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Michael Irvin it is then. Haha, no worries. I don't hate you all. I was just thrown off a bit with all the shit I got right off the bat. I get it though, I'm the FNG and I'll take some crap for that.

A little more insight, I've just gotten my "M" endorsement on my license and haven't even been on the road yet. Go on, flame me for that too. But remember this, I'm really enthusiastic about all this and I'm really excited about getting into it. I may not ever race a bike, but I want to ride one and enjoy it.

I mean, come on, it's a "starter bike".
 

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really dont bother doing any other "kick ass" mods to a bike that isnt running 100%
also that means running in 100% stock form before you start trying to make it "better"

one more thing i understand that you are super excited and all that crap about making a cool looking bike but that really doesnt hold much water here. just because you are pumped is not excuse to do shitty work or crappy mods.
take your time and think about what you are doing



also side mount plates are ghey as they are just used as a last ditch idea to mount a plate
 

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I made a typo.....so I corrected my posts as well as Judey's and Adam's (I can do that).

It's Michael Irvin, not Irwin. I was referring to Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin who had his career ended in Philadelphia (from Wikipedia):

Career-ending injury in Philadelphia
Recovered from his collar bone injury, Irvin returned to have very solid years in 1997 and 1998. During the fifth game of the 1999 season, Irvin, playing wide receiver, was tackled hard at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tim Hauck and went head-first into the turf.
Irvin was carted off the Philadelphia field on a stretcher as the Philadelphia fans cheered,[4] and the play in Philadelphia proved to be his last. He sustained a non-life-threatening cervical spinal cord injury and was subsequently diagnosed with a narrow spinal column (cervical spinal stenosis), which forced him into early retirement.

So if you ever decide to add number plates to it, you could use #88. It's nice that your bike is already Cowboy's Blue.

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oh....only about 10% of people here race something. as a guess. the majority are street riders. but racing is where its at!!! 360's are cool.
 

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quote:I mean, come on, it's a "starter bike".
No... it's a starter bike for girls:


(Gonna be in a lot of trouble later this afternoon, for posting that)
 

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Funny, I googled Michael Irwin and came up with the former medical director of the UN... I was a little puzzled but thought, what the hell.

Philly is just a goofy name I thought of. How about Harry the Honda?

I know I need to dig into the carbs and the clutch cable is kinda sticky, so I'm gonna try to get that moving better.

I realize that the headlight is in Alaska (way out there) but the mount was 20 bucks from my local shop. That's where I'm getting most of my stuff from because I like to support a local shop. The bike's by no means done and probably won't be for a while. It's an on going thing. I'll most likely change a lot of things as I go, but I just want to get a season on it and work my way up. Up to what, I don't know.

I just wanted to introduce myself and show y'all what I got.

By the way, any opinions on the front brake? Anyone have a decent caliper I could use (buy)? I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.
 

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There must be a good number of used and/or rebuildable calipers on eBay. It must crossover to some other bikes. It's just fine to take the easier way out on some of this stuff, save your enthusiasm for that last push to get on the road
 

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quote:Originally posted by 1Adam12


By the way, any opinions on the front brake? Anyone have a decent caliper I could use (buy)? I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.

great one more person that wants to swap to a drum for looks.......


again calm the excitement down and THINK
If you do alittle research you will find that there are drums that could be made to work in a safe way on this bike, but is that something that you are really able to do?

also just get the freaking thing running right. STOP all other work
but on a more positive note thanks for not just taking the dam thing apart.
 

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quote:Originally posted by jaguar

quote:Originally posted by 1Adam12


By the way, any opinions on the front brake? Anyone have a decent caliper I could use (buy)? I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.

great one more person that wants to swap to a drum for looks.......


again calm the excitement down and THINK
If you do alittle research you will find that there are drums that could be made to work in a safe way on this bike, but is that something that you are really able to do?

also just get the freaking thing running right. STOP all other work
but on a more positive note thanks for not just taking the dam thing apart.
Alright, enlighten me. What needs to happen to make a drum brake work better/safer? I'm capable of more than the average shade tree mechanic. I'm not familiar with all the terminology. I came here to find out more about how to work on my bike, like tips and tricks to make things work well like brakes and such.

I'll admit, I do like the way drum brakes look...

...And yes, the badges are going back on the tank and side covers. I'm not trying to hide the fact that it's a Honda. The right side of the tank has a dent in it right at the "A" underneath the emblem. The emblem is dented as well, however I've a box of emblems and another tank for the bike. I've filled the dent in the tank and I'm gonna paint it the same color as the as the side covers (met. gray).

As I've stated, the bike isn't finished. It's about halfway done. I'm just doing as much work as I can on the entire thing as I can while waiting for parts. It needs a lot of work. I'm doing a bunch of stuff all at one time. I get what everyone is saying about getting it running well before I go doing a bunch of cosmetic stuff to it. I just want to have it all pretty well buttoned up before I get it on the road. I don't want to have a bike that runs great that I have to take apart again to say, paint the tank or "Hey, the bike runs awesome but it's completely stock and I don't like the way it looks so now I'm gonna rip it all apart and do a bunch of stuff over again".

I'm confident that it will run fine. I know it's gonna take work and again, if it's a total scrub I'll just part it out and start over with another bike.

You all have so much concern for me and my bike... I think you guys really like me.


Cheers -Adam
 

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quote:I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.
Stopping power may (or may not) be reduced, but not greatly. Drum brake will stop that bike just fine. In fact, some think the early Honda discs are no better than the drum they replaced. Best of all, some CB360s came from the factory equipped with a front drum (I have one, as does John2007 - look at the pictures). So it's a simple swap to make. All you'd need is the wheel, spacers & brake lever, all of which can also be sourced from a CB350.

I have been unable to find any information about proper drum brake setup, other than careful adjustment. New shoes, radiused to the drum, and adjustment so both shoes make contact at the same time.
 

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quote:I was thinking of putting on a drum front wheel for simplicities sake, although I know stopping power will be greatly reduced.
Stopping power may (or may not) be reduced, but not greatly. Drum brake will stop that bike just fine. In fact, some think the early Honda discs are no better than the drum they replaced. Best of all, some CB360s came from the factory equipped with a front drum (I have one, as does John2007 - look at the pictures). So it's a simple swap to make. All you'd need is the wheel, spacers & brake lever, all of which can also be sourced from a CB350.

I have been unable to find any information about proper drum brake setup, other than careful adjustment. New shoes, radiused to the drum, and adjustment so both shoes make contact at the same time.
 

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I so dig that photo john2007 posted. That's one happy gal!

BTW, I also dig the photo Judey posted of Gurl on his cb360. It's just that john2007 gets an extra point due to the bike being in motion.
 

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I so dig that photo john2007 posted. That's one happy gal!

BTW, I also dig the photo Judey posted of Gurl on his cb360. It's just that john2007 gets an extra point due to the bike being in motion.
 

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Adam,
Welcome. Don't listen to Judey when he has been drinking. There is an FAQ that I wrote on the Honda front brake. I suspect yours is rebuildable. Replacing the front brake lines with a single line would eliminate the brake light switch, so you would need to use a brake line bolt that has the switch built in no big deal, about $20, but you need to know you would need it. Get after the carbs, do a complete tune up and fully charge the battery or replace it, like Judey said. Get it running right and then worry about the cosmetics.

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Welcome. Don't listen to Judey when he has been drinking. There is an FAQ that I wrote on the Honda front brake. I suspect yours is rebuildable. Replacing the front brake lines with a single line would eliminate the brake light switch, so you would need to use a brake line bolt that has the switch built in no big deal, about $20, but you need to know you would need it. Get after the carbs, do a complete tune up and fully charge the battery or replace it, like Judey said. Get it running right and then worry about the cosmetics.

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quote:Originally posted by john2007

+1 on "starter bike for girls"...
Ahem... 1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125


What, are you all gonna start calling me a doodee head and kick me in the shins?
 

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quote:Originally posted by john2007

+1 on "starter bike for girls"...
Ahem... 1974 Honda CB360, 1973 Honda CL175, 1970-something Yamaha RD125


What, are you all gonna start calling me a doodee head and kick me in the shins?
 
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