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Author Topic: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT  (Read 84219 times)

Offline MatthiasSalzburg

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #40 on: Nov 27, 2012, 11:15:14 »
The motor looks great.   :D
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Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #41 on: Nov 28, 2012, 16:03:50 »
The motor looks great.   :D

Thanks Matthias.  Now if I could just get the points set I'd be happy.  Can't wait for the Pamco CB360 kit!! ::)

I should have more photos of progress soon. . .

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

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #42 on: Dec 01, 2012, 20:28:56 »
Some progress today.  I got my seals and dust covers for the front shocks.  Pulled them apart and rebuilt them.  Also got the left shock polished up.  In the past I would always take my bikes into the shop for oil seal replacement.  Man, I wish I'd tried it myself back then.  It's really not that hard to do.



Getting the oil seal in took a littler persuasion, but a PVC pipe works well.  Just had to whack it a few times.



After all was installed, time for 140ml of new transmission fluid.  The old junk oil that came out of the fork was light gray with some black muck.  Not sure how old it was, but it smelled nasty.



And here they are all rebuilt, polished up and ready to go.



Next up was cleaning and polishing the rear brake assembly.  It was kinda cruddy to start with.



After a trip through the wire wheel it's starting to look much better already.



And the final product after 400/600 sandpaper, Black - Gray - White & Jeweler's Rouge polishing compound.   8)



Still had some time left, so I decided to tackle some of the wiring.  I wanted to strip away as much of the equipment that I wasn't going to use, and just get down to the basic wiring harness. 



My plan is to use this in conjunction with a wiring diagram.  I might start from scratch, or just refurbish what I have here.



Here's what I removed from the wiring harness.



I really like tearing things apart and bringing them back to life.  Not sure how others do their wiring, but I like do it this way so I can see what I'm working with.

More to come. . .

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

sovern

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #43 on: Dec 01, 2012, 20:34:43 »
Ooo pretty. That final image is exactly why I plan to build my harness from scratch. I don't want to combine new wire with old grimey wire - seems kind of half-ass which I try to avoid.

Offline Easyduzit

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #44 on: Dec 01, 2012, 21:33:52 »
Great build so far!  Do you have a pic of the wire wheel you used for the first step of polishing?

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #45 on: Dec 01, 2012, 22:44:18 »
Ooo pretty. That final image is exactly why I plan to build my harness from scratch. I don't want to combine new wire with old grimey wire - seems kind of half-ass which I try to avoid.

After spending 30 minutes separating filthy wires I think I see where you're coming from Matt.  Since I'm foregoing the starter motor, I need to figure out what I can eliminate in the wiring harness.

This will be a good project on the kitchen table on a cold snowy day(s).
"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 #46 on: Dec 01, 2012, 22:52:09 »
Great build so far!  Do you have a pic of the wire wheel you used for the first step of polishing?

Thanks Easy.  Here's a link to the polisher I'm using from HF: 
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-bench-grinder-buffer-94327.html

The wire wheel I'm using is this one:
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-wire-wheel-46765.html

I have this polisher mounted on a board so I can move it into different positions.  Right now it's 90 degrees to me, with the wheel locking nut sticking out toward me, over the edge of the bench.  This gives me plenty of room to work on parts.
"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 Ringo

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #47 on: Dec 01, 2012, 23:16:36 »
I love BRG.  Did an xs400 in that color a few years ago, so subscribed.
Chris

sovern

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #48 on: Dec 01, 2012, 23:33:34 »
After spending 30 minutes separating filthy wires I think I see where you're coming from Matt.  Since I'm foregoing the starter motor, I need to figure out what I can eliminate in the wiring harness.

This will be a good project on the kitchen table on a cold snowy day(s).

gah it's been a cold snowy day here for the past week and a half, its teens-single digits every day now. =[ my motor still sitting in the car. too cold to break it down. keep us posted on your wiring build - what else are you eliminating/what are you keeping?

Offline Wangofree

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Re: Yes, another CB360 Project - BRGT
« Reply #49 on: Dec 02, 2012, 00:35:54 »
what else are you eliminating/what are you keeping?

I really dig Nate's 360 bike with the rear integrated LED brake/turn signals.  Honestly, in a college town, you have to use both turn and hand signals or people will run you over.  So, here's my dream setup:
  • Kick Start, no electric.  CrazyPJ plug for starter motor hole.
  • Pamco electronic ignition. (When Pete gets them in production).
  • Kohler integrated Regulator/Rectifier (already purchased)
  • Integrated LED brake/turn and headligh/turn signals
  • Heat seeking missles to blow up cagers on their phones coming at me.
Well, maybe not the last one.   ;D
"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