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Old 11-18-2006, 08:43 PM   #16
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I figgered she was gonna polish the the parts for your ride over the winter, or perhaps knit you a seatcover or sew you your own roadcrafter suit
good luck with your scrambler

Actually we will be workin on it together, so she can learn a little about mechanics, and it will be for her in the end, too. Nothing cooler than havin a project to work on together over the cold winter. Plus in the end I end up with not just a cool significant other but one with a cool bike of her own. At this rate she'll have hers done before I have mine together.

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We'll have it in the porch tomorrow afternoon...pics to come...tomorrow
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:54 AM   #17
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:08 AM   #18
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They are great bikes if you don't try to "override" them. The motor is sold as are most Hondas, very easy to maintain and fiarly easy to find parts for. I saw a website dedicated to just vintage Honda twins, from 175~450. I'll try to find it and hook you up with the URL. They had bikes and chats and a line on NOS and repopped parts as well. They can be very pretty when restored, I'll bet she'll love it when you refinsih it. How complete and stock is it, and where are the pics??????
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #19
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They are great bikes if you don't try to "override" them. The motor is sold as are most Hondas, very easy to maintain and fiarly easy to find parts for. I saw a website dedicated to just vintage Honda twins, from 175~450. I'll try to find it and hook you up with the URL. They had bikes and chats and a line on NOS and repopped parts as well. They can be very pretty when restored, I'll bet she'll love it when you refinsih it. How complete and stock is it, and where are the pics??????
Thanks for searching, sniper. The bike is complete, mostly, but rough. That is to say, everything is there( except for a weird 2 into 1 muffler off the stock twin pipes) , but it is rough. the seat is rotted (go figure after ten years outside in northern ON) and and everything needs a full teardown and cleaning, or replacement(shocks, tires, gaskets, wiring). the parts list will be long and the project will be extensive. What I would really like to do is find a complete used or rebuilt engine, and a NOS wiring harness (new old stock, not nitrous) to really get a jump on it, but no luck yet. I'll also be looking for a set of triple clamps from a cb750 and a set of forks from a xr250 (same stem on the 750 as the 360 and same tube diameter between the xr and cb), then i will need a bit of fab to lengthen the swingarm about 3-4" and brace it slightly better, mod the fender the same. then xr250 rims and good 70 % dirt/ 30% pavement tires to go on them. If we're not happy with it after all that....well...let's not think about that.

Sorry....the wheels are just a spinnin'

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Old 11-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #20
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I still have the title and the keys, but I have no idea how to contact the owner of the building where it has been resting since 1993. It is in the building that (at that time) was the Gabriels, NY post office. Way up north. North of Saranc Lake.
Wow, that is out in the middle of no where. What do you plan on doing with the bike Dado?
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:19 AM   #21
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Good f'n news

Well progress made,

Put an ad over in flea market. Got a couple bites. looks like we might have a decent-running engine in it by just after christmas, although apparently it may be coming from iowa. Oh well, progress is progress, even with pricey shipping...that is the point of this all, right.

Anyway, sorry no pics still. The new kitten we got swatted the canon digital camera off the sill by the computer and well...you know...smash. Wife was so embarassed that she left it there with the little monster runnin around that she didn't tell me till I asked where it was. That'll be another few hun' to replace. Frustrated...can you tell?

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Old 11-23-2006, 09:15 PM   #22
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They are very easy to work on, and a perfect first bike to learn working on and also ride. I have a couple I'm doing myself right now.

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Old 11-24-2006, 06:31 AM   #23
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They are very easy to work on, and a perfect first bike to learn working on and also ride. I have a couple I'm doing myself right now.

The one we got is about the same as the one on the left...little rustyer in spots but just surface stuff...sounds like I found an engine, too. should be well underway soon....even gettin a deal from the body shop here at the dealership on paintin her up. Colour suggestions? something not factory but not crazy?
tell me what you think.

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Old 11-24-2006, 06:53 AM   #24
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Hi,

I have a '73 CB360 standing around but didn't fix her up so far.
I plan to rebuild her into a Scrambler or maybe a flattracker, using a set of CL headers I bought in the US.



in Europe, Scrambler parts are unobtainable and it might be hard for you to get a decent original muffler, even in the US.

Generally, the SOHC Hondas are quite straighforward. Correct timing set-up is essential. Many people disliked the 360 because of the 6 gears (as opposed to the 350).

I don't know about a forum for the SOHC twins, but there are some posts in the "other bikes"-subforum of www.sohc4.net
Check out www.ohiocaferacers.com, Greg specialises in 350s and can organise OEM parts.
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Old 01-14-2007, 08:41 PM   #25
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I just got one as a first bike for the girl too. simmilar story far from perfect but not a basket case.

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comes with a second starter motor and botom end, surface rust and should be up and rolling soon.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:37 AM   #26
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"Scrambler"?

Can someone define for me what exactly a "Scrambler" is?
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