Quantcast
collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com

www.cognitomoto.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers

www.speedmotoco.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com


Author Topic: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!  (Read 21331 times)

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
76 CB360 (GrayBird)...DONE w/new pics!
« on: Nov 01, 2011, 18:49:40 »
I put this build here in the "Specials" due to me not really going down the full on "Cafe" route (I think?). I like the style but also like the origional classic look to these bikes as well. This is my first bike build. My past love was with IH travelalls. So, not new to the wrench but a first for working on bikes.

Here's where I am wanting to go with this CB. I have had the frame powedercoated in a gray color. Keeping the origional saphire blue tank. Picking up the wheels tomorrow. The have been PC in semigloss black. New chrome spokes are on the way. Fenders have all been rechromed and will be ready by the end of the week.

Have a buttload of new parts coming in from DCC and Ebay finds. I didn't go into the engine and do anything there due to this bike already being a good runner and with only 5,000 miles on it. I did rebuild the carbs and am crossing my fingers there.  :o

Here is what it looked like when I bought it.

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #1 on: Nov 01, 2011, 18:55:52 »
Stripped everything off of the frame. I have left all origional tabs/brackets. Installed new points, oil and painted the engine. I love the look of the side covers polished but I lack the patience to sit with my wheel and do it. I have been polishing alot of small parts.

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:00:30 »
Already have clubman bars. Waffle grips, new shocks, headlight housing and bunch of other misc things (will post pics when they come in) on the way.

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:06:18 »
Found a stragler out in my garage so i put her to work. Seriously, she likes to wrench. I have three large tool boxes and she knows where everything is.
Today I shortened the stock blinker posts 2 1/2 inches. I actually like the stock blinkers, just not the lenght of the posts. I am sure I will get alot of crap for this but I am thinking of staying with my stock seat. I know, I know......But Jon, a cafe style seat looks so much cooler! They do and IF I go that route, it looks like it will be the one DCC sells. I would have ordered it this go around but funds were low and had to get what was nessesary......for now.  ;)

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #4 on: Nov 01, 2011, 19:12:13 »
New Bridgestone Spitfires are on the way went with 100/90 and 110/90 (hope it is a good fit?). Bought the tires from http://www.jakewilson.com/productDetail.do;jsessionid=19E08A6F738C3EDDB8D85A2F501B619E?webCatId=57&webTypeId=441&navTitle=MotorcycleTires&navType=type&prodFamilyId=17103&stockId=141919&ref=shoj

I ended up buying these tires plus tires for my TL 125 and new tubes, rim strips all for $250...shipped! Shipping was free.

Offline frogman

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 1965
  • '74 CB360, '71 CB450, '75 CB550SS
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #5 on: Nov 01, 2011, 22:36:35 »
I did the same damn thing to my blinkers too, I like the size and shape just hated the length.

Bike looks good man, I have always liked that color too.

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #6 on: Nov 03, 2011, 02:38:53 »
Mounted rear blinkers after taking 2.5"s off the posts. I think they look alot better. Also got in my new Bridgestones. Last picture the frame looks blue but is actually gray. heading over to my chrome guy tomorrow to pick up fenders and other misc parts I had rechromed. Still waiting for new stem bearings to get in. Forks have new seals and dust caps and the lowers have new paint.

Offline sxecafe

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 1690
  • You think the Carpet Pissers did this?
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #7 on: Nov 03, 2011, 13:06:58 »
Real clean. Love the clean garage too. I have to get a second Craftsman box... How do you like that HF blast box?

Offline 1976cb356

  • Posts: 674
  • Twins FTW
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #8 on: Nov 03, 2011, 15:01:12 »
Niice frame color, looking clean. Are you a firefighter?
-Bryce
76 CB360

Offline Azbiker

  • Posts: 962
Re: 76 CB360 (GrayBird)
« Reply #9 on: Nov 03, 2011, 16:11:31 »
The HF media cabinet is nice. Best $170 (on sale) I ever spent. Seem to use it more than anything. I hold 70 grit aluminum oxide in it.

No, I am not a fire fighter. Just collect axes from different areas. These are axes you just cant get at Home depot. I have some as old as 50-60 years and the quality is amazing over the new FF axes.

Hey 1976cb356.......the guy I bought this bike from found the gear and chain for the starter and sent it to me a couple weeks after I got that one from you. If you ever need one again, hit me up and I will send it to you.