just thought i'd say hi! i recently moved to philadelphia, pa from houston, tx. just bought a 1969 cb350, and have started pulling it apart and working on it. it'll be a sweet cafe when i'm done with it!
neat.....welcome to the frozen north. Phili - you are in Tex Mawby country (don't worry he's a little strange but mostly nice). You are not the only displaced texan round here, my SO is from Dallas/Houston/Austin (yes she lived in all three for significant period of time) and although I am a New Orleanian, my father is from Galveston.
Looks like the previous owner of your 350 really liked John Deer green.
That looks like a great start. I have a 69 CL350 that I documented on my website (www.fiaccone.com/CafeRacer/Cafe.html). It might help on your build. Best of luck. Are you going to document the process on here? I think you should!
awesome bike!! i have a thing for vintage white bikes. i do plan on documenting it on here, i guess i should go ahead and start! i've already cleaned the carbs, and got slide diaphragms in the mail yesterday, so hopefully i'll be able to switch those out this weekend/tonight.
I kinda want a 350. I just recently bought a 500, THEN did my research and found out the engine is less then stellar. My girlfriend has a CB400 and I think a built up 350 would be cool to go along with hers.
nothing wrong with the cb500 four engine.....what made you think it is less than stellar? BTW if you really don't want the 500cc lump go find a 1979-1982 cb650 and swap that motor in. bolts in but you will need all the electrics.
I've done a few transactions with Vintage Cosmos and hated each one. In fact, I used that same tank on my CB360. Since it won't ship for a few weeks , do yourseld a favor and contact them to buy the gas cap at the same time. It will save on shipping. I looked everywhere and they are the only ones who have it.
thanks for the info, chris!
i figured it'd be and interesting tank to mount, i'll e-mail you when i get it. it doesn't bother me too much that it'll take a bit to get here, since i've got some work to do on the bike before i put a tank on. how much did they charge for the gas cap? the tank does look great on the bike, though! i'm going to paint it green and white.
i miss the motorcycle salvage yard in houston i was thinking of checking out the one in baltimore, has anyone been there?
sure can! and i can sew any material. i have an industrial machine, as well as a serger.
did you go to mods vs rockers? and perhaps meet some guys from todo moto..
still deciding on what sort of white i want
I picked up a used KLR650 to add to my fleet and replace my old 93 DR650. I got a really good deal from the original owner up in San Francisco. I purchased this for a couple of reasons... First... Me and my son want to do some adventure riding. He's going to pick up a KLR himself and sort it...
just a quick hello my name is Steve and im a bikeaholic.
been messing around with bikes for years but im NOT a mechanic, more of a muchanic, meaning that i muck about till something works.
Look forward to joining in