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Old 12-21-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 777
Project: CL350!

1972, last registered in '89. My pops paid 50 bucks for it at a NJ yard sale...


Rode my R65 with a buddy on his CBR from NM to NJ and hauled both bikes plus a couple others to NM in this van, bought for a dollar from my brother. We were supposed to ride back but the van deal seemed like a good one. The trip coincided with Goonfest '04, good times.


So the bike sat for a few more years until I started to mess with it, first step was to get it running...


Prior to the test ride it was necessary to replace the tires..


Clean wheels..


New sneakers..


Build a balancer and try it out..


Remove front end for service of head bearings, fork seals, cleaning, etc....


Fork leg before/after polish..


Not a fan of the stock front fender so I punched out the bracket and modified to fit a more appealing fender..


Remove black paint and polish trees and clamps..


Fill holes in headlight tins, also smoothed where the ears meet the tubes..



I don't like the seam on the top of CL tanks, Bondo!


Not a fan of the whole rear section either, so I modified an old fender..


Making the tail light bracket..


Almost there..


Handlebars changed out...


Front..


Side..


Back..
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:32 AM   #2
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I LOVE that color!!!

Awesome
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:55 AM   #3
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Yeah baby!
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #4
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Looks great - even more old school. Great job!
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thanks y'all. I tried to stay super low-budge, using stuff I've accumulated over the years.

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I LOVE that color!!!
Paint is Valspar 'Oregano' from bLowes Home Ctr.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
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Verrrryyy nice! I like the clean up, get running, have fun way of work.
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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I like it all but the tail light...
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:20 PM   #8
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I like it all but the tail light...
I'm actually a big fan of the tail light! In fact...where did you get it? I'm on a build now...
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #9
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I'm actually a big fan of the tail light! In fact...where did you get it? I'm on a build now...
It's from a box of old junk at a yard sale, prolly from an old trailer..


Cleaned it up with my old skool sand blaster..
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:20 PM   #10
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welllll I reckon that puts a hitch in me finding one like it
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:42 PM   #11
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I just about shit when i first saw the picture of your bike.....my 71 is just about identical to your "before" picture. ....and i also paid $50 for it. I rode it a bit when i was redoing my Triumph, then my ex-wife learned to ride and used it a bit. When we divorced in 86 she left it behind. I took it to a friend's property and we used it there for a few years and then put it in an old truck body.....it's been there ever since....at least, I HOPE it still is! I haven't checked on it for a couple of years. The property is now for sale so I'm going to retrieve it soon. I plan on getting it roadworthy someday but right now I don't have anyplace to work on it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #12
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Love the color and the handlebars, what bike are those from?
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #13
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Love the color and the handlebars, what bike are those from?
I was hoping that someone here would know what bike the bars are from.

They just ended up in my garage, an old roomie had a bunch of old Guzzi stuff, didn't see any marks on 'em.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:14 PM   #14
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I just about shit when i first saw the picture of your bike.....my 71 is just about identical to your "before" picture. ....and i also paid $50 for it. I rode it a bit when i was redoing my Triumph, then my ex-wife learned to ride and used it a bit. When we divorced in 86 she left it behind. I took it to a friend's property and we used it there for a few years and then put it in an old truck body.....it's been there ever since....at least, I HOPE it still is! I haven't checked on it for a couple of years. The property is now for sale so I'm going to retrieve it soon. I plan on getting it roadworthy someday but right now I don't have anyplace to work on it.
You gotta post recovery pics!
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