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Hello all!
I was recently turned on to this site by a buddy and figured I'd join in the fun. I have a '72 cl350 that I am in the midst of converting into a cafe. The emphasis is on style/handling, I'm leaving the engine mods alone at this time. I am a new rider and this is my first build. It will be a daily rider when I get it up and running reliably -not a show bike and not a track bike. So, I'll be spending the bulk of my time in the technical department I'm sure.
Anyway I look forward to chatting with you all. -"Mr. Mojo"
 

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LOVE the tank... What is it originally from, where did you get it, and how expensive was it?
 

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Jayel.... That's what I thought it was too, but I didn't realize they were aluminum tanks..... Looks like minor mods to the frame mounts and it would sit level instead of nose-down..... ;) Steve
 

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Jayel.... That's what I thought it was too, but I didn't realize they were aluminum tanks..... Looks like minor mods to the frame mounts and it would sit level instead of nose-down..... ;) Steve
aluminum? or polished steel? inquiring minds want to know :lol: pretty sure the Mojave (Benilli) tanks were steel
 

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That tank in the picture is steel. Looks like he recently stripped it. I think it is one of Cosmo's tanks..

Hey bud, you almost stole my username! :twisted: :lol:

Welcome aboard!

GB :mrgreen:
 

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Looking good Mojo :cool: Keep it up, and keep us posted.
 

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Hey guys, thanks for the welcome. Yes, the tank is from a Benelli Mojave, although an Ebay find and not from Vintage Cosmo. It is indeed stainless steel and I have recently stripped it. It took an entire can of Aircraft stripper and hours of sanding with a "mouse" and varying degrees of paper. I've been using a Dremel tool to get the paint out of the hard to reach places and smooth out the welds. Although it looks great in the photo it still needs work before it has a nice uniform finish, at which point I will clear coat it.
The badges are from a Honda Dream I think, not sure.
The proper mounting is a bridge I have yet to cross, and will probably incorporate a design in which the seat is modified to flush-mount up into the tank channel. Also there may be some issues involving the petcock interfering with the tach drive. More on all of this later, if you guys are interested I will start a build page.
 

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Looks awesome man welcome aboard. Where at in C-bus you at? I'm in Westerville.

-MK
 

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I'm in the Bexley/Whitehall area. I recently moved up here from New orleans and stayed the first couple months with my brother in Westerville, right off Countyline. Are you familiar with the OhvinMoto guys?
 

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Small world, I live about 2mi from Countyline, and work nearby too.

The only Ohvinmoto guy I know is Chris P. who I bought my 360 from. We've stayed in touch since I bought the bike.

-MK
 

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Hey Mojo, great looking bike. It looks like it will be a really cool ride when you are done. I really like the tank too like the others.
I am in the Cincinnati area but have not heard of the ohvinmoto group.
Don
 

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Mr. Mojo said:
More on all of this later, if you guys are interested I will start a build page.
BUILD PAGE! BUILD PAGE! BUILD PAGE!.....etc
 
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