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Greetings from Northwest Arkansas! New to the community. Honda CL360.

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Hey all, new to the community, and motorcycles in general.

In a nutshell, I'm one of many new guys I'm sure you've seen roll through here. Little to no experience in working on motorcycles,
and fairly new to riding them. I picked up my first bike, a Honda CL360 Scrambler about a month ago, and use it primarily as a
commuter to work. Pardon the low quality photo. I can see about getting some higher res shots later.

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She runs pretty clean, and is in overall great shape for the year. (A little dusty under the seat however, and needs some TLC.
But hey, I see that as character and potential.) I'd give a parts rundown, but it's almost entirely original. The mufflers and filters
are about the only aftermarket parts.

As for where I'd like to take the build, I'm aiming modestly with a simple change of seat, bars, and mirrors first, as well as
swapping out the headlight and housing for a halogen bulb setup for practical my-light-is-dim sort of reasons. Any other ideas
for additions/ modifications would be much appreciated! It's a blank canvas at this point.

Glad to be here, and I'll have my eyes and ears open. Hope I haven't stepped on any toes already, as I know us knew guys
can occasionally.
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+1 on the euro or superbike bars if you are going to continue to commute with it. It is how I setup nearly ever commuter bike I have ever owned.

I am not a fan of stem mirrors either but mostly because I am tall and all they do is give me a clear view of my shoulders. I usually mount large, old fashioned, rubber mounted, bar end mirrors (not those CRG style small pieces of shit that are literally useless) just because I get a clear look of what's behind me. I rode in NYC, in the heart of manhattan, like this for years and the worst I ever got was once in a while I would catch an SUV side mirror while lane splitting.

for example:

As for the halogen, I don't know if the twins are like this but on the fours if you switch to a halogen you might burn out your ignition lock unless you run a resistor in there because the headlight circuit runs through the ignition switch.

unless you are on your tip toes I wouldn't lower the seat any because it is probably comfortable.
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Rick's Motorsport has a nice setup, a bit pricy, but worth the money.
+1. I did Rick's stuff for the DOHC cb750F my brother now owns, and Oregon Motorcycle parts for the 75 SOHC cb750 and both are far and away better than the stock stuff in every regard.

BTW, capt is right, that is a 73 cb750, not a CL360. I was trying to find pics of the wife's old CJ360T for the same setup but all I had were background pics with the old stem mirrors (still a superbike bar though).
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