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Author Topic: Blake's cb350 Cafe (Update: APRIL 10th Jetted,exhaust, all hard work done! PICS)  (Read 118436 times)

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #30 on: Dec 27, 2010, 10:30:37 »
A rebuild kit wouldnt hurt, but a good cleaning is all you'll probobly really need to try and get the bike running correctly. Doing a complete rebuild should be in your plans though.
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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #31 on: Dec 27, 2010, 18:25:50 »
It only has 8000 miles and full rebuild? Idk what that is

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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #32 on: Dec 27, 2010, 18:57:32 »
full carb rebuild is taking it all apart, inspecting each individual part. i would do it, replace any gaskets/washers etc.


that way you KNOW that your carb is in good condition.


my cb350 had 5300 miles on it when i bought it... cam chain tensioner was already completely worn.
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #33 on: Dec 27, 2010, 19:08:18 »
When you buy an old bike, you also buy all the dumb shit the previous owners did to it.
Dont ever expect that because its a lower mileage bike that its all good to go. A bike only needs run a short time with too little oil, or out of adjustment to do damage. It also only takes a couple weeks of sitting idle with gas in the carbs to gum them all up.
One of the things that people new to vintage motorbikes dont seem to understand is that they arent made from modern space age materials. They dont last for thousands of miles without upkeep and things in spec. If you want a bike that you can just "hop on and go" anytime you wish, theyre having a sale on used cbr600s at my local dealership.
Not giving you a hard time, but you must realize that you're dealing with a 40yr old machine. Forgetting that can be dangerous, and expensive.
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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #34 on: Dec 27, 2010, 20:58:08 »
When you buy an old bike, you also buy all the dumb shit the previous owners did to it.
Dont ever expect that because its a lower mileage bike that its all good to go. A bike only needs run a short time with too little oil, or out of adjustment to do damage. It also only takes a couple weeks of sitting idle with gas in the carbs to gum them all up.
One of the things that people new to vintage motorbikes dont seem to understand is that they arent made from modern space age materials. They dont last for thousands of miles without upkeep and things in spec. If you want a bike that you can just "hop on and go" anytime you wish, theyre having a sale on used cbr600s at my local dealership.
Not giving you a hard time, but you must realize that you're dealing with a 40yr old machine. Forgetting that can be dangerous, and expensive.

Yeah, to be honest, i've heard that the cb350 were very well made so i just kinda assumed that they'd be low maintaince.

I bought something i think i can use for a killswitch so i can try to kick start the bike to see if it will start....i'm looking for cheap parts i can use for the gaskets online currently...

I bought florists foam that i can use to start on my seat mold... but what all do i need to make a seat?

-Pan? (just a piece of metal? flat?)
-Florists foam
  • Check.

-Fiberglass?
-Resin?

Man, i don't know much about stuff like this.

Also: If i'm going to change the oil...10w40 or 20w50?
and does brand matter as long as its not generic?

More questions,

Sorry :(


I got some Jtubing that fits in my exhaust port, can i use that? and what will i need. All i have is the rosets and the metal coupling that went in them. 2 sets of 2.

The Jtubing says HOOKER Headers on them but it just looks like pipe to me..

The Switch i got has an on side and an off side and has three prongs on it.

The prongs say POWER     ACC     GROUND.

i have not a fking clue in the world how to wire all i know is that the ground according to the diagram found here:
<http://www.cmsnl.com/classic-honda-fansite/honda_wiring_diagrams/CB350F.jpg>
...says that the ground hooks to the neutral indicator and the neutral indicator goes to a ground.

Any help?

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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #35 on: Dec 27, 2010, 21:23:12 »
agreed. you will also need to have dual filler caps... so really, youll have two separate tanks.

Why would the tank need to petcocks? The 2 sides will even out when you fill the tank. Anyway you look like you have a lot of work ahead just to get your bike running. Concentrate on that before playing around with a hump seat and new tank. And you don't know a thing about electrics or wiring. Hooboy…
« Last Edit: Dec 27, 2010, 21:25:38 by DrJ »

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« Reply #36 on: Dec 27, 2010, 21:59:07 »
Oh man brother... You opened up a can of worms, than dumped them all over the floor. One thing ata time my man. Im on my phone now, so I cant see if you posted pics of anything youre talking about. First off, forget all about a seat right now. Honestly, its the last thing you "need".  Wiring is easy for the most part. You need to determine whats what though, and for that you need a proper wiring diagram. Please buy a good manual for your bike. It will have a diagram in the back. Most of the wiring on a bike has nothing to do with firing it up. Figure out which pieces do, and go from there. Also, you can build a new harness on the cheap, but again, you need to have a plan. Now... Im guessing that by "J pipes", you mean headers. If they say "Hooker" than theyre aftermarket, and you should sell em' to me... hahaha... Seriously though, PM me pics of everything you can and Ill do my best to help. Also send your email addy and Ill send ya some wiring stuff that will be a huge help. Now... Back to the seat.
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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #37 on: Dec 27, 2010, 22:01:41 »
As far as the seat: The search fuction is there for a reason. There has been a million threads about glass work.
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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #38 on: Dec 27, 2010, 22:51:32 »
Why would the tank need to petcocks? The 2 sides will even out when you fill the tank. Anyway you look like you have a lot of work ahead just to get your bike running. Concentrate on that before playing around with a hump seat and new tank. And you don't know a thing about electrics or wiring. Hooboy…
Hey man, I'm only 17 years old...give me a break..

As far as the seat: The search fuction is there for a reason. There has been a million threads about glass work.

Yeah i use it...
but what i am asking is WHAT i need... not how to do it...

Oh man brother... You opened up a can of worms, than dumped them all over the floor. One thing ata time my man. Im on my phone now, so I cant see if you posted pics of anything youre talking about. First off, forget all about a seat right now. Honestly, its the last thing you "need".  Wiring is easy for the most part. You need to determine whats what though, and for that you need a proper wiring diagram. Please buy a good manual for your bike. It will have a diagram in the back. Most of the wiring on a bike has nothing to do with firing it up. Figure out which pieces do, and go from there. Also, you can build a new harness on the cheap, but again, you need to have a plan. Now... Im guessing that by "J pipes", you mean headers. If they say "Hooker" than theyre aftermarket, and you should sell em' to me... hahaha... Seriously though, PM me pics of everything you can and Ill do my best to help. Also send your email addy and Ill send ya some wiring stuff that will be a huge help. Now... Back to the seat.
The pipes aren't bent to fit and i don't think ill sell them to you cuz i don't have headers myself.. Or mufflers.

Where do i find the best deal on a manual? can't i just download one?

I can post PICTURES OF ANYTHING YOU GUYS WANT TO SEE! JUST ASK!

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Re: A Kid's CB350: First Retro Motorcycle Ever
« Reply #39 on: Dec 27, 2010, 23:20:31 »
The manual for that bike may be available on this site. Check the manuals section. The ignition switch is wired so in the first position it sends power to the starter. The second postion sends power to your accessories. Lights, etc.
As far as wiring goes I almost always wire a new harness from the fuseblock out. Start there.I usually eliminate a few things here and there as most of my bikes are stripped down. For instance I usually ditch the idiot lights and light switch. I just run my headlight on hi-beam all the time. Seems like you need to figure out where you want to go before you start the journey. Take your time and think it through.
 
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