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Author Topic: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler  (Read 24317 times)

Offline xb33bsa

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #40 on: Feb 12, 2016, 06:22:56 »
it does look awesome however the cb is a tiny bike and a trackrer needs some room on the seat to slide back on whilst trying to gain traction exiting a turn.srslry its too short needs 3"
 back and the front is in seroius need of lifting
so ya nice work but the proportions are off ,its such a tiny bike,so unlress you are a tiny spinner girl or a 12 yearl, it restricts the rider with a the edge of the seat back hump that far forward
blending it with the seat base would work so you can get a proper rocker in the seat profile
notice this bike here and also it aint drooped down in the front like its getting ready to jump up and lick  you square on the yapper

« Last Edit: Feb 12, 2016, 06:24:50 by xb33bsa »

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #41 on: Feb 12, 2016, 08:48:30 »

it does look awesome however the cb is a tiny bike and a trackrer needs some room on the seat to slide back on whilst trying to gain traction exiting a turn.srslry its too short needs 3"
 back and the front is in seroius need of lifting
so ya nice work but the proportions are off ,its such a tiny bike,so unlress you are a tiny spinner girl or a 12 yearl, it restricts the rider with a the edge of the seat back hump that far forward
blending it with the seat base would work so you can get a proper rocker in the seat profile
notice this bike here and also it aint drooped down in the front like its getting ready to jump up and lick  you square on the yapper


Thanks for the input. I am actually addressing some of the things you've mentioned. I thought I posted about some of my plans, but I may not have yet.

The cb350 is a small bike, which if you're 5'5" like me is fun. If your 5'10"+ not so much. The seat will actually be sloped up to the rear cowl, not flat cafe style. The cowl seems tall in the pics, but once you add a couple inches of seat foam it's only about a 1.5" rise. The cowl is also strong enough that you could slide right onto it if you needed, but when you sit on the bike that is actually pretty far back. Remember the top shock mounts aren't exactly in the same spot as stock. Also the tank is 2-3" shorter than stock, so the seat itself will be about 15". If you overhang the edge of the seat a little you've got another 2-3".





As far as the height, the rear is already lifted. The shocks currently on it I had laying around from a cb750. The new shocks are 2" taller (I believe, I ordered them months ago). But, the subframe slopes up a bit more than stock so the rear is not getting the full 2" of lift.
The front end is going from the stock 18" rim to a 19x2.15. The larger diameter and wider rim will allow me to run a taller tire, thus bringing up the front end a bit.



Is this a hardcore flat track bike? No. It's function as a tracker is mellowed a bit for the street, and for aesthetics. It's meant to be a fun little ripper, and I think it will be.

I do plan to build myself a real vintage flat tracker, but I think I'll start with something more suitable. Perhaps a sr500.




Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #42 on: Feb 12, 2016, 09:24:50 »

I dig the shape and that it extends further then what most rears do and not drop off at the axle or before...very nice metal work all around.

Thanks!

Offline Nj732port

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #43 on: Feb 12, 2016, 11:23:45 »
Thanks for the input. I am actually addressing some of the things you've mentioned. I thought I posted about some of my plans, but I may not have yet.

The cb350 is a small bike, which if you're 5'5" like me is fun. If your 5'10"+ not so much. The seat will actually be sloped up to the rear cowl, not flat cafe style. The cowl seems tall in the pics, but once you add a couple inches of seat foam it's only about a 1.5" rise. The cowl is also strong enough that you could slide right onto it if you needed, but when you sit on the bike that is actually pretty far back. Remember the top shock mounts aren't exactly in the same spot as stock. Also the tank is 2-3" shorter than stock, so the seat itself will be about 15". If you overhang the edge of the seat a little you've got another 2-3".





As far as the height, the rear is already lifted. The shocks currently on it I had laying around from a cb750. The new shocks are 2" taller (I believe, I ordered them months ago). But, the subframe slopes up a bit more than stock so the rear is not getting the full 2" of lift.
The front end is going from the stock 18" rim to a 19x2.15. The larger diameter and wider rim will allow me to run a taller tire, thus bringing up the front end a bit.



Is this a hardcore flat track bike? No. It's function as a tracker is mellowed a bit for the street, and for aesthetics. It's meant to be a fun little ripper, and I think it will be.

I do plan to build myself a real vintage flat tracker, but I think I'll start with something more suitable. Perhaps a sr500.


hurry up and finish so you can move on to an sr! your skills are awesome ;D

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #44 on: Feb 12, 2016, 15:59:32 »



Thanks! I'm always on the lookout for an sr500, flat track season is coming soon!

Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #45 on: Feb 19, 2016, 17:04:17 »
 I've been busy working on rubber mounts for the tank and tailI and figuring parts to get ordered. All very important, but boring so I thought I would post up some of the progress pics I have in my phone.
 This shows the roughing in of the tail halves, and the weld after planishing. No grinding.









Here is the tank tunnel coming together.








And just a couple random pictures.






Offline B541Niner

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #46 on: Feb 19, 2016, 19:28:25 »
Cool transformation from a dinged up piece of metal to the end result.
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Offline ncologerojr

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #47 on: Feb 19, 2016, 20:01:28 »

Cool transformation from a dinged up piece of metal to the end result.

Thanks. When metal shaping it always looks like your destroying the panel in the beginning. The dings are where I'm putting stretch into the panel. If you look close you can see slight ripples also, that's where I hammered down tucks to shrink the metal. Stretch and shrink the right spots and you can make any shape.

Offline ncologerojr

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Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #48 on: Feb 20, 2016, 08:39:53 »
I got the tail mounted up, along with a small plate that shields the battery box from tire spray.
  Also a pic showing a weld along the inside of the rear fender. When tig welding thin aluminum, always try to weld both sides of stressed joints whenever possible to avoid cracking.








Offline jag767

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Re: Cb350 Tracker / Scrambler - The UpstateScrambler
« Reply #49 on: Feb 22, 2016, 05:56:14 »
Damn that's nice fab work!