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Author Topic: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler  (Read 22454 times)

Offline speedmotoco

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #20 on: Nov 11, 2016, 20:25:01 »
 Right on! Great project..Used to live in DSM. Great town. Big tomato Pizza!

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #21 on: Nov 11, 2016, 21:08:42 »
Cool. Would anybody be able to answer my question about the gas tank?


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Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #22 on: Dec 27, 2016, 13:35:20 »
So i've tried MEK to strip the inside of the tank to no avail. I've run MEK through it twice and nothing came out. I'm going to try acetone next.

I've been reading a lot about engine rebuilds and am wondering if I should even open up the engine at all? It's a 75 with around 6000 miles. I don't know it's history or how it runs, I only heard it start up for a quick second before I bought it. The petcock leaks so there wasn't any gasoline in the tank. the seller just poured a small amount in and kickstarted it to hear it rev quick. Should I get everything else done, put the engine back in and go from there?

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #23 on: Dec 27, 2016, 13:37:33 »
Compression test will let you know if you need to take the engine apart. I'd still do valve and timing chain adjustments, however.
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Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #24 on: Dec 27, 2016, 15:42:39 »
Thanks for the advice. These guys on youtube have great videos with detailed explanations. videos are so much better than books for me to learn from.

Offline ridesolo

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #25 on: Dec 27, 2016, 16:18:18 »
I've been reading a lot about engine rebuilds and am wondering if I should even open up the engine at all? It's a 75 with around 6000 miles. I don't know it's history or how it runs, I only heard it start up for a quick second before I bought it. The petcock leaks so there wasn't any gasoline in the tank. the seller just poured a small amount in and kickstarted it to hear it rev quick. Should I get everything else done, put the engine back in and go from there?

6000 miles isn't a bunch on one of these, so you are probably doing the right thing by just adjusting the valves, etc.  Mine has about twice that many miles but I rode it a lot before tearing it down so I knew it was in decent running condition.  Ended up tearing mine down to do the 378cc conversion, but I did it because I wanted to not because it really needed the attention. If you haven't before, I'd suggest you check out the thread by crazypj about 360s there's lots to learn about them there; lots of good tips n tricks. 
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These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #26 on: Dec 27, 2016, 18:06:22 »
Is crazypj still in business? I sent him a message a couple months ago about rebuilding my carbs and have not heard back.

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #27 on: Dec 27, 2016, 19:29:44 »
Is crazypj still in business? I sent him a message a couple months ago about rebuilding my carbs and have not heard back.

Yeah, I've seen him on here in the last couple days.  Who knows, he might be out of town for the holidays or whatever.  Write to him again.
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
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Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #28 on: Dec 31, 2016, 12:05:59 »
So I just won the original heat shield on eBay and I"m super excited about it. It was the only one listed and I got it for what I think is a really good deal. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272438019023?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Would anyone be able to tell me what size bolts I'm going to need to attach it?

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #29 on: Jan 01, 2017, 18:33:36 »
So I just did an unbelievably stupid thing, I was cutting off the mounts for the center stand and got grind happy and cut off the motor mounts. For some reason I thought they were part of the stand. I don't even own a welder (yet) so now what? I found a frame in Oklahoma for $50 but the seller won't ship it's



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