Cafe Racer Forum banner

CB350F Fork conversion

11785 Views 21 Replies 11 Participants Last post by  robertob
Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum. I have a CB350F (disk front) and would like to change out the forks for something more modern. What is the process here? I'd like newer forks with clip on bars etc (more cafe style) What forks are interchangable with the CB350F? What is the process re break calipers on newer forks...are all the fitings standard?


1 - 4 of 22 Posts
No offense taken. Check out Its a site I put together via satellite modem while on a 10,000 mile bike trip through Africa, so yes I know where the clutch is and how to get the lunker off the kick stand.

Second, I've been restoring vintage BMW's (R50s, R26 etc) for the last 8 years, so yes, I have a hammer, and know that a set of points is not where you plug your wife's vibrator to charge before satisfying her with it. (No offense to viagra brigade).

Now stop being a bunch of snooty assed Yale graduates, acting like your bikes run on Champagne and expel Eau de Cologne, while you sit on the saddle like the “Princess and the Pea”, gathering insects in your up-tilted nostrils as they jet off your stiff upper lips.

That out the way, I asked the question because I have dealt mostly with the old fashioned forks on the beemers and have no experience with the more modern flair of clip ons etc. I was wandering just how much is standard on the front end of these bikes and what one does for example when the neck length is not the same as your replacement forks but the bearing dimensions match up. What does one do if the new forks you have put on have space for 2 brake calipers but your wheel has only one rotor…is it safe to run the forks with just one caliper etc. I’m not asking for step by step, I’m more asking for stories and experiences, that’s all, so lighten up.
See less See more
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Thanks Geeto!

I was actually given the no excused (or complaints) there either. Is it possible to rebore the 350F to a 400. Is there a lot more that would have to change to match the power of the CB400?

While I'm stacking up the stoopid questions, I though I'd throw one more in here. What pipes are compattable with the CB350 Four. I'm looking for a 4 into 1. With the CB400,450,and 550 all work?


1 - 4 of 22 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.