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Hello all, I just picked up a '74 CB360 off of CL a little bit ago for the paltry sum of $450. It had 8000 original miles, a recent tune up, and no title. After getting the title sorted out, I began to work. So far I've dropped the rear fender, center stand, and aircleaner covers. Added clubman bars, chopped about 80% of the stock seat cushion down (stock seat was TOAST) and recovered with an old Carhartt jacket I had laying around. Remounted the stock taillight and liscence plate, and ditched the 35yo original tires for new rubber.

It runs pretty good, although I'm sure it'll run better when I seal up the rubber boots connecting the carbs and aircleaners, and put proper adapters on the exhaust pipes. Right now there are both intake and exhaust leaks, and it can stall out at stop lights. It generally starts on the first kick, although I'm thinking the rectifier might be toast, because the electric starter doesnt seem to have enough juice anymore to start the bike (it did a week ago).

Anyways, just wanted to say hello, and introduce you to my project.

-Matt

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I'm in the Columbus area of Ohio. I called several different title bureau's and got transferred around a lot. It seems that everyone had a different solution. I got a hold of someone at the Delware County clerk of courts, that checked my VIN over the phone, and found no title on file. She told me to come down to the court house and fill out the paperwork for a court affidavit. It was $100, and she gave me a notorized note on the spot to take to the title bureau for a title.

Honestly it was very easy. I had the affidavit, title and plates within an hour including transit time. I've heard from several people it was a collossal pain in the ass. Maybe I just talked to the right person. I was close to filing for a title from Broadway Title, but figured I'd do my due dilligence first and call the county.

All in all, it was well worth the extra $100.

-MK
 

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mktsc said:

Man, that is sharp! Glad the title work went well for you, I'm in that process as well. Any chance we can see more pics of how you have the tail set up?
 

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I dropped the rear fender, frame section and headlight bracked. Right now the light is *gasp* duct taped in place while I fab the bracketry up. I basically just tucked the stock tail light on top of the frame. Like I said, the stock seat was trashed. The previous owner cut all the mounting tabs off the frame to prepare for a cafe seat, so there was nowhere to mount. I bent the already bent seat pan up in the rear to clear the tail light, and recovered it.

I'm not sold on the seat, and would eventually like to get a true cafe tail for the bike, however I refuse to pay $150 for a fiberglass tail. I'd like to do something more inventive. But for now, I can ride it at least...

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Welcome to the board! We are getting a lot more 360's showing up! :D Are you planning a full on cafe mod?
 

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Slowly but surely. I'd like to keep the entire project as "budget" as possible.
 

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mktsc said:
I'd like to keep the entire project as "budget" as possible.
I swear those were my exact words to my 'special lady friend', when she saw me unload it from the sellers tray-back :D If you ever cast a fibreglass seat pan I would be interested in buying a copy?

Always good to see the 360 crew grow :cool:

Lee
 

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I really like how you got rid of that butt ugly feature of the cb360. By that feature i'm talking about the enormous tail light growing out of the rear fender. Looks pretty good so far. If you need any hard to find parts i've had about 4 months of collecting vintage numbers and finding out what parts they have and what parts you need from another company to complete the plan heh.

But anyway, glad to see you saved one.
 

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Know where I can get a drain plug? Mines pretty well rounded...
 

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mktsc said:
Know where I can get a drain plug? Mines pretty well rounded...
If you cant find one locally, try www.cmsnl.com as they still have good stores of genuine Honda parts. From memory I think the oil plug was about $20 and the crush gasket about $5.
 

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I got mine right from the local dealer- like 14 bucks for the plug and crush washer.
 

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I like what you did with the seat and the" undertail". Did you reuse the foam? I'm thinking of redoing my seat but have something a little different in mind.
 

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Yes I used the stock seat foam, and used a nice sharp bread knife to trim about 70% of it away.
 
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