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  1. 1971 CB350K3 Fork Oil Quantity

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hello listmates and mechanical geniuses, Rebuilt my 1971 (external spring year) front forks and have them installed. I read somewhere that 200cc of 10w fork oil is the way to go for filling these forks and have done so. Unfortunately, my suspension seems dangerously stiff and will not depress...
  2. 71 CB350 Suspension Reinstallation

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hello listmates, I am having an absolute nightmare of a time reinstalling my cb350 front forks. They're the kind with the external spring, currently no fork oil in them. Pic below of how I have it set up right now. I have ropes tied to keep the forks lined up with the triple tree. My friend...
  3. 1982 CB450T Hawk Front Fork Rebuild help

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hi Forum, I've got my friend's bike in my garage wasting space. He's finally getting around to rebuilding it after crashing several years ago. We needed to rebuild the forks so we have pulled and drained. I believe the forks are the same as the ones on an 1981 CB400T and so I have found the...
  4. CB350F Fork Spring Replacements (Not A Twin, Please forgive me!)

    Other Bikes
    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...
  5. CL175 rear shocks options?

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Greetings Listers, I disassembled an original shock off my 1968 CL175 and they are toast. There is little to no dampening action. Has anyone located a suitable replacement? My initial searches have proved disappointing. These are 12 inch 305mm in length, with the eyelet top and clevis bottom...
  6. CL350 Exhaust problems with aftermarket rear suspension

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    First time poster but I've been reading for a couple months now. I recently bought a CL350 pictured here and as you can see it didn't come with the stock pipes on it. The exhaust it came with was too loud and low to the ground so I leaped at the chance to pick up a set of stock pipes on...
  7. direction of the front axles/fork tube lower pinch cap - SL350 K0/K1

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Currently working on an 70' SL350_k0 with the 2 bolt axle pinch system under each fork tube. (33mm set up, possibly same as CL/CB of those years?) There is a thinner side and thicker side to the axle cap. My manuals are vague :o When the cap is squeezing the front wheel/axle, does the...
  8. 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...
  9. Lowering 72 cb350

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    I'm looking to lower my 72 cb350 since the stand over height is about 2 inches too tall for me. I'm ordering the 11" shocks from dime city cycles, but was wondering if I would need any addition parts (triple tree, etc). I've done a search of the forum and found a few helpful bits of info, but...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Tools need for lowering suspension.

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    My newly purchased 1969 honda cb350 did not come with the original tools and I am trying to lower the suspension so that I am not constantly on my toes when I ride (I am 5'3"). Before I go out and buy another tool set I would like to know if there is someone local in the Bay Area, I am located...
  14. CL175 Rear shocks for skinny dude

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Im looking to upgrade my rear suspension but I dont know what shocks to get for my weight and bike. I weigh 135 pounds and have a 69 cl175, any suggestions or advice on what to look for in a shock for my weight and bike would be greatly appreciated!