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I have a friend that has a 69 or 70 Honda CB350. The top end of it leaking, so he's looking for a top end rebuild kit of some sort. Anyone know where to find them. At the moment I don't think he plans to turn it into a cafe bike but he doesn't know what it is. He might though someday.
 

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leaking air, oil, exhaust?

vesrah makes gasket kits. ebay is your source for oem rings, but you can also go to your local honda shop too if you want to pay full price! i assume he wants to do pistons, rings, and cam chain?

tell him to remove the top end, so he knows what size bore he has and can also check the jugs.....

and tell him to take pics of the entire process, and put parts in plastic bags, and label those bags.....i'm no novice, but i still do it!

also tell him to sign up on the cafe board...remind him to fill out the bio.

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tex

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I think he was planning on just doing the heads up. I don't think he wants to pull the jugs off, but I told him I think he should. Thing is, he isn't much of a mechanically inclined person. With my luck I'm probably going to end up doing it. I'll see if I can get him interested.
 

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well i don't know what he wants to do with the head (lap valves, etc...), but if you have that off you might as well slide the jugs off and take a look at the pistons, rings, crank play, etc.....

yep, sounds like your going to get a crash course in CB350 maintenance. my bet is that you end up owning the bike by springtime.

here's to having two bikes suddenly.

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He lives by me in the summers. I can get him to build the 350 into a race bike. Then I will have somebody to travel with and can come out to Summit and I will show you the way around. It will be cool. We can show him how to spend all his money, run up his credit cards and ruin a relationship if he has one. Racing is the coolest.
I haven't been to Summit since about 1985 or so. I bet I am still faster than any of you there.

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He lives by me in the summers. I can get him to build the 350 into a race bike. Then I will have somebody to travel with and can come out to Summit and I will show you the way around. It will be cool. We can show him how to spend all his money, run up his credit cards and ruin a relationship if he has one. Racing is the coolest.
I haven't been to Summit since about 1985 or so. I bet I am still faster than any of you there.

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the last bike I raced at Summit Point was a 1984 Yamaha FJ600. Of course it was a current model then and I was chasing Yamaha contingency money that year. I went to 22 race weekends.

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the last bike I raced at Summit Point was a 1984 Yamaha FJ600. Of course it was a current model then and I was chasing Yamaha contingency money that year. I went to 22 race weekends.

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the last bike I raced at Summit Point was a 1984 Yamaha FJ600. Of course it was a current model then and I was chasing Yamaha contingency money that year. I went to 22 race weekends.

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I am currently working on my 73 CB350. I have striped the bike apart except for the wiring and the engine. I will be removing the engine this weekend. At the moment it is leaking oil from both heads. I went out and bought the whole gasket kit and o rings from a local shop for about $45. Since I am replacing the gaskets, I thought why not paint the engine. So I will also be painting the engine.

I am hoping is not really difficult to reassemble the engine. I am not an expert mechanic. I just want to learn to do it myself.

I did what last night !!!!
 

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ken,

"racing is better with 14.99% interest!"

Not bad, try having 19.99%.

Thanks for the tip Tex. I already use Gunk to take off some of the grime from the engine as well as the oil that leaked out. I do plan on doing at least one more time before I take a part the engine. I want to paint the engine by pieces instead of the whole thing at once. I want to paint the heads black and the engine casing will be redone in silver. The fins will be polished, but only the edges. The top's of the carburetors, the honda cover on the left side, and the two small covers on top of the engine on each side will be chromed.




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I don't use credit cards.

Does painting an air cooled engine change it ability to cool at all?
 

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I thought about that as well. But while taking a closer look at the engine. Everything except the heads and some covers are painted silver already. I have to use the fight high temp paint. I ask my neighbor the same question. He said not to ad to many layers of paint.

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