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Poll

What to do about front fender??

Loose that ugly heavy POS
4 (40%)
Keep it as it looks quite classy
4 (40%)
Keep it and get a ped cutter
0 (0%)
Chop it in the front and hope you don't fuck it up.
2 (20%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Voting closed: Aug 10, 2012, 12:11:34

Author Topic: Honda cb350 pheonix build  (Read 27491 times)

Offline 1chrisb

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #10 on: Jun 03, 2012, 13:50:10 »
I would suggest trimming that electrics tray back a bit, the tire could hit it at full suspension compression. Otherwise, looks pretty BA!

Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #11 on: Jun 03, 2012, 14:17:47 »
i didn't think of that but i would be surprised if I bottomed it out. I am going to force the rear of the pan up a bit when i place the rear fender. I am a little worried about too much height on the rear though I really wanted to keep the seat hump understated and still have to jam a battery under there. I will prob have to chop that weird fender hump peice on the rear frame to accomodate the battery. will that affect any frame stability?? do i need to brace the frame elsewhere to compensate. I wouldn't think so but safety is one of my main concerns at this age.. lol
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Offline 1chrisb

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #12 on: Jun 03, 2012, 16:26:14 »
Stock shocks are 12.75". Not sure what the travel is off the top of my head but it would be a good practice to take the shocks off and measure the compressed length and see where the tire ends up.

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Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 08, 2012, 23:27:29 »
been a couple days time for an update. I got a box of goodies from dcc. Thanks fellas. I put in new coils and wires. sparks much stronger than stock. New plugs, clubman bars put on. Got the mikuni carbs put in place and cables hooked up. Got new clutch cable, new brake cable all hooked up and adjusted. Put the chain still very good condtion, cleaned, lubed and installed. Did some hand hammered knee dents.... wasn't gonna but they look sweet came out much better than the last tank i had done. I did go a little to far forward on the left side hopefully i can get the edges cleaned up with some glazing putty. Don't have the dough to paint now so i am waiting on the body filler and primer. I got a new tail light but i am not sure if i really like it. Its the dcc Lucas style tail light. I had on on my triumph thunderbird but not sure if it fits this bikes "smallness" as well. I actually got the bike to fire up. Sadly it runs crazily. IF ANYONE CAN HELP WITH THIS PLEASE CHIME IN> I got the bike to fire up. It will only fire with the choke on. WHen it did start, and it did a couple times, It goes into this incredibly high idle, no matter the idle screw setting. Its beyond what should be even capable with the idle screw adjust. I have a bunch of other jets for the carbs but am not really sure what is going on if anyone can help that would be awsome. STay tuned.
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"bullshit goes a long way if you throw it right"

Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 08, 2012, 23:28:11 »
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72cb350 barn burner build http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37654.20
TITAN http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=53037.msg600706#msg600706
"it's better to have an ugly bike that runs well, than an pretty paperweight."
"bullshit goes a long way if you throw it right"

Offline Azbiker

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 09, 2012, 00:04:41 »
For the high idle issue, check and make sure you do not have air getting in through the carb boots.

Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #16 on: Jun 09, 2012, 00:19:00 »
would air make it idle like crazy though? I don't really understand that I looked at some vids on the tube about spraying around carbs with some starter fluid to see if idle changes but in my case i can't keep the engine running long enough (for fear it will explode) to check anything. How can i tell if there is an air leak..  and by what science does more air equal a higher rpm???? sorry I am more of a cosmetic mechanic i am trying to get my functional mech boots on.
72cb350 barn burner build http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37654.20
TITAN http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=53037.msg600706#msg600706
"it's better to have an ugly bike that runs well, than an pretty paperweight."
"bullshit goes a long way if you throw it right"

Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #17 on: Jun 09, 2012, 00:21:24 »
I have 2 extra engines I will try replacing the gaskets and tightening everything up again. I don"t want to start changing up jets unless I have this figured.
72cb350 barn burner build http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37654.20
TITAN http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=53037.msg600706#msg600706
"it's better to have an ugly bike that runs well, than an pretty paperweight."
"bullshit goes a long way if you throw it right"

Offline Azbiker

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #18 on: Jun 09, 2012, 00:27:16 »
You say you put new throttle cable on the mikuni? Did you have to cut them to fit? If so, is the slide/needle in the carb seating all the way down? Could happen if cables are cut to short.  You also installed clubmans which can change the throttle cable routing which can make the idle go crazy. Just something else to look at.

Offline axeugene27

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Re: Honda cb350 pheonix build
« Reply #19 on: Jun 09, 2012, 01:02:37 »
I did install the throttle cables and they seem to be moving freely and cut to length I soldered them myself so slides could be sticking idk when looking into carb it looks like they are perfect and  throttle feels pretty good although it isn't the smoothest. I think that the cables aren't that great may be the issue there.  I am going to try disconnecting the cables and seeing how it runs with carb on strictly on choke and hopefully get it to run with the choke off on idle. Was also not shifting into 2nd gear but seems to be loosening up. We will have to see tomorrow. Kinda frustrating but it was cool to see that old engine kicking even if it was revving high. Sounded pretty.
72cb350 barn burner build http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37654.20
TITAN http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=53037.msg600706#msg600706
"it's better to have an ugly bike that runs well, than an pretty paperweight."
"bullshit goes a long way if you throw it right"