reusing stock cl360 hoop?


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Greetings and salutations. New(ish) to this forum, so please pardon any stupid.

I picked up a "complete" 75 cl360 a few weeks ago; the intervening weeks have been spent cataloging just how much stuff is missing from this "complete" bike. Build thread to come when I get up more steam.

In the interim, a question about welding a replacement hoop to my frame. PO ground off pretty much everything, including the tail. I have an extra stock hoop (on the CL360's they were removable, I believe). The tubing is a smaller OD than the rear frame tubing, 0.75" vs 1.00". Is it feasible to use this hoop to frame up the seat pan? Or is that a lot of stupid?

I'm planning to get help from a welder friend with any frame work, but he's not a moto guy. Is there some kind of reducer/coupler I could include? Or should we just fab a new hoop out of 1.00" tubing?

Thanks for any advice.
The CL tail loop used to slide in then bolt onto the stock tail piece. I don't think that a loop is structurally necessary but more of an aesthetic thing so welding it back on wouldn't be a big deal. You'll have that ago due to the differences in diameter but you can figure that part out with the welder.

1969 Suzuki M15-2
1971 Honda CB350
1974 Honda CL360
2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
You should be fine using it if you're okay with the drop from 1" to .75.
Just slide it in and weld it up.

If you need a 1" hoop....I know a guy that can hook you up.
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