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H'lo.

Hoping some of you might be able to offer some help.

Long story short...

I managed to buy back the very first bike I ever sat on... it was my father's '72 CB350, and it changed hands a few times after he sold it. I got it back for what my dad paid for it back in '72.

I rebuilt the carbs from three sets and got it running, but the front forks are bent beyond salvage. I have a few options, and I'd like to know which you guys think would be best;

1) Find a set of straight CB350 legs... harder than it sounds believe it or not.. and the stock legs are pretty puny. Cost: about $50.00-ish for used... maybe $100 for new.

2) I've got a set of XL350 trees, and I've been told that a set of 35mm XL350 fork legs will take the CB350 axle and front hub with no issues. I don't understand how the stock front brake stay would work with the Xl front end though. has anyone done this? Cost: about $100 I figure.

3) I've got a CB750 front end from a '76, with a stock CB750 hub. I can source a CB750 rim, or I can lace the hub to a Aluminum GL1000 19" rim that I have in the garage... I figured the lighter weight of the rim would help with the extra weight of the disc and caliper. Cost: $ 100.00 for the spokes...plus a tire and tube, and whatever the brake line will run me.

Soooo... what do you guys think is the best option? I kinda like the idea of a disc brake... but I love the look of the stock drum.

I'm open to suggestions.

and I hope I can ask a buttload of questions as I progress.

Thanks.

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I have a couple sets of cb/cl350 forks I'd be willing to part with, if you want to go that route. I'm looking for a good diaphragm for a cb350 carb. Interested in a trade?
 
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