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Author Topic: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT  (Read 84231 times)

Offline frogman

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #20 on: Nov 14, 2012, 09:54:14 »
BBQ's make good curing ovens, I'm just saying.  ;D

Shoulda seen the look on my old ladies face when stuck some of the parts in the dishwasher and and filled the soap up and flipped it on. She was like, "DOES THIS MEAN I'M GETTING A NEW MACHINE???"  :o  HAHAHAHAAAAA UM NO!  ;D

Offline trek97

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #21 on: Nov 14, 2012, 22:18:42 »
I'm saving up my "good husband" points so I can reassemble my motor on the kitchen table this winter.   ;D

Good luck w that!  LOL. I think thats where even my old lady would draw the line.

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #22 on: Nov 14, 2012, 22:53:09 »
I'm saving up my "good husband" points so I can reassemble my motor on the kitchen table this winter.   ;D
HOWEVER,  The wheels have started turning...First, bring up the motor build on kitchen table...Then bring up a 240vac forced air heater AND small window A/C unit for CHRISTMAS!!!


Heres the heater I have, 17 Illinois winters now and still going strong.  I love this thing...keeps my crappy two car garage comfy.  even when down to zero for weeks on end.  Its small and comes w wall mount adjustable bracket.

and my dinky little old A/C unit kept it 68-78 cool and dry in there all summer, over 100 + temps outside & crazy humid.
« Last Edit: Nov 14, 2012, 22:56:16 by trek97 »

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #23 on: Nov 14, 2012, 22:53:21 »
Good luck w that!  LOL. I think thats where even my old lady would draw the line.

I just asked my old lady if I can rip down the kz engine in the living room. I got the OK just as long as I make a space for it. Awesome.  8)

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #24 on: Nov 15, 2012, 09:23:57 »
+1 +2 on the Heater and AC, there's no way I can work in my garage for very long during the summer or the winter with out them.

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #25 on: Nov 22, 2012, 22:55:28 »
More progress today.  I hope to get the motor put back together this weekend.
My day started with finishing cleaning up the cases for paint.  The hardest part of the task is getting the old gasket material off.  Paint stripper works great on softening up the head gasket.



All stripped and ready for paint.



Duplicolor "Aluminum" 500 deg paint turned out nice.  I tried their "Cast Aluminum" on a piece of scrap and didn't like the result.



Hopefully I can button it up in the next day or two.  I'm glad I put all the pieces and parts in plastic bags.  It took awhile to figure out what went where.  It's so easy to think, "oh, I'll know where that goes" as you're tearing the bike down, only to discover you don't remember, and the manual is not 100% clear.

I have the downloaded CB360 manual, but was hoping I'd have the Clymer manual by now.  Not sure if it will add any info, but for a first timer, I'm sure it will help.



Started cleaning up the forks while waiting for paint to dry.  This is the initial wire wheel cleaning.  I will be definitely polishing these.



I can never get enough of bringing something back to life with a little elbow grease.  I love my wire wheel.  ;D

Mike
"I got a fever, and the only prescription is, more cafe racer parts"!

Ongoing CB360 build
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43522.0

Suzuki GS550
https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?253794-Bringing-a-78-GS-550-back-to-life

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #26 on: Nov 22, 2012, 23:53:08 »
Nice. That engine looks beautiful. How'd you clean it before paint? wire wheel, soda blast?

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #27 on: Nov 23, 2012, 06:19:36 »
holy cow that seemed to go fast.  Things are lookin great.

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #28 on: Nov 23, 2012, 06:42:29 »
Nice. That engine looks beautiful. How'd you clean it before paint? wire wheel, soda blast?

I wish I had a big enough compressor for a soda blaster Matt.  I used my wire wheel, and a lot of different smaller wire wheel attachements on my cordless drill.  What I couldn't get to I used Aircraft stripper.

Originally I was going to try and polish everything, but I realized the results would be spotty, so I opted for paint.
"I got a fever, and the only prescription is, more cafe racer parts"!

Ongoing CB360 build
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43522.0

Suzuki GS550
https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?253794-Bringing-a-78-GS-550-back-to-life

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #29 on: Nov 23, 2012, 06:45:16 »
holy cow that seemed to go fast.  Things are lookin great.

Thanks Trek.  This being my first project it feels like things are moving slow. . .  ;)
"I got a fever, and the only prescription is, more cafe racer parts"!

Ongoing CB360 build
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43522.0

Suzuki GS550
https://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/showthread.php?253794-Bringing-a-78-GS-550-back-to-life