View Full Version : just finished cb350 chop

11-26-2009, 8:49 PM
Just wrapped this one up at the shop. It was a budget build. Most of it was done already sometime in the 70's no doubt. A few little fab. things like handle bars and the battery tray and a few other little brackets. The tail was done back then. All the rest is a clean-up, rewire, cables, and some new paint.

Started with a $300 Craigslist score:

After some of my sweat and Ryan's tears (thanks Ryan):

11-26-2009, 8:52 PM
Looks good. Where dat King/queen at now?

11-26-2009, 9:10 PM
Looks good. Where dat King/queen at now?

HAHA. You're about 80th in line for that one. I gave it to my friend to see if it'll fit his bike. I didn't think too many guys would want it but the 70's are back so I shoulda known. I scrapped a bunch old z-bars, Santee battery boxes and oil tanks a couple years ago cause no one wanted them. You'd all shit if you saw what I tossed. I'll add your name to the list.

Thanks for the compliment on the scoot. It's not too bad for a girl's bike!

11-26-2009, 9:13 PM
thanks. the bike looks awesome. I didn't mean to make it "about me". King/queens are sweet though. How much stretch is there on the rear?

11-28-2009, 12:13 PM
Bike looks real fun to ride.
What size is the front wheel?It looks smaller than stock in the photo.

11-28-2009, 1:39 PM
i liked the before seat better

11-28-2009, 5:40 PM
What size is the front wheel?It looks smaller than stock in the photo.

Front is an 18". The cb's until I think 73 or 74 were all 18". the cl had a 19". I couldn't find a decent one so we left it until the owner comes up with the cash to build a new wheel. It looked a bit more proportioned with the 3.50" rear tire but it was smoked and dry rotted. That rear tire is decent enough to ride on for a bit. Again the budget was tight so we used these for now. It's better to wait on wheels and tires and spend the cash on getting the frame and engine right first. Hell, it's cold here already. There's 4-5 months to get the wheels and tires fixed up before the warm weather comes back. By then it'll have a 19 and new rubber.

11-28-2009, 10:02 PM
that's a neat little commuter for sure.

11-29-2009, 12:30 AM
nice bike

11-29-2009, 12:51 PM
I never knew they had 18 inch wheels stock.
thanks for the info and I here you on the budget.

12-01-2009, 2:45 PM
Great looking build. I like how clean and simple it is.

12-01-2009, 5:23 PM
that is cool - great lookin scoot - fuck the 70s anyway! they sucked growing up in - I dont get why so many people wanna relive that shit

12-01-2009, 9:03 PM
Ditto on that Ditto! I don't recall too much (born late '72) but I went to a ton of funerals as a kid for my old man's buddies. And I remember a bunch of them being 'Nam vets and that being a subject that wasn't discussed much. Gas crunches, no money in the house, beater cars and cheap fun. I think the nostalgia is what they all did for fun, like building bikes when the money was there and for the freedom of the road. Ok that's a ramble that belongs in another thread.

Glad you guys dig the bike. I hope to be able to more many more.

12-01-2009, 9:39 PM
looks good Mike!

mine is still a midget!

12-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Man, I want that frame for my 450.