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Author Topic: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project  (Read 370 times)

Offline jrknecht

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The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« on: Aug 02, 2018, 18:55:08 »
So I started a new project. My dad had this bike sitting in his shop for the last 15-20 years, it used to run but when they moved up to the new property in the country on a long stretch of dirt road he decided it was to dangerous for him to ride back and forth to work. So it just sat. For fathers day I found him a TW200 and relieved him of the CJ. ;)
This is a stock photo I found as I didn't take one before I started tearing into it.



I am thinking I am going to build something comfortable, more upright. I love the way the rear cowl looks as a seat bump.



Bought some flat bars off of a old dirt bike. They feel great not too far forward.



Thinking I am going to run a single tach. The idea is to run a phone mount for the speedo.



I am using the headlight off of the CB450 as it is a bigger light (looks cooler in my opinion) and the headlight on the CJ fell apart as soon as I tried to take it apart.



This is my first try at fiberglassing my own seat pan. didn't turn out perfect but will do for now.





this is where it sits right now, I am thinking of doing a small curled up exhaust, but next is seat mounts and rear tail lights.


JR

Offline Sonreir

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #1 on: Aug 02, 2018, 21:17:28 »
Following along.
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1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #2 on: Aug 02, 2018, 22:28:32 »
Nice.  I always loved that seat/cowl except for the length. 

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #3 on: Aug 03, 2018, 06:57:30 »
I'm in.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 2018, 09:24:09 »
Signing up. Looks good so far.
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Offline MiniatureNinja

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2018, 02:13:46 »
looks fun!
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Offline jrknecht

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 2018, 19:51:52 »
Had a few days to tinker before I started redoing all the windows in out house. In order to finish up the wiring I had to relocate the key to a new spot. I drilled out the headlight mount hole and fit it there, work out well.



After that I worked up a mount for the speedo.






Last night I decided to tackle the seat mounting issue. I ended up drilling a couple of bolt holes in the back and used the existing holes from the battery mounts. after that I did a LOT of carful measuring to make sure the holes I drilled lined up perfectly.





I did a small L bracket to attach the rear cowl. Now I just need brake light, grips, seat cover and a exhaust.



JR

Offline jrknecht

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #7 on: Aug 11, 2018, 19:03:11 »
The bike went under the knife again the other night. I decided that I didn't like the rear buddy peg mounts so I chopped them off and ground out the welds. looks so much better. :)




Today I did a couple small things, lubed the chain, added some grips, and modified the old exhaust  to make my own muffler.




The bike runs and sounds amazing. took it out for a spin around the block. So much fun, lol.



JR

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #8 on: Aug 11, 2018, 19:11:55 »
Looking great!   8)

Loving the skinny rear tire, What size is it?  100/90 18.  Cherry Bomb is due for fresh rubber this winter.

Offline crazypj

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Re: The CJ360 Scrambler/Cafe Project
« Reply #9 on: Aug 11, 2018, 22:37:26 »
It's 'almost' a shame to carve up a nice looking CJ but except fort exhaust it looks pretty good (not a fan of loud pipes for multiple reasons)
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