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Author Topic: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!  (Read 8666 times)

Offline Tristan

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I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« on: Sep 03, 2012, 20:08:18 »
Hey guys!! I can finally say I have my bike completed to a state where it is not only functional, but in enough of a polished state that I can probably hold myself back from repainting and improving parts for a couple years....maybe.

Ok so here's the story: I bought this back about 3 years ago from some girl on craigslist for $700. It ran well when I took it on a little test ride down the block, but once bringing it home and taking it on the interstate I noticed some pretty serious oil smoke. I did a compression test and the verdict was piston rings (which were impossible to find for this bike at that time). I tore it apart with the plans of just doing a top-end rebuild and ya know what? I found DTT...and the bug bit me.



Luckily at the time I worked at a machine shop, so I had my access to an experience co-worker who welded...No access to machines though, I'd probably still be there if it wasn't for that stipulation.

So he welded a rear hoop, brackets for the seat and rearsets and modified my benelli mojave tank to work for the frame...both my tank and seat were purchased from Vintage Cosmo back when he was in business...such a shame.

Anyway, Ive poured my heart into this...Ive asked so many questions, done hours upon hours of research and lots of daydreaming, you know, sitting on the bike in the garage while pretending to shift gears and make engine noises....we've all done it.  ;D

So without further Ado......




















Thank You to everyone on this board that shares their knowledge and posts build threads!! This project wouldn't of amounted to anything without the wisdom and inspiration I've gained from the DO THE TON crew...goddamn I love this forum.

Constructive criticism very much appreciated gents!

Tristan

« Last Edit: Sep 04, 2012, 15:12:38 by Tristan »

Offline jd99

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2012, 22:42:43 »
what brand are your handlebars or clips?
what do you have as a speedometer?

Offline jd99

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2012, 22:43:35 »
ohhhh i almost forgot where do i get your footpegs?

Offline Tristan

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2012, 22:55:45 »
I think I got my clipons from a member at SOHC4, but it was a couple years ago so I'm not sure. Speedometer is from Dime City Cycles. Rearsets are from a '93 CBR600. Pretty much a plug and play application. I had to have brackets welded to accommodate them, but the shifter linkage connected without any modification.

Offline eyhonda

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2012, 12:09:38 »
Nice scoot!  Very clean and simple.  The only thing I would do to it is to upgrade the shocks.   Stock shocks hardly perform well.   
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Offline Tristan

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2012, 12:33:44 »
Nice scoot!  Very clean and simple.  The only thing I would do to it is to upgrade the shocks.   Stock shocks hardly perform well.   

Thanks brother!

Oh man, youre not kidding. Unfortunately the shocks don't really do all that much since they're from a 750 and I have them set to the highest resistance. I really don't have all that much clearance with the rear hoop and I figured I'd rather have a bumpy ride than bottom out to the hoop.

What I need to do is chop off the hoop, re-weld it at a 45 degree angle and then cut the seat to accommodate that...right now it's like riding a hard-tail.

Offline LineOfStrength

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2012, 18:47:03 »
Absolutely love the bike man. That frame really stands out. Bikes like these are always inspiring!

Offline Tristan

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #7 on: Sep 04, 2012, 19:10:45 »
Absolutely love the bike man. That frame really stands out. Bikes like these are always inspiring!

Thanks man, it's hammered finish by rustoleum...cool shit. It's not extremely durable, but since it's a textured paint, when it gets touched up it blends very well. I'll post a close-up I've got hanging around in my photobucket from a few years ago.



The color combo was entirely inspired by Mysta's bike..I'm sure you've seen it around the board.

Offline jerryz

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #8 on: Sep 04, 2012, 19:47:12 »
That looks sweet! Posts like these is what people like me, who are in the beginning of their builds, need! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Offline Tristan

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Re: I finally finished my CB350 Four!!!!
« Reply #9 on: Sep 04, 2012, 21:35:04 »
That looks sweet! Posts like these is what people like me, who are in the beginning of their builds, need! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Thanks dude. It's an honor to actually inspire another person's build. Can't even try to guess how many hours I spent sitting at the computer just oogling at all the awesome bikes on here.