CB350 Sly... Now with 2 finger braking!!!

lhpegram

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overdraft said:
it's time lapse photography! shhh! i'm slower than hell! all the blasting was old glass bead. not my rig unfortunately... the suburban garage builder like me doesn't usually get cool gear like blasters!
yes, fork sliders were blasted and then painted. the hubs were just blasted and i was in love with the look but from what i've read i'm gonna be sorry that i didn't paint them because they're gonna grab dirt like a swiffer...
Haha word. I hear ya.
They really look great...hate that you can't leave em' like that.
Keep up the good work

Cheers
 

frogman

'74 CB360, '71 CB450, '75 CB550SS
Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

Man that clippy tool is awesome. It never ceases to amaze me what comes out of not having the right tool for the job. Right on!! 8)
 

overdraft

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mmm... back from powder...




and stainless hex sockets for all the showy places...

 

overdraft

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painted up some bits and pieces...



put in the race for the all balls tapered bearings...



and i'm ready to put the triples on!

 

overdraft

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put the front end on...



then put the back end on... i got some YSS shocks from their mid range line... i think they look good, but we won't know how they work for some time!



and i put some spools on the bottom shock mounts so i can put the bike on a rearstand

 

Ringo

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DTT BOTM WINNER
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overdraft said:
Got a tour of the Martin Mars while it was parked in a big reservoir outside of Oroville, CA. Cool plane.

Back on topic, looking good so far man. Alloy rims I like.
 

lhpegram

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whoa! maybe i missed something but HOW do your upper fork tubes look so good?
mine look like shit from having the headlight ears sit on them for years. (lots of pitting)
 

overdraft

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lhpegram said:
whoa! maybe i missed something but HOW do your upper fork tubes look so good?
mine look like shit from having the headlight ears sit on them for years. (lots of pitting)
i got a cb360 front end to get the disc brake... i got it off ebay for crazy cheap and the tubes just happened to be in really nice shape... blind luck really...
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

overdraft said:
ok, so i looked at the 530 chain these things come with and thought, wow, that's the size i have on my 140hp street bike... i think i can get by with something smaller... so i pissed around on the mighty interweb and discovered that the SL version of this bike came with a 520 chain... so i ordered up new sprockets hoping that they'd have the same spline at the front and cush drive spacing at the back... score!

so now i gotta make up the lost thickness on the rear hub... i got two extra of the big ass washer that goes in there and lovingly thinned one down to match the gap... what a pita!


so half way there! i have NO idea how i'm going to get the front sprocket attached... stay tuned!
Put the 'one and a half spacers' behind the sprocket so 'outside' is in normal position and use stock piece to hold front sprocket in place
Wheels look real good.
Are you doing a 'reverse' brake like I had on my 'dyno bike'?
 

overdraft

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crazypj said:
Put the 'one and a half spacers' behind the sprocket so 'outside' is in normal position and use stock piece to hold front sprocket in place
Wheels look real good.
Are you doing a 'reverse' brake like I had on my 'dyno bike'?
ya, reversing the brake... good eye! i saw some vintage guy at the track with that on his 450 and i thought it looked cool... thanks for the sprocket mounting tip!
 

surffly

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what excel rim did you use on the rear?
im looking for excel rims to work with a stock rear and GT750 front and dont want to spend $200+ per rim
 

overdraft

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surffly said:
what excel rim did you use on the rear?
im looking for excel rims to work with a stock rear and GT750 front and dont want to spend $200+ per rim
ya, i got shouldered excels from buchanan's... they were pricey, but nice... in retrospect i wish i'd tried the ones from mikesxs though... the price differential is probably worth taking a chance...
buchanans:
http://www.buchananspokes.net/products/excel_shouldered_aluminum_rims.asp
mikesxs:
http://www.mikesxs.net/products-56.html#products
 

overdraft

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this entry is all about bolts...

i took out the rusty caliper bolts and got new oem ones... but then i stumbled over these really cool chrome plated ones!



so the caliper will end up looking pretty nice after blast and paint... here's the chrome bolt beside the oem one...



and while we're talking bolts, i was at a buddy's place and he was working on his ferrari (ya, he pisses me off too!) and he showed me one of the bolts he took out... and the freakin' logo is forged into the bolt head! no wonder those cars are so expensive!

 

VonYinzer

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That is awesome. God I love Ferraris. What does he have?
 

overdraft

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VonYinzer said:
That is awesome. God I love Ferraris. What does he have?
456GT... i fear for it... buddy likes to do 'interesting' things to his cars... he put a lotus elan engine in his bug eye sprite, a chev v6 in his volkswagen campervan, converted his corvette to propane and put a northstar v8 in his lotus esprit...
 

overdraft

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ok, tank.... i always loved the shape of the old suzuki gs450 tanks and thought that they'd make a great cafe tank. i knew i didn't have the chops to build a tank from scratch, but i also didn't want to just buy a 'cafe' tank so i started looking for a 450 tank. fans of the tank will know that there are indents on the sides to receive the badges, but in my searching i found that the non-imported gsx250 has the identical shaped tank but without the indents. furthermore, i found new old stock ones in asia for a reasonable price! will it fit? i didn't know but i ordered it up anyway...



well, was nice to know there's no rust or junk in my tank but it didn't fit... the tunnel wasn't deep enough so i took a ball pean hammer to it... ugly but you'll never see it...



and the front was too narrow to get over the mounting rubbers, so i made a kind of spreader tool that bent the front of the tank apart to fit onto the frame...



i set up some rubber bumpers in some spare holes in the frame to support the back end so now its fully supported with rubber, but i have yet to find a way to attach it....

 

overdraft

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well, the side stand used to fold up against a rubber pad on the muffler... now that the exhaust is on the right it swung too far up and looked like it would interfere with the shifter...



so i drilled into the pivot of the stand so it could take a small piece of stainless rod. now by filing the rod to length i can control exactly where the side stand parks...



and now it's out of the way of the shifter!

 

overdraft

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part of my memory of the bike i had as a kid was the black tips on the ends of the levers... turns out they're available as a spare part! popped onto the stock clutch lever nicely, but was a bit more work to get on the modern brake lever... however eventually i got it on and now i can keep the old skool look that i remember!

 

stonenck

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awesome build, love the attention to the details
 

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