Honda CL360 Floating Donuts Hellride

irk miller

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You guessed it. Another build thread. I picked up a CL360 I actually paid for last year. The motor seems locked up, but I’ve got a spare, good engine. I’m still going to try to save this engine, regardless.

Two years seems to be my max life without a 360. Since it’s a CL, I figure I’ll put it in the dirt threads. The plan is a full restoration.

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I couldn’t restore a bike if my life depended on it. This is going to be a full on fat tire bike. Think TW/BW. The crazier, the better. It doesn’t have to make sense, because that wouldn’t be as much fun.

If you want to blame someone for this direction, blame Ohio. @Hurco550 and his crazy ideas. Since I didn’t bring a dirt-able machine to our last Spring Thaw gtg, I ended up riding a friends TW200. It was a blast to ride, most of the time, but damn if they lack any power whatsoever. I was full throttle to keep it above 50mph on mountain highway inclines. Having built 360s to at least hit The Ton plus 10, I think I can build something to manage highways, forest roads, and trails in the mountains just fine.

Here is where we begin. Pretty raw and dirty:

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pidjones

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I'll punch a preset on this station. Starting to resurect an unhealthy interest in an all-road bike.
 

cbrianroll

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Rad...subscribed.
I've got a rv125 roller and Honda xr500 motor over been thinking of joining up. I'll need to learn alot along the way.
 

ridesolo

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Don't know what your intentions are, but I've got a pretty fair CL360 original seat that's not perfect but pretty decent. It's yours if you want it.
 

cb360j

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Are those bars original to the CL model? If so, how are they different than the CB models other than the obvious middle bar.
 

irk miller

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Are those bars original to the CL model? If so, how are they different than the CB models other than the obvious middle bar.
Those are stock. The pullback angle is probably different. They may lower, too. Just speculating on both without measuring anything.
 

ridesolo

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The aforementioned CL360 seat:

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First pix shows lots 'o' dirt, but the top is really pretty good, just needs cleaned. the two problem areas are shown. If you want it it's yours and will eventually make it into your hands via the DTT Member Shipping Service.
 

irk miller

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irk miller

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I have a 360 motor that Hurco brought from Von Yinzer. Since I’m teaching a Motorsports Engineering class at my high school, I asked the class if they want to build a motorcycle engine as part of the class. They, of course, said yes.

The motor had decent compression, but certainly saw some miles. We got it apart this week. Journals look great. The cam has very slight pitting on one lobe. It’s punched, and got the tensioner recall, but the slipper is worn through to the metal backing. The cylinders show some vertical scratches. I think it’s a good candidate for a 378 build.

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Hurco550

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Awesome! I'm trying to figure out how to fit a build into my curriculum as well!
 

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