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Author Topic: Project CB350F cafe brat  (Read 10875 times)

Offline stubsryan

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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2019, 00:26:37 »
To remove the lower bolt: LEAVE THE LEG ASSEMBLED, so the spring holds the internals preventing them from spinning with the bolt. Another thing that can work is to jamb a broom or mop handle in a disassembled leg to hold tension on the piston. Then use the impact and socketed allen key. Easiest is to just do it right after draining and before loosening the triple tree clamps with the bike blocked up.
Hey mate. Thanks for the advice. The bolt didnít spin at all. Itís seized in there. My powerful dewalt impact didnít even budge it. Never mind, itís not 100% perfectly cleaned out but is a whole lot better than it was. I had them apart only to replace the leaking oil seal. What do you think? Run with it as is or clean every last bit? Seems like a heap more work for maybe very little gain?


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Offline stubsryan

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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #91 on: May 30, 2019, 00:27:19 »
Put some valve grinding compound on the allen head socket. It will prevent the bolt from stripping out.
Thanks mate. Thatís good to know


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #92 on: May 30, 2019, 08:25:27 »
Ok so today I started welding a section to the existing crappy exhaust. The steel was so thin that I could only run the arc at 20-30 amps and pulse the rod to stop holes forming. What a nightmare, took ages and looks terrible but will continue tomorrow to get it right. Once thatís done I will wrap the exhaust and then one more piece to the puzzle will be done


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #93 on: May 30, 2019, 08:26:48 »
Update on the parts cleaner. The sand I used isnít course enough so will get some new stuff to give it a go and hopefully that sorts out what Iím looking for


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Offline LightsOut

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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2019, 18:20:43 »
Whoa, those fork tubes are in real bad shape. You sure about reusing them? Even with the work youíve done thereís putting in them. Iíd be concerned about them tearing the seals or not sealing to begin with. Also, Ichiban Moto is very funny and completely unserious. Is parts vibratory a thing...?


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2019, 21:04:03 »
Whoa, those fork tubes are in real bad shape. You sure about reusing them? Even with the work youíve done thereís putting in them. Iíd be concerned about them tearing the seals or not sealing to begin with. Also, Ichiban Moto is very funny and completely unserious. Is parts vibratory a thing...?


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Hey mate. Yeah parts vibrators are a thing. Itís kind of worked but the part was probably too rusty and needed to go in the sand blaster. As for the tubes, the rusted section is above where they compress down. I will add a photo to show how the damage is up by the triple clamp and not near the seal.


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2019, 21:04:51 »
Just found this thread.  Im watching.

Offline stubsryan

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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2019, 21:06:00 »
Here is the forks


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #98 on: May 30, 2019, 21:19:54 »
So this build Iím trying to reuse as much as I can to save money and learn things along the way. Ideally I would by new forks, exhaust etc but cash is an issue. I have probably spent $1800 Australian so far, including the bike in a box I started with. Another $1000 will have it complete with $400 going to new rubber, $200 for the electrical and $400 for odd bits


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Re: Project CB350F cafe brat
« Reply #99 on: May 31, 2019, 03:39:24 »
Itís starting to look better and better. Tank needs work. Heaps of stuff needs work! Haha. Also ran short with wrapping so will order more to finish the last bit


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