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I recently picked up a '71 cb350 twin which I'm really excited about doing some cafe mods to. I'm not really sure where to start except that I am going to get a different bar and I'm going to do alot of cosmetic stuff. I'm going to paint it for sure, and I might do a new seat and tank. I guess I'm wondering where I can get a decent cafe tank and seat without paying too much money. I've found few sites that have some nice stuff but they never say whether it would fit my bike or not, and they never have prices.
 

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aaron.....

got up to the search button. type in cb350 mods. you should get about 15 pages of this subject.

been there....
 

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come on. We've all been there. Maybe a FAQ section for tricycles?



Edited by - imslow on Jan 27 2005 9:26:50 PM
 

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thanks guys. I found some useful things so far. I'm sure that as I go I'll have some more specific questions to ask. Are there many cb350 twin owners on this forum?
 

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i got one two (well that's when joe lends me his too)!

tex

p.s. - please tell us all about your rebuild; were just a bunch of gossipy old whores.
 

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completely different. the clutch is the same and i think thats about it.


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AS FOR CAFE TANKS AND SUCH CHECK OUT: www.teamhansenhonda.com THEY DON'T LIST PRICES BUT NICE TANKS. REARSETS? www.rearsets.info/rs.html ENGINE? www.home.earthlink.net/~toddhenningracing/ GOOD LUCK.
For $300 rearsets, I prefer http://www.motocarrera.com/rearsets.htm

To get them to mount on my cb450 I had to cut off the passenger peg mounts and weld a 1" x 3" tab in its place with holes drilled in it for the two bolts for the mounts. Look and work very nice.

Gastanks will be expensive no matter where you get them. Better off building your own out of fiberglass. Do a google search, as there's a few pages out there that give a pretty good how-to.
 

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I'll have to say the raask rearsets omar's sells are ok but the mounting brackets are heavier my nutsack (and yes, that's heavy). they're big cast iron pieces, I have a set on my 550 streetbike. they've held up under a crash but are overkill. the tarozzi's look nice but expensive. buy the pegs and linkage and fab or have someone fab mounting brackets. never saw the motocarrera ones before, they look nice too.
 

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Thanks for the links. I have to find out how much those tanks cost from hansen. They look sweet. I hate working with fiberglass but if I can't afford the sweet alumn tanks then i guess i'll have to do it.
 

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If your thinkin of making your own rearsets try discovolantemoto.com for linkage parts and such. Pegs and levers can be poached from any newer sportbikes and either have tabs welded on or try rigging it with some jc whitney scraps like ohiocaferacers.com As for tanks/bars and the rest.. ebay actually has some bargains if your willing to do a little work.
 

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How much work does it take to put one of those Hansen tanks on a cb350? It can't use the stock mounting system because its much longer, correct? From what I see from other bikes with tanks like this, it goes straight over the battery. Is that something that I should try to avoid? Logic tells me that might be a bit dangerous as battery acid, sparks, and gas don't mix very well.
 

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If your thinkin of making your own rearsets try discovolantemoto.com for linkage parts and such. Pegs and levers can be poached from any newer sportbikes and either have tabs welded on or try rigging it with some jc whitney scraps like ohiocaferacers.com As for tanks/bars and the rest.. ebay actually has some bargains if your willing to do a little work.
You can also use BMX bike wheel footpegs for your... footpegs. Available at any skate-rat shop for cheap. Cheaper than moto-specific gear, anyways.
 

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How much work does it take to put one of those Hansen tanks on a cb350? It can't use the stock mounting system because its much longer, correct? From what I see from other bikes with tanks like this, it goes straight over the battery. Is that something that I should try to avoid? Logic tells me that might be a bit dangerous as battery acid, sparks, and gas don't mix very well.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/carbon-fiber-motorcycle-parts/index.htm
http://www.xs11.com/tips/modifications/mods3.shtml
 

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Here are some bad pics of my spools and 2 different foot pegs. I can make brake levers accordingly to the bike.

Aaron

 

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got nothing, especially modest.

yep, on all four forums now bitches!

tex

p.s.- you can now continue on your otherwise productive and informative thread.
 

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honda 929 rearsets bolt directly to the passenger peg mounts and a shifter rod can be fabricated by any competant machine shop. between purchase and labor, i think i spent under $200.
 
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