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Hi everyone


I never started a thread about my first (re)build that's 'almost' finished. But never to late to start a thread and to get tips and tricks.

So almost 3 years ago I bought this K2 in Belgium, didn't know at the time that they were kind of rare to find overhere but at the time I was looking for a 2 cilinder bike with a drum brake to build into a cafe racer/brat thing. A month later I saw a K3 and I was like yeah, let's buy this one to because after the K2 I started searching the web and I noticed that finding bikes and parts for these baby's wasn't that easy overhere. So excited as I was back than I started chopping the frame of the K2 because yeah, I wanted a 'clean' frame and that tiny seat. But the more I got into the CB twins, the more I fell in love with the bikes and the types. I got the know the CL version and I was like yeah, that's really one hell of a bike. Because of the fact I used to ride motocross, I wanted a scrambler bike to. The K3 was already stripped and I kept on working on that bike to built into a scrambler.


I clean the frame and with that I mean, I cutted of the hooks (sorry for bad translation) where the passenger footpegs go, to have this clean frame. Powdercoated it in matte black. At the time, we were rebuilding our home and I didn't had no time to finish the motor myself and brought it to a guy that is specialised in moto restorations. He did a full check up of the motor and front suspension, everything was cleand with glass blasting. No sand blasting because this doesn't make any holes in the parts.

After that was done, the more I knew about the CL's, the more I wanted to look kind of Original but still a bit custom. I could use my 18 inch wheels and powder coat them but I don't want to just powder coat it all to make it easier and cheaper. I also learned that the CL's had a 19inch front wheel. Order new rims at davidsilverspares, the wheel hubs where also glass blasted and new spokes where fitted.

So the hardest part was to get those CL particular parts like the tank and exhaust. Like you know, the CL's weren't for the European market, even the CB K0 to K2 wheren't sold that much in Belgium. You can guess it, I had to buy them in the United States. The tank I orderd comes from classic Japanse motorcyles and the exhaust I bought on Ebay. All together quite expensive but I need to have that thank and exhaust. SO the K0 tank came with Original paint and emblems, soooooo happy with that and the exhaust, well they're in a good shape but I couldn't see on the ebay picture that one of them was cutted way shorter than the other.

The headlight and mounts were repainted, ordered a scrambler (not Original ones) handlebar. The seat came from this guy Texavina on ebay but he's from Vietnam. I'm very happy with the seat cause it has the Original look but is a little bit lower. I know the K2 and the K3 seats open differently but i tried to explain to the guy that I wanted the look of the K0 seat BUT with the mounts of the K3, he didn't understand :D. After lot emailing back and forth I just order a K0 seat.

You can guess by now, that to fit the seat with K0 front seat hinge I had some trouble. The K3 front seat hinge is welded on and for the K0 not. So 2 days ago, I had to do the unthinkeble and cut the mount of that perfect new looking frame. It was killing me at the moment but looking back, I'm happy with the result. I can just open now the seat like the K0 and have easy acces to battery etc.

Friend of mine is now building 'mufflers'. I want to have that look like the early CL72 that have just 2 straight pipes and no mufflers, to keep it clean and simple.

The bike is in his final stage of building. Now I'm deciding to order the electronic ignition from charlies place together with the bobbines and recttiver etc...

I don't have that much pictures of the build because yeah, I just forgot or they were on my old Phone. I will take better pictures one of the days, when i have the time but for now I will post the pics that I have.


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The K2 when I bought it and did some 'trimming' on the frame. What a shame, when i think of it now.

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Looks good... !!

HondaTwins member "go hercules" and "Redfalken's" build inspired me for color choice for my itty bitty... I am partial to the CL "Daytona Orange" K0-K1 (more so K1 paint scheme)

"go hercules" - build is here:
http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-project-logs/2000-1969-cl350.html

and" Redfalken" video is here:


I love that version of the 350's... perhaps someday I can do that...

Good job!

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why don't you just weld all the bits back to the K2 frame? seems like a better solution than cutting off bits from the K3 frame.

Here's a CL exhaust I did starting from what you did....I extended the pipes by welding in bits from a set of CB headers like you have have in one of your pics then welding on a tip and having the set ceramic coated.

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Hi Outobie

Yeah this K3 frame was powder coated already and the K2 frame is for my second build a same style custom build like this but than in a CB style.

I've cut the front mount of the tank holder off like I said and just put on a K2 mount that I bought on ebay. I had to repaint the part were I cut of the mounts. It hurt a little bit because the frame was so nice and clean.

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Nice! I'm looking for a decent original paint K0 or K1 CL350 tank in blue and white for mine. I'm patient, so eventually one will crop up.
 

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Progress. A friend is busy making the pipe. Bought a Pazon electronic ignition and Pawel from the forum is going to make me a custom harness.


some pics, sorry for poor quality

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So, I'm in the last stage of my (re)build. I decided to repaint the tank in the original colors, found a CL72 headlight and customised it a bit, will also get a fresh paint job in white. Got the speedometer open but can't really get the miles on 0 and also found the gauge/housing.packing for the speedometer on ebay. I made a gauge myself but original parts are always better and cleaner look.

So Pawel from the forum made a custom wiring harnas for my bike. Perfect fit, easy assembly and a fair price. Couldn't thank Pawel more.

Because I made the basket for the ignition and battery first, the fitting wasn't how it supposed to be. You can't make something out of guessing :D. But eventually it turned out quite well. The original plan was to place the rectifier on the fender under the seat but the seat couldn't close anymore. So I made this little extra step connected to the bakset with a hinge so if there's a problem I can open it easily.

If you don't understand my technical english talk (sorry not my native tongue). I've added pics:
 

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The latest picture. It's now done for 95%. Going to change the exhaust. They have to bee a bit longer like the CL72


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