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Author Topic: CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!  (Read 17040 times)

Offline 1fasgsxr

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CB 350F Getting there...slowly !!
« on: Sep 09, 2012, 20:41:48 »
Well here it is,my new project that was given to me by a friend at work. Yes I said given  ;D  Gonna be a long slow build,everything is there just a little rough. The tags were from 1987..it has been wrecked at some point. I have already started on it somewhat,but I have another project going on at the same time,but I could not pass up free!! I am new to these old bikes so I may have plenty of questions for you guys...wish me luck I am gonna need it!!! :o
« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2014, 01:47:11 by 1fasgsxr »

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #1 on: Sep 09, 2012, 20:55:08 »
Welcome to DTT. The 350four is a fun little bike for sure. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #2 on: Sep 09, 2012, 21:05:44 »
Thanks...been lurking in here for a bit...time to get something going on it...It had a huge crack in the oil pan from over tightening the drain plug...Got it fixed, new oil...sprayed some gas in the intake boots and it fired right up...boy was I shocked...the carbs may be too far gone, one of them has the end of a pilot jet broken off inside...gonna be an adventure

Offline Clutch48

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #3 on: Sep 09, 2012, 21:09:44 »
I am on board! Look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Offline Rpino7

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #4 on: Sep 09, 2012, 22:30:47 »
I have a cb350f. great bike! how did you fix the oil pan to keep from leaking?

Offline hmenzies

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #5 on: Sep 09, 2012, 22:42:53 »
Could you just run a weld down the crack in the oil pan with a MIG welder? Or am I thinking wrong?

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #6 on: Sep 10, 2012, 23:22:39 »
I have a cb350f. great bike! how did you fix the oil pan to keep from leaking?
I had a friend tig weld it for me...

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #7 on: Sep 20, 2012, 23:04:16 »
nothing new happening but I have found an issue...it looks like the rear wheel is offset to the brake side...The bike appears to have been wrecked by what I found hiding under the paint on the tank !!Cant find any obvious places on the frame...are the spacers on the right sides in the pics?...any thoughts or ideas?

Offline edhaeuser

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #8 on: Sep 21, 2012, 11:11:17 »
A couple thoughts,

First check that the chain adjusters are even

Second,  use a straight edge. Or a longish angle steel or aluminum straight piece.  Check to see if the rear sprocket aligns with the front sprocket.  If they are lined up, the spacers should be correct.

It looks from the photo that the tire may be wider than stock.  If so, the wheel may have been redished to pull the tire to the right for chain clearance.  It is hard to tell from the photos.

You can do a rough check for frame straightness by running a string around the headtube and to the back off the bike at several places. Like one long piece from one rear shock mount around the headtube to the other shock mount.  Then measure at different points from the frame centerline to see if it is symetrical.  Do this from the swingarm also.

That should give you a good start.

Ed

Offline BCBarker

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #9 on: Sep 21, 2012, 13:20:20 »
Good to see more 350F's! I love em. Super fun to ride and work on. If you want/need a  new oil pan, I have a 400F one that will work.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #10 on: Sep 21, 2012, 20:34:42 »
A couple thoughts,

First check that the chain adjusters are even

Second,  use a straight edge. Or a longish angle steel or aluminum straight piece.  Check to see if the rear sprocket aligns with the front sprocket.  If they are lined up, the spacers should be correct.

It looks from the photo that the tire may be wider than stock.  If so, the wheel may have been redished to pull the tire to the right for chain clearance.  It is hard to tell from the photos.

You can do a rough check for frame straightness by running a string around the headtube and to the back off the bike at several places. Like one long piece from one rear shock mount around the headtube to the other shock mount.  Then measure at different points from the frame centerline to see if it is symetrical.  Do this from the swingarm also.

That should give you a good start.

Ed
thanks Ed for the advice. The chain adjusters are even, that was the 1st thing I checked...the tire is an MR90h18...I will measure from the neck tomorrow Thanks again

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #11 on: Sep 21, 2012, 20:37:13 »
Good to see more 350F's! I love em. Super fun to ride and work on. If you want/need a  new oil pan, I have a 400F one that will work.
Thanks I have my fixed for now...not a great weld job but it was free too....I love free stuff!!

Offline BCBarker

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My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #12 on: Sep 21, 2012, 22:36:14 »
Well if you need it I will sell it for super cheap.

Offline AdrianVall

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #13 on: Sep 21, 2012, 23:36:29 »
Why in the world can't I get amazing deals like this! Damn.. :) Very nice find man. That's awesome you got it for free. I'm super jealous. I've been looking for a 350F for a while now.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My New FREE CB 350F
« Reply #14 on: Sep 22, 2012, 00:29:30 »
Dont get mad.....but.....I have a CB 360 for free in the making as well.....just have to go get it and work on a title!! ;D