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  1. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    TOPIC CHANGE! While this has all been going on, I've been fighting to get my rotary-powered Datsun 280z ready for the first hillclimb event. For those who are unfamiliar with hillclimb races, I have some raw race footage from last year on YouTube: 2015 Hillclimb Season (Driven Daily's Modest...
  2. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I've soaked and cleaned the pistons a few times, but those rings don't seem to be coming loose. I'm considering taking them to a friend with a lathe to have the rings machined until they weaken enough to fall out, at this point.
  3. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Keeping the hub and re-lacing with 17" wheels. Sorry, keeping all the brakes as-is. It's much simpler than measuring hubs, making/ordering spacers, and possibly converting to disc brakes. More work than I have time for, right now.
  4. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    It's not really one or the other. The two kind of munge together. One gets 17" wheels, the other gets 18" wheels ... otherwise, just consider it a double-bike-refresh. That was extremely helpful, much simpler than I was expecting. I'll probably want another set of hands when I put it back...
  5. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    ... and so it begins.
  6. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    He seems to be the resident expert on all things honda-twin. You're making me almost want to tear down my cl360 engine when I'm done with this. These little things are so dang simple. I think I'll have all my parts this weekend, so the plan is to have it all together on Monday. I'm not really...
  7. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Bad. I'd call them atrocious, but a fingernail barely catches on them, so I'll just stick with 'bad' for now. I'm hoping someone has sorted out what kind of bearings fit in there, and what machining to do to the head/cover? I suppose these could be run with a polish, as the journals on the cams...
  8. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Several hours and several broken tools later, the instructions in the FSM have completely failed me. The recommendation to rotate the engine in order to remove the cam gear were nothing short of infuriating. I need to buy a few offset 10mm wrenches, apparently. Didn't even know about them...
  9. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Never was very good at waiting for good things to happen. Sent from my Nexus 5X using Tapatalk
  10. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Ordered. After pulling all of the left covers, the kicker engages the seized engine! That's partly good news. The bad news is that both the kicker and electric starter fall all over themselves when they try to move the crank. There's a whole lotta mystery oil soaking in, and I'm just giving the...
  11. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Ordered a square-style easy-out, as I've never had the best luck getting the concentric style to work on stuff like this. The hole is cleared at least, but I'm betting some porcelain bits ended up inside the cylinder. Ceramics are pretty much the worst possible things to have rubbing between a...
  12. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I dug into the cb360 (my girlfriend's) and started some fact gathering. The kicker spins, and it spins the rear wheel if in gear. From that, I can tell that the transmission spins freely. There is no valve popping sound, so I can assume the clutch isn't engaging the engine, so I tried pulling...
  13. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Totally missed my typo (fixed now). I can barely squeeze a 170 on my GSXR, that'd be practically unrideable on a ~30hp little thing like this.
  14. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    That's generally the plan, leave the bike alone as much as possible. Just run it as Honda intended. I've ridden a few friends' stock 350's and 360's, and while they're just good bikes all around. I definitely enjoy a more trimmed-down bike though, especially when the engine is as power-limited...
  15. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    ... and then there were two. My girlfriend has been interested in getting her license for awhile. Now she has an excuse, and a bike (birthday present). $300 and 3,000 miles on it. Some disassembly required. I just gave her a can of PB Blaster and told her to go to town on every bolt on the...
  16. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I've tabled the carbs problem for now, and a few parts have started to come in. Hopefully I've been ordering the right stuff. It turns out the 350 and 360 engines have completely different ignition systems, and I'm already fond of the 360's. It's pretty easy to get dead-on, and I love that the...
  17. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I took another look at the GSXR carbs I've been considering, and found a problem. These are designed to live at a pretty steep angle (45 degrees or so), and I don't want to make new boots for them. Bummer. These BST's should work well, but don't have the convenient side-idle adjust, and aren't...
  18. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I was thinking about doing something similar to ammo cans. It'd be nice to find something that's aluminum though, if possible. Definitely interested to see your design, I haven't done a whole lot of research yet. I don't think the funding detracts from their trips at all. That just increases...
  19. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    Just started watching Long Way Down tonight, hahaha! The new tank is clean on the inside, and that's what I really care about. It was a little sad scrapping the last two tanks. I'm trying not to get too carried away with the 'adventure bike build' idea, and just focus on getting what's there to...
  20. drummingpariah

    CL360 rescue

    I'm back! After letting the poor thing sit for awhile, I watched "Long Way Round" and thankfully found some inspiration to dig back into this. I started tearing down the stuff that's bothered me since buying the bike. I pulled off the mangled hand levers and sad old switches, removed all the...
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