Hey PJ if you want to send me your cases I'll send you mine, I'll make yours look pretty if you make mine run pretty
Why did you tear out the bottom end and transmission of that 360? Was there anything you needed to replace, upgrade or repair or was it just for cleaning it up and peace of mind? I'm going to have to tear me next one down to swap an (Ebay) CB gearset in to replace my CL gearset. I took all the starter paraphernalia out of Loudbike:
It never occurred to me that I could turn the actual flywheel down.
I pulled the kickstart mechanism out, bumpstart only (too radical?
I was going to lighten flywheels but decided its just too much work.
Haven't had a particularly productive weekend.
Got bottom end re-assembled
Got cases looking pretty
Got head skimmed 30 thou
Got cylinders honed to size and today sprayed them with Duplicolour semi-gloss black engine enamel, (still hate masking stuff
I know it works pretty good as I used it on the XS860 motor.
Amazed at how quick you can chew through a pack of cutting wheels on angle grinder
Cut up some steel and made a new battery box, in keeping with my recycling ethic, its made from an old industrial shelf that had been thrown out.
Battery is also recycled, its out of a smoke detector, they have to be changed at certain interval.
Its 12v 7.5A/hr sealed, has held 12.70 volts for at least last month, I have had it on charge once.
They are also real cheap when available.
Anyone who has read threads from few months ago knows I don't like battey high at rear (hidden in seat hump)
I'm mounting it low and center (mass centralisation, its all the buzz in Moto GP, etc
While I was at it I cut up some steel angle I bought to make something trick for the XS800 (probably should start a thread for it in Bobbers?)
May cut back end of frame back off (after I welded extension into it
, no planning, its 'evolving' as I go
Wasted an inordinate amount of time carving on styrofoam block, decided I want a specific tank shape - don't like what I've carved so will start again in a couple of days, probably use stock tank to get it running.
Did I mention I made fiberglass Kayaks at one time?
I have a little experience with 'glass', but not epoxy resins.
I'm going to make a fork brace (designing it now) It's going to be similar to onee I made in 1990 for CB400 ( monoshock, 500 conversion, etc, etc)
Need to finish machining the clamps for clip-on's, going to use my idea for bars similar to the XS800 except 'other way up'
Need to get in touch with Sudco to get new throttle slides for VM's, made new 'low profile' carb tops
Sorry, no pics of porting.
It's still too hot in Florida, even though it 'only' got to 80 today.
Hand is still messed up, need to go back to docs, if only they were not so inefficient and F****** arrogant, I get really pissed off waiting 2 hrs for nothing (it's a a workman's comp thing)