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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2011, 04:42 PM
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Posted By daizee
Southeastern CT still out of power

I just took the CB350 for some exercise and saw lots of downed trees/limbs on powerlines on 165 and 49.
However Ekonk DOES have ice-cream, a bit soft. They're running backup power off a John Deer...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8,624
Views: 1,396,196
Posted By daizee
I just demo'd a used gray one yesterday. What a...

I just demo'd a used gray one yesterday. What a delightful little scoot!
My cb350 has a bit more under the tank, and the steering is much more... "stable", but that TU is nimble and light!
The seat...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-02-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By daizee
If you have to bribe the shop to get their...

If you have to bribe the shop to get their attention, clearly they think they're the only game in town.
They're not.

Motorsports Nation in Plainfield has always treated me very well. They WANT...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 27,681
Posted By daizee
Do it! And post pictures... If you...

Do it!

And post pictures...

If you haven't chosen new tires yet, I've been very happy with my Avon Roadriders. My '72 is my only bike and these are the only new tires I've ever had, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,873
Posted By daizee
The 350 - NOW you're talking. Can I have the...

The 350 - NOW you're talking.
Can I have the original seat it if will fit a '72? :-D

Much shorter path with a street-ready 350, and plenty of power.

-Daizee
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
Those wide footpegs look pretty good. a bigger...

Those wide footpegs look pretty good. a bigger brake platfom would help too.

I find the stock pegs are too grippy for street riding - I can't slide my left foot under the shifter easily.

How...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By daizee
Sniper-X, detailed in an earlier thread on the...

Sniper-X,
detailed in an earlier thread on the same bike, I replaced the original, lossy rectifier on my cb350 with a $4 part from radio shack.

The bike charges the battery with no problems now,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By daizee
Wow, that's cool. is it easy to get the wiring...

Wow, that's cool.
is it easy to get the wiring out and stuff it back into the new shell?
Does the 35W H4 cover both high and low beams, but is swappable as a single bulb? I'll see how available...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,247
Posted By daizee
CB350 - cover bolts and headlamp (purple piston thread #3)

Hi again ADVers,

The Purple Piston putts along - better with the timing correctly re-adjusted (boy, did I mess THAT up). Hopefully no permanent damage.

So the low-beam filiment on my headlamp...
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
Thanks, guys. Clayjars, what's the noticeable...

Thanks, guys.
Clayjars, what's the noticeable affect of a slightly heavier front tire? Slower steering? do you get more stability in corners, but turn into them a tad slower?


-Daizee
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
Interesting. Is 120/80 larger than stock? Can you...

Interesting. Is 120/80 larger than stock? Can you even compare knobbie numbers to these tires? I think I've got 110 Avons (street tire) on my cb350 and it's much heavier.

Would you expect...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
Thanks for the excellent summary page, KB. The...

Thanks for the excellent summary page, KB.
The comments say some tires are developed for specific bikes, like a heavier BMW. It seems to me that such a tire would probably be slipperier under a much...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
Thanks for the rec, Clayjars. Can you tell me...

Thanks for the rec, Clayjars.
Can you tell me the purpose behind those size selections?
I don't really know how best to think about the options, which is why I posted in the first place.

I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,368
Posted By daizee
new shoes?

Hi XTperts,

I'm considering replacing the factory Cheng Shin knobbies (8 years old!) with a set of Pirelli Scorpion MT90-A/T's (w/ the new compound). What sizes, front and rear, are the best match...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
I discovered that by tilting the bike to the left...

I discovered that by tilting the bike to the left I can get about a quart of oil out of the engine case via the alternator cover.
Good to know if your oil drain plug is seized. :-)


-Daizee
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
Ok, I got the oil "filter" cover off and cleaned...

Ok, I got the oil "filter" cover off and cleaned it out. There was some collected gunk, but it wasn't crazy.

Unfortunately the circlip that holds the filter uh... thingie inside was broken in 3!...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
Can't get the oil filter cover off. The allen...

Can't get the oil filter cover off.
The allen bolts come out fine. There's a screwdriver-sized pry-hold at the top, but I couldn't get it to budge more than maybe 0.01". I didn't want to do any...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
Looking at my Clymer: I see the small cover is...

Looking at my Clymer: I see the small cover is just for the oil filter.
I haven't invaded the oil filter yet - prolly best to do that first anyway and then consider the clutch cleanup afterwards.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
special tools! Google turns up only Japanese-spec...

special tools! Google turns up only Japanese-spec oil, no screwdrivers.

I already have an impact driver, so that's covered.
There are a number of dinged-up philips screws that could use replacing...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,888
Posted By daizee
CB350 Clutch advice (Purple Piston thread #2)

Hi Dear Readers,

Thanks for the help with the rectifier on the Purple Piston (when I got her last year only one cylinder was firing).

Next I'm contemplating a clutch job to increase long-trip...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Ok. :1drink This is a beachlet canoe-launch...

Ok. :1drink

This is a beachlet canoe-launch at the base of one of the two fairly large management areas nearby.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Took about 45 seconds to find the fault in the...

Took about 45 seconds to find the fault in the headlight circuit. 5-point crimp junction w/ all black wires (ground?) had a loose connection under the clear heat-shrink. There was even a black spot...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Hooray! Good luck w/ the mod, RobbieO. ...

Hooray!
Good luck w/ the mod, RobbieO.

-Daizee
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Ah yes, I saw those in my original search. Then...

Ah yes, I saw those in my original search.
Then I learned the Radio Shack unit cost only $3.50.

Having gone through the soldering mess with the raw part, I can comfortably say that $22 is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
You inspired me to get back on the CB tonight...

You inspired me to get back on the CB tonight after spending hours dealing with the DMV and flying a dirtbike all over the state to get it registered.

I got on Rt-1 and boy howdy, 3rd gear is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Wow, ctfz1, that's the most romantic thing I've...

Wow, ctfz1, that's the most romantic thing I've ever read about the 350's!

-Daizee
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
The headlight still doesn't come on right away...

The headlight still doesn't come on right away until I rev it a bit - at a stop before I leave seems to work, or put it in gear and start to roll, then rev it. Is this normal?

So after rolling...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
woo! how's it working for you? good...

woo!
how's it working for you?

good labeling is really important. I broke my own rules re-doing the rectifier. I used to run a lot of network lines... a mess gets out of hand quickly, and two...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
woah. how hard is it to repack all the...

woah.

how hard is it to repack all the wiring inside that I haven't had the guts to look at yet? Or is it just a tangled mess that you shove in there.

-Daizee
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
so I didn't even look online for replacement...

so I didn't even look online for replacement gaskets for the instruments. The clear covers are loose on the bases and there are remnants of the old seals in evidence.

If only I had some really...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
I probably don't need the tach at night. The...

I probably don't need the tach at night.
The seals at the base of the covers are shot, tho, so if I go in to replace those, maybe I'll do the bulb at the same time.
Thanks for the tip.

The big...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
I rode a couple miles in the dark last night on...

I rode a couple miles in the dark last night on purpose to check the headlight performance - not bad. I expected much worse.

It didn't even occur to me that the instrument panel might light up....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Ok, here's the photo summary. First, I...

Ok, here's the photo summary.
First, I apologize for the blurriness. My phone camera is never quite in focus, and it's just barely good enough that I don't have the patience to go get a "real"...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
The symptom I noticed was that the headlight...

The symptom I noticed was that the headlight would not come on until I got up a good head of steam for a few minutes. Disconcerting when heading home near dark.

I'm not 100% sure that this symptom...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Woah, I hadn't planned to go that far, figured...

Woah, I hadn't planned to go that far, figured the steel mouning bracket connected o the frame would do it. What have others done? I could get a cpu heatsink and put a hole in the middle. Haha, even...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
The new rectifier passes the sip test. She...

The new rectifier passes the sip test. She started and idled strong. Looked like 14V across the DC rectifier terminals. I don't know if that's a real test or not but it's certainly better than when I...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
Thanks, electroken, that's basically what I...

Thanks, electroken, that's basically what I surmised after surveying all the parts. I hadn't realized that the old unit came out so easily until I actually looked more closely. I'm going to see if...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
BTW, Electroken, you mention a $6 part and using...

BTW, Electroken, you mention a $6 part and using only 1 - are you using a 35A or 25A unit? The ones I was able to get are only 25A.

Thanks,

-Daizee
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
I picked up two for about $3.50 each at the local...

I picked up two for about $3.50 each at the local Radio Snack.
Figure I can screw one up.

So I only need one, that's good. What's the theory with two? You wire them in parallel and they each...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,704
Posted By daizee
One of the comments on that radio shack part...

One of the comments on that radio shack part suggests you need to install 2?? Obviously the comment is not bike-specific.

Elsewhere I saw another 35A rectifier offered specifically for use on...
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