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Picked up a 1971 CL 350 with a working 1971 CB 350 engine. Currently in parts as it needs to be cleaned. My plan is to clean it up and put it together for the summer then ride if hopefully. In the winter pull it apart again if needed and perhaps paint the frame. I have a lot of KM riding bikes, but very little working on them. I will put it together as stock and perhaps mod it if things go well. Here are a few pics to get things started. It came with the original tool kit and owners manual which I think was cool. I think everything is there, I just need to clean and put things back together for now. About 11K on the bike and engine.



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Bike snowed in the shed so I started cleaning the engine and got my new battery in.

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Bolts for the engine mount and exhaust were very rusted, wasn't sure they could be re used. After a few days with a light brush and CLR they are looking at lot better. The threads in all are now good, just one bolt that seems damaged so I will find a replacement.

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New cables arrived.

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I see your nice looking exhaust and think that wow, you have a lot of opportunities with this purchase. I like my CL450K6 having had a 305 Scrambler years back plus even a 125 twin with a type one crank that came through the Canal Zone, scrambler as well.
 

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Made some progress today. Lots of trips to the hardware store to find the right tools lol.

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Picked up a 1971 CL 350 with a working 1971 CB 350 engine. Currently in parts as it needs to be cleaned. My plan is to clean it up and put it together for the summer then ride if hopefully. In the winter pull it apart again if needed and perhaps paint the frame. I have a lot of KM riding bikes, but very little working on them. I will put it together as stock and perhaps mod it if things go well. Here are a few pics to get things started. It came with the original tool kit and owners manual which I think was cool. I think everything is there, I just need to clean and put things back together for now. About 11K on the bike and engine.

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Looked at your pictures before but didn't notice until now that not only is your speedo in mph, but both of your gauges are in better than average shape for the age. The usual is for the redline area to be terribly faded and though yours isn't bright red, it's still pretty nice. Good for you - mine were far worse, which is why I looked for a refurbed set (which were from Canada!)
 

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Today we learned how to take off the rear wheel and to prop up the center stand first so there is enough room to get the tire out.

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Fender, tool box, swing arm off today for cleaning.

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new air filters came in today. I will clean up the old and try to make a foam filter for them.

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I would like to see how they work compared to the paper, so the plan is yes, I just don't fully have the plan ... planned out yet :)


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Got out to do a little cleaning on the swing arm and frame today.


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Weather too cold and I wanted to start testing my painting so I made a little box to leave in the sun to keep it warm and dry.

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Not sure what the common practice is but I decided to use ear plugs for the holes that had threads when I go to paint. Seems to work well.

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Started scuffing the frame paint and it came off so easily I decided to take it all off. Still lots to do.

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Started scuffing the frame paint and it came off so easily I decided to take it all off. Still lots to do.
Coming along well for a guy doing his first build... it's funny how, once you get into it, the more you do, the more you find to do - and that has a direct effect on how well it turns out. Keep up the good work!
 

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Thanks. Yes, in my mind i was going to get this on the road quickly but every little thing needs attention so I think it might be a month or two. Got the swing arm clean, got the rust off and primed today.

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Raining today so I cleaned up my starter cable and ran it through a plastic weave sheath. Came out pretty nice, you could remove it and run new stuff if it got too dirty again.

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