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Author Topic: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project  (Read 38272 times)

Offline dcmspikes

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2011, 21:39:18 »
i like the different direction that your build is taking.  i always wondered what a dual headlight setup would like.  i like it raised up how you have it now.  what is this flox taht you throw on everything?  resin with cavasil?  what are the details on your battery setup?  keep up the ideas.   

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2011, 15:02:51 »
Thanks for the compliment.  I try to keep the centerline of the headlight(s) in line with the front corners/shoulders of the tank.  They were lower before because that's where the shoulder of the stock tank was.  Threw everything off.  The new tank allowed me to raise them up and keep the agressive look. 

Flox is resin (I use west system) and flocked cotton.  Its so strong its structural.  Learned about it when I helped my uncle build his lance air legacy (550cid, 2 seater, carbon fiber and fiberglass airplane, a hotrod with wings).  I get it from aircraftspruce.com.  if you look at the first post I mention it in the word "flox" is a hyperlink to a description.

The battery has been eliminated.  My friend came over and wired everything last night.  we used a battery to start it up to see if everything worked with the bike on and it took 3 kicks.  We took the battery off to see if it would start with just the cap and it took 1 kick.  The cap starts on the first kick, every time.  1 kick bike, no battery.  I have a handlebar switch that cuts power to all the lights, so that helps.  Down side of the cap is that there isn't enough power at idle to work the blinkers.  Its kinda funny to see because you can put the signal on then rev the bike and see the light get brighter and start blinking. 

Took it for a spin around the block last night, and a longer around-town ride today.  Runs great, sounds good/loud, smells like exhaust wrap.  Toes do get a little warm, so I just angle my foot out and its fine.  The new riding position is a lot better than it was with the stock front end and the seat I had. 

Idle/rev vid.
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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 #52 on: May 13, 2011, 21:52:03 »
Ran into a little problem on my last ride.  Bent the front drum brace.


Replaced it with the old headlight bar from the stock front end setup.



I don't think this one's going to bend.
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Offline teazer

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2011, 22:22:37 »
It's not so much the bar that bent but the bolt.  It's not designed to work that way.

Go back to the old strap and bend it into an S/Z shape so the top is flush with the fork lug and use a short bolt.

BTW, that's a lot of fork for such a little brake.

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2011, 23:15:19 »
It does look like it was the bolt, but actually, its the bar that bent.  The bolt was still straight and able to be turned with a wrench.  Yes, the bolt, not just the nut.   I was surprised when it came out and was straight.  I threw it out so I don't have a pic.  The aluminum caliper mount on the fork is slightly dented from the bolt piviting in the hole.

That's a little brake compared to anything.  It wasnt great on a stock bike.  I've lightened the bike in some areas and added weight in others.  I think I netted out.  Where can I get it weighed at?
« Last Edit: May 14, 2011, 13:01:29 by dp9 »
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74 CB360 Project: Little Boy (first bike and build) - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22976.msg243623#msg243623

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2011, 12:58:45 »
Any truck yard or gravel pit would have a weigh scale, either call em or just ride on and off. Weigh displays are usually a digital display at the end of the scale. I used to weigh my pickup to see the difference fucll and emptty tank made.
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Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #56 on: May 15, 2011, 22:07:49 »
The por-15 tank sealer is bubbling up.  Mark @ por-15 won't tell me how to take it off because their product is too good for that to happen.  Any ideas?



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

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Offline crazypj

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #57 on: May 15, 2011, 22:22:59 »
I'm pretty sure you don't want to fit a 100 series tyre on front rim.
 I've pulled the Conti 'GO' off the alloy rims and fitted them to my 360. (90/90x18)
Very 'twitchy' but I guess I'll get used to it.
 May try dropping tyre pressure a bit first
« Last Edit: May 15, 2011, 22:25:40 by crazypj »
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Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #58 on: May 16, 2011, 10:21:31 »
Damn, I love the look.  Oh well.  What're some good, reasonably priced tires?  I haven't even started to look at any yet, but want to get them soon.

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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 Ian Oberholtzer

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2011, 22:46:13 »
no can do.  it looks like shit.  the clear is coming off on half of it,  spilled phosphoric acid on it while cleaning it so its like 3 different shades of dark brown, there are rust spots on the back edge and some small rusted dents, the badges are peeling, etc.  So its "rustic" stock, or low-gloss black.




well you could wetsand down the clear and even out the finish a bit and throw a new one on there? give it a sealed worn look?