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Author Topic: Lazarus - 1975 Cl360 - STATUS: STOLEN  (Read 66931 times)

Offline johnny gaijin

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Lazarus - 1975 Cl360 - STATUS: STOLEN
« on: Nov 13, 2009, 03:36:26 »
so two and a half years ago my 1975 cl360 refused to idle properly.  i had cleaned out the carbs and done what little mechanical tinkering i was capable of but it wasn't happening.  i took it to mechanic who worked on old bikes (amazingly rare in seattle for some reason) and he did get it to idle...  unfortunately that's all it would do.  under load it would just roll over puke and die.  he spent a couple weeks tinkering with it, points, timing, carb kit, i dunno what all but nothing worked.  a friend of a friend is a motorcycle mechanic and he offered to have a look at it.  so he picked it up and started tinkering with it.  occasionally i'd check in and see how it was going but i didn't want to push him because he was doing it for free.  Eventually he gave up and i gave up and i reconciled myself to never riding my bike again.
a couple months ago i bought a running 1975 cb360 for $400 bucks off craigslist.  it's only idling on one cylinder but other than that it's in pretty good shape.  so i'm at my mechanic buddy's place working on the cb and we compare the carbs with the cl.  turns out the frickin' cl is MISSING A JET.  the first mechanic did a carb rebuild and totally neglected to put one of the jets back in.  so my friend actually makes a new jet for me and bam i rode my cl360 again for the first time in more than two years. 
it didn't have a name before so i'm dubbing it lazarus.

plan on changing out the tail light and turn signals, removing the rear fender, cutting down the front fender, removing the gauges, maybe a new headlight, probably a new seat.  for starters.  i don't know much about bikes, this will be my first build.  maybe with the help of my mechanic buddy i can eventually go a little further, tearing the bike apart and painting the frame and such. 

it's getting cold out and i don't have a garage to work in so this is probably going to be a slow project but i'm looking forward to it.

anyway, here's lazarus:

« Last Edit: Jul 26, 2014, 20:14:46 by johnny gaijin »

Offline Big Rich

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Re: Lazarus
« Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 2009, 11:43:15 »
Great story man. But at least the guy didn't charge anything to forget that jet! When I first tried tuning my Honda I was pulling jets left and right and a couple of times the main jet wasn't tight enough and actually fell into the float bowl. Oops

Offline johnny gaijin

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2009, 21:02:01 »
mine never fell into the bowl but i didn't tighten a jet down once too.  much head scratching and then forehead whacking ensued.

Offline Rocan

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2009, 21:40:59 »
pretty funny...

same exact thing happened to my neighbors gs450...

one day i said "it seems like its not getting fuel"

i pulled the carb, found the jet sitting in the carb loosely, and put his thirty something years of mechanical knowledge to shame
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

Honda CB350 Project- www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=8643.0

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Offline johnny gaijin

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2009, 03:01:20 »
it quit raining in seattle for a couple hours so i did a little work on my bike.  took the rear fender off.



can't figure out how to get that cross bar out though.  i thought it was just pinched down but maybe it's welded?

also having some trouble with the tail light, i talk about it here:

http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=11992.0

Offline stsjo

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2009, 04:29:35 »
Nice looking bike, I have one just like it. Except I have alot more rust, but
I finalley got the thing to run real good, and now it's time to make it look
good. The weather has been decent here last weekend ,, so I had the CL360
out,  I jumped out one the freeway for the first time, I was very impressed
I was crusing at 75-80mph in 5th gear around 7000 rpm and had one more
gear in my back pocket!! ( I just love that 6 speed tranny ).

Offline johnny gaijin

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #6 on: Nov 24, 2009, 16:00:28 »
figured out the cross-bar and the tail light started working after some random wiggling... we'll see if it holds up.

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #7 on: Nov 24, 2009, 16:13:37 »
figured out the cross-bar and the tail light started working after some random wiggling... we'll see if it holds up.

So tell about the cross-bar... details, plz.
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This one is FINALLY done: (!)
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Offline johnny gaijin

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #8 on: Nov 24, 2009, 17:50:15 »
So tell about the cross-bar... details, plz.
sure force me to reveal my idiocy :P.

the bolts do pinch down on the cross bar but they also penetrate it.  i had loosened the bolts, i just needed to remove them to get it out. doh.

not sure what i'm going to do about it now.  i had planned on just cutting the cross bar down and shoving it back in...  maybe drilling holes in it won't be a big deal, somebody i know must have a drill press...

Offline crazypj

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Re: Lazarus 1975 Cl360
« Reply #9 on: Nov 24, 2009, 17:56:58 »
you could just file the recess, its only part way into tube.

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