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

overdraft

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

stonenck, crescentson, thanks guys!

rear brake linkage... so ya, everyone has to deal with this if they're going with passenger peg rearsets eh? so i just love woodcraft rearsets... have them on my race bike and my streetbike so i wanted them on the café too. i thought it would be one of the few select 'modern' touches on the bike. (i want the overall look to be pretty traditional so i don't want to put TONS of modern stuff on) but as we all know, on modern rearsets the eye on the brake pedal pushes UP to actuate a hydraulic cylinder and we need to convert that force to a horizontal one. so i did the standard 'flip the rear brake arm' on the brake panel so that the pedal is pulling it above the swing arm instead of below. then i found an r6 shift lever at the wreckers like this one...



and went to work on it so that it would mate up to the woodcraft brake lever...



so now it rotates around the peg with the brake lever but it's locked on by a nut and bolt (or maybe i tapped it, can't remember yesterday, nevermind a couple of weeks ago!) through the eye....



and i really wanted to avoid the 'bent brake rod' look that people use to get around the shock so i put the bend in the upper part of the brake lever so i have a straight shot back to the brake arm...

 

overdraft

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

i wanted to keep the original tach but with the clip ons i needed to find some way to mount it... so i fired up the FnH mill and made a bracket that would have it tucked into the triples...




but it turned out the cable ran into the back of the headlight bucket, so back to the metal supermarket for more stock and back to the mill...




and the final piece now tips the tach forward a bit so the cable clears the headlight!


 

overdraft

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

i got a HUGE chrome headlight bucket from mikesxs... just the look i was going for, plus lots of room inside for my lame wiring efforts (i'm electronically challenged) and i drilled it for the high beam indicator that i robbed from my old busted plastic headlight bucket.

i ordered the standard cheapie headlight ears and when the arrived i wasn't too impressed with the quality so i ordered the aluminum ones... so meanwhile i'm doing a mock up and i put the headlight on with the cheapies, and now the alloy ones are here and i'm not so sure i don't like the cheapies better?

what do you guys think?


 

HelthInsXpert

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

Did you check out Dime City Cycles? They seem to have a good number or 'ear' options that might look a bit better than either of yours.
 

VonYinzer

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

I dig the alum ones man... But its your bike. If you dont use them let me know. Ill buy them from you.
 

stonetree

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

cheapies

coming along nicely man!
 

overdraft

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Re: Project 'Sly'... do we really need another CB350 newbie build thread?

VonYinzer said:
I dig the alum ones man... But its your bike. If you dont use them let me know. Ill buy them from you.
stonetree said:
cheapies

coming along nicely man!
thanks for the feedback guys! i appreciate it! i'm still on the fence as to which ones...
 

overdraft

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Re: CB350 Project 'Sly'... Gas Cap! Grips!

FINALLY got a gas cap that might work! looks wikked imo although i have NO idea how to attach it... it's a tight fit over the neck of the tank, but i don't know how to attach it... i had a 1800wtf do i do thread going... still not sure what to do, but i'm liking the look...




also because they reminded me of my old bike, i got a set of the oem 'waffle' grips and cut the ends out to fit over the clipons... might not be everyone's favourite look!

 

overdraft

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Re: CB350 Project 'Sly'... now with shiny bits!

ooooOOooo... shiny bits!
i'm deleting the chain guard so i put a curve on the back of the sprocket cover...

 

overdraft

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Re: CB350 Project 'Sly'... now with shiny bits!

stonetree said:
71cb450 said:
so so pretty
thanks guys! i just hope all the pieces look good when (if?) the thing gets put back together! going with the polished covers and painted case/cylinder/head.
 

overdraft

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Re: CB350 Project 'Sly'... now with shiny bits!

my exhaust collars were all nasty so i "sent them out for chrome"... made me feel like an overweight tv chopper builder!

 

Erskine

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Re: CB350 Project 'Sly'... now with shiny bits!

overdraft said:
my exhaust collars were all nasty so i "sent them out for chrome"... made me feel like an overweight tv chopper builder!

Are these some kind of sex aid?;)
 

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