Honda Twins banner

1 - 20 of 59 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
In my intro "but this one goes to 6" I started to show my newest project, a 74 CB360, in boxes. I've come a ways since then. As I said in that post, it started as a frame and many boxes from the PO.[attachment=2:mhxkrdwq]unload 003.jpg[/attachment:mhxkrdwq]
The frame and swingarm were rough, but love and spraybomb does wonders.[attachment=1:mhxkrdwq]unload 001.jpg[/attachment:mhxkrdwq]
And then it began. I love my girlfriend. She let me have the kitchen table in our trailer(Yes, I'm trailer trash too) all winter. I didn't want perfect, just acceptable for now(I don't even know if the motor runs yet.)
PO says yes, but you know how that is.[attachment=0:mhxkrdwq]unload 004.jpg[/attachment:mhxkrdwq]
I need to post this to make sure the pics are uploading properly and I'll continue.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
122 Posts
360fan said:
I love my girlfriend. She let me have the kitchen table in our trailer(Yes, I'm trailer trash too) all winter.
When I was a young man I always said there were two things any woman of mine would have to do - and one of them was allow motorcyles in the house.

There's just something special about sharing your morning cornflakes with a motorcycle - you just couldn't ask for a nicer table center piece.

Ernie
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
+1 to that, Ernie.
Tubes wouldn't hold air for long, so tubes, rim strips, and rust removal were in order.(She'll get new rubber if she runs, and I'll blast the rims then. Good enough for now.)[attachment=2:mczj69cy]1 011.jpg[/attachment:mczj69cy]
Yes, I know the holes line up. :lol:[attachment=1:mczj69cy]1 015.jpg[/attachment:mczj69cy][attachment=0:mczj69cy]1 010.jpg[/attachment:mczj69cy]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
The shoe linings had turned to dust, but the hub was good(just oxidized.) Here you see my apprentice, lending a hand.[attachment=3:xsb69j35]unload 013.jpg[/attachment:xsb69j35][attachment=2:xsb69j35]unload 007.jpg[/attachment:xsb69j35]
Then I could put them on.[attachment=1:xsb69j35]unload 014.jpg[/attachment:xsb69j35][attachment=0:xsb69j35]unload 015.jpg[/attachment:xsb69j35]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
I reused the original bearing set for the stem. What a PITA! Any leads on aftermarket bearing/race kits? The PO had tracked down another tree to replace the infamously cracked original. Next came the bars and harness, cluster, and front brake(easy after doing the 550-4 last year.)[attachment=3:212v7hps]unload 019.jpg[/attachment:212v7hps][attachment=2:212v7hps]unload 016.jpg[/attachment:212v7hps][attachment=1:212v7hps]unload 017.jpg[/attachment:212v7hps][attachment=0:212v7hps]unload 018.jpg[/attachment:212v7hps]
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,612 Posts
Gee...there seems to be few 360's on the burner right now :D I've purchased roller bearings for the steering head on Ebay for cheap.
Do an Ebay store search for pyramid parts in your CB360 search (you do have an Ebay cb360 search saved dont you? :lol: )

Keep up the child labor dude, dont take no guff off no feds :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Child labor nothing, he's 4 and already knows he's got to earn enough to take care of Daddy AND pay for his own college. :lol:

So many rusty bits...Not mechanically essential to refinish them, just makes me feel better. Except the starter- had to tear it down and clean it, touched up the brush contacts where they wore/mushroomed a bit. Works great now! Went with a gloss black body(seen in later pics.)[attachment=2:2bzn9w48]unload 022.jpg[/attachment:2bzn9w48][attachment=1:2bzn9w48]unload 023.jpg[/attachment:2bzn9w48][attachment=0:2bzn9w48]unload 025.jpg[/attachment:2bzn9w48]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Then came the brand new chain from the dealer-I didn't want to break it down, but it came at 100 links, and I need 94.(I whacked it at 95, I'll take another one off when it stretches.)[attachment=1:260x3ehk]1 012.jpg[/attachment:260x3ehk]
There is nothing like picking up goodies from the dealer, even the little stuff.[attachment=0:260x3ehk]1 014.jpg[/attachment:260x3ehk]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
The tank was a little rusty, inside and out, but not terrible. It and the side covers are in prime now, I'm not done. Any one want the logos off the tank or side covers, LMK. I strip the big Honda adverts off, make the people guess.[attachment=2:kf55rry4]1 007.jpg[/attachment:kf55rry4][attachment=1:kf55rry4]1 008.jpg[/attachment:kf55rry4][attachment=0:kf55rry4]1 009.jpg[/attachment:kf55rry4]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
In that same vein, the lower covers lost the logo as well.(For every rusty part and unpolished cover you see, I'm sorry. This is an initial reassembly, not restoration. Pretty will come later.) Functionality is beauty.[attachment=1:3i7miim1]1 006.jpg[/attachment:3i7miim1][attachment=0:3i7miim1]1 013.jpg[/attachment:3i7miim1]
I'll post the other side in a bit. My wireless connection just started getting fruity.
 

Attachments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,612 Posts
I'll take the '360' logo off the left side cover if you wanna sell it. Been lookin for one on ebay but the ones I saw were priced at $150 a pair :lol: good luck to that guy....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
489 Posts
looking good man, my intial thing was to clean mine up and have it shine. Then laziness and un-employment set in lol. I figure if it runs like a champ all summer then it will have earned its shine. As far right now they stuff i bead blasted i'm just leaving. I think eventually i'm just going to blast my exhaust headers and maybe have someone rechrome them. Its not cheap but it'll look weird painting them black and then only weeks-months later have the paint chip away.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Looking good.
You got yourself a keeper with the wife. I would have met her halfway though and covered the table with something. How did you keep the little one from taking parts and playing with them? My kids would have had parts everywhere.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
I promised her I'd strip and refinish the table(it's from her family) and repair it when I was done. My kid has the fear of God in him(instilled at an early age.) I'm from the old school that says kids thrive on discipline and Love, in equally large amounts. My carbs were apart for a month and he never touched a thing. I am immensely proud of him and his lightning fast little mind. A trail 90 went down our street the other day and instead of commenting on the pretty orange paint job he asked where the gas tank was! I treat him like a little person and he acts like one.(Don't get me wrong, there's always time to play like little kids, I'm a sillier Dad than most on occasion.) :lol:
It's back out in the shed now, I thought we were done with the freakin' snow. Now the table's covered with computer parts(I tinker with those, too.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
I cried earlier about air filters costing $35+ each, and said I was going to refurb the existing ones. Here they are. Not perfect, but for a total of $11, I'm happy.
Unless you're creative and patient, I don't recommend this route for everyone.[attachment=2:2towj016]3 004 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:2towj016][attachment=1:2towj016]3 005 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:2towj016]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
I'm having to post this in parts. I'm too poor to afford internet so I bought a good wireless card and bootleg off my city's wi-fi network or whichever of the neighbors has the strongest signal and too stupid to encrypt their network. Makes for uploading pics in bad weather a sketchy procedure at best. I miss my broadband. :cry: Still works, though, and it's FREE! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Back to the filters..Cut round one in half, carefully remove the screen material from both sides, trim for height, and cut off excess 2-3 inches from ends(leave a tiny bit long, you can trim more but adding back is harder.)[attachment=2:251lkohc]3 006 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:251lkohc]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
It has to sit overnight for the RTV to cure securely. The clothespins deform the unit, but they spring back when removed.[attachment=2:2pxea59i]3 010 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:2pxea59i]
At this point, I would put the outer covers on to line it all up. I had a very slight fitment issue because I did not. Live and learn. :)[attachment=1:2pxea59i]3 011 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:2pxea59i][attachment=0:2pxea59i]3 012 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:2pxea59i]
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
265 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
And then, we had filters![attachment=2:1goubmt2]3 013 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:1goubmt2][attachment=1:1goubmt2]3 014 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:1goubmt2][attachment=0:1goubmt2]3 015 [Desktop Resolution].jpg[/attachment:1goubmt2]
 

Attachments

1 - 20 of 59 Posts
Top