CB360's-from build to blog - 2013, MDS (Mo Dumb Shit)

diesel450

"Fast with a past"
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Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

My father called me from Sarasota yesterday complaining about the cold. I had little sympathy. :(

Feel better friend.
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

No....no way. An Ozark!? Damn......I have more sympathy for that that I would for someone getting their ass kicked doing something dumb. That sucks, hope it clears up soon. I have some nerve damage in my right knee from an incident. I know THAT brand of fun.
You'd probably like me if you knew me Grin
You're probably right....

As well, I can relate to not being set up for cooler temps. I have a buddy who owned a hotel in Key West, spent a long lazy summer there after college. It hit 55* one fall day and I thought I was gonna die of hypothermia. There was a decided lack of awesome bikini action around that week.....
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

nothing to report, except its still freezing, probably seeing it on news now as citrus crops are being damaged (so price will be going sky high for 'fresh' OJ)
Ice out back hasn't melted for at least 4 days (maybe longer, I didn't check soon enough)
Single shift didn't happen, got home 7:30pm, something to eat, time for a shower and bed, ready to do it again tomorrow.
This is looking more like a blog than a build :(

PJ
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Still nothing much happening with bike (although I am ordering tyres and chain this week 8))
After I I complained to workman's comp insurance company, (they closed case ::) ) its now re-opened and I'm seeing specialists most days this week :eek:
This makes me very nervous as insurance companies usually do all they can NOt to spend money.
Th fact they are in daily contact and arranging things to suit me gives me the impression they fucked up by doing nothing when accident happened?
Anyway, I have another appointment at 5.00pm today
This is an update to let you all know I haven't stopped working on things, just slowed down a lot :(

PJ
 

Kanticoy

Mad Science!
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Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Man hang in there PJ, and don't let the insurance companies eat you alive. They are brutal. BUT it does sound promising.

We'll still be hanging around when you get things going again!
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Thanks Kanticoy,
still nothing happening with bike :-[ :mad: :(
I've been seeing one specialist after another all week, and, I have appointments all next week.
Getting a bit worried as I was 'eletrocuted for 45 mins yesterday (nerve conduction tests)
Nerve going through elbow is messed up, dont know how bad but thats 'probably' whats causing problem with hand
I'm seeing a hand surgeon on Monday which is freaking me out a bit.

PJ
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Ya know what pisses me off? All these doctors who are effing rich are just "practicing" medicine.
Yeah I know that's semantics, but really.....why do we hear: "Let's try this and see how it works...."
Sucks man, hope it works out for you. I've got residual nerve damage in my left knee from college ball. No fun man.....
 

boingk

Standard gearhead.
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Sheez, hope it all works out ok PJ. Mind you, I'd bet on this being true:

gives me the impression they fucked up by doing nothing when accident happened?
Least you don't have to pick up the tab for all this stuff I guess. Hope it goes okay and they fix you up.

Cheers - boingk
 

dcmspikes

New Member
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

yeah, good luck PJ. hopefully they can put you back together well enough to keep messing with your bikes
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Nothing much happening with bike (so no pics) but, I can still push buttons so tyres and chain are ordered, plus some 35/35 H4 bulbs and a chain for the Yamaha
I'm getting Continental 'GO' 90/90x18 front and a 110/90 x18 rear
Quite expensive but I know how I ride so I don't want Chen-Shin 'supersliders'
Going on WM3 rims so should flatten out slightly ;)
I decided I'm going to make a new top yoke out of flat plate so I wont have so much fork tube sticking through top (stock one drops down about 1")
If I like look of it when done I'm going to make another one for the 'dyno' bike

Swagger, it pisses me off as well, decided to add a bit about last week (and some on this week.)
I had nerve conduction tests last Thursday, doctor was OK, probably stoned as he 'forgot' to electrocute me enough ::)
He was convinced it was carpal tunnel because the surgery I had 12 yrs ago wasn't done right. ::)
Luckily, I had seen a Physiotherapist for evaluation two days before and they told me about nerve running thorough elbow which was probably causing problem with hand (the 'funny bone' nerve)
Anyway, I mentioned this to the guy, he was quite apologetic for forgetting and sorry he was going to have to zap me some more............... ???
I got electrocuted and stuck with pins (then electrocuted through pins :eek:)
went to see hand surgeon yesterday, told me there as nothing he could do as the check sheet had wrong information, ::) wrong joint on thumb (pull my finger ;D)
Said he would love to help if I could get authorisation from insurance ::)
Want's to do MRI on hand/elbow to find out whats going on
Did fix me up with a steroid injection in thumb to help with joint pain and some steroid pills for inflammation which should help shoulder/elbow
Only slept 4 hrs but was 'better' sleep than I have had since accident and felt pretty good in work (and seem OK at present even though I've been awake since 4.00am :eek:)
I have to have physical therapy couple of times a week but, I can start doing some light work on bike's (did a bit of filing on XS800 bar mounts to remove casting marks this evening, clamped in vice, wasn't too bad)
Finally got round to ordering extra long drill bits to modify some parts, did some mods to mini headlight for 800 (will have to take some pics and post in chop&bob, no updates since 20th Dec :-[)

PJ
 

Rocan

"Long after I rest, my steel will live on"
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

its good your getting back to work pj!

good luck with the therapy and stuff... i was on steroids for torn ligaments and a fractured ankle a bit ago....

really give you that get up and go... thats for sure.
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

I got a few things for XS800 (in bob & chop) and while I had camera out decided to take pic of reproduction speedometer I've got hold of for the 'cafe'.
Not sure exactly how I'm going to mount it yet but I will be making something to make it look 'period' (the back is obviously modern)

 

Big R

Heaven is so far away.
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

That's pretty cool lookin. Is it in Kph or mph?
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

It's miles, didn't realise I missed a bit when I took pic.
I did wonder as 50Kph is about 30mph.
I'll check it with GPS when I get done. (hich is taking far longerr than anticipated)
I know I probably only needed 100~120mph one but this was same price so I got it.
 

Big R

Heaven is so far away.
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

It's ok - somebody might think you'll need a speedo that goes up that far! :D

I looked for one that only goes up to 80mph since if my bike goes faster than that, it's on fire going over a cliff anyway
 

crazypj

Split personality, I fake being smart
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

I've actually done something on bike :eek:
hand/arm still messed up but I've been told I have to use it
Finally got extra long drill bit and gun drilled the cam for the modified oiling system
The top end oiling is known weak point on CB360 (and 350/450, etc)
Still have to drill the holes through cam lobes and bearings but it's a god start.
I started modifying clutch cover as well, removed blanking plug from oil gallery.
This thing should be pretty bulletproof when its done ;)
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

Ya know I've wondered about hogging out the cams on the 450/500s that are here. Getting the extra oil to that point isn't in issue, just what I wanna do with it. Have you run a cam drilled like this before? Any longevity issues? I can't imagine that there would be if your hole is drilled on axis and not HUGE.....
 

Rocan

"Long after I rest, my steel will live on"
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

how did you align the cam for the drilling? ive been having wet dreams over a cam oiler system ever since i saw the one at this site...

http://www.vf750fd.com/vf750f/vintagerace.html


someone seriously has to start producing some of these parts stateside...
 

Swagger

Putting boot to ass since 1967!
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

I guess I'm just thinking more on the old bikes and old metal. There've been a lot of advances in metarlugy since these old hondas came out. I know the Cosworth cams in my SuperIII are hollow and I seem to remember noticing that when i had the head off the R1 but I was looking for other things at the time.

My only other worry and again this comes form not having dealt with it before would be the umm.....outlet holes drilled in the lobed and journals causing fractures in that old brittle cast iron.

While were on the subject of cams and heads.....
What are your thoughts on head casting variations between the various iterations of the 450 and 500T? Lots of guys seem to say that the 500T head is better for building power but nobody has been able to say why exactly. I haven't compated a 500 vs 450 so I don't know. Think there's anything to it? I have both and will eventually compare if it's worth the effort.
 

dcmspikes

New Member
Re: Yet another CB360 ( or two?)

you do not need to worry about having a hole in the face of your lobe? i could imagine that the hole would wear the valve surface or 'catch' on it. i trust you have thought of this. would it make any sense to drill the lobes off center? just noob questions. one day you might need to have a CB360 mod page.
 
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