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1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:32:02 am »
I have been wanting a Honda twin for some time so I finally picked up a new project, 1975 cl360.  I am fighting the temptation to do an over the top build on this one since I will be riding this year round and throwing on the back of the Expedition for vacation.

Day I brought her home




Strip down the first day.



Happy to find the fork was recently rebuilt with new springs and Forks by Frank fork tubes.



Engine is out, cases split and inspected.  Another bonus was a recent .50 overbore.





Second day was spent media blasting.



Plan for the build is to clean everything up, rather than powdercoat everything I am going to give Por15 a try.  For the engine I will be rebuilding, headjob and freshen up all oil seals and gaskets.  Might even just re clear all the tins to keep the vintage patina.
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 06:16:32 am »
Tore the carbs apart last night and will ship off to Mike Nixon (Oldfart / http://www.cb750carbs.com/) for ultrasonic cleaning, Thanks Mike!

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 05:41:16 am »
Rims and tires are in for the scrambler.  Excel shouldered rims with stainless spokes and powdercoated hubs.



Kenda dual sport tires



All the rest of the parts are blasted, cleaned and ready for paint or powdercoat.  Hope to have the cases painted and cured by the weekend so I can start putting the engine back together.





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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 08:40:35 am »
I just bought one of these bikes yesterday. It is a 74 CL360.
1972   Honda CB350
1972   Yamaha 500
1982   Yamaha 650
1988   Harley Sportster 883
1983   HD FXR Shovelhead
2003   HD Heritage Softail
2006   Victory Vegas Jackpot
1980   Honda CB650
1976   Honda CB750K
1982   Honda CB750
1964   Honda CA95
1982   Kawasaki 550
1974   Honda CL360
1975   Suzuki GT550
1981   Honda CB750
1981   Honda CB750
1970   Norton Commando
1972   Yamaha U7E
1970   BMW R50/5
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 08:15:46 am »
This has my undivided attention!!
“The right bike, the right day, the right road, I just pretty much feel at one with the universe. When I feel like I don’t fit anywhere or I’m lonely or I’m all screwed up in the head, I get on my bike and go for a ride and it’s like all of the sudden, I’m fixed.” – Indian Larry

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 04:15:59 am »
I love the way these little bikes look.  Talk about a fun bike.  Back in the 80's when I had a mullet and was in high school I had a 350 and a good friend had a 360.  These bikes were bullet proof.  Change the oil, put some gas in and ride the crap out of them.

I am surpised there is not a bigger following for these bikes.  They are great city bikes.
1972   Honda CB350
1972   Yamaha 500
1982   Yamaha 650
1988   Harley Sportster 883
1983   HD FXR Shovelhead
2003   HD Heritage Softail
2006   Victory Vegas Jackpot
1980   Honda CB650
1976   Honda CB750K
1982   Honda CB750
1964   Honda CA95
1982   Kawasaki 550
1974   Honda CL360
1975   Suzuki GT550
1981   Honda CB750
1981   Honda CB750
1970   Norton Commando
1972   Yamaha U7E
1970   BMW R50/5
1976   Honda CB750F

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 05:25:15 am »
Only Honda twin I have ever owned was a 78 400T and it was a great bike.  I am really looking forward to ripping around town on this one once its done.
I love the way these little bikes look.  Talk about a fun bike.  Back in the 80's when I had a mullet and was in high school I had a 350 and a good friend had a 360.  These bikes were bullet proof.  Change the oil, put some gas in and ride the crap out of them.

I am surpised there is not a bigger following for these bikes.  They are great city bikes.

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 05:32:00 am »
Nice bike and nice work-what is your definition of "an over the top build" Ron?   I would have ridden that as is...Larry

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 06:46:45 am »
Nice bike and nice work-what is your definition of "an over the top build" Ron?   I would have ridden that as is...Larry
Larry, One definition of an over the top build for me is my 77cb750f, now 915cc. Every inch of the bike / engine has been rebuilt, upgraded, right down to all new stainless fasteners.
link: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=68722.0

I to thought of keeping the scrambler as is, but I really needed a winter project to keep me busy.

 
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 09:03:52 am »
Nice bike and nice work-what is your definition of "an over the top build" Ron?   I would have ridden that as is...Larry
Larry, One definition of an over the top build for me is my 77cb750f, now 915cc. Every inch of the bike / engine has been rebuilt, upgraded, right down to all new stainless fasteners.
link: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=68722.0

I to thought of keeping the scrambler as is, but I really needed a winter project to keep me busy.

 



I remember the F build-an exceptional bike btw.  I'll be checking this build-I just picked up a 72 CB350. my first Honda(the one that led to the addiction) was a sweet candy red and white with rubber knee pads 350. Have fun....Larry

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 10:56:03 am »
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2013, 05:09:51 am »
Need more pics!
Classic Honda:
1976 CB400F
1975 CB400F (project)
1974 CB350 Four (project)
1968 CL175 (4 of 'em, two are projects)
1967 CB77
1967 CB160 (2 of 'em, both projects)
1967 CL160 project
BMW: 2016 R1200RS, 1976 R90S, 1973 R75/5, 1980 R100S
Ducati: 2013  Monster 796, 2004 749 track beast, 1968 Monza 250
Moto Guzzi: 2014 V7 Special, 2013 V7 Racer Record, 1977 Le Mans, 1974 Eldorado
Yamaha WR250R (2015)
Kawasaki W650 (2000)

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2013, 07:28:13 am »
Some more work done over the past few days.  Front end rebuilt and back on, new Hagon rear shocks, bronze bushings in the swingarm. 





Added some Pro Taper bars to update the front end a bit, but will be keeping the stock turn signals just freshened up a bit.



I just got my cam back from being freshened up so I hope to button up the engine and get it back in the frame this weekend.
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2013, 09:07:22 am »
Top notch.
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 09:14:29 am »
Very nice build. I have a similar project in my S90. I want to bring it on vacation and when the family goes night night....daddy goes out for a whip. Problem with the 90 is the lack of balls though. Good luck and thanks for the inspiration to look for a cl360! (darn you)

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2013, 07:55:40 pm »
Top notch. Those look a lot like hagons.
Yes they are... my bad. 

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2013, 07:57:41 pm »
Engine is buttoned up and in the frame, man I love long weekends and my understanding wife.
 These engines are a breeze to rebuild and install compared to the 750. :o
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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2013, 08:00:07 pm »
Engine is buttoned up and in the frame, man I love long weekends and my understanding wife.



Looks great!   Keep up the good work!
Classic Honda:
1976 CB400F
1975 CB400F (project)
1974 CB350 Four (project)
1968 CL175 (4 of 'em, two are projects)
1967 CB77
1967 CB160 (2 of 'em, both projects)
1967 CL160 project
BMW: 2016 R1200RS, 1976 R90S, 1973 R75/5, 1980 R100S
Ducati: 2013  Monster 796, 2004 749 track beast, 1968 Monza 250
Moto Guzzi: 2014 V7 Special, 2013 V7 Racer Record, 1977 Le Mans, 1974 Eldorado
Yamaha WR250R (2015)
Kawasaki W650 (2000)

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2013, 08:00:10 pm »
I have been wanting a scrambler for years and finally stumbled across this one.  I rebuilt a 90 for a buddy (still owes me $$ for the parts) a couple years ago.  The 90 is definitely on my list of bikes to own, they are a kick in the ass to ride.
Very nice build. I have a similar project in my S90. I want to bring it on vacation and when the family goes night night....daddy goes out for a whip. Problem with the 90 is the lack of balls though. Good luck and thanks for the inspiration to look for a cl360! (darn you)

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2013, 08:13:26 pm »
Nice, didn't realize you had a build thread.

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2013, 08:15:27 pm »
Very nice build. I have a similar project in my S90. I want to bring it on vacation and when the family goes night night....daddy goes out for a whip. Problem with the 90 is the lack of balls though. Good luck and thanks for the inspiration to look for a cl360! (darn you)

I really like the S90, and even had a CL90 for short while.   Just a little too slow.   So, I got a CB160 to scratch the itch for a bike like the S90.   I do think the S90 are definitely sleeker looking though.
Classic Honda:
1976 CB400F
1975 CB400F (project)
1974 CB350 Four (project)
1968 CL175 (4 of 'em, two are projects)
1967 CB77
1967 CB160 (2 of 'em, both projects)
1967 CL160 project
BMW: 2016 R1200RS, 1976 R90S, 1973 R75/5, 1980 R100S
Ducati: 2013  Monster 796, 2004 749 track beast, 1968 Monza 250
Moto Guzzi: 2014 V7 Special, 2013 V7 Racer Record, 1977 Le Mans, 1974 Eldorado
Yamaha WR250R (2015)
Kawasaki W650 (2000)

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2013, 02:00:25 pm »
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=80632.0;nowap
OK. enough of my thread jack. I have had you pro taper bars on my mind since last peeking through the pics. It is amazing how such an addition can change the whole mood and feel of a bike. Thing could be bone stock, throw those bars on and...its already more aggressive.

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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2013, 08:21:05 am »
A bunch of work happened in the shop over the holiday weekend.  Engine rebuild is complete and back in the frame.









Brakes were freshened up and waiting on the new rubber to be installed on the wheels.



Gauges are on.





Seat pan refinished and recovered.


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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2013, 12:05:40 pm »
I was able to get the bike back into a roller...











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Re: 1975 cl360 (vacation bike)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013, 12:41:11 pm »
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