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Author Topic: 75 CL360 Cafe Build  (Read 22982 times)

Offline MrMister

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75 CL360 Cafe Build
« on: Mar 22, 2011, 07:19:59 »
Well im about half way with the project, but a friend of mine suggested i write about it so here i am.

Started off as a $250 ebay doorstop missing the engine. Bent forks, bent shock, dents (and wasps) in the frame with a lot of mud and rocks too. Right now its in a million pieces in a million places.

Ive gotten rid of the old rusted seat, and decided to go with a fiberglass seat from Airtech.
The speedometers mile counter was completely melted and distorted, so im looking for a good replacement.

Bought a fairly good K2 tank with rubber knee grips on ebay because i like the look more.
Took the frame, tank and seat to get sprayed a few days ago, cant wait to see it.

Bent the forks straight and got new seals. Finally got around to pulling the wiring out of the handlebars. The bent and welded handlebars that melted the wiring when the idiots welded the extra brace to the bar :p

Will post more.
« Last Edit: Mar 07, 2016, 02:36:57 by MrMister »

Offline MrMister

  • Posts: 87
Frame
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2011, 07:57:48 »
Stripped it and sprayed it with an epoxy enamel. About a week later i strippped it again because it chipped and scratched very easily. Getting it powder coated now.

Offline MrMister

  • Posts: 87
Tank and Seat
« Reply #2 on: Mar 22, 2011, 08:12:34 »
This is after i stripped the frame down again. Also had to make mounts for the fiberglass seat. Used flat and 90 degree aluminum strips from the hardware store to make it fit.

Offline jeffreyhardy

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #3 on: Mar 22, 2011, 13:56:01 »
we're at the same stage right now. How much did they quote to powdercoat the frame?

Offline MrMister

  • Posts: 87
Frame
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 2011, 21:39:55 »
we're at the same stage right now. How much did they quote to powdercoat the frame?

Luckily i know the owner of the place, so the frame plus the tank and seat and little bits are about $500

Offline TFWG

  • Posts: 93
    • CL350 Project
Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 2011, 21:44:51 »
Looks like we have the same tank and seat combo. Nice choice! Are you going to upholster the seat? What color scheme are you going for on the tank and seat?
1971 CL350 Project In Progress
350racer.blogspot.com

Offline MrMister

  • Posts: 87
upholstery
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 2011, 23:06:06 »
Looks like we have the same tank and seat combo. Nice choice! Are you going to upholster the seat? What color scheme are you going for on the tank and seat?

Cool, yeah not sure what colour to make the upholstery yet, probably just black. Making the frame metalic blue and the tank and seat silver with metalic blue. something like this...
Hows the side exhaust system working for you? Ive been thinking about that as an option. Does it get hot by your leg on longer trips? Also, which rearsets did you go for?
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2011, 23:08:00 by MrMister »

Offline BarnBurner

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 2011, 23:09:09 »
This project looks promising! What color are you powdercoating the frame? Black is always a safe choice but there's a lot of nice 350s out there with lighter colored frames that really pop. I agree that the earlier tanks have better lines. I've got a 71 CL350 I'm about to start working on, and it's got a rusted tank. I'll probably clean it up a but I'm tempted to just get a new tank. 
Old motorcycles never die, they just wait.

1971 Honda CL350
1968 Aermacchi/Harley Davidson Rapido
1967 Ducati Monza Jr. 160
1966 Honda CA100
1965 Honda CL77

Offline BarnBurner

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Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #8 on: Mar 22, 2011, 23:09:59 »
Just saw your update. The blue/silver combo should look sweeeet  8)
Old motorcycles never die, they just wait.

1971 Honda CL350
1968 Aermacchi/Harley Davidson Rapido
1967 Ducati Monza Jr. 160
1966 Honda CA100
1965 Honda CL77

Offline MrMister

  • Posts: 87
Re: 71 CB350 Cafe Project
« Reply #9 on: Mar 22, 2011, 23:47:20 »
Just saw your update. The blue/silver combo should look sweeeet  8)

Thanks, i hope so  ;D
How do you find the side pipes? Do you burn your leg now and then?