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Old 10-26-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
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Honda CB350 custom from start to finish

I picked up a pile of shit CB350 from the Redneck motorcycle yard sale guy for next to nothing. I really just needed the engine.

I'm running out of styles for CB350s so it took me a little while to figure out the direction I wanted to go.

This year of CB350 (1973) has a top plate that allows you to lower the front end of the bike by just pushing the forks up a little. This year has internal springs like our sport bikes, all my other CB350's (1968-1972 models) have external springs that prevent this and the top plate and fork tube design prevent this.

Anyway I cut it up, lowered it, hard tailed it. I plan to recess the seat and have a low gas tank. Might have to make my own or cut up and reweld one I have laying around.

This is what I started with. You can see how much I lowered it in the front by the fork tubes sticking out the top 3". I plan to run only a front brake, no back brake, the bike is so low the brake pedal would scrape when I turn. I plan to use clip-ons mounted below the top plate of the triple tree.








The look I'm going for. Low and sexy. It will prolly not handle good, be stiff, be dangerous but fuck it. It should look cool. I found a 19" front wheel in my shed I'm going to try to use. This one is the stock 18" wheel.

I got some work done this weekend. I mounted the seat support bars and did some sheet metal work.


I bent the edges of the sheet metal by beating it with a body hammer over a round pipe to match the contour.


Fully welded. Almost.


I cut a 2" section out of a gas tank I had laying around. Looks like the perfect size. I need to get another tank tho, this one is badly pitted and has pin holes in the bottom.


Damn, this bike is low. I put a 19" wheel on the front. Looks cool but the disk is too big so I don't think I can use it. I either need to have the disk machined down or use a stock 18" wheel. I did lots of metal work today. I did the seat pan and mounted a piece of sheet metal to hold the electronic stuff needed. Put in some gussets too.






Done. Video below.
















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Old 10-26-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Sweet build.
I'd love to see what it looks like with a rider on it.
You said it was very low - it'd be great to see how low it really is.
Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:52 AM   #3
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I'll take the 914.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:47 AM   #4
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Sweet build.
I'd love to see what it looks like with a rider on it.
You said it was very low - it'd be great to see how low it really is.
Thanks.
Did you watch the embeded video?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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Love it, nice work!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #6
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Nice attack chopper.

I like the tank.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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Great write up and pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:33 AM   #9
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it looks cool. but i would fit a rear mudgaurd on as mud and other crap will get sprayed on to you from the rear wheel
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