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Author Topic: CB350 Sly... Now with 2 finger braking!!!  (Read 66168 times)

Offline overdraft

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CB350 Sly... Now with 2 finger braking!!!
« on: Jan 17, 2011, 20:23:56 »
I'm not sure with all the amazing builds going on around here that we really need another CB350 café build thread, particularly by a guy who's never done it before, working in his garage... but here goes anyway... My first bike was a CL350 so when I decided to make a café racer that's what I wanted to use... I ended up getting a 1970 CB350K2, but as I was going to replace the tank, pipes and bars everything that's left is the same... It was complete, but not running... I bought it from this really cool girl named Sylvia who went by the handle 'Sly' so I couldn't think of a better name for the project! Here it is on the day I bought it...
 

 
I got it sorta running mostly to prove out the electrics. It ran like crap, but my concern was more that when I put it back together and it doesn't run my troubleshooting will be on the mechanical side... Here she is in her new home
 

 
So then I started pulling stuff off... I wanted to go with a disc brake front end so off with the drum front....
 

 
More stuff off...
 


 
 
« Last Edit: Aug 01, 2014, 23:49:20 by overdraft »
ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline overdraft

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Oh ya, I'm out of sequence already! D'oh! *facepalm* before I took the front end off I got some stainless mandrel bends off Columbia River (www.mandrel-bends.com) and made a 2:1 exhaust that hooks up to a cheapie emgo muffler. I actually like the look of the muffler in spite of the budget pricing...
 


ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline overdraft

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ok! motor out of frame now!
 


 
did some grindage to get rid of a bunch of tabs and stuff i wasn't gonna use...
 

 
wait! was this bit important??? i sure hope not...
 
ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline HerrDeacon

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Very nice work so far, look forward to following your progress. Great work on the headers.


I see we have similar tastes in bikes. I have a CB350 and a SFV650, similar to your collection  ;D
Perry

1972 Honda CB350 K4 / 1978 Honda XL250S /1982 Honda MB5 / 2014 Honda CB500X

Offline 66replica

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I think we always need more build threads done by people who have never build a bike before before in their humble garage. Those are the threads I prefer, me being one of the aforementioned people notwithstanding.  :D  It's the threads I learn the most in because we all make beginner mistakes and ask a lot of questions.


Looks like it's going to be a fun one. Any tank or seat plans? The new exhaust looks nice, I assume you can weld? If so you've got one up on me!


Have fun!

Offline overdraft

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while i was detabbing the frame i ground off the chain guard connection on the swing arm to match it up with the other side, and i got rid of the bit of the passenger peg plate that was part of the shift linkage as i am doing the ubiquitous passenger peg as rearset conversion...
 


 
ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline overdraft

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remember this fender?
 

 
well i did the standard hack to end up with this... the chome's not perfect but it'll get me out the door...
 
ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline stonetree

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Judging by your garage you don't look like a newb!  I'm working on a cb350 myself now, so I'll be following along with interest

Offline overdraft

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got a little polishing and blasting done...
 
wasn't happy with the scratch so i got another one i'll polish up later..
 

 
blasted stuff looks sooooo good, but this stuff is gonna get painted....
 

« Last Edit: Jan 17, 2011, 20:56:37 by overdraft »
ceebeetreefiddee... here's my li'l build thread... http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=21812.0

Offline VonYinzer

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Nice work so far man. Keep it up. I love a good 350!
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'