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Author Topic: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project  (Read 38253 times)

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #110 on: Apr 05, 2012, 20:54:51 »
the clip-ons?  they're stock cbr954rr ones.  I like them because they have a locating peg that fits into a notch in the bottom of the upper tripple that makes sure theyre at the right angle.  they came with the front end.  i think they're a little high and i'm going to eventually switch to another set from a 50mm front end that are just flat, no rise.  i think gsxr1000 ones are like that so thats probably what ill get.

BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #111 on: Jun 10, 2012, 03:31:57 »
ok, so finally got around to putting the swinger on.   didnt brace it.  rode it around for a couple hours today.  its bouncier. the shocks bottom out easier, but not too often.  turning and riding at speed arent bad at all.  it feels a little less sure of itself but thats definitely livable.  i made sure to do some hard leaning and i feel comfortable on it.  the worst part about the whole thing is that since its lower my side stand doesnt lean the mike much, so i have to find a parking spot with a slight grade to it or a hole to put the side stand in so the bike doesnt fall over.  I'll have about an inch taken out of it, then all should be well.  I love the look and while handling has suffered, its def not as bad as everyone has led me to believe it would be.  so for now, im not bracing it and just going to ride and check it often for cracking.

Edit:  I'm an idiot.  the rear tire had 20 lbs of air in it causing all of those issues.  filled the tire and rode it all summer and fall, june-december, around town and on the highway to and from work every day.  solid as hell, no cracks, I am exceedingly happy with it.  Wrench Tech Racing does a great fab job!
« Last Edit: Apr 29, 2013, 21:36:28 by DP9 »
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline crazypj

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #112 on: Jun 10, 2012, 12:33:40 »
I would swap in a different swing arm
 Yamaha Radian or GS500 (or anything box section)
Just have some custom swing arm bushings, made inner same as Honda bearing bush, outer diameter to fit swing arm
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CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Sonreir

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #113 on: Jun 10, 2012, 12:53:01 »
Why box tubing?  Does it offer some advantage over round?
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Offline crazypj

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #114 on: Jun 10, 2012, 13:07:04 »
Directionally stiffer, particularly when your using longer than stock swing arm. Using extensions in any shape or form isn't a good idea, material is too thin all over and wasn't designed for the extra stress
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Qawls

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #115 on: Feb 23, 2013, 07:30:45 »
Very cool got some good ideas from this thread, the cbr front end is a really nice touch.

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #116 on: Apr 29, 2013, 21:37:46 »
Thanks!
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #117 on: Sep 14, 2016, 01:08:21 »
Hey All,

I know its been a while, but to update you, I rode my bike for most of a season as my regular transportation. Everything worked great, the swing arm clacks on hard bumps due to the low shock angle, but thats about it.  I love this bike.  I havent ridden it since then due to life events; Ive got a wife and a daughter now.  With those changes came a change in priorities, and now, sadly, I have to let it go.  I started it up this week.  took about a minute to charge up the capacitor, then she idled to temperature with no issues.  Needs air in the tires, or i wouldve taken a ride.  Anyway, the bike will be up in the F/S section soon.  I'm looking for $3,000.  Let me know if your interested or what you think.

Thanks everyone!

DP
BoneDaddy: "It's like genocide without the guilt and nobody is mad about it."

74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

80 Kawi KZ750 twin Project: Warhorse - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=23885.0