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  1. CB350F Fork Spring Replacements (Not A Twin, Please forgive me!)

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    Hi everyone! Apologies for my non-twin question here, but I have researched for days and not come up with any solutions. I'm a first time builder and here is my dilemma: I am currently restoring a '73 CB350F and I'm hitting a wall on my fork rebuild. I ordered new fork tubes (eBay) and new fork...
  2. CB500T Front Fork Assembly

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Gurus, I have been doing some research on the fork threads here to see if I can find an answer to my question, but I am still ending up confused. I finally got around to taking the front fork assembly apart last night and found that one of the fork tubes is bent, so I'll need to replace it ...
  3. CB200 fork dust seals

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I've been looking at the threads on the chrome cap issue. Just done mine but they were well corroded and stuck fast - one came off intact but the other got damaged a bit. It's hard going and needs plenty of patience. What a terrible bit of design! The reason for the new thread is that I need to...
  4. 1970 CL350 fork re-installation

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'll assume someone else has solved this problem, but I haven't found it yet. 1970 CL350 with piston (not rod) forks. Bottom line, I removed the front wheel, fender, both forks. Successfully replaced seals on both forks. Have successfully re-assembled both forks. My show-stopper is...
  5. CB350 fork question, new project need help

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    So I recently started a new project and it's a 1969 CB350. I plan to do a bit of a tracker/ brat style bike but can't stand the look of the 69 forks. I like the look of the 1973 CB350 forks but I'm not sure if I can even run them on the bike? Do I need to switch out the triple trees? Can I keep...
  6. Front suspension forks are sticking up and won't let me put handlebar back on

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'd appreciate anyone's help on this: I lowered the front end on my CM185 Twinstar, but now the top ends of the forks are sticking way up and don't allow the handlebar to be put back in place. Is there something like a set of extensions or different types of brackets that allow the handlebar...
  7. '81 CM400e Part Out

    Bikes and Parts For sale
    Hey Guys! I am in the process of building a track bike out of my 1981 CM400e and have stripped it down to the components I will keep. I have: Swingarm and brace-$20 Rear Tire with drum brake hub and axle-$35 Front Tire with brake drum and axle and brake cables-$35 Front Forks with upper...
  8. Front Fork Rust. Useable? Or unsafe?

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Alrighty, so I have disabled my forks and have looked them over and understand the areas near the top are relatively okay if they are rusted because it is from where the headlight brackets sit. But, down here are the bottom, all the way inside the fork "housing" the one is much, much darker...
  9. 1968 Honda CL350 - Swap the bottom tree on the top?????

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'm restoring a 1968 CL350. I am trying to lower the front end forks without replacing the whole front end. The top triple tree is the kind that doesn't have the clamp, but i was trying find one that will fit with a clamp but had no luck (unless replace all of it).... So, i had this idea...
  10. Re-installing front forks with covers - HOW?

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'm putting my (first and recently purchased) bike (1970 CB350) back together this weekend after thorough cleaning/painting/going-over. Got the forks off, alright. How the heck do you get them back on through the enclosed fork covers? The suspension rod just sloshes back down every time and I...
  11. Modern suspension for my CL350 ('69)

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I posted on here a while back about swapping forks and trees for a 250 ninja front end. Is there anyone who has done a straight swap with a modern bike like a CBR250 or anything like that? I am looking to get a new front fork setup and if theres a setup I can do thats just the straight swap then...
  12. Need advice asap!

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I have a great deal on some wheels and front forks from a 2005 Ninja 250 that I want to put on my '69 CL350. I have heard guys talking about swapping out they're old forks and trip trees for the ninja 250 and cbr 250 forks and trip trees. Would this be part for part swap? If someone could let...
  13. Fork dives - never worked on forks before - just seals?

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I have a 73 cb350; it's been 'resting' for about 10 years. I have it running, but in a short ride around the yard, the forks dive like crazy. I see info about replacing seals, but it seems the springs are probably tired too - yet I've found nothing about springs. Before I tear into them any...
  14. New fork seals, squishy as crap, wobbly front end. CM400T

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I replaced the fork seals tonight, nothing unusual other than the seals just sliding out on their own when I pulled the tube out. I was replacing them anyway, so big deal. I grabbed some Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle ATF from Autozone (It doesn't show what weight it is, the datasheet...
  15. Wanted: CB175 forks, other stuff

    Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Hey my friend recently used my bike to run into a car (he is fine), and bent up the forks. Also smashed the headlight bucket/ring (surprisingly the headlight itself is intact) Looking to replace those parts, especially the fork tubes, or just the entire fork assembly. It is a 1973 CB 175...
  16. CB175 front end / forks question

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hey guys, I recently had my bike get hit by a car while my friend was riding it (the friend is fine). However, the bike at least needs new forks, and maybe just a whole front end replacement. Does anyone know whether a cb350 front end could be used on the 175? And is it a bolt-on replacement...
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