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Author Topic: 72' CL350 nickle and dime time  (Read 37416 times)

Offline justahunk

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72' CL350 nickle and dime time
« on: Jan 18, 2010, 00:39:03 »
well not quite a killing machine yet but will soon be with A LOT more work anyway, I bought this bike in the summer in good mechanical shape and poor cosmetic shape (just what i needed) and tore it down pretty much right away. an influx of funds has brought me to this point now where i can start buying stuff  ;D for now i working on the seat which will start from this rd400 tank.


started cutting it promptly.

it's a shame it was so clean inside :'(



more cutting...


basic shape.




gonna cut off everything visible underneath the rear end of the bump next and finish mounting the tank. (the front is in)
« Last Edit: Jul 26, 2013, 14:41:43 by emcarthu »

Offline forcefanajd

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2010, 00:45:58 »
wow.....ive NEVER liked the seats made out of tanks but that is GORGEOUS

Offline Swapmeet Louie

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #2 on: Jan 18, 2010, 02:04:29 »
Very nice lines... I like
" an opinion form someone who knows not of which he speaks is worse than worthless" TEAZER


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Offline Big Rich

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #3 on: Jan 18, 2010, 07:10:11 »
It's a shame to cut up such a clean tank, but it is making a killer seat!

Offline stange_dk

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #4 on: Jan 18, 2010, 08:52:58 »
It's a shame to cut up such a clean tank, but it is making a killer seat!

+1

love the yamaha knee indent tanks but what you've made looks great!

Offline justahunk

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #5 on: Jan 18, 2010, 09:30:15 »
thanks you guys, having the same tank to start with as the one i'm using for the gas tank really helps it flow together. But it's amazing how very little tank I actually used. I'm getting sheet metal this week so more pictures to come.

Offline justahunk

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #6 on: Jan 18, 2010, 16:51:01 »
this is how i decided to handle my rear sets. their just stock from a 2002 gsxr used one of the holes on this bracket (the purpose of i already forgot) and welded on a small section to accommodate the second bracket. nice and sturdy.

Offline justahunk

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #7 on: Jan 24, 2010, 20:16:45 »
sorry more phone pics but I finished putting the motor back together this weekend.

nice and organized

 
new rings and cam roller


trying not to drop the cam chain back into the motor


found out you need to support the cam and keep it taught when doing the timing or the chain will come off the teeth on the lower sprocket and mess you all up. lesson learned.


gaps set


new points set


all new friction plates for the clutch


motor isn't really green like it looks in the pictures but is a charcoal color, not sure if it will stay that way or if i'll paint the polished side covers. open for suggestions.

Offline kadavenport

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #8 on: Jan 24, 2010, 22:09:35 »
Looking good! Got a CL myself. Is that a metal cam roller? Thats what I wanted but couldn't source one, thought about making one, but changed my mind. Nice looking shop there too btw.

Offline MrBerner

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Re: 72' CL350 "KILLING MACHINE"
« Reply #9 on: Jan 25, 2010, 00:03:03 »
How did you get your motor so clean??!!! its beatiful!!!
'74 CB360 - http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=11697.0
'05 150 Chinese Scoot :)