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Author Topic: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5 Now it is a roller!  (Read 5218 times)

Offline dynamitedave

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5
« Reply #20 on: Nov 02, 2017, 11:06:31 »
Can you please use the image uploader built into the website so we can actually see your pictures.
This is what we all see.

Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5
« Reply #21 on: Nov 18, 2017, 18:22:41 »
dynamitedave, you can get an app for the browser you use that will make the pictures show up for all photobucket feeds. I use photobucket hotlink fix for chrome - available in the app store.


An update!


I've finally got the motor back in the frame and some other bits bolted on. I ended up laying the engine on its side and lowered the frame onto it, and to be honest I fumbled with it for about 15 minutes before it literally fell into place.  I still have no idea how to actually put the motor into these frames. I also rebuilt the swingarm with shiny new bronze bushings and it'll be a shame to cover them back up when my new dust seals arrive (only assembled for fitment at the moment). Also tapped a new M6 zerk to make it easier to lube with my grease gun.  I also got the exhaust mounted up with the hanger bracket to figure out just how far I have to bend it to get the mufflers to stop touching and to clear the shock.  Luckily, not far.






Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5
« Reply #22 on: Mar 28, 2018, 23:03:19 »
Got my wheels back from Buchanan. Excel Al rims with beautiful stainless spokes mated to the satin black powdercoated hubs with all balls sealed bearings! Front hub is CL450 with a 19" hoop. Rear is stock 18" from the CB350. Wrapped them all up in some Continental TKC70s. I also got the stem from the CB350 pressed out and into whatever 35mm fork clamps I'm using (can't remember if its 450 or 550...). I also have a new cog set from Rebel gears for my chain conversion to add, buuuuut it appears that I'm moving to Boston, so this project will probably be on hold until late spring/summer when I get the bike up from PA to New England.


wheels by J L, on Flickr

Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5
« Reply #23 on: Dec 18, 2018, 23:17:44 »
So I managed to move from PA to Boston in March '18 and the bike project had to be put on hold. Luckily I got the bike out of my storage unit and am putting it back together at a friend's place. I managed to find my [overpriced] NOS cush drive bushings and bang them into place today. The old ones were destroyed upon removing them for powdercoating the hubs.  I've got a new upgraded 520 sprocket set to add as soon as I can find what box its in...


But until then some sweet, sweet cush drive progress!


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Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5
« Reply #24 on: Mar 24, 2019, 19:23:37 »
finally an update. I FINALLY got the bearing/bearing retainer in. When I initially took the retainer out the threads became pretty knackered. I tried to clean them up initially, but when i tried to assemble with the new retainer it became completely galled in place. It wouldn't back out. A breaker bar wouldn't help. I even tapped in 3 bolt holes into it and attached a 3' bar but ended up snappping part of the retainer off. I dremeled the little bastard out eventually. I bought an NES internal thread repair tool but it wouldn't reach down deep enough without removing the bearings. So I removed the bearings, cleaned the threads, swapped in fresh bearings (for fear of having damaged the other ones after pulling them) and used a bit of anti-sieze and I am FINALLY done with the rear wheel.


So the rear wheel now has a powder coated hub, new Al wheel and stainless spokes, new tire, NOS cush drive bushings, NOS drive bolts, new all balls sealed bearings, a new Al cog and new nut retainers. Can't wait to finally mount it and have a roller again!



IMG_20190324_142921 by J L, on Flickr
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Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5 Finally a Roller!!!!
« Reply #25 on: Apr 05, 2019, 22:17:08 »
I've FINALLY got the rear wheel sorted. I got to spend some time after work at my buddy's place where the bike is being stored before daylight ran out. Finally got the wheels and front suspension hooked up. I am very pleased with how it is turning out.
IMG_20190405_175035 by J L, on Flickr
IMG_20190405_175656 by J L, on Flickr
IMG_20190405_183255 by J L, on Flickr
IMG_20190405_184455 by J L, on Flickr

Offline WhyNot

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5 Now it is a roller!
« Reply #26 on: Apr 06, 2019, 10:00:49 »
Read through this thread, very nice work, way to stick with it.

I really like those wheels
1975 CB750K5
1974 CB350F

Offline Rimmy

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Re: '73 CB350G take II: resto-mod - The 3-4-5 Now it is a roller!
« Reply #27 on: Apr 07, 2019, 22:19:08 »
Thanks! I am really happy with the wheels too. Buchanan did a fantastic job lacing up the aluminum hoops.