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Author Topic: 1969 CL350 Brat Build  (Read 7715 times)

Offline Finnigan

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #30 on: Nov 25, 2012, 15:34:17 »
So do I, looks freaking sweet.  I've been trying to sew my own onto a skateboard all week, the results are less than ideal...  ::)

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #31 on: Nov 26, 2012, 15:56:22 »
Put my bench polisher to work on the top triple tree.  Best buy from harbor freight ever!

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #32 on: Nov 26, 2012, 16:04:29 »
got the motor painted, now just waiting on a couple item before i can reassemble it

Offline MatthiasSalzburg

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #33 on: Nov 26, 2012, 17:23:41 »
Are you using Harbor Freight polish compound as well?  Did you sand that upper triple before polishing?
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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #34 on: Nov 26, 2012, 17:25:03 »
That wheel and buffing compounds are my favorite buys from HF too, they have a bristle wheel that takes off paint like a champ and is really useful

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #35 on: Nov 26, 2012, 19:30:50 »
I tried the harbor freight polish and ended up with some from lowes.  I wet sanded the triple with some 320 grit then did the aggressive compound and then the finer compound.  It's not perfect but i'm happy with it.  This bike is being build to be riden.

Are you using Harbor Freight polish compound as well?  Did you sand that upper triple before polishing?

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #36 on: Nov 26, 2012, 19:33:35 »
and the fork legs

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #37 on: Nov 26, 2012, 22:09:47 »
I'll take some good pics of the fork rebuild, these are really simple.  For seals, I'm using the all balls fork seals.   I used them on my 360 and they were really nice.
My 69 CL350 fork lowers have phillips head bolts holding them together, did your have the same...or allen heads?  If they were phillips...were they tough to unscrew?  It looks like the PO tried on mine...didnt strip heads completely.  but they arent pretty.  I dont know if he gave up or got em popped free.  I am assuming gave up, before he messed em up to much.  thats the thing that worries me about trying.
BTW polish looks great!

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #38 on: Nov 27, 2012, 13:53:39 »
My 69 CL350 fork lowers have phillips head bolts holding them together, did your have the same...or allen heads?  If they were phillips...were they tough to unscrew?  It looks like the PO tried on mine...didnt strip heads completely.  but they arent pretty.  I dont know if he gave up or got em popped free.  I am assuming gave up, before he messed em up to much.  thats the thing that worries me about trying.
BTW polish looks great!

Mine had phillips. I had to use an impact driver to get them loose.  Once loose i pulled the fork seal c clip and was able to pull the upper leg out of the lower.  Seemed that the cclip actually held the legs together and not the bottom screw.  This threw me as its backwards to what im used to

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #39 on: Nov 27, 2012, 14:05:55 »
thanks bud, thats a confidence booster for me.
Mine had phillips. I had to use an impact driver to get them loose.  Once loose i pulled the fork seal c clip and was able to pull the upper leg out of the lower.  Seemed that the cclip actually held the legs together and not the bottom screw.  This threw me as its backwards to what im used to

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #40 on: Nov 30, 2012, 21:07:06 »
You work quick, son! Polishing looks good to me :)
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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #41 on: Dec 03, 2012, 11:29:00 »
what did you do to get the hoop you welded in to transition so seamlessly with the stamped frame? 

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #42 on: Dec 05, 2012, 16:00:12 »
I do the original rear pieces i cut off the behind the rear shocks and cut them at the angle to get them to match the transition, then plated the back side.  Welded it all in and filled it with some kitty hair to make it smooth for paint.

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #43 on: Dec 05, 2012, 16:08:46 »
more pic, once i have my fork seals, i'll rebuild the front forks

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Re: 1969 CL350 Brat Build
« Reply #44 on: Dec 05, 2012, 16:10:24 »
progress!