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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2019, 07:49:35 AM »
Looks really nice. That is the sort of finish I like to see - so a bike you can use and not worry about getting wet rather than something that's over restored.
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Offline Moorey

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2019, 10:48:45 AM »
Thanks all, one things for sure it will get used in the wet at some point.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 02:57:33 PM »
Nice bike. Crich this year so we can all inspect it??
One day I'll have the time to restore it, not just talk and dream....

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 05:04:04 PM »
Nice bike. Crich this year so we can all inspect it??

Schools still out on that one yet.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2019, 03:48:13 PM »
Front wheel back in and new Brembo brake pads. New seat cover on and electrics cleaned up and a little more of the frame done.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2019, 03:59:01 PM »
Coming along very nicely. Like where you're going with this..:-)

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2019, 04:17:13 PM »
Thanks James, still undecided what to do with the exhausts though.  :)

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2019, 10:57:33 PM »
Just to add a bit of interest to the job the bike lift decided to break down when in a position that made it impossible to get at the ram and mechanism. All sorted once I managed to get to the ram now goes up and down like a good un again.  :)

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2019, 08:54:14 PM »
A bit more progress today. Sorted out the deformed and grey looking airbox with the use of a hot air gun.

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Carbs back in and new cables. What a pain in the arse getting the carbs back in. A lot worse than doing the 750. Is there a easy way. Am I missing a trick somewhere.

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New internals in the petrol tap tank back on and seat with new cover. There are a couple of dings in the tank that I will try to remove when I can get to make something to try and press them out from the inside.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2019, 09:19:26 PM »
New plugs and caps. Whilst they were out checked the compression.

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Plugs back in, swilled the tank out with diesel, put some petrol in the tank and away it went.  I have 1 float bowl leaking on the gasket. Bugger. I hoped I would get away with re using them. New ones now coming.  :) I obviously need more practice with them carbs anyway.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 10:09:29 PM »
Great work.
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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019, 09:02:02 AM »
I found the carbs relatively easy to put back on compared to my Z thou, mind you new rubbers were used both sides of the carbs.

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019, 12:36:18 PM »
Looks like its gonna be a little corker! 8)

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2019, 07:05:03 PM »
Mind if I ask, how are you cleaning and treating the frame and parts?  Mine is pretty filthy, but I don't want to just hose it down with water as some of the pieces and parts are removed (including the carbs), nor do I want to do a big degreasing job on the engine and lower/rear frame parts as I don't want oil and degreaser to soak into my dirt driveway.

I'd like to get it all clean, then degreased; maybe do something about the frame surface rust where the paint's off...

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Re: CB350F Rusteration
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2019, 07:55:39 PM »
It is all been cleaned whilst on the bench, greasy oily bits done with a cloth soaked in kerosene doing a small area at a time and then drying with a clean cloth. Someone in the past has been at the frame with a rattle can and I am removing that just with T cut and plenty of rubbing until I get back to the original paint. Its easy to tell when you get back to original. On non paint surfaces good old Solvol , and finish with a good wax polish. No secrets or magic formulas, basically elbow grease. Its surprising what you can get back just with a good old rub. The pinstripes are a little distressed on the 350 and I cant make my mind up whether to leave them or remove and apply new ones.
This is a spare tank I bought for the 750f that someone in their wisdom thought would look nice with a black stripe up it. So I rubbed it away.
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