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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:12:59

Title: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:12:59
Here we go on a 72 Honda CL350 with some engine problems. 

Let's learn how to build a tank, cafe seat, and fenders from aluminum...and also a 362cc engine  ;)
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:14:19
...first step...what is under here...
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:15:42
...take off her clothes
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:18:59
...her heart
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:23:11
...heart surgery
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:49:52
A shifter fork must have exploded in a previous life and blew through the top case.  Eventually the PO replaced the fork and top case filled over with metal filler.

Not a good enough fix for me.  New top case and engine cleaned and ready for reassembly.
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:57:54
Cylinders bored, lightweight valves
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 19:58:46
THR Pistons
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:01:15
Jug install
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:07:47
porting the head
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:09:46
adjustable cam chain sprocket
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:11:01
PVL Magneto
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:12:35
Cam timing
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:14:28
Tuning Dyno
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:18:44
Stainless Exhaust
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:20:46
...CB77 tank and Airtech fiberglass seat selection
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: teazer on Jan 09, 2017, 20:20:55
And the power went from .......  to ...............  Don't keep us in suspense.

Is that Dyno available for rent by any chance?  I have to drive for hours to get to the one we're currently using and I don't have the funds or space to get one in house. 
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:25:27
Let's clone the seat pan out of aluminum sheet  ;)
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:31:36
Clone the CB77 tank out of aluminum sheet...
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:36:20
Weld, sand, sand, ,sand, and polish!
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:40:24
Let's pie cut some fenders out of aluminum tube
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:45:39
A bit less bling-ing  8)
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 09, 2017, 20:49:00
Custom Dynamics LED license plate holder installed
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: Bootsey on Jan 10, 2017, 17:38:38
There's certainly some intriguing & impressive work going on here.
Is the bike being built for racing, or just in the style of?
Are the exhaust flanges stainless? Any further finishing to happen to them, I wonder what a solid piece like that might do to heat dissipation?
Look forward to the updates.
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: revel.motorcycles on Jan 10, 2017, 22:59:01
Thanks! 

The bike is only used for the street.  I had the stainless steel exhaust flanges laying around for a car manifold. They aren't light! 

I built this mainly to prove to myself that I could build a race engine and do a bit of aluminum fab.  Eventually I will tear it back down for powder, electrical, and a new swing arm bushing.

The dyno is currently buried as the cars are packed in for winter storage. It is also for sale! ;)

 I really used it for jetting for proper air/fuel ratio.  I think we were in the 40hp range...stock was around 25hp.

...onto the next 69 CB350 build!
Title: Re: 72 Honda CL350 Bling-ing Aluminum custom racer 362cc
Post by: cxman on Jan 11, 2017, 08:34:51
nice work

could you pm me a link or info on the dyno pls