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Author Topic: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride  (Read 62842 times)

Offline Sonreir

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #390 on: Jul 21, 2017, 23:05:44 »
Sweet. Let us know how it works out?
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #391 on: Jul 21, 2017, 23:08:27 »
Those pics look very dtt botm esque. Seriously, this thing is cool

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #392 on: Jul 22, 2017, 00:31:34 »
I wholeheartedly enjoy this scooter, sir.
I like it too!
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #393 on: Jul 22, 2017, 21:11:47 »
I used a hole saw to cut reflector when I converted to 35/35 H4 bulbs. Still had to break bulb to get it out but H$ was a pretty good fit so JB Welded it in place as I coulnt be bothered to hunt down the bulb holders  I acquired a few years ago (and put 'safe'   ::) )
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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #394 on: Jul 26, 2017, 21:23:52 »


Back to points. Fuck them Dyna jawns.


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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #395 on: Jul 26, 2017, 21:50:15 »

Back to points. Fuck them Dyna jawns.

I like points cause you can make her run.

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1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #396 on: Jul 27, 2017, 08:25:03 »
Leds have a very different beam pattern a require a mirror and lens and normally a reflector that actually put the light where it needs to.

I love you ingenuity but brighter isn't better.  A lot of science and research goes into sealed beams to perform with the incandescent bulb in them.  I'm not trying to rain on your parade, but you might find that the reflector scatters the light more than focuses on the road in from of you.  It's all about cutoff and focusing on the ground in front of you where the road is coming at speed.  If you don't plan on using it at night, it will probably do great as a drl but I dunno if I would trust it for a night ride.

I have done tons of led and HID retrofits, when I first got into it I thought it was as simple a bulb swaps, but there is so much more.

Head over to the retrofit source and read up on some of the forums, there's tons of great info and quite a bit of moto related threads.  A lot of guys are really knowledgeable.  If you email the guys at the store, they are always more than happy to help and "dumb down" some of the science to help you make proper purchases and they are amazing in the customer support side

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #397 on: Jul 27, 2017, 08:49:02 »
Leds have a very different beam pattern a require a mirror and lens and normally a reflector that actually put the light where it needs to.

I love you ingenuity but brighter isn't better.  A lot of science and research goes into sealed beams to perform with the incandescent bulb in them.  I'm not trying to rain on your parade, but you might find that the reflector scatters the light more than focuses on the road in from of you.  It's all about cutoff and focusing on the ground in front of you where the road is coming at speed.  If you don't plan on using it at night, it will probably do great as a drl but I dunno if I would trust it for a night ride.

I have done tons of led and HID retrofits, when I first got into it I thought it was as simple a bulb swaps, but there is so much more.

Head over to the retrofit source and read up on some of the forums, there's tons of great info and quite a bit of moto related threads.  A lot of guys are really knowledgeable.  If you email the guys at the store, they are always more than happy to help and "dumb down" some of the science to help you make proper purchases and they are amazing in the customer support side

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Thanks, but I've had that stuff bookmarked for years.  This isn't the first time I've done this.  Have you ever ridden a 1974 CB360 with a stock lamp?  Testing has proven it to be much better than stock.  It's not intended to be permanent anyway.   I'll probably convert to the 35/35 halogen.  I appreciate the ad, they're 9012 is not far off in price from what the 35w halogen goes for.   

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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #398 on: Jul 27, 2017, 09:04:10 »
Yeah I have a stock 71 350 and I know the lighting sucks... but I don't really ride it at night because of that.

I have retrofitted a couple BMW and Toyota led projectors into cheapo eBay clear lens (sealed beam replacement) housing with great results.

I used to work for CREE and that's what got me into led swaps and retrofits in the first place I headed a team that looked into providing the oem's with led headlight technology, but we ended up passing on it and now focus strictly on providing the chips.


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Re: 1974 CB360 Fallin' Ditch Hell Ride
« Reply #399 on: Jul 27, 2017, 09:19:03 »
Yeah I have a stock 71 350 and I know the lighting sucks... but I don't really ride it at night because of that.

No excuse for how good or bad this setup is, but this bike won't see much night riding either.  I'm building it mostly to plod around local national forest fire roads and sand roads.  Most of the rural roads and swamp roads around here are sand or gravel.   There are some great places to get to, but sketchy as hell on most bikes.