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Author Topic: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build  (Read 18187 times)

Offline cleoncleon

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #50 on: Oct 26, 2011, 23:00:13 »
Haha Thankyou fellas!
Erskine, I got my old Canon EOS620 out, dusted it off and had more fun shooting photos around the shop than even working... I think its the first electronic body Canon made, either 84' or 86'... cant remember... shot on a 50mm 1.2 Nikkor.


Yeah PJ they are deffntly rich, I remember reading somewhere the Mains that come stock on the VM30's were around 250, set up for two strokes...
Im thinking going down to like 155's.




But yeah, nice to finally have been working on something and hearing it run. It like refreshed my patience with the entire build haha..
I mounted the Headlight today, made a bracket for that, similar to the braket made for the tach for it's mount. Started pounding on a seat pan too... I'll have some updates later this week.


The Slug Bug back there is the new project... well its engine.

Offline cafePete

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #51 on: Oct 26, 2011, 23:16:04 »
Love the build! Very clean.

Offline cleoncleon

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #52 on: Dec 06, 2011, 20:25:50 »
Long update.
All I've been doing the last month is muckin' round with these jets...

I'm finally getting close, didn't realize the Needle affects the ENTIRE range of throttle.
If i had been trying jets and adjusting the needle with every jet, I would have saved a little more time, but the jetting aint done!

150 M
27.5 P

Thinking about going up one size in my pilot? to a 30.
Right now the air screw is about 3/4 - 1 turn out with a 27.5 Pilot in there, to run decent the needle clip was raised to the very top.
I still need to get new plugs to do an accurate chop, but what do you fellas rekon at those settings?

2 Questions:

1. I'm idle'ing around 1850 - 2k, is that too high? The thing I do like about that is it keep my H4 bulb nice and bright at idle. But what are the downside to a high idle?
    - I'm running a Capacitor instead of battery, it's given me ZERO problems, even with my 35/35W H4 Headlight.

2. I have a 2 - 1 on right now, I have the stock CJ one aswell... But, my right cylinder seems to be running slightly hotter than the left, is that because the right cylinder pipe is shorter in length?
    - I do realize synch'n the carbs properly might be the culprit...





« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2011, 21:49:40 by cleoncleon »

Offline dcmspikes

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #53 on: Dec 06, 2011, 21:30:18 »
great bike.  the raw look is perfect.  any more details/pics on your seat? and cable linkage?

Offline cafecustom720

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #54 on: Dec 07, 2011, 13:33:02 »
I have to agree I love the raw look. Thinking about doing that on an upcoming build.

Offline biker_reject

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #55 on: Dec 07, 2011, 15:01:07 »
Totally lovin' it!

Offline veloracermike

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #56 on: Dec 07, 2011, 15:05:18 »
Really like this look!  The stock front fender is perfect, looks better than if you had bobbed it! Nice work!
WTB: 400F Motor. PM me if you've got one!!!!!!!!!!!

Offline cleoncleon

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #57 on: Dec 07, 2011, 16:02:35 »
haha hell yeah, thanks fellas!
The front fender was half my inspiration for this build, it's the highlight for me.

The seat is two pieces, welded with that big red TIG in the background of the last set of photos.
Cut it to shape and did a bunch of bending; just with some gloves and elbow grease. Then welded em together at the top of the cowl and sanded the weld smooth. done. WORLDS lighter than a stock setup, just a flat piece of aluminum. I used the two stock tabs under the parallel seat rails to hold it down, with some standard 6M - 10 bolts.

I did get a cable setup to work but I ended up cutting and bending the stock brake rod in a sort of 'Z' formation. Worked smoother in the end, but if you take the time to make two tabs, all there is, is to have two stops to hold the cable housing between and that's pretty much it. I reused a stock clutch cable and just cut both it and the housing to the right length.

Here in AZ, it's not hard to keep anything from rusting.

Offline white orbs

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Re: 74' CL360 - Project Pale-Skull - DormRoom Build
« Reply #58 on: Dec 07, 2011, 17:22:56 »
Alright am I the only one that noticed he mirrored the first video ? Left hand kickstart and left side throttle? I had to do a double take :)  . Nice work sir, gotta love the simplicity of a twin!
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