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1975 Honda CB360t - Cafe Project

Ok now that I have the req. number of posts, I can finally put up pictures!

I have been wanting to get a cafe racer project since the start of the summer. Throughout the summer I have been looking at a few on Craigslist and about the time I would be ready for an inspection in person, the seller would drop some info that would discourage the sale (ex. "It actually hasn't been running for 2 years" or "The carbs need to be replaced", or "The speedo stops working after 24 mph") In mid/late September I finally found something that I could handle. A seller in Gurnee had a Honda CB360t for $900. The bike was sitting in storage since the early 80's when he bought it. He rebuilt the engine, put on CB400 forks and rear suspension, put on CB450 carbs, put on some custom thermal wrap exhaust, and put on clubman handlebars. It seemed like a good deal, and after consideration for 2 weeks and constant questions it is in my garage. So far the bike runs ok mechanically: needs about 7 kickstarts to turn on, carbs leak fuel when bike is off, carbs need to be tuned from a 450cc bike to a 360cc bike.

As of now, I have purchased a replacement seat cover, and I am going to be cleaning up the engine, and looking to replace the brakelight and trim down the fender. With work going on and such, this will all take a while.




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Swap the forks to get the brake caliper behind the fork rather than in front of it. It will improve the handling in some situations.

Looks like you've got a nice basis for a start.

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I have the exact same bike but all original.

Very nice, 360 FTW

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Sqrly prolly has a parts bike for you. And besides my hands going numb when riding at 90 mph for 30 minutes, my wifes cb360t kicked ass.

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OK here is how its looking now with my engine cleaning job going. It looks like [email protected] since I am only like 20% done, but my next-next door neighbor set up my new seat cover and I love it!

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Start unbolting the kickstand, centerstand, ect, and hit up Firebretha for powdercoating. Or make/buy a sand blaster, and paint them using rustoleum. If you have time and want to do it on the cheap, hand sand and use a dremel with sanding bits for the tight areas, skipping the cost of a sandblaster. Unbolting the center stand saves considerable weight, buy very handy to use. Did you wrap the pipes yourself or were they like that when you bought it?
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Here is mine! It is wayyyy cooler than the others.... Because it is mine.

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Damn all these old bikes making me think about a project


Can't wait to see the finished project


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Unbolting the center stand saves considerable weight, buy very handy to use. Did you wrap the pipes yourself or were they like that when you bought it?
Yeah the centerstand is heavy, but very practical for maintenance and storage. The header pipes were wrapped like this when I bought the bike. I love the look, but the straight exhaust that they are attached to is very poorly done. It is not bolted onto the frame in any way and simply screwed onto the headers somehow (already lost 2 of the 4 bolts so they rattle when rolling on the throttle). I have to figure out a way to secure them with brackets to the frame.
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Here is mine! It is wayyyy cooler than the others.... Because it is mine.
WOW! That is the nicest looking stock 360t I have ever seen! Congrats!
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Is that mandys old CB360 ?Sqrly

Sure looks the same .
Where were all of you, when I was giving these things away ?

What kind of bike would you like? We have maybe 10 differant old bikes to rebuild around here.

I usualy just pick one for a winter project .
This year we'll choose from a 1974RD350 cafe or a flat track TX650 Yam.

Last year we built an XLCH 1960 sportster.

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OK here is how its looking now with my engine cleaning job going. It looks like [email protected] since I am only like 20% done, but my next-next door neighbor set up my new seat cover and I love it!

Remove and paint strip (yes I said Paint stripper) those covers to remove the old clear then sand in one dirrection and polish.

I've done half a dozen it works!!

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Is that mandys old CB360 ?Sqrly

Sure looks the same .
Nope, I sold it to another guy on the board. Sqrly and Mandy had theirs at the same time. If Mandy was going to be able to ride, I was going to buy his bike for a parts bike. Crazy, eh?
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[QUOTE=resurrection;1267168]Is that mandys old CB360 ?Sqrly

Sure looks the same .
Where were all of you, when I was giving these things away ?

What kind of bike would you like? We have maybe 10 differant old bikes to rebuild around here.


What else you got laying around? If you want shoot me a pm, I am looking for a winter project.

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Lake Villa .
I grew up along the tracks north of Monavil rd .Went to Grayslake high class of 83'

I have at my disposal (I wont outstep my bounds and give some away but all are available) within my group of friends here at resurrection.

85 GS700 needs crank bearings 2 bikes
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I think all these machines would love some attention some will cost more than others but these I think are most of them.

If you have something in mind We have more pricey more finished bikes also.

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Now that I think of it I have some CB360t parts as well. side covers,blinkers and some stuff stripped of other cafe builds .

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I was thinking along the lines of CL/CB160/175/350 twins, CB550 fours, CB750k, Early KZ400,900,1000, RD/RZ's, XS650s. I am sure there are more and I am sure there are other variations to these bikes that I have missed.

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I have a KZ400 Runs Sorry if I didn't list it

I can also hook you up with a KZ1000 in west miltmore or a 75'550four Honda in west miltmore

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I can also hook you up with a KZ1000 in west miltmore or a 75'550four Honda in west miltmore
I don't want to hijack this thread if you want to send me a pm if you have a ball park on the asking price of them.

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Sorry your rite .

I apoligize for the thread jacking I get a little excited about old school bikes

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No probs!
Whats all this about Sqrly wanting to sell a 360 parts bike?

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He said something about having a parts bike avaliable over beer and whiskey Saturday night. PM him, he has other stuff avaliable also. What other mods are you looking to do with your bike? Hard to tell from the pic, but foam grips with help with the numb hands from the twin engine.
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Current/Near future projects:
I need to put on an exhaust clamp on the header/pipe connection (wobbly, and held together (not to the frame) by 2 bolts!)
Chop rear fender, replace brakelight with one that isn't the size of a brick, I might need to replace carbs and fuel petcock. For non-essentials I might want to replace cracked side covers, and def get some new grips. I will PM him and see whats up.

its cool to see that there are other old school bike riders in the area. Everyone around me seems to only ride the latest and greatest sportbike/Harley/Metric cruiser

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The correct carb on that bike will make a world of difference. Mandys bike took two, sometimes one kick from cold to start, and one kick when it is warm. You may find more power with a smaller (correct) carb. Might I suggest ditching both side covers, use k&n pod filters, and jet a 360 carb to match the new filters and existing exhaust?
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I figure it would be best to give a lil update on progress...
Fenders chopped and at the powder shop, new tiny turn signals installed, engine cleaned up partially, new taillight, cafe racer grips installed, new petcock, took off a plethora of parts for cleaning and repainting, working on bumstop seat now as a side-project within the project. BTW Electrolysis on rusted parts is a BIG help!


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Thats exactially the tail I want for my Yamaha DS7. Where did you find it? Looks great, I know how much fun the bike is to ride.
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This is "where I found it":
Take an old CB175 fuel tank from a bike junkyard

Find a spare crusty rusty seat pan:

Chop tank:

Run everything through electrolysis for about 24-48 hours each part:

Repair bad stuff with Bondo:

Douse it with primer, drill some holes...

Now you are ready for the fun (/sarcasm) of upholstery and painting
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