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Offline socalenduro

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San Diego CB350F evolution
« on: November 30, 2010, 07:17:39 pm »
Well I've had my bike for awhile now and i guess I need to start an official thread for the build.
I now have a direction, or perhaps a moldable vision for the bike.

But she needs a name!

Not sure the really qualifies as a build as m just kinda changing things as they come to me.
It ran when I got her, so its hard to tear her down when she is just so damn much fun to ride!

Here is the day she came home with me at her hold home...
6/22/2009

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 07:24:00 pm »
I really like the look of naked bikes, and super simple stripped down cafes so....

First order of business was getting those fenders off and some smaller signals!
The rear fender took a bit longer as i needed to fashion a rear brake mount



 

more to the story but i need dinner....
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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 08:29:57 pm »
James... I'd name it James.  Definitely James.  Or, maybe Stan.  Yeah, I kinda like Stan too.

I call my red 350F "the red bike".  Simple and effective, although incredibly boring.  I also call it the leaky piece of @#$@, but only around people I know and love.

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 09:43:33 pm »
Then I got rid of the rear fender... and made a brake light / license plate mount




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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010, 09:44:36 pm »
I still wanted to strip it down more...
so i made a custom mount for the tach and ditched the speedometer

Its hard to made parts properly when you live in a 800 sq ft condo with your wife and a 95 lb dog



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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 09:51:46 pm »
Then the real fun. Someone stole my bike from the gated parking lot on March 10th 2009.
Got it back April 8th 2009 from an impound yard. Someone just ditched it on the side of the road






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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 09:59:18 pm »
Moved a month ago so the bike is back burner big time.
However I now have a garage and a proper place to store and work on the bike!!!!

got custom plates

Put on cafe bars, which are nearly finished tonight.
Found the side covers on ebay in pretty good condition for the price.
I still need to sort out a bunch of things, and paint everything to match.



To Do
Tank
   The tank is pretty well f'ed so i might just find a new one, or have someone put the knee dents in and smooth out all the other dings.
Seat
   I'm working on a custom seat pan from the original. Basically just 6 inches shorter.
Drill the front rotor
New Exhaust
Rear Sets

Also needs a tune up bad, valves, oil, plugs, plug wires, etc It runs just not making the nicest noises
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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 10:25:19 pm »
Bikes need to have female names. They can be troublesome, and cost you money when you least expect it. They bring you to the highest high, or the lowest of lows. I've always referred to bikes in the female sense. I don't know, that's just me. Good luck with your naming whatever you choose.
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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 02:52:32 am »
She is a stripper, and been kicked to the curb by someone that pimped her, how about Kat, or Desiree ? I would refer to her as "the little slut" but not in mixed company.  ;)

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2010, 08:17:45 am »
My 350f is called Delia.  She pops tires on me, pisses gas, sounds like a pickup truck... so I flog her rotten on the road from time to time.  We get along in the end.

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2010, 08:40:43 am »
She is a stripper, and been kicked to the curb by someone that pimped her, how about Kat, or Desiree ? I would refer to her as "the little slut" but not in mixed company.  ;)

my wifes name is Kat  :D

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2010, 08:46:45 am »
She is a stripper, and been kicked to the curb by someone that pimped her, how about Kat, or Desiree ? I would refer to her as "the little slut" but not in mixed company.  ;)

my wifes name is Kat  :D

Sorry man, I was actually thinking of Kat Von Dutch, my last wife's role model.......This thread could get real ugly, real fast.  ;D

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 08:52:02 am »
dont trip.... made my morning!

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2010, 03:18:31 pm »
I'd name her "Project Tramp" as she's kinda been around ,showed a hard time.  :)

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2010, 03:33:13 pm »
The Vile Strumpet     :o

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Re: 350four needs a name...
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2010, 09:44:07 pm »
SSS - Super Simple Stripper!
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Re: total amateur build thread...
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011, 10:07:37 pm »
landed on Wendy.... long story

So a few steps forward and about 30 steps back....
Got a new drilled rotor and fitted it to the wheel.


Decided to pull the forks and drain the oil....
guess what? top triple was cracked!

Got a new/used tripple from a 400f and cut off the brake hose mount on the lower, sanded and painted.
Installed to find the top set of threads on the steer tube were FUBAR....
My neighbor who is a diesel mechanic helped me file them out and retapped...phew
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Re: total amateur build thread...
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 10:10:21 pm »
stripped the tank to bare metal and painted it back to a flat black....



petcock was broken leaving me with no reserve
members here helped me figure out how to replace the pipe, that was a fun weekend

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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2012, 11:52:01 am »
The rusted, pitted uppers were getting to be a real eye sore so I traded out the fork legs for a 360T
Better internals and a direct swap other wise

Cleaned them up, changed the fork oil, and painted the legs black





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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2012, 01:14:55 pm »
Lookin' good!
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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2012, 01:44:34 pm »
Glad to see it's coming back together. Mine is getting ready for a makeover too, once I'm done with the other three!  ;)

I've plenty of parts and a spare engine if you need any parts.

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1977 CB400f cafe:sold
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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2012, 01:56:48 pm »
Wanted a more slimline seat. But wanted to keep the underseat storage and stock seat mounts.
Cut the stock seat pan down making it 6 inches shorter.
It now extends just past the frame rails.
Shaved the seatfoam to have a bit more of a rounded shape.
Had a local uphostery guy redo the cover in marine vinal.

Pic to follow

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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2012, 01:58:38 pm »
Repainted side covers flat black, emblems gloss black. nice simple contrast

Flat black is a pain in the arse to clean, may go to a satin instead.

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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2012, 02:04:15 pm »
Note: these are back logged posts... just trying to keep track of the steps taken and what i did....

October 2011 in South Mission Beach


Painted the exhaust black, waiting for new tires, waiting a good tune up with a local forum member.

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Re: San Diego CB350F evolution
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2012, 02:41:19 pm »
I really don't mean to be a hater and don't mean you any disrepect, but I love the relatively pristine stock 350F in the "before" picture and I feel like the "after" picture looks like a hacked up spray bombed beater.





 

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