First, Steve might be able to let you know what tanks will work on your 360 - he has his own junkyard and knows a LOT about interchangeability issues.
I think you might get some argument here about the superiority of the 360's engine design (as compared to the 350). It is nice to be able to access the top end of a 360 without pulling the engine, but the lack of replaceable cam "bearings" is generally considered to be a major design fault on those engines. Burn up the cams and you have to replace the entire head - not too cool.
And 360's were/are notorious for cracking their top steering clamps, so find a spare.
Right on, I decided to just stick with the CB360 tank sice it is in good conditon. I really decided to keep the 360 as a practice run and later concentrate and spend more cash on the CB350. I just like the simpler look of the CB350 engine and frame and the huge availability of parts for them. Just wish it had a 6 speed trany.
Some quick questions, I want to go with a single gauge on the tree. I would prefere a tach but what do you guys think? This will be a "street" bike so do you think it's important to run a speedo so not go over the limit? Also anyone know if I can run a CB360 tach on a CB350? And last, I have done some searches on SOHC4 site, but anyone have some ideas on how to mount a single gauge to the triples? From what I read the most popular way is to just cut from a sheet of aluminum a mount. Pics are always appreciated.
Yes, the 350 and 360 tachs are geared the same ....so either will work on the other bike... Several of the larger gauges also use the same ratio's, but I'd have to check my notes...... AS FAR AS LEGAL, you don't actually have to run a "Speedometer", BUT in MOST states, you DO have to have an operable/operating ODOMETER due to the "actual mileage" laws....
Since MOST of my bikes are built from several "donors" and I certify "mileage unknown" on their titles, I DO occasionally run "just" a tach.... Just be willing to "explain" to the officer when/if you get caught.... Steve
While I like the look of the speedo/tach setup on a bike, I have considered running just the tach. I too, am concerned about the lack of a way to monitor my speed though. I have thought of running both gauges just long enough to note the engine rpm for each gear, mark each gear/rpm on the glass of the tach with a small strip of tape for reference (or with paint) and then remove the tach. That way, I'd be more assured of "staying legal" when necessary. Just my thoughts on the subject.
Okay got around to cutting more of the frame and postioning the seat. Couple of problems, first I cut off the rear "hump" support of the frame (see pics). Should I weld a support bracket to stiffen the frame? Second, I hate the ugly space between the seat pan and the rear rubber tank holder thing, once again see pics. I'm thinking of welding a bolt to the bottom of the tank and have it attach to the frame by a nut, that way I can eliminate the rear tank rubber mount and tab. Any ideaers? Also looking for ideas on how to mount the cafe seat. Thanks-Don
Well I guess I can't upload any pics. I keep gettin "Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached". Am I doing something wrong?
Don, the Honda tanks are designed to "float" on rubber mounts...Hard fastening them is going to subject them to the frame/engine vibration (and possible stress cracking/ metal fatigue) ...One possible exception would be a CB 200 tank.... Any heavier gauge metal and it would be armor plate....Most aftermarket tanks are fabricated from metal sheeting that is nearly 50% thicker than what Honda uses...They might survive.... JMHO
How about a small fibreglass shroud to "flow" it into the frame?.....
Allright I used Flicker since I had an account but can't make the pics just appear. I tried the Img button, but I'm pretty computer stupid. Also mechanically, artistically and a bunch of other stuff-stupid. Plus I can't spell worth a damn!
To post an automatically loading pic....
1: hit image button and this should appear [ i m g ] [ / i m g ] (only not spaced out, I did that so it shows)
2: insert (paste) the web addy you copied from flikr in between the two center brackets where the X is ... ]X[....
3 when you submit, it should be automatic.... Steve
Not necessarily - it depends on who your ISP is.
Most places from whom you get internet/email service provide you with free web space, where you can post files.
For instance, with Comcast, I get up to seven "web pages" for free, each with at least 100 MB of space.
It allows me to "host" myself, and enough room to post almost anything I want (except my library of Honda manuals - not that much room).
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