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Author Topic: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler  (Read 21447 times)

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #340 on: Sep 12, 2018, 22:03:33 »
Actually the lower arm is the one that looks bent, can anyone confirm?


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Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #341 on: Sep 12, 2018, 22:51:50 »
That did it. I forgot to take a pic from the same angle but after straightening that out I was able to get them synced !!!


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Offline crazypj

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #342 on: Sep 13, 2018, 11:52:11 »
It's almost 'normal' for one or the other arms to be twisted or bent. I haven't found a good reliable way to check them except to bolt carbs to mounting without adjuster screw and see if they are roughly parallel. You have to be real careful bending arm as the shaft is brass and can easily break at the circlip groove. I've got several broken ones here that were cracked or broke in transit. I figured out really quick you must use two pairs of pliers to hold arm so as not to put any stress on shaft. Because it's such a PITA, I try not to move them unless I absolutely have to. The arm on left carb should be bent down, maybe right is too high as spring shouldn't be fully compressed when carbs are properly adjusted
« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2018, 12:05:43 by crazypj »
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Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #343 on: Sep 13, 2018, 12:05:22 »
yeah I used a vice grip on the U shaped part and pliers to hold the arm from moving. It worked out in the end, just took time to figure out what was wrong. I'm pretty stoked that they're synced now, can't wait to get them reinstalled and see how it runs tonight.
I've asked before with no replies but is anyone on this site from Des Moines? There's a Cars & Coffee cruise this saturday, would love to meet more riders.

Offline crazypj

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #344 on: Sep 13, 2018, 12:09:25 »
I added this to previous post but you may have been typing same time as me?    The arm on left carb should be bent down, maybe right is too high as spring shouldn't be fully compressed when carbs are properly adjusted.   I don't know about Des Moines but I've done a lot of carbs from Iowa  ;D
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #345 on: Sep 13, 2018, 21:08:32 »
Ok so I got the carbs back on and the new K&N R1060 pods which are all one piece of rubber basically so there's no flange getting in the way like with Emgo pods. It sounds pretty rough but at least its not idling at 3000 RPMs. Could someone listen to it and let me know if  I need to be doing more carb adjustment or does this sound like an electrical misfire or timing?
It ran really strong on Sunday when i put the 6 Sigma kit in it but the idle was super high. Then something plugged one of the jets so I took it apart, cleaned them out, bent the sync adjuster arm so that it's straight and got the butterflies synced almost perfect IMO. Put the carbs back on and it sounds like this:
« Last Edit: Sep 13, 2018, 21:20:41 by djsmiles »

Offline pidjones

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #346 on: Sep 13, 2018, 23:49:27 »
I noticed that you put a washer on either side of the spring. I believe they belong on either side of the lower arm. You probably don't want to remove them again (it is a fine thread that can easily cross or strip), but shoul you remove it, that is the way it goes. I believe that is why the examples he showed had the washers belled. They are a bear to work on either side of that lower fork.
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Offline crazypj

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #347 on: Sep 14, 2018, 11:51:42 »
I'm real surprised you got it to idle that low with that exhuast, it needs extending 18" or more. Washers need fitting either side of fork as  mentioned. You probably want around a 1300rpm idle to make sure it doesn't cut out when rpm drops from full throttle, it may seem OK in garage buyt when riding there are different dynamics.
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline djsmiles

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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #348 on: Sep 14, 2018, 12:17:47 »
Yeah the washers were a mistake, I can fix that next time I take the carbs off. PJ, I know you're an advocate for longer exhaust. I did order some mufflers.
It was running really good on Sunday except for the high idle. The only thing I changed was syncing the carbs and put on better pods. I'm just trying to figure out where to start troubleshooting based on its current performance.


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Re: My first build - 75 Honda CL360 Scrambler
« Reply #349 on: Sep 14, 2018, 14:24:24 »
This helped me to better understand exhaust length.