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Old 05-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Tijme to start the great 1973 CB350F refresh

Been toying with and actually trying to sell this baby for a few months. I have gotten a few bites but no one who wants to trade or pay what I want. Sooo, long story short, it is gonna get the carbs refreshed, new petcock, creamed tank, and new paint (stock again) on the tins......

State it's in right now. 13K original and runs well until debris gets in the carbs.




Oh and a new seat cover.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #2
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that's a beauty and a keeper - best of luck getting her spiffed up for the road!
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Good on ya for fixing it up !

Don't use the Kreem, lots better remedies out there. Por 15, Caswell's, etc. Just do a little searching in here.


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Old 05-10-2013, 06:30 AM   #4
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I vote to keep the cool original paint. Patina and nearly extinct colors are awesome. (oh wait, this isn't democratic rebuild?)
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:32 AM   #5
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Nice bike. Whatever you do, don't use kreem in the tank. Use anything else.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #6
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Good on ya for fixing it up !

Don't use the Kreem, lots better remedies out there. Por 15, Caswell's, etc. Just do a little searching in here.


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+1 on the Kreem,every old bike I get here that has been Kreemed is Fubared,peeling strips inside the tank and major headache to get it right again. It turns to crap.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #7
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POR-15 is fantastic for sealing tanks.
I did an old Triumph tank and it worked and looked fantastic.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #8
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POR-15 is fantastic for sealing tanks.
I did an old Triumph tank and it worked and looked fantastic.
+1

I've done two tanks with POR-15 (one being a 74' Suzuki GT250) and they came out great. I made a writeup if you want to check it out:

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154997

Good luck on the build, looks like a great little platform.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #9
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I used the term kreem as a generic term and will never use it specifically again. I used it on my Yamaha 650 Street tracker project and regretted it after it began flaking off after about three months. Anyone have a link to the POR15 system?

On the paint, I found the original stickers, and have the original paint codes, and frankly, it looks a lot better in these pics than in reality! If it looked as good in life as in the pics, I would leave it alone.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #10
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I used the term kreem as a generic term and will never use it specifically again. I used it on my Yamaha 650 Street tracker project and regretted it after it began flaking off after about three months. Anyone have a link to the POR15 system?

On the paint, I found the original stickers, and have the original paint codes, and frankly, it looks a lot better in these pics than in reality! If it looked as good in life as in the pics, I would leave it alone.
That's what we hear happens.

Here's where I bought my kits, super fast shipping and nice folks.

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:04 AM   #11
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New stock paint job will cost you. You sure you will get your money out of it?? Paint doesn't look that bad. The little 350f's are pretty soft in price unfortunately. Miles different than the 400f.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #12
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Nice bike. Whatever you do, don't use kreem in the tank. Use anything else.
Even Zebra semen would work better than kreem.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #13
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Three or four years ago I coated a pinhole riddled '75 CB550F tank with the Caswell epoxy and it is still in good shape. I chose it over others after discovering the difficulty in getting all the liquid out of the tank when I was prepping it. The Redkote instructions, and I believe the POR as well, mentioned that puddling could end in grief as it may skin over, trapping "un-dried" coating underneath. I didn't see how this particular tank could easily be coated without some puddling. The Caswell, being a two-part epoxy, is not affected if it puddles as it will still harden all the way through. Perhaps it is also not an issue with the POR coating.

The CB550F tank had been previously coated with Kreem which had failed.

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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I'd clean the carbs, POR 15 the tank, throw some new tires on it and call it good. Some time with a buffer would really make that stock paint shine. It's only original once.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #15
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New stock paint job will cost you. You sure you will get your money out of it?? Paint doesn't look that bad. The little 350f's are pretty soft in price unfortunately. Miles different than the 400f.
I would paint it myself. I have a shop grade compressor and guns and know how to paint so the cost will be paint and sand paper.
I will probably not sell it but try and trade it after I finish. I have seen these go for over $3000.00 in excellent condition on either coast. And mine only having 13K on it is still in great running condition. However, I will say that these days, people paying top dollar for bikes want them as close to perfect as possible. And the paint is really not as good as it looks in the pics.
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