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Author Topic: CB360's-from build to blog - 2013, MDS (Mo Dumb Shit)  (Read 353336 times)

Offline crazypj

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Been working on various bits, about 98% finished
Modified an extra long gearchange link and re-threaded end, gearchange works good
 Made linkage for rear brake, straightened out stop plate to put it at 'correct' angle,  it works.  :)
 Bled front brakes, seem real spongy, but, on closer inspection, the caliper is twisting because I have mismatched pads (need to find a matched pair until I can get new ones)
  Wiring is finished but I managed to break green LED for neutral  :( (I've got a spare, just have to solder jumpers onto it)
 Couldn't find LED flasher relay for last few days, found it last night and fitted it so all blinkers 'blink' (I didn't know I had so many relays lying around )  ???
  swapped rear wheel for one with a new tyre and better chrome
 Fitted 'Red' shocks until I can make new bases for the Black/Gold ones.
 Made new 'cool' exhaust hanger bracket
 Found drive chain and fitted it.
  Still need to make front indicator hangers and some sort of seat cover/base unit/shape foam
  Pics to follow (when I take some  ;D )
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

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Pics! Pics!!

Seriously, I wanna see how this is coming along.

Offline crazypj

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Just went out and took a pic.
 Here's the rear end with quite a few modifications.
 Front end isn't exactly a secret, but I wont post a pic until it's finished
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

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Haha! Got called on that one.......

I like it PJ! Are you keeping the rear fender? Seems everybody gets rid of them but they do make the ride much more enjoyable. And can I offer a suggestion? The muffler hanger seems a little out of place with the muffler itself.

Pardon me if there were plans mentioned earlier that I missed. I'm still trying to wrap my head around your rear brake linkage as well......no doubt it works, but the maybe it's the angle of your pic that is throwing me off.

Keep up the good work man! A lot of people are learning from this.

Offline crazypj

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Haha! Got called on that one.......

I like it PJ! Are you keeping the rear fender? Seems everybody gets rid of them but they do make the ride much more enjoyable. And can I offer a suggestion? The muffler hanger seems a little out of place with the muffler itself.

Pardon me if there were plans mentioned earlier that I missed. I'm still trying to wrap my head around your rear brake linkage as well......no doubt it works, but the maybe it's the angle of your pic that is throwing me off.

Keep up the good work man! A lot of people are learning from this.

Hi Rich,
  Yeah, I'm not happy with the way the exhaust hanger looks either, will probably go with a steel tube when I get time.
 Brake linkage pulls bottom to push stock top piece. (like a see-saw  ;) )
 I'm going to make a new lever to connect to pedal and change leverage ratio slightly (when I get time  ::) )
 It has an increasing leverage ratio and the link plate is just a sawed off piece to check proof of concept, it will look  lot nicer when it's carved into shape.
 I'm keeping the rear fender, although I am going to mould a fiberglass one and mount it further forward so it looks shorter (when I get time  ;D )
 I really don't like the extra short rear end when fender is totally removed and 75% of wheel is exposed, just looks stupid in my opinion.
 Main problem at present, I want to ride it to Meet-Up meeting tomorrow afternoon so I'm rushing a few things.
 The front end is more or less finished though, just needs wiring tidied up a bit.
I'll post up a pic later
 After Dime City grand opening it's all coming apart for paint
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline crazypj

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Finished wiring and tied it into position with some zip ties.
 Started about 4th kick, sounds pretty damn good.
 Rear-set gets in the way so I'm going to make something to hold footrest up while kick starting  :(
 Have to put some air in rear tyre, find the little blocks that fit into swing arm for chain adjustment and velcro the seat pad to base
 Not sure how new jetting and modified carb is going to work, haven't run it on 378 motor yet  ::)
Seat is mounted, clamped down pretty tight made a pad, it's pretty nasty but better than sitting on fiberglass  ;)

Front end is done (sort of  ;D )
speedo mounted on fork leg, and working  8)

Drive side, gearchange and modified clutch operating cover. still need to adjust chain
 If it doesn't give me any problems tomorrow I'm going to do another one (or two  ;D )

Made an indicator mount to bolt onto fork, didn't like any of the 'standard' fittings, bored a piece of square tube at an angle to get lights horizontal without any nuts and washers showing

Wired up running lights on front, the running light goes out when flasher operates which I thought was pretty cool.
 As I said yesterday, never had a bike with running lights  ???

'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

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Re: CB360 Hear No Evil & Speak No Evil- New pics -sorta finished one
« Reply #376 on: May 07, 2011, 04:30:20 »
Good stuff PJ. My phone cuts off the right side of all pictures (and it's a tiny screen) but I definitely want to double check this in the morning. I do like that speedo idea too!

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Re: CB360 Hear No Evil & Speak No Evil- New pics -sorta finished one
« Reply #377 on: May 07, 2011, 05:10:40 »
PJ, very cool my friend!  All this custom fab work has me envious of your skills.  And let me say, ANYTHING is better than sitting on fiberglass.  I still haven't worked out a seat pad for mine, and putting around 100 miles on the bike in the last two days has left my rear unbelievably sore.   :o

Congrats on finishing one up!
Chris

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Re: CB360 Hear No Evil & Speak No Evil- New pics -sorta finished one
« Reply #378 on: May 07, 2011, 07:36:27 »
putting around 100 miles on the bike in the last two days has left my rear unbelievably sore.   :o


+1

Looking great PJ. Nice front end, I like the relocated speedo. I've toyed with the idea of trying to relocate my tacho, what's the SP on shortening the drive cable?

Offline crazypj

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Re: CB360 Hear No Evil & Speak No Evil- New pics -sorta finished one
« Reply #379 on: May 07, 2011, 12:30:55 »
'Speedo' cable is tach cable  ;D
 Seat pad is 3 layers of carpet underlay stuck together with spray contact adhesive.
 Seat base is 20gauge aluminium sheet and the cover is an old seat cover.
 If I had had more time I would have done it 'properly' and stitched sections together so it fitted nicer and, I would have used some fine foam over underlay to smooth things out. As is,  I roughed foam out with a pair of scissors and glued everything together  ::)
 All glued down last night (got finished 'early', around 3:20 am  :o )
 I found my industrial grade Velcro this morning and 'stuck pad to fiberglass base.
 It doesn't need anything more than the 20gauge as fiberglass does all the actual support.
 Found the little chain adjuster blocks for swing arm and fitted them (forgot you have to remove axle  :( )
Chain is adjusted and lubed, tyres inflated.
The only thing I'm waiting for is tank to drain so I can swap petrol tap from blue one to red one  ???
I'm going to have to find the other 3 I have or buy a new one, it's getting old swapping tanks and taps ;)
 I'm going riding this afternoon  ;D 8) 8)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2011, 12:33:49 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0