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    350 Custom..?

    Hi, This is a first post/intro/build..whatever thread. I`m calling it custom because of the frame. I`m pretty sure its not a factory frame, no stamped #`s on the neck and double down tubes. It came with a CB350 engine (blown-up). My plan is to install a CL engine. I`ll be seeking advice, so do not be surprised if I ask lot`s of stupid questions. I`m gonna try to attach a photo.....?
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    Can't tell about the gauges but I don't see anything else there that looks like a 350.

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    It'll be interesting to see what you do with it.

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    The front end looks to be from a larger CB. The rear of the frame resembles the old Santee swing arm frames (I forget what they were called). Do you have some more pictures you could post of it?
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    I`m looking around for shorter rear shocks (8-9" eye to eye) to keep the frame more or less where it is, parallel to the ground. When I got the bike it was "chopperish", you know: king & queen seat, ape-hangers, and a extended girder & peanut tank..probably some other crap as well.

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    Shorter rear shocks will not leave you room for motion unless you run fenderless. Speaking of fenders, you also need a front fender mount that functions as a fork brace.
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    Fork brace? We don't need no stinkin' fork brace (or rear shocks, either...).

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    Careful, 83. OP might take you seriously.
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    Almost looks like a Kawasaki frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtsmjr8dan View Post
    Careful, 83. OP might take you seriously.
    I am somewhat serious. I rode that bike (the same 350 I still own) in the picture for a number of years. Homemade struts, 10"-over forks. Sure, it rode rough and the front end was a little flexy, but it wasn't a death trap like many would have you believe.

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