CB360T resto-rection

Cramer

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Picked up a 76 CB360T thought it could be a fun winter project. I don’t have any intentions of scouring the earth for year correct NOS parts. I do like the classic styling though so I am planning to keep it at least mostly together. My initial plan is to take care of the big stuff: WIRING, fork seals, brakes, tires, fork bushings, seat parts, etc. I’d also like to find a decent front fender for it. The side cover badges are for a regular 360, but for now they will work I may even try to paint them to match, the problem is I kind of like the weathered look of the tank. My immediate focus is wiring, at some point someone removed the factory harness and cut some of the connectors off, so I figure I. An upgrade the rectifier, a modern fuse block, and I need an ignition switch (no key) which should show up this week. I’d love to hear this thing run. Anyway here are a couple of pictures. Any advice, help, or opinions are welcome.
 

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ridesolo

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That looks like a very nice beginning. Look up crazypj on here and go through his posts about the CB/CL/CJ360, they are FULL of great information; he's very much "Mr. 360." You'll want to consider his carb rebuild.
 

Cramer

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Also can anyone tell me how much room I have under my seat? I have the factory seat but the hinge pin, rubber bumpers, and latch are gone. I’d like to know if I can mount a fuse panel and or the regulator under the pan, TIA.
 

Cramer

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ridesolo said:
That looks like a very nice beginning. Look up crazypj on here and go through his posts about the CB/CL/CJ360, they are FULL of great information; he's very much "Mr. 360." You'll want to consider his carb rebuild.
sent him a message thanks! I am assuming I will go with pods as it seems like the easiest option. As long as I can get them to clear my battery box.
 

Cramer

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irk miller said:
The tank looks great from here.
it has a small dent on the right top down by the seat that I am hoping pulls
Out, other than that it is just sun faded on the top.
 

Psychopasta

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I’m in. If you’re rewiring, you cant beat the MotoGadget controller for simplifying everything into just handlebar switches and a black box. Highly recommended
 

Cramer

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Sonreir said:
As far as wiring goes: http://www.sparckmoto.com/Products/Detail/107 ;D
Thanks! I did just order a net regulator/rectifier from you. In an ideal world I would get that kit, or even an M-Unit, but I am balling on a budget. I may live to regret it but I am going to try and run a backbone power wire and make my own harness. Being cheap isn’t always ideal lol, but sometimes necessary.
 

Turnturtle

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I can get you a stock fender and brackets, seat bumpers and hinge and anything else that is on my parts bike. Let me know what you need.
 

Cramer

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I managed to break my starter switch while installing new throttle cables. I found another thread on here that mentioned a SPDT momentary switch from radio shack that fits in the housing so I have one on order. I didn’t notice the factory switch it being DT but from what I understand it’s so you can wire the headlight to cut out when the starter is engaged to reduce battery load? Hopefully I will tackle some of the wiring tonight.
 

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Yes, also the 360 was factory wired to kill the headlight on start up. So all the wires should already be there.

IIRC the black and Black/red should open when you press the starter button. (Killing the headlight). otherwise powering the light when not pushing the button.
 

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