CB 350 hacked

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by madkw, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. madkw

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    Hi all I have just completed putting a inder side car on my 1972 cb350 it looks great and will be fun. I say I have put it on is not quite accurate without the huge help of my mate Mick I would still be scratching my arse. Any way lights need to be connected and I will be on my way this weekend with 60Kg of ballast. I think the inder universal installation kit was a great start for $300 but we did end up cutting and re welding a number of parts. Stopping the frame clamps from moving was bit of a challenge along with the clevises, a bit of electric loctite may be in-order after a few Kms .Photos to come:clap
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  2. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Is this the one done at the national rally?
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  3. DirtyDR

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    I would be willing to bet it was the CL 350/Inder they put together at the rally. I should have got some pictures of it since it was right in front of my tent.

    Not complaining by the way just stating the fact.
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  4. madkw

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    No its my first go at sidecar building and I havent been to a sidecar rally yet!:rofl
    Got some ballast today and took it for a spin around the block, not to bad but I will need a steering damper. I past a mates place and he came out and wanted a ride in the chair ,he is 100 kg plus 40 kg ballast and it still went ok :clap
    see you all on the road.Sorry I am having trouble loading photos
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  5. DirtyDR

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    That is a bet I do not mind losing since it means more sidecars out there. :D

    I still should have got some pictures of that CL 350/Inder rig though. It sounds like you had the same mounting issues he had.

    If you want you can email me the pictures and I would be happy to post them for you.
    drwilliams@vailresorts.com
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  6. madkw

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    thanks for that offer I will do that in the morning. I spoke to a mate at work today he suggested I check my tyre pressure ,it was low so now its 38psi and wow what an improvement. I am learning alot from all sorts of places . This forum is great very good people ,very helpful:D
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  7. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    I was thinking that myself dr. How many '72 350 Honda's get hacked every week? The stars must be aligned.
    Jim
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  8. DirtyDR

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    Here are the pictures but they must have got mixed up in the conversion since the tub ended up on the wrong side.

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    Nice looking little rig by the way, I really wish I had pictures of the one from Mountain View now.
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  9. madkw

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    thanks for your help with the pics . Yes she is a pretty little thing ,I have had some fun with the finish on the bike ,my mates take the piss a bit and say its covered with draw liner .But it is different . Took the hack (or outfit we say here in AU) out for a spin yesturday . It was awful ,pulled to the left badly .:cry.I spoke to my side car consultant Mick: He said check everything including wheel bearings .he said something had probably moved I said no its all good .He was right so may need a brace or two to stop the movement .
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  10. FR700

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    That turned out neat :thumb ... for a blues supporter :lol3

    Landing light in the nose is a bottler.


    Question , did the upper adjustable struts come with the chair or did you source them from somewhere ?

    Try a little bit more lean out .
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  11. madkw

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    yes I will give it a bit more lean out .try it tonight after work. The struts I got from EuroBrit in Melbourne they cost $300 for the kit, 4 struts and there mounts
    I think that is good value. We had to cut some down but thats ok at least they had plenty of length and plenty of adjustment.
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  12. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    Thanks for that .

    300 bucks is worth it just for the fact that you don't have to make them .
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  13. mickman

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    Yes, it truly is a beautiful thing.:bow
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  14. AussieMasada

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    What he said:clap
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  15. madkw

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    Did some more work on the CB on Sunday , with the help of Mick (I pass the tools) we got it all back into shape .We added a clamp to the front lower mount to the frame and took it out for a spin on Micks VERY rough driveway .It all stayed in place I almost ended up in a fence . Hit a hole and it spat me off to the right , more concentration needed I am told .Still haven't fond a damper yet EBAY wont let me down.Think I may have to ditch the narrow flat bars there's not enough control , so there goes the look .But hay staying in a straight line is more important let alone keeping away from fences , trees,and banks. It is a very rough driveway.
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  16. madkw

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    Ordered a damper last night , it should be here in a week or so. I was thinking about the handle bars , a set of say 2" risers and a set of wider bars may help with steer-ability and clear the side-car windscreen .Problem solved????. Question? where should I start as far as tyre pressures are concerned?
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  17. DirtyDR

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    I tend to run my tire pressures towards the upper end of what is printed on the tire sidewall.
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  18. madkw

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    I just checked my front tyre pressure rating it said 41 psi I think .The actual pressure was 38 psi so considering the steering is very light I think I will drop it to about 28 psi and give it a go tomorrow.What do you think ??
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  19. DirtyDR

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    On the GS if I run the front high then it steers a lot easier but I tend to get a little head shake at around 25mph when slowing down. Nothing serious and hitting the front brake will stop it. At lower pressures it gets harder to steer but I lose the head shake. I am talking tire pressures between 40 and 36 I never go below 36 on the GS. I also do not run a steering dampner and I have done no steering mods.

    The Ural who knows what the tire pressures are since I only check them when I leave on a road trip and I set them at 36 front, 38 rear and 34 sidecar. I usually go all Winter on the Ural without checking the tire pressure though.
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  20. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    Now THAT is a sweet hack! It goes well with the retro Honda.
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