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Author Topic: CJ360 Build (my first)  (Read 6534 times)

Offline ZenMoto

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #60 on: Mar 09, 2018, 23:53:04 »
Okay, not a ton of progress to report ...but I've been busy.

Finally got all my "black" parts off to the powdercoater and finished polishing the last of the aluminum bits so they're ready for Cerakote when I pick up the first batch. The beauty of doing the black bits first is that I can then Cerakote the fork legs (over the black powder coat) and they will be virtually chip-proof. :)

I should have snapped some before / after, but I ground off the extra mounting point on the left fork leg and filed down the casting seam on both legs then sanded them flush & smooth ...when they get back from powder they should look factory clean. :)

As for the aluminum, since we all like photos, here is the batch, ready for coating. ...man, that little points cover was a real mother!!!  lol


Offline trek97

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #61 on: Mar 10, 2018, 10:09:42 »
Nice  8)

Offline ZenMoto

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #62 on: Mar 23, 2018, 21:19:31 »
Well, things have been progressing slowly, but surely (low on funds).  lol

My parts are still out for powder coating, but I've been working on cleaning up the frame, and designing an aluminum bracket to hold the Cognito-Moto GPS speedometer and some indicator lights (L & R turn + high-beam). Cognito supplies a mounting ring, so I just had to draw something up to mate it to the OE triple clamp. ...the little Honda wing won't be part of the NC program (way too small), instead, I've ordered a factory Honda wing badge that is perfect, so I will machine in a small recess for it. ...I remembered my VFR1200 had that logo emblem and found it on Partzilla for $2.95; that should help keep things looking "factory".  :)

This is what I've got, though I'll wait until I get the indicator lights to finalize those 3 holes then I'll prototype it on the 3D printer. If all fits as it should, I'll have on machined from billet then have it powder-coated with the next batch.







Here's the VFR clamp so you can see what that badge will look like.



Also managed to get all my transmission bits our for ISF finishing today, so I'll hopefully get those back in a week or so. 
« Last Edit: Mar 23, 2018, 21:22:40 by ZenMoto »

Offline ZenMoto

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #63 on: Mar 27, 2018, 23:09:42 »
Pulled the part of the 3D printer today and test fit everything; looks like it will get the job done. ...next step for this portion is to get the part quoted for CNC and black anodizing. I think it will look sharp when it's all done (I'll probably make sure the turn signal indicators are straight when I do final assembly though).  ;)


Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #64 on: Mar 27, 2018, 23:41:56 »
that looks cool!
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Offline crazypj

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #65 on: Mar 30, 2018, 11:59:35 »
I'm cheap and just cut up a piece of alluminium angle, can't find picture at present  ;D
Didn't turn out exactly as I wanted but I needed something quick to get bike finished. I'll probably re-do it eventually.
I used handlebar mount holes for indicator LED's
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.350
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« Last Edit: Mar 30, 2018, 12:09:28 by crazypj »
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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #66 on: Mar 30, 2018, 13:26:33 »
Pulled the part of the 3D printer today and test fit everything; looks like it will get the job done. ...next step for this portion is to get the part quoted for CNC and black anodizing. I think it will look sharp when it's all done (I'll probably make sure the turn signal indicators are straight when I do final assembly though).  ;)



Nice, I 3D printed a mounting bracket for the TrailTech on the XL. I planned to do it in aluminum eventually but I printed it high fill and I'm running it as is. The TrailTech is also really light.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
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Offline ZenMoto

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #67 on: Jun 17, 2018, 22:19:17 »
Well, it's been a long time since I've checked in, but that doesn't mean I haven't done anything.

Finally got some bits back from powder; the hubs I got a while ago, then sent wheels out for lacing. Before doing that I needed to clean up the original spokes, as I planned to reuse them.

They turned out pretty good, but it was a fair amount of work ...totally worth it.

I went from this pile of rust and corrosion...





to this shiny mass of polished beauty. 





The wheels came out beautifully, though my wheel guy had to adjust the nipple angle to make the stock spokes work with the rims I'd purchased. ...I'm still working on mounting the rear tire, as you can see.





I also got my polished engine cases back from ceramic coating ...they lost a bit of luster, but I won't have to touch them up every week, so also ...worth it.



Lastly, just today, I got the call from my powder coating guy that my engine cases were done. They liked how they turned out so much they snapped their own photos for their instagram page. ...I'm really looking forward to getting it back together.





Still so much to do, but it finally feels like I'm making some headway.

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #68 on: Jun 17, 2018, 22:28:03 »
Yeah man, that motor is gorgeous.

Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: CJ360 Build (my first)
« Reply #69 on: Jun 17, 2018, 22:33:11 »
awesome! that's a cool color - still jelly of those side covers!
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