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« on: August 04, 2012, 07:51:14 PM »

I picked up a 73 CB350/2 today. It's very complete, the seat, side covers, and other painted parts are in very good condition. The motor is stuck, the steering head bearings are frozen and the tank is varnishy.

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 09:18:49 PM »

Ha! I thought you were done with old motorcycles:-)

I like the CB350. Cool little bike.

Let me know should you need a hand.



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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 09:07:57 AM »

Excellent, glad to see you're keeping the flame burning Chris!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 09:39:27 AM »

I am done with old bikes. I have no passion for them. However, I am transitioning to teacher mode. I'm using this teardown/ rebuild to teach a friend of mine about bikes. I suppose its important for the next generation to learn about points ignitions and valves that require adjusting, and timing chain adjustment. Boy, I almost sounded serious there.  :Smiley
I had noticed in the pic the seller sent me that the engine indicated a head gasket leak. So first item is to get the engine out the frame and get the top end off. Yippee.
Pics of vertical twin guts to come...
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 09:40:49 AM »

Wonderful!
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 11:38:49 AM »

My dad seems to get enjoyment from teaching me about those point things, too. You guys are weird. Shouldn't everything just be electronic, computerized and self-sufficient? Back in my day we just paid other people to fix our problems... Grin

On a serious note, the bike looks like a great pick-up. Not sure when you're getting into the tear-down, but I would love to swing by and check out the guts; maybe catch a few lessons along the way.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2012, 05:17:16 PM »

Shouldn't everything just be electronic, computerized and self-sufficient?

Honestly, the concepts of 'electronic' and 'computerized' are both mutually exclusive of the idea of self-sufficience. An anvil is the only truly reliable tool I'll ever own.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 01:16:52 PM »

after spending several quality hours with the bike last night, I think we'll be aiming for a resto-mod. I'm one bolt away from the engine coming out. The carbs are off but havent been opened up yet. And upon further review- the electrical will need a good bit of attention. However, I'm looking at replacing the stock headlight and front turns with a halogen upgrade which will require a stator and rectifier upgrade. Also will be an electronic ignition and some other goodies.
I'll probably be down at the shop in plainville on weds or thurs evening doing some more head scratching and wrench turning.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »

I will see you down there Wednesday Wink

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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2012, 02:31:31 PM »

I will see you down there Wednesday Wink



oooh can I come?  Maybe even ride.....
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2012, 03:10:15 PM »

Shoot I'd join Andy and Treeve on Wednesday (if that's the day)! It'd be a party!
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2012, 05:48:28 PM »

Sure! I can sit back in my chair and bark orders! I'll have this thing finished in no time with all this slave labor. Mwahahaha!
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 07:09:10 PM »

The problem is, everyone will bring beers etc. and then there will be no work done...
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2012, 08:00:45 PM »

The problem is, everyone will bring beers etc. and then there will be no work done...

You see right through me.
All are welcome- its right off Rt.1 in Plainville- about 5 mins south of the stadium.
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 09:17:34 PM »

Ill come just to see Treeve ride somewhere  Grin Grin

Alex Ill be coming from work so will meet you there but can ride back with you.

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