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Author Topic: CB360's-from build to blog - 2013, MDS (Mo Dumb Shit)  (Read 353325 times)

Offline crazypj

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Got stepdaughters boyfriend to help me fit wheel into forks.
Two minute job took about 30 mins  ::) sucks still having bad arm  :(
Anyway, it's a 'good' fit with a way oversize tyre, about 1/4" each side and I'll have the cross piece at least 1/@ above tyre (maybe 5/8"~3/4"?)
4.10x18 Trail tyre probably wasn't smart, even with wider rim  ;D (4.60 rear is also huge  :o )
Street tyres would have had less tread depth and be physically smaller  8)
Going to get mill set up to clearance the fork brace and then run without fender

'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
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"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 Erskine

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That's a chubby tyre to say the least!
:)

Offline Swagger

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Wasn't there a huge blow up about massively oversized tires being unsafe and foolish?  ???

Looks cool, think 1/4" is enough room? I guess you'll know pretty quick if it rubs.
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

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Offline crazypj

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Yep  ;D
But, that was mainly because people were fitting them to stock 1.60 rims
I have a WM3 2.15 rim on this, plus, it isn't going to be a cafe racer so I won't be pushing it into bends at high speeds
The tyre is 'sized' as 4.10 but really is a bit narrower (3.70" to outside of fitted carcass, 0.040" wider if I measure over the lettering)
The 4.60 I have for the rear is also 'undersize' (3.80")
Even measuring to the outside of the tread blocks on front it only gets to 4.00"
I just measured the clearance either side to fork legs, it's actually 0.300" which should be more than plenty on the sides particularly as tyre 'growth' tends to pull sides inwards
'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 Swagger

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HA! Are you planning any wacky suspension mods or more of an all purpose scrambler?
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

Weiner tetanus is nothing to scoff at. ~JustinLonghorn

Offline crazypj

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Not 'planning' any suspension mods, but, as I get into it I have no idea what will happen  ;D
The blue GSXR forks are looking 'lonely'  ;)
'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 Erskine

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I bet you wish you had some mountain fire roads to wang this puppy around! ;)

Offline Sonreir

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pj,

Quick question about those eBay gas shocks...

How do they compare to stock?  How do you think they'd fare versus something like Hagons?  Is/was the savings worth it?

Thanks in advance.
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Offline crazypj

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I know most people use them directly 'out of the box' but I wouldn't use them until they were re-built.
They work, but not as well as they could.
 After new oil and gas, they are definitely worth the price and work about as well as any shocks I've used, even MUCH more expensive (better than a lot of shocks I've used  ;D )
 I guess a re-built/modified set would be worth about $220~$250 but you can get known names for that price and not have to work on them (I don't know if quality control has improved in last year or so?)
If you can do the re-build, get them
'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 yawlright

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Chiming in on the rebuild of the gas shocks, I agree with PJ here. The shock come assembled poorly with little to no pressure in the air bladders and air in the main body with cruddy shock oil.  After my rebuild the shocks work very well with good damping.  I am still jealous of your the clevis bodys you made PJ. far more rugged than stock.  Anyway, if you purchase them I recommend the bleeder mod at least and rebuild with new oil.  It took about twice the oil that came out ... ish. ~200ml in, 100ml out, for each shock.
"The goblins are in charge of maintenance? Why not just set it on fire now and call it a day?"

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