It’s getting close….CL360

Ok gang, it’s been awhile since I have done an update on the CL360., and I gotta say, I’m getting excited. It’s looking fucking awesome. Well anyway, I think it looks awesome.

So i have totally rebuilt it , with exception to the gearbox. It’s working well so I didn’t see the need to get that deep into the motor. I also need to replace the cam. The bearing is shot. Well pretty bad anyway. I’m gonna run it that way for a couple of months or until the motor quits. Then I’m gonna bore it out to a 450cc, from 356cc. I’ll put a bigger lobed cam in at that time. Here’s a photo of the cam now.

CL360 Cam Bearing

It's looks pretty bad, but it still feels pretty smooth. Am I lying to you or myself?

So besides the cam, that I think can wait until I free up some money, I need to replace the rings. I need to do that right away. They are so bad that they’re getting blow-by. So bad in fact that it’s fouling the plugs. It wont stay running. I’m gonna get the rings .5 over. That way if they don’t fit properly I can file them down a bit.

I did a test paint job because I wasn’t sure about the the paint scheme. I knew I wanted to do something race style, but to my knowledge Honda didn’t have race bikes in the mid seventies. Mike says it’s because Honda pulled out of racing to focus on the Civic. I can neither confirm nor deny this, but it sounded reasonable enough to me. So anyway I wanted to do something red white and blue. I think that paint scheme looks rad, but I wanted to get the colors right. Here’s the first run.

CL360 test paint

CL360 Profile

CL360 test paint 1

CL360 Front Angle

CL360 test paint 2

CL360 Rear

CL360 test paint 4

CL360 Rear Angle

The last one is my favorite picture so far. So I got the paint mocked up, and I’m happy with the red, but Sander suggested I go a  bit darker on the blue. I agree, so I reshoot with a darker blue. I couldn’t be happier with the suggestion. I slapped on the wings, and cleared it up. It looks good from far but…..

Oh, before I show you those,  I made a # plate mount for it as well. I confirmed what I already knew about welding… I suck at it.

CL360 Number Plate Mount

It not the best but here it is.

Ok, here’s the finished paint. I have to french in a head light and make a tach mount, but other than that I couldn’t be happier.

CL360 Race Paint Scheme, Racer

That's nice

CL360 Race Paint Scheme, Racer 1

That blue is so much better

So I got a little tipsy the other night, and Mike talked me into doing an artsy night photo shoot. I am no Ansel Adams, but here they are. A couple of them turned out pretty cool.

CL360 Drixton Racer Style

Oooohh!

CL360 Drixton Racer Style 1

I can't wait to ride the wheels off this little fucker

CL360 Drixton Racer Style 2

CL360 Drixton Racer Style 3

43 I'm hoping that will be my AHRMA #

Well that’s it for tonight gang. My back is starting to smart from bending over this fucking computer. I hope you like it.  McCarron out!

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1 Comment

  1. once it’s done, how long before you can take the training wheels off it?


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