My girlfriend has a 1976 cj360T that I would occasionally ride. The CJ 5 speed, based on my personal observation, has a wider gear ratio than the cb360 6 speeds and seems to me like it would make an awsome road racing trans. I had the bike over at a buddy's shop and stock for stock in street trim my GF's cj360 was 35 lbs lighter than a 1972 cb350 a customer brought in (we used bathroom scales under each wheel so I don't know how accurate it is).quote:
Everything Joe says is almost true. Good job Joe. Actually the engines do have a lot of potential but no one makes real speed parts for them. In the day Powroll made a couple different big bore kits for them but I was never able to find any. Todd did the head on mine and it takes the same valves he used on the 350 heads. If someone wants to go halvsies with me we could try to get JE or someone to make some high compression pistons. Megacycle does make a cam for it but only one. It seemed to be ok for road race type power. I used the CJ as the base bike because on the no electric starter so I didn't have to plug any holes. The CJ had a 5 speed but the 6 speed CB trans just drops in. You need to change everything though not just the gears. I think the CJ frame is a little stiffer too. There are only minor differences but I thought they were significant. It is in my basement waiting till I return from Arizona to start my retirement and then it should be back running.
Tex..... see you next year.