretty hard???? I know this motoer hasn't started in quite some time but everything seemed to get really hot quick. I think maybe just alot of the crap burning off the surface of the engine but Idk. Also It seems like alot of oil is making it into the left side case.I know it's suposed to get some oil int there but when on the kickstand oil is dumping in there and some is leaking out of the case. I will prob just get a new gasket kit for the engine since a rebuild is inevitable but wonder if getting this much oil in that side of the case is normal????? also realize the bike does not shift very well It will go into first and back to neutral with little effort but not smooth going into second and sometimes need to really work to get it to shift back to neutral. Maybe once warmed up it will get easier otherwise more reason i will need a gasket kit i will have to crack that other side cover and rework the clutch basket. Well it's a can of worms. Fucker was running though. Not near safe. not near rideable. BUt damn it it was running .....cool.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 20, 2012, 12:28:31
Time for a little update. I have been working on body work as of lately. I did a whole write up on making my seat in another post. This is my second attempt as the first one was a semi flop and i just didn't like it so i redid one with better research/ measurements and products and it turned out to my liking.
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I am working on doing some body filler work on the tank as well trying to get the knee dents smoothed out and ready for paint. I wasn't going to paint but i really wanted to fill in those emblem spots and get those dents super smooth so here we are . Did i mention i hate doing body work and am just cutting my teeth at it.
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ON another note i got the engine idling well yesterday and actually took the bike for a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood. Got some funny looks as my bike is very rough yet and putts around pretty poorly. Got her to idle really well after i got the ignition system in order. Just have to dial in the jetting i think and i may have myself a good runner. Rechecked compression was 170 on right and 160 on left after warm engine!!!! Pretty happy with the bike right now. It is really killing me all the dirt and knicks you obtain while constantly wrenching on it but hey that's the breaks. I will never paint an engine black again in my life. I think i will rebuild it this winter and the color is def getting changed. Just shows everything.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 20, 2012, 12:31:50
Thinking of doing a 2 tone paint job with deep wine maroon and a cream scallop outlined in a gold stripe. Think Modified triumph Want the scallop to run straight down the tank and look like it continued under the seat and come up on the cowl. Contacted a painter to have it done pro. I got quoted $450. I know nothing about paint but thought that sounded pretty reasonable. I Know i can rattle can it for about 150 so i am tossing around that idea just don't know how the rattle can job will turn out. I've had good results in the past but i prefer great results. You guys think 450 is a good price for that described paint job?
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jun 25, 2012, 18:36:28
just a little update have been working on getting the body work in order a little more smoothed the cowl out with some body filler and perfected the knee dents they look pretty nice if you ask me. I am considering pro paint but have had some random expenses recently and don't know if i can swing it might do a semi pro rattle can deal for now. I hate to do that but it's pretty flippin costly. Have had some running issues i describe in this thread any comments are welcome.
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Other than that i ordered some bar end mirrors, some new grips, a condenser and some more jets from dcc. waiting on those parts and some time to get er painted. Till then I am gonna work on tuning these carbs I won't get into the issues i'm having with that as it is in the above listed thread.  But what do you guys think on a paint scheme. I have pretty muched narrowed it down to three possibilities,
1. Wine with cream racing stripe bomber brown leather seat cover
2. Deep green with cream racing stripe bomber brown leather seat cover
3. pacific blue with cream racing stripe bomber brown leather seat
Really want to maintain a vintage asthetic with her and keep it classy san diego.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 10, 2012, 15:58:49
just wanted to update this thread a little. I haven't had a ton of progress lately. Working on the body work is slow and tedious. I have the body work all sorted out and rattle canned some forest green pearl. I am having sonreir make me some custom decals. I am waiting on them to clear coat but have spray max 2k and my booth all set up. I am pretty happy with the color and how the knee dents turned out. I got the tail end sorted out with the lucas taillight and it is growing on me. THe headlight is in place but i think i will eventually swap the headlight and brackets. I would like slightly smaller chrome headlight with brackets that suck the light in a bit more. Gonna roll with this one for now. Other than that just some glamour shots. I am desperately hoping to have her road ready by mid ohio. I want to have some miles on her too before I put her on that long of a ride. Thanks for looking guys and let me know what you think..
Ryan

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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Bobbed_out on Jul 10, 2012, 19:44:19
Looking good. I like the color, will look great once all done and cleared
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 16, 2012, 22:06:49
got word the decals are on the way. Prob get her cleared by the end of the week. If by some miracle i have it up and running well by saturday I may take her to mid ohio. Prob not though sadly. I need to make a list of goodies to buy. I don't know how i intend to get parts back on the bike but will take a big pack. Prob look into getting some better headlight brackets/ headlight/ rear sets/ possibly upgrade rear shocks/ engine bolt kit. might try to source some upholstry work too as i really don't think i should do it myself.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Blackbomber on Jul 16, 2012, 22:28:54
Nice build, and I like the color. Thread bookmarked.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 22, 2012, 12:57:06
Got my decals in the mail. Thanks sonreir. Got them on the tins. Oh my it's harder to lay racing stripes than i had imagined. But got them on as well as I possibly could. Got the first coats of clear on them. Now just letting them cure gonna wet sand and clear again then go to the buffing stage. Also found a guy local to do the seat. Leather is a bit costly so prob gonna go with vinyl I really don't like the look of brown vinyl so prob gonna go with black vinyl with white or tan stitching.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: RotaryDanglish on Jul 22, 2012, 13:05:41
Nice, the green and creme looks great.

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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 22, 2012, 13:11:11
Thanks man yeah it was really hard to find cream vinyl had to get em custom done by a guy here on DTT. But he pulled through and they were cost effective an look pretty BA>
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: reboopie on Jul 22, 2012, 15:09:12
I really like the graphics, I was thinking something like that in silver for my bike.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 "got er in clear"
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 24, 2012, 11:49:17
Just some shots with the cleared peices on the bike. I am gonna get it to the upholster guy this week. I am hesitant to even wet sand these peices as aside from one run the finish is really smooth. At least on the tank. I will prob wet sand and buff the tail section and see the result before I touch the tank. Spray 2k rocks.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: rocketman on Jul 24, 2012, 21:19:19
Axe

Looking real good bro!   
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 25, 2012, 08:46:42
Thanks rocketman. Yeah that spray 2k stuff comes out like liquid glass. It is so forgiving I have never worked with anything like it when it comes to paint. I am hesitant to even wetsand as it looks good just like it is now. The seat has a couple spots that are semi rough So i will wetsand and buff the seat cowl prior to upholstry but the tank will likely just stay as is.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: rocketman on Jul 25, 2012, 13:43:23
Nice!  I went to body shop to get some colors for the kz and they gave me the 1k colors and the 2k clear.  They said they couldny do the 2k colors? 
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Sonreir on Jul 25, 2012, 15:05:55
Lookin' good!

Also... if you get the chance, it looks like you have room to cut a couple of inches from the end of the clubmans.  It'll help narrow things up for a more aggressive look and make steering a bit more responsive. 
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 25, 2012, 16:19:53
Yeah those dcc bar end mirrors don't help either they added about an inch to the end of the bars on both sides. I like having 2 mirrors i know some go with one but i think it's safer with 2 and looks more symetrical.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 25, 2012, 16:26:51
When riding from Pittsburgh to Mid-Ohio on the 400F, I only had one of the bar end mirrors. I wished I had two the entire trip.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Drewski on Jul 25, 2012, 17:22:05

it looks like you have room to cut a couple of inches from the end of the clubmans.  It'll help narrow things up for a more aggressive look and make steering a bit more responsive. 

Ya man! Chop those bad boys down!!  :o :D 

I prefer my bars narrowed as much as possible.  8)  You loose a little  steering leverage, but with a small to mid size bike it's no biggie.  :)

Looks good though ax-man!  8)
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build (seat upholtered)
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 27, 2012, 20:18:00
Took the seat in for upholtry today and the guy did it today!!!. I think they did an awsome job. Cost me 100 bucks i thought that was fair. for the detail i requested. GLad i didn't attempt this part myself as i just don't have the tools or skills for that one. Went with a straight black vinyl as i couldn't swing the brown leather and the brown vinyl i thought looked cheap. I am really pleased with outcome.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Sonreir on Jul 27, 2012, 20:18:58
Definitely money well spent.  Looks sharp.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Azbiker on Jul 30, 2012, 23:20:45
That bike is damn nice!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jul 31, 2012, 10:10:53
Thanks AZ i worked pretty hard to get it this far. I still have a few things i want to do but from this point it's gonna be a slow progression. I am ready to ride.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 06, 2012, 21:59:52
well got the damn pos running somewhat. It is again doing this crazy crap where it fires up runs 2 min on only the left cylinder right sounds like it's trying and i put the right plug on the wire while the left was running the show. sparking like a motherfucker. so that's not the problem. I've reset the timing twice now. I have had the carbs off prob 10 x i thought maybe it was an issue with the float arm but that seems to be to spec. these fucking carbs are brand new. I changed the jetting a bit. Now have 30 pilots in and 145 mains. choke does absolutely nothing and the thing will die right away if i choke it. Makes me think I am flooding the motor but the plugs aren't wet. WHy else would it work when i let it sit for about 20 min. I think about fuel starvation but I can't see why fuel is flowing free to the bowls I will try to tear down the fucking carbs again and clean out brand new carbs. IDK maybe it's the ignition shorting to the motor somewhere. Crap oh crappy. Compression is 175 on both cylinders. TOmorrow i will adjust the valves. rewire the ignition, buy new plugs, and clean/ dissemble/ressemble the carbs. VM 30s btw. Damn i need help..... any suggestions out there>>
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: DrJ on Aug 06, 2012, 22:55:45
How are you doing the static timing?
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 06, 2012, 23:09:52
I am using my ohmeter and following my manual. I am first gapping the points, then setting the left (yellow) points to open the instant the LF aligns with the stator mark. Then I adjust the right point gap to open at the F mark. Just like the manual says. I will try getting a light and see if that is better but the ohmeter is pretty sensitive. I will try getting a light but  I am starting to highly doubt it;s the ignition. I have a strong feeling the fuel level in the float bowls may be off but i adjusted the float arms too aprox 22mm. IDK the chief character is that the right cylinder refuses to fire regularly when i can get it to start. The other symptom is that when left alone for about half hour the bike wants to fire more readily. FOr a bit i was having issue with weak spark but seemed to self resolve after I tightened the ground on the condensor. <--i had this problem before. Pretty frustrated about now any insight is appreciated.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: DrJ on Aug 07, 2012, 12:25:13
I thought float level is 26mm?
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 07, 2012, 13:24:23
Float level for most of the 350 carbs is 26mm, but there are a few models that have slightly different specs.

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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 07, 2012, 13:44:23
I am using mikuni vm30 carbs. Float level is between 22 and 24 per mikuni manual. I tooled around a bit this morning checked timing again spot on. Adjusted the valves right was slightly too tight. took apart the carbs again set the float height again. Got the bike to start but it was hard coming once warm left cylinder fires easily. tooled around with the coils abit. switched left cylinder to use the right coil and visa versa. engine wouldnt kick but the right would backfire. As soon as i switched em back bam left cylinder fires. I am thinking I have a faulty coil. I had suspected this and have ordered one two days ago from dcc should be here tomorrow.  Hope that solves the problem. I'll keep it updated. thanks for the input though guys.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: overdraft on Aug 07, 2012, 14:06:08
im in the process of tuning my VM30's on my 350... i've got 140 mains and 40 pilots and it's awesome at wot but bobbles in the early to mid throttle and it's putting a black carpet on the plugs so it's rich somewhere... if you get a setup that works, lemme know... if i get one before you i'll update you too... might save us some money if we can get them close... the final tweaks will be bike specific, but if pilots at 20 work and i can just jump there instead of going through 35, 30, 25... you get the idea!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Sonreir on Aug 07, 2012, 14:09:19
40 is huge on pilots.  I'd start with 20 or 25.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 07, 2012, 14:18:28
i have 20 25 30 40 45 and 50s i tried 45 they were too rich bike hardly would start same with 20s 30s have allowed me to get her started easiest so far. Hard for me to  get the carbs tuned when i cant even get the bike to start though. I need to get her running well and then i will start with 30s and do some plug chopping to get the idle circuit tuned. I hope this damn coil gets here soon. I ordered it sunday night. dcc site still says processing.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Sonreir on Aug 07, 2012, 14:27:45
While plug chopping can be done for the idle circuit, it can be difficult.  The relatively low heat generated at idle tends to cause a buildup of carbon in pretty short order.

On the VM series carbs, you know you have the correct pilot when you can do both of the following:
1.)  Hold the bike at a steady 15 mph, in third gear, without having change the throttle position
2.)  Blip the throttle from idle to 1/8 open and the engine responds immediately

If you can't do the first, your pilot may be too big.  If you can't do the second, it's too small.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 07, 2012, 15:20:45
hmm interesting info sonreir thank you will try that surely. Right now i only have my tach in place though so i will have to swap for the speedo to give that a shot.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: ducatiboy on Aug 08, 2012, 10:06:14
I don't know what the solution to your problem is Ax but I hope you can get it sorted.

I have found over the years that cold beer is a solution to most problems (but I concede that it may not be THE solution)
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 08, 2012, 20:58:39
while i wait for my coil to come in ducatiboy i am enjoying a cold beer and you know what my problems are all seemingly less problematic. Thanks Beer.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 10, 2012, 17:50:15
got the coil on today and bam right cylinder fires nice and hot. Got the carbs in decent order and took her on a stroll round the neighborhood. Peppy little bastard with the smaller main jet in. Low end seems a little anemic i think i am gonna try jumping up to a 40 pilot and see what happens also bogs out slightly in midrange then takes off on top end with the 145 main. THink I will get the idle circuit tuned in with plugs and go from there. But prob lower the clip on the needle and see if that helps as i think it is a bit rich in that rpm range.( 3500-5000). On another note while i was riding in the neighborhood my master link on my chain popped and i had to walk the bike home. No damage though luckily. Still Pumped. Oh yeah and I bought a BMW r60 today too. SO today was pretty awesome. Now time to degrease and get the wife out for dinner.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: ducatiboy on Aug 10, 2012, 18:02:27
After buying another motorcycle you better make sure that dinner for your wife is not McDonalds!! R60 will make a great project. Simplest engines in the world to work on :)

Glad to hear the bike is ripping through the revs and tearing rubber off the tyres! Also glad to hear the beer helped
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Sonreir on Aug 10, 2012, 18:14:21
hmm interesting info sonreir thank you will try that surely. Right now i only have my tach in place though so i will have to swap for the speedo to give that a shot.

Same concept.  You're just aiming for a steady speed/rpm with around 1/8 throttle.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: teazer on Aug 10, 2012, 18:44:29
Forget about plugs when checking the idle speed/slow jets.  And engine speed is a second order effect.

Wrap some tape around the throttle/body and use a sharpie to mark 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 3/4 and full and put a small piece of tape with mark on it as an indicator.

Starting from cold should require choke.enricher, so just get it started and get it warm.  Air screw should be between about 3/4 turn out and 1 3/4 turns out.  If it works better with the air screw further out, the pilot jet is too large.

Once you get it to idle, find a nice long road with slight hill and ride it wide open up that hill and do a plug chop. Do not ride home with the same plugs in.  Take the plugs out and examine them or swap in a spare set and take those home to examine them in safety.

For main jet you want the center insulator to be white.  Mixture you read where the insulator meets the shell. Look for signs of pepper spots (detonation) or cement boil which are signs of overheating from lean mixture, wrong plugs or too much ignition advance.

Once you get those dialled in, try 1/2 throttle to 3/24 and move the needles up or down to change mixture strength there.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 10, 2012, 19:14:46
Thanks guys will def get into it This next week. Perhaps my 30 pilot is a little large then because I think I got max rpm out or 2 turns out with the air screw. I have a 25 I could give it a shot and see if it's better.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Wahoo650 on Aug 10, 2012, 22:42:50
Ax,  knew you'd get her going.  Good deal on the R60- can't wait to see it.

Matt
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 17, 2012, 11:31:16
It's been a long and rusty road but I think i am at a good stopping point on this old girl. She runs pretty good right now once you get er going still needs some fine tuning on the carbs but I got a couple gaskets changed put some High grade honda oil in and it holds it like a motor should. I spend alot of time just staring at it in my basement. lol. Still got a few things to do with it like rear sets, I'd like to upgrade rear shocks, gonna have to rebuild the front forks this winter and Get new Rubber. But Here it is.
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Aug 17, 2012, 11:47:01
Very clean scoot, sir.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: HerrDeacon on Aug 17, 2012, 12:00:44
Beauty. That is one clean looking bike, well done!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Wahoo650 on Aug 17, 2012, 13:04:52
Looks great!  So now we can ride!  I'm out of town this weekend and work next, maybe over Labor day weekend? 

Matt
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: teazer on Aug 17, 2012, 13:10:27
Very nice, now please add a front section to that rear fender to keep rocks, dog shit and water off the engine and out of the filters. Racers all have rear fenders/rock guards on clean dry tracks.  How is it that cafe racers have a force field to keep that stuff at bay? 
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 17, 2012, 16:18:01
Can't do it teazer. She is just a dirty whore i guess who spreads her frame for anyone.

Dropped the needle down 1 notch (to lean it out) performance improved a good deal. May try to take it to the top notch of the needle and see how it feels. Also put the 25 pilot in. It is better off the line and the air screw adjust is at 1 1/4 rather than the 2 turns for the 30 so i feel that's pretty solid. Running pretty damn well now. The 145 seems to be pretty great at the top end so i am not gonna mess with success. so my setup that i am running now is.

VM30 pilot: 25  -needle 6f4 -159 p5 (needle on 2nd clip from top), 2.5 cutaways,  145 mains.

Prob gonna stay that way for awhile
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: ducatiboy on Aug 17, 2012, 19:05:37
Quote
Can't do it teazer. She is just a dirty whore i guess who spreads her frame for anyone.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

When she's good she's good, but when she's bad she's better!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Aug 17, 2012, 20:45:32
Had a fuck all day today. Got the bike on the road and another fucking coil gave out. These aftermarket jobies just suck donkey tits. Bike really moves smooth when both cylinders are in full effect. I don't get it this is the second coil i have had go bad. At first it was just intermittently firing then hardly at all. Switched to my other coil to ensure this is the issue. yep cylinder fires strong with other coil. shit nuggets. The thing is it sparks just not well enough to ignite the cylinder with the crap coil. On another note i was out riding when it was still going ok and got a bee up my shirt stung me 3 times. i pulled over like  FUUUCK bike stalled. I looked down my GD kicker fell off somewhere.. Great... so i try to bump start it for like 20 min (doesn't work that well with only 1 good cylinder.) Get home only to find my lisence plate fell off somewhere GEEBUS . Going over some crap tightening em up ..
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: overdraft on Aug 17, 2012, 21:03:52
wow, that just sucks man... I've got aftermarket el-cheapo coils too but so far they haven't let me down. I lost my plate on an early tune up test ride also, so I feel your pain... I had a to do list for the bike as I was building it up and "tighten and loctite freakin' everything" was an actual item on the list... and I still lost my plate! good luck getting her back together!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Innamorata 750 on Sep 15, 2012, 17:53:42
Beautiful bike! Love the color too!

Question for you; where did you have the decals made?

Shiny Side Up!
Bill
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Sep 15, 2012, 17:59:06
Thanks Man i appreciate that. I am flogging the crap out of it daily right now. She likes to go more and more each day. It's a real blast to tool around on. Still needs a few loose ends but i am gonna hold off for the season will get new tires this winter and prob some rear sets. Decals were custom made by Sonreir He is a member on DTT in the infamous cb360 crew. <--JK there is no such crew but in my mind there is. Anyhow yeah he did exactly what i asked him too. I couldn't source cream decals anywhere.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Autotek on Oct 18, 2012, 21:25:59
The bike looks fantastic man, very classy!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: WNTITAL on Oct 19, 2012, 09:38:47
I like it. Looks nice and clean. Well done!
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Oct 20, 2012, 15:40:37
Thanks guys. I will be working on getting it a little more refined over the winter. I have another frame that i plan on building it up again on with some welded plates for rear sets. (that frame is actually titled .. shhhh) I also would like to get a micro speedo, Needs some new tires and possibly relace the rims too. I also need to clean up the wiring.  I wanted to get it riding well before going all out. I like riding it so much i figure it's time to go all in. I have 2 spare engines for parts so this is a bike i plan on owning for a long time. I havent done any work on it some time. Love me a 350 it's got alot of pep for a lil motor. People just love the bike too which is rewarding when you work hard on something. Keep up the good work guys 
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Autotek on Oct 21, 2012, 21:45:01
I have these that Im not gonna use if you or anyone want them. Got them from DCC. I think they were about 50 ea. I never installed them, decided to go with a GPS speedo and its twin tach from speed moto.(http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/Bradymilo/E1D72C76-7A2A-4550-8076-5B14DEE9E962-3287-000003821D613884.jpg)
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: LovingtheCLE on Jan 08, 2013, 06:08:31
Your bike is gorgeous. Has it ever been nominated for bike of the month? I think it could be a contender.

I love the custom seat! Ever since seeing a DCC video with Herm making one, I've wanted to try it. What upholster did you go to? As a fellow Clevelander, I might be able to give them a little business when the time is right.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Jan 12, 2013, 22:48:12
Hey thanks man but i don't think it is near that level of machine at this point. I love it though. It was a fun thing to do for me and i am still working on it to get it running tip top. You should definately come out riding with us this next year. I used an upholsterer from kent called http://candjmotorsports.com/  They did it quick and it turned out perfect for like 100 bux. it really worked out. It was really hard to get that seat to work man. Took me 2 tries but it's worth it to have that custom slim look. I posted up on here some of my trials and tribulations making that damn thing. Anyhow thanks for the compliment gives me some incentive to get it going hard this summer.

-Ryan
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Feb 28, 2013, 13:31:33
been doing some work to beat the winter blues. New Tires, LED strip tail light, shortened rear fender, Trimmed front fender, wiring revision (still ugly), Clip ons. Going for a sportier asthetic. Next step rear sets if I can get some cash flow. also getting a new headlight as mine is beat up. I'm sure i'll think of more. New chain/sprocket pending as well
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Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: Wahoo650 on Feb 28, 2013, 15:43:50
Sounds good.  I'm in the same boat, need the jack to get braided ss brake lines, rear sets, led turn signals (so I can stop using hand signals!)... and i wanted to go to the spring thaw, so need it done by then and have money left over for that!  will be watching the changes.
Title: Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
Post by: axeugene27 on Feb 28, 2013, 18:33:32
just little stuff for now matt. I got the clip ons off ebay for like 80 bux they really are pretty freakin solid too. I feel a lot better now that I ditched the ancient tires. First time changing tubes/tires myself. Not to bad at all.