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Author Topic: "Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently  (Read 70626 times)

Offline ronnie

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"Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« on: Mar 23, 2012, 01:51:22 »
So there comes a time in every mans life where he comes across a buy one get one in pieces deal... Well this happened to me in my early days. I would like to make this little pup a racer inspired ride. I don't want to take any shortcuts i can afford, I want it to be right and no half measures. That being said lets get to the nitty gritty.

For this bike I will definitely need some guidance(no i dont want you to hold me hands) on some aspects throughout this build. Also, be patient as I work offshore 6 months out of the year (month on month off). That being said here is a rough of my things I would like to do:

-rebuild engine and possibly overbore to a 400F(guidance here) Bought a 400F and bored to 466cc
-upgrade front end (GSX600 fork with XS650 hub and 19" rim, Race Tech spings & emulators)
-upgrade rear suspension
-lower sprocket gearing
-new carbs
-typical add ons
-make a better tank using original Bought a Benelli Mojave 360 tank from DeanJ on here
-new seat and cushion
-a full fairing
-new rims and tires
-clean it up
-oh and get a title for it haha!

Other than all of this, I am including some pictures of what the mess looks like now.. Oh and parts that I wont be using will be for sale on the cheap.. Like so cheap you want to take a shower after for feeling so dirty.

« Last Edit: Sep 26, 2013, 11:28:10 by ronnie »
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Offline Big Rich

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #1 on: Mar 23, 2012, 02:18:22 »
I'm not much help for any of the technical stuff Ronnie - sorry. Just wanted to sign up for the build!

Offline dodieninja

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #2 on: Mar 23, 2012, 23:19:26 »
looks like it would be a bucket load of fun. if you dont plan on keeping the tank and its in good shape pm me.

Offline ronnie

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #3 on: Apr 03, 2012, 17:58:33 »
So I didn't get much time this time off to work on my bike, and now I'm back on the boat for another 4 weeks. Good and bad. Good cause I can research and order parts and brainstorm, bad cause I'm not home to carry out those things. This time at work I want to order parts for the engine and do some looking up for a better front fork so I can possibly order a used front fork while I'm not at home. I'll keep this updated on my progress with this quest.

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Offline surffly

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #4 on: Apr 03, 2012, 19:12:05 »
if the engine needs work you should think about finding a 400F.  MUCH better base...

Also do you have a stock rear wheel?  that wheel in the picture looks like a 16in harley wheel and its terrible for performance.

Since you are starting with a pile of parts it might be a good time to think about upgrading the suspension.
CB550 forks with dual disks?  GL forks with alloy rim?
inch TALLER shocks in the rear


Offline ronnie

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #5 on: Apr 03, 2012, 19:43:49 »
well I honestly don't know the extent of the engine, it rolls over with the kick start but that's as far as I went with it. Not sure on the back wheel but yea I was going to get new rims and spokes anyways. Yea, I would like to upgrade the front suspension but haven't gotten far enough to see what bikes fronts would fit the 350f and I was definitely upgrading the rear shocks cause those are old and outdated.

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Offline ronnie

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #6 on: Apr 03, 2012, 19:45:32 »
And that was my thing too, if it would be worth upgrading the stock engine or looking for a 400f or maybe a twin of some sort like a 350 or 450.

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Offline surffly

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #7 on: Apr 03, 2012, 19:59:02 »
400f bolts in
Twin doesnt and there is zero gain in making it fit....unless you just want to do it for the sake of work

Offline ronnie

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #8 on: Apr 03, 2012, 23:18:44 »
I got ya.. well then I'll start my search for a 400f engine, any particular years I should look for?
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Offline Big Rich

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Re: "Dago Roller" Resurrecting a 350F gently
« Reply #9 on: Apr 04, 2012, 01:30:40 »
All of them. They only made the 400F for three years, and they are all a huge step up from the 350F. Wait a minute.......from 1975 to 1977. They did make another "CB400F" in 89 I think. Completely different.