"Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently

ronnie

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Trees on trees on trees...

Came to a little hick up.. None of the lower triples and stems work in their current configuration. I pressed out the Katana stem but it won't work (realized after) with the CBR top triple. The current CBR stem is too long for the frame and needs machine work to make fit. The stock CB stem will work but I need to get that one out and put it in the CBR lower. I'm making an appointment with the machinist to finish the front end. We forgot to step the axle we made down to fit the other side of the Katana fork, and I need spacers to fit the XS650 wheel seals. Hoping to get that done Thurs. Other than that, I am getting what I wanted to get done in this short two weeks so far.


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clem

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Moving along nicely. That's definetly some mix matching going on there, should be worth the headaches when its done though.
 

ronnie

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Re: Re: "Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently

clem said:
Moving along nicely. That's definetly some mix matching going on there, should be worth the headaches when its done though.
One can only hope haha!

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ronnie

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Went to my machinist today to get my fork stem situation fixed before I go back to work tomorrow. Just swapped stems earlier at the marina. I'll post some pictures when I get home tonight. Hoping to get the frame rolling tonight.

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ronnie

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So I have a rolling frame! Just need some longer shocks (think the PO wanted a chopper as the other forks were longer than stock and these rear are short) some front wheel axle spacers and I'm done with that aspect! It's not the best mount to a stand but it's going to do. I wanted a roller before I went offshore and I actually accomplished something on time, a first for this project!

Still haven't installed the stem bearings or swinger bushings. Going to do that after paint for now, at least for the swinger.

If anyone sees an inconsistency or something wrong so far please let me know now so I can work on s
fixing it. The only thing that is throwing me off is the rear tire to seat clearance. I know longer shocks will provide more space but, something has me double guessing that. Am I right in the doubt?

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Floegstad

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Looks great Ronnie! :)
What rotors are those good lookin ones u got there?
 

50gary

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Eye to eye what is the length of those rear shocks? Remember, you'll have about 20mm sag as well. The bike is looking real nice.
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shift_love

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holy hell! what a fantastic build, and i thought i was going all out by tearing mine down piece by piece and putting it back together, youve put in some serious work, im really really interested in how the 466 motor will fare because thats exactly what i want to do to my 350f in the coming year

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ronnie

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Floegstad said:
Looks great Ronnie! :)
What rotors are those good lookin ones u got there?
They are 01 CBR 1000 rotors I think, maybe 900 I'd have to look it up. But pretty sure about it.

50gary said:
Eye to eye what is the length of those rear shocks? Remember, you'll have about 20mm sag as well. The bike is looking real nice.
Cheers, 50gary
The ones on there I think at 9" or 10" I can't remember. But I know when I measured them they are a few inches too short. Thanks man.

shift_love said:
holy hell! what a fantastic build, and i thought i was going all out by tearing mine down piece by piece and putting it back together, youve put in some serious work, im really really interested in how the 466 motor will fare because thats exactly what i want to do to my 350f in the coming year

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Haha, well thanks bud! Yea, I'm interested in hearing it and seeing what its got myself. You'd have to ask some more experienced guys but I'm not sure you can do the 466cc piston kit in the 350f not enough metal to do it. I have heard of putting the 400f stock pistons in there though! Good luck though, these engines are nice when you get them rev'd up!
 

Kemp

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You might be able to put the liners from the 400F into the 350F. You would need to open up (bore) the cylinder casting of the 350F just a bit to accept the 400F liners. Then you could go with the 466 kit. A bit of a sleeper!!

I think the 350F uses 12.5 inch shocks as standard. A nice 13-13 1/2 inch Ikon would look good on that beast and give you rebound adjustment as well. They cost only $360 in Canada so the price should be similar for you in the USA.

Really hot build!
 

1fasgsxr

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Looking great man...12.5 are stock length shocks but I went with a 13.25...I love that front wheel with the dual rotor set up ;D
 

shift_love

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Kemp said:
You might be able to put the liners from the 400F into the 350F. You would need to open up (bore) the cylinder casting of the 350F just a bit to accept the 400F liners. Then you could go with the 466 kit. A bit of a sleeper!!

I think the 350F uses 12.5 inch shocks as standard. A nice 13-13 1/2 inch Ikon would look good on that beast and give you rebound adjustment as well. They cost only $360 in Canada so the price should be similar for you in the USA.

Really hot build!
do you think the rods and crank would be up to that? i mean were talking about another 10hp after head work and all that is done...maybe lol, it would be interesting, i just planned on doing a straight 400f swap, but looking at gearing commander, the gear ratios of the 350f trans is better with 5spd than the 400f's 6spd
 

ronnie

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Kemp said:
You might be able to put the liners from the 400F into the 350F. You would need to open up (bore) the cylinder casting of the 350F just a bit to accept the 400F liners. Then you could go with the 466 kit. A bit of a sleeper!!

I think the 350F uses 12.5 inch shocks as standard. A nice 13-13 1/2 inch Ikon would look good on that beast and give you rebound adjustment as well. They cost only $360 in Canada so the price should be similar for you in the USA.

Really hot build!
Thanks for the measurements, I will make some temp shocks out of pipe when I get home to see if I like the 12.5 or 12.5 height. It still irks me a little how low the back frame is with those shocks, I feel like the 12s and 13s wouldn't do THAT much. Well see, I know I haven't done anything wrong(I think haha). I'm checking out those Ikons now, I was looking at some YSS shocks from moto-madness. They are about the same price.

And thanks for the sizzlin compliment haha!
 

ronnie

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1fasgsxr said:
Looking great man...12.5 are stock length shocks but I went with a 13.25...I love that front wheel with the dual rotor set up ;D
Thanks, yea I like them too! Just need to make some spacers for the calipers and we're all good there! I think I would have been fine if I used the Katana triples but I went with the CBR which is wider(but a LOT lighter) so now the forks are too far apart for the calipers to line up with the discs.

shift_love said:
do you think the rods and crank would be up to that? i mean were talking about another 10hp after head work and all that is done...maybe lol, it would be interesting, i just planned on doing a straight 400f swap, but looking at gearing commander, the gear ratios of the 350f trans is better with 5spd than the 400f's 6spd
I'm not sure, I just did the 400 swap. I was told was a much better engine than the 350f all around. Plus there are more parts for it engine wise, at least from what I saw. Though some parts are interchangeable (Trust me I know haha!)
 

shift_love

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well if you know of a spare motor running around id be glad to take it off your hands ;D

i would of course pay you a reasonable price...but yea still looking
 

ronnie

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Re: Re: "Dago" Resurrecting a 350F gently

shift_love said:
well if you know of a spare motor running around id be glad to take it off your hands ;D

i would of course pay you a reasonable price...but yea still looking
Spare 350f engine? Or 400f?

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ronnie

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shift_love said:
yea don't have one of those but I have a spare complete 400f head I'm not using, and will be selling soon

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ronnie

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Full fairing made it to the house last week.. Waiting on the xs front hub spacers coming from Brad..

I get off the ship Tues and then off to Boston for a week and driving home. I'm ready to get the tank mounted and the seat fibreglassed to fit. Seat hoop needs to be made and welded, though I need to find some chromoly tubing to make that with.

Updates soon my friends.

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neevo

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Just got caught up on your thread ronnie, looking awesome and at that stage where its just about to come together... very exciting.

I noticed on your SS bolt kit for your engine it appears to have washers, is that correct? I didn't get any with mine but may look to add them for that shouldered look.
 

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