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    +1 on "starter bike for girls"...

    1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125

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    1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125

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    quote:I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.
    Stopping power may (or may not) be reduced, but not greatly. Drum brake will stop that bike just fine. In fact, some think the early Honda discs are no better than the drum they replaced. Best of all, some CB360s came from the factory equipped with a front drum (I have one, as does John2007 - look at the pictures). So it's a simple swap to make. All you'd need is the wheel, spacers & brake lever, all of which can also be sourced from a CB350.

    I have been unable to find any information about proper drum brake setup, other than careful adjustment. New shoes, radiused to the drum, and adjustment so both shoes make contact at the same time.
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    quote:I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.
    Stopping power may (or may not) be reduced, but not greatly. Drum brake will stop that bike just fine. In fact, some think the early Honda discs are no better than the drum they replaced. Best of all, some CB360s came from the factory equipped with a front drum (I have one, as does John2007 - look at the pictures). So it's a simple swap to make. All you'd need is the wheel, spacers & brake lever, all of which can also be sourced from a CB350.

    I have been unable to find any information about proper drum brake setup, other than careful adjustment. New shoes, radiused to the drum, and adjustment so both shoes make contact at the same time.
    Many a man who falls in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. - Evan Esar

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    I so dig that photo john2007 posted. That's one happy gal!

    BTW, I also dig the photo Judey posted of Gurl on his cb360. It's just that john2007 gets an extra point due to the bike being in motion.

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    I so dig that photo john2007 posted. That's one happy gal!

    BTW, I also dig the photo Judey posted of Gurl on his cb360. It's just that john2007 gets an extra point due to the bike being in motion.

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    Adam,
    Welcome. Don't listen to Judey when he has been drinking. There is an FAQ that I wrote on the Honda front brake. I suspect yours is rebuildable. Replacing the front brake lines with a single line would eliminate the brake light switch, so you would need to use a brake line bolt that has the switch built in no big deal, about $20, but you need to know you would need it. Get after the carbs, do a complete tune up and fully charge the battery or replace it, like Judey said. Get it running right and then worry about the cosmetics.

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    Adam,
    Welcome. Don't listen to Judey when he has been drinking. There is an FAQ that I wrote on the Honda front brake. I suspect yours is rebuildable. Replacing the front brake lines with a single line would eliminate the brake light switch, so you would need to use a brake line bolt that has the switch built in no big deal, about $20, but you need to know you would need it. Get after the carbs, do a complete tune up and fully charge the battery or replace it, like Judey said. Get it running right and then worry about the cosmetics.

    Ken
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    quote:Originally posted by john2007

    +1 on "starter bike for girls"...

    Ahem... 1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125


    What, are you all gonna start calling me a doodee head and kick me in the shins?


    I\'d hate to be you if you were me.

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    quote:Originally posted by john2007

    +1 on "starter bike for girls"...

    Ahem... 1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125


    What, are you all gonna start calling me a doodee head and kick me in the shins?


    I\'d hate to be you if you were me.

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