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Author Topic: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project  (Read 38220 times)

Offline DP9

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'74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« on: Feb 23, 2011, 05:33:14 »
hey.  I'm a long-time lurker, infrequent poster.  hows it goin.


so I'm starting this "build" thread most the way through a project.  I just didnt feel like taking pics while i was making progress, so i never had any content to post.  anyway, here's the first incarnation:


This thing started as a bone stock, clean as hell bike with 6,000 mi on it.  It was my first bike.  Now its a caffeinated '74 cb360 w/ dual headlights, clipons, custom rear sets and linkage, no mufflers and 4" baffles in the head pipes, starter deleted, caferace.com seat, late 90's street bike tail lights flipped upside down and glassed in, relocated the electronics and batt to under the seat, and K&N pods.  I took off as much unnecessary stuff as possible (center stand, most of the orig brake lever, cleaned up the frame tabs, shortened the rear hoop, etc).  I got maybe 6 or so rides out of this stage while burning through 3 or 4 batteries.














This one was before I learned about the different light settings on my camera phone (I'm an idiot):



and these are before the case covers got a paint job:









rearsets:












a vid of the first time i started it up in like 4 years (I think thats the best she's run yet, actually):



And nowadays she's sporting a much improved (both aesthetically and functionally) front end off of an '02 CBR954RR (thanks to some allballs bearings).  I'm still kind-of in the middle of this part.  a friend of mine is redoing all the wiring because i was so fed up with it that I was about to drag it into the street, drench it in gasoline and light it up.  so i figured now would be the perfect time (while he's doing that) to do something I've been wanting to do for a while:









I just mounted all that stuff tonight.  finally got the spacer i didnt know i needed from all balls, got the forks on (my friend already wired them), made the HL/speedo bracket (speedo's going to be painted black tomorrow) and mocked everything up.  I'm waiting on my machine shop to mill/drill/whatevermachinetheyreusing out my stock hub so I can fit the wheel back on.  that should (operative word) later this week.  oh, and I replaced the stock horn with the stock horn from my '78 corvette (seen in last couple pics).  that should be better than the anemic one that was on there.
for the record, I hate the new headlights.  not the lights themselves, but their position.  they need to be lower; inline with the shoulder of the tank.  then I'll decide if i actually hate the lights themselves.  might just go back to the old lights I had on it.  gatta see what works and what doesnt.
« Last Edit: Feb 25, 2011, 18:59:48 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 DP9

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Re: '74 CB360. Project: Little Boy
« Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2011, 03:05:56 »
I think the new lights are a little too small given the larger inverted forks i have now, so I put the old lights back on.  I lowered them as much as I could (like), which also brought them in closer to the forks (dislike).  I'm still not sure about the whole lighting situation.  The mounting bar and the speedo were painted black so they wouldnt stand out as much, and I installed my steering damper.











closest to a whole bike pic i can get in the garage at the moment:





I'm not ecstatic with how this whole front end is looking.  I think the clip-ons are too high, that and Im not satisfied with the lights yet.  the only thing i like are the forks.  Oh well, back to the drawing board.
« Last Edit: Feb 25, 2011, 03:10:00 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 DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project (fire-up vid)
« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2011, 15:44:02 »
Ok, so this bike hasnt ran well since i tried to switch over to led lights.  also, it stopped charging the batt.  a friend of mine was being arrogant and said he could get it to run in a day, defined as an 8 hour work day.  well it took him at least a full work week of time, and he had to rewire the whole bike, but he did it.  He got the charging system working and the LED lights, too.  Im ecstatic.  It dropped a cylinder after a while, but we put a spark tester on that side and it was getting good spark, so I guess its an excuse to upgrade to vm30's, lol.
 



I think i found a way to mount the lights in the position I want using some u-bolts and aluminum stock I had lying around.




Here's the final position of the headlights.  still have to tidy up that wiring thats hanging out there.



« Last Edit: Feb 27, 2011, 17:10:44 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 teazer

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #3 on: Feb 27, 2011, 17:14:22 »
That CBR front end is a nice upgrade but I'm not a fan of U bolts and hardware store angle.  It's a bit crude for that nice front end.

Check out Streetfighters Magazine for mounting ideas for the headlamp. The trend now is to use an old crash lid, but that would look too large.  Try a single light mounted just above the lower triple on a custom mount.

Or get a 7" chrome shell and go 60's style cafe.

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #4 on: Feb 27, 2011, 17:25:11 »
i agree, its very crude.  I tried looking online for ways to mount them but didnt see anything.  Ive been struggling with this for a couple weeks now.  Ill try the mag for different ideas.  I want two lights though.

Edit:  I did find some, but $90 for to ear brackets?  I cant justify that.
« Last Edit: Feb 27, 2011, 17:49:26 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 Erskine

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2011, 17:41:18 »
Your build is good read ....... keep updating :)

Offline DP9

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2011, 17:58:12 »
lol, until about an hour ago i thought i was the only one reading it
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 Erskine

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2011, 18:01:55 »
145 people have read it ...... don't worry, I get very few replies to my build either, but that's because I smell.
;)

Offline stidds

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #8 on: Feb 27, 2011, 21:24:07 »
Looks good with the modern front end.

I will keep an eye on the thread for updates.

Offline korndog12

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Re: '74 CB360 cafe/fighter-ish project
« Reply #9 on: Feb 27, 2011, 22:00:30 »
would recommend working on the rearsets to get the contact point with the shift rod at a 90 degree angle. That will give the smoothest shifting.