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Author Topic: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7 - Swingarm progress  (Read 78034 times)

Offline Bobdot

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'72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7 - Swingarm progress
« on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:06:02 »
Hey all,

Been with the site for years now (4?) asking questions, trying to answer questions, buying stuff, and most importantly learning a lot and gathering an infinite amount of inspiration.

I started this project in 2007 and its finally coming to fruition 3 years later.  I havent been the best with photo documentation but Ive got some highlights through the years.  Getting better with all that now so the final stages with be well documented.  I got this bike the summer after graduating as a project to replace my RD350 I had since high school.  Looked the part but had infinite issues just trying to get it running.  Luckily, the good guys at Liberty Vintage here in Philly helped me out (and continue to) on all the mechanical things I either dont have the facilities for or the time.

who cares about the history mumbo jumbo?  I'll start from the begining the best I can with pics.  Any questions or comments let me know, I'd love to hear what you think.  Here we go...


how I got her



my apartment/garage "situation"

« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2011, 10:59:03 by Bobdot »

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:19:28 »

running, cleaned up a little, bar end mirrors



hockey tape to cover up some rusty spots

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:23:25 »

CL exhaust installed, straight pipes from DTT, sorry I cant remember who i got them from but thank you!



Offline Big Rich

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:26:28 »
It's lookin good so far Bob! If you want to get rid of the tape on the fork tubes, check out my build thread - there's a little how-to on using some chrome pipe.

From Philly, huh? Did you check out thee DTT PA roll call yet?

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #4 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:29:39 »
Ringing in '09 by test fitting a new muffler




seat pan template

seat material, Plaid suit jacket fabric...

no.7 vinyl on the seat

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #5 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:30:04 »
Ya man. Looks good. And BigR is right, head over and sign up on the PA roll call.   http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=14965.10

And maybe this is a dumb question, but you have a second muffler right?  ???
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #6 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:33:29 »
It's lookin good so far Bob! If you want to get rid of the tape on the fork tubes, check out my build thread - there's a little how-to on using some chrome pipe.

From Philly, huh? Did you check out thee DTT PA roll call yet?

Thanks!  I did check in, probably sometime in '08.  I keep forgetting it's there.  I'll keep an eye out, it'll be awesome to meet up with you guys in "real life"

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #7 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:37:32 »
Ya man. Looks good. And BigR is right, head over and sign up on the PA roll call.   http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=14965.10

And maybe this is a dumb question, but you have a second muffler right?  ???

haha, yea.  I can only upload so fast!  Here are some shots of the 2-1 collector I fabbed up.  It's not the "end all" design but it works just fine for now.


it's a bit lengthy for my taste, but i'll get to that later...

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #8 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:41:51 »
New seat, a bit more comfy on the old bum



engine after getting rebuilt at the shop.  Kitchen table=engine stand

Shiny

Offline Bobdot

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Re: '72 CB350 K4 - 'ol no.7
« Reply #9 on: Apr 19, 2010, 01:49:26 »
After getting the engine back, I decided to take some serious extra effort and do everything I've always wanted to do for this bike before putting it all back together.  Otherwise, I know I'd regret it and just have to pull it all apart again down the road (not saying that wont happen anyways but...)

Cleaning up the engine and adding a touch of paint



HOORAY!!!

I like!