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Author Topic: CB360 - Penelope  (Read 98702 times)

Offline The Red Wonder

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CB360 - Penelope
« on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:01:39 »
I have been lurking in here for a while and I have decided now is as good a time as any to start this build log.  I picked this bike up from a moto junkyard for $150 2 weeks ago!!

Project goals:

2006 GSXR Front end swap with an 08 Harley Narrow Glide 19" wheel
Mono - shock in the rear
GS850 Piston swap...bought some .5mm over size GS850 pistons which will result in a 383!!
miscellaneous awesome customness!!









It is for the most part, everything that I wanted to start with so I am happy!

I had it for a few days and wasn't able to touch it until the weekend, it was killing me! But when I did get the time to finally take her apart, it only took an hour!



And started the engine teardown the day after:





And some cleaning



Found some issues...it looks like the cam got hungry and started eating the head  :-\







A new head is on the way and should be here soon.

Started cleaning up the GSXR front end,



Oven cleaner loves anodizing!



Redrilling the 2001 GSXR 1000 rotors:

Bigger diameter holds the ID of the GSXR rotor, smaller diameter holds the harley rotor



GSXR rotor centered on (already drilled)



Harley rotor on top of GSXR rotor, centered.



Insert center punch, BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG!  Then drill 5 holes, repeat for other rotor and new bolt pattern all done :)

Figured out the 06 GSXR front end uses 310 mm rotors and the 01 GSXR 1000 rotors are 320...So I could either machine the rotors down or build spacers, I opted for the spacers so that if they didnt work I could have options.

Here are the little guys, with a 6mm lift and the original little one next to it.



The recess in the forks:



Installed and perfect :)



I machined them a little too "perfect" (read: too tight) and had to file the diameter on a few of them down to size to fit, but they fit and clear the rotors perfectly.

WE HAVE CLEARANCE CLARENCE!!



(Pre-new drilling and spacing)







Started chopping the frame yesterday










AAAAANNNNDDD....CHOP!



First stage of chopping/ prelim grinding done:









« Last Edit: Nov 15, 2010, 02:05:50 by The Red Wonder »

Offline IndieSol

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:15:02 »
Welcome to the site!  That's a hell of a start so far.  Nice work on that front end.  Looks like you know your way around a bike. 
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Offline Tim

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:16:27 »
WOW!  Welcome to the site!  Amazing work so far - makes me want to go buy a lathe.  Might be asking for some advice when I go to fit whatever rotor I end up with on whatever hub I find to mount in my SR500's front end running with a BMW's Brembo caliper ;)
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Offline bikerfilmerboy

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:18:21 »
Looks like a great project... looking forward to seeing the final product!

Offline The Red Wonder

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:20:07 »
Thanks guys!  I would love to own a lathe as well!  I just graduated from the University of Arizona and I worked in the AME machine shop for 4 years and still have a key :)  it works out nicely when I need to do some work.

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:24:28 »
Great start. Ouch on that cam.  It is probably repairable though.

That's a huge amount of breaking power for a small bike.  I think one disk would be too much, but two - overkill.  Just don't grab a handful.

Offline The Red Wonder

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:30:22 »
Great start. Ouch on that cam.  It is probably repairable though.

That's a huge amount of breaking power for a small bike.  I think one disk would be too much, but two - overkill.  Just don't grab a handful.

I guarantee you are right, but I just like the way it looks...balanced...I have actually never even ridden a motorcycle for more than 100 feet.  I grew up on ATVs, and I wanted a smaller bike to start with so I don't have the urge to go too too fast.  I'm sure that it is going to take me a while to learn to ride, and even then, I am not looking to race, so double giant brakes are overkill.

And I doubt repairing that cam is possible, material is missing. I wouldn't even consider trying to repair that.  I found a suuuuper nice top end on ebay and its in the mail.
« Last Edit: Nov 15, 2010, 02:31:56 by The Red Wonder »

Offline teazer

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:36:00 »
As long as you have a spare top end coming, that's fine.  The cam end can be machined down and sleeved and the head can always be bored to take needle rollers - for future reference.

I like that front end too, but you have more brakes than my GT750 Suzuki and it should make a little more HP and weigh about twice as much.  Looks cool though.

Offline CrescentSon

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:41:25 »
Quite ambitious aren't we. Looks good so far, keep digging in.
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Offline FSmonster

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Re: CB360 - Penelope
« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2010, 02:50:48 »
Quite ambitious aren't we.

You shoulda seen his GSXR quad...... :o