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OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-28-2010, 12:04 AM
I've had a lot of people ask me about this bike, so I figured it was deserving of it's own thread...

1975 Honda CL360.
Stretched 5.5".
Loud and fas........low...
It moves for a 360, heard it's beat a few XS's... Six gears sure beats the hell out of five. 84MPH is what it's topped out at, in much need of a carb rebuild and some jets...

And now, for the pictures!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs498.ash2/77095_170859869606140_169682293057231_502302_36095 69_n.jpg
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ruckus2115
12-28-2010, 9:50 AM
that is really really nice. i like that extended swingarm. where did you put the battery?

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-28-2010, 12:02 PM
It's in a false oil tank under the seat. I need to post more finished pictures. Should have some up today/tonight. It has the smallest 12v battery I've ever seen... Baby three pounder. Not a ton of cranking time, maybe 90 seconds... Works awesome though.

ruckus2115
12-28-2010, 5:28 PM
right on....i would be interested in seeing what type of battery that is....i have heard that with these smaller parallel twin hondas you have to run a battery....i have a 450 and am always looking to get rid of the huge stock one.....i still have the electric start but it kick starts just fine so i dont need a huge battery.....once again i really like your bike....how does that extended swing arm ride?

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-28-2010, 6:23 PM
Your local Walmart should have one or could possibly get one. Just look for a 3lb 12v battery. It rides really smooth. I like it. Jamie, my business partner owns it. Was put together in about eight hours. Shocks are getting beefed up to XS shocks for better handling and performance.

SLICKstripes
12-28-2010, 8:30 PM
I've been debating doing something similar to this on my XS. Looks killer. How did you go about extending the swingarm if you don't mind me asking?

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-29-2010, 12:00 AM
We sectioned in a new piece of tubing, with 3" solid slugs at each weld... Might be over-kill, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Also used those #7 gussets for added bracing. That swingarm is probably the strongest part of the bike now. :)

SLICKstripes
12-29-2010, 6:27 PM
right on. thanks man.^^^ That's what I figured you did, but thought I'd ask anyway. My buddy has built a few stretched swingarm bikes, but he moves the swingarm mount back and up on the frame to extend it. it changes the geometry, but he also uses shorter shocks and changes the shock mounting points to compensate for the change in swingarm rotation. They ride nice and stiff, but still handle well.

BillyT
12-29-2010, 8:36 PM
If you want a small, reliable battery, you gotta spend a little money...

http://www.tylaska.net/bike/battery.jpg

It was 75 bucks from batteries plus. No issues on my CM400, electric start only, so it was worth the extra dough.

Then there are these things

http://www.motydesign.com/

Wish I had know about them before I bought the battery I have.

Sorry to thread jack...

Nice pipes, my favorite part of the bike.

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-30-2010, 11:59 AM
The CB400 I'm working on now is hopefully going to make some people scratch their heads at how well it works... Customer gave me free reign, just said he wants it to look badass. :) 8" stretch and all new shock mounts.

cntrhub
12-30-2010, 12:15 PM
Juice Ass Eye Suspected! A Hon'Duh!

Sell me the bars!

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-30-2010, 1:43 PM
I can build you some. :)

84bobber
12-30-2010, 1:52 PM
If you want a small, reliable battery, you gotta spend a little money...

http://www.tylaska.net/bike/battery.jpg

It was 75 bucks from batteries plus. No issues on my CM400, electric start only, so it was worth the extra dough.

Then there are these things

http://www.motydesign.com/

Wish I had know about them before I bought the battery I have.

Sorry to thread jack...

Nice pipes, my favorite part of the bike.

Good deal on that battery, I have the same one in my garage for my brother's scoot. Any problems with it so far? I've been thinking about making a false oil tank to hold a similar battery and all of my electrical stuff

Jason

84bobber
12-30-2010, 1:53 PM
It's in a false oil tank under the seat. I need to post more finished pictures. Should have some up today/tonight. It has the smallest 12v battery I've ever seen... Baby three pounder. Not a ton of cranking time, maybe 90 seconds... Works awesome though.

So how did you run all the wiring too it? Any chance I could see some close up's of it?

Thanks,

Jason

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-30-2010, 2:18 PM
Don't really have any wiring pics. Just found a bobber wiring diagram for the bike, plus used the Honda diagram and went from there. Not to brag or anything but I have a degree in electrical engineering so that really helps. Ha

84bobber
12-30-2010, 3:00 PM
Don't really have any wiring pics. Just found a bobber wiring diagram for the bike, plus used the Honda diagram and went from there. Not to brag or anything but I have a degree in electrical engineering so that really helps. Ha

Gotcha, I was just curious if you ran any of the wiring through the frame. Most of mine is through the frame and ends right under the seat. How long did it take to get that degree? When I got my Associate's my professor's were pushing me to get a electrical engineering degree. I figured I would just end up wiring server rooms and shit so I didn't go for it.

Jason

BillyT
12-30-2010, 3:21 PM
Good deal on that battery, I have the same one in my garage for my brother's scoot. Any problems with it so far? I've been thinking about making a false oil tank to hold a similar battery and all of my electrical stuff

Jason

I have a friend that swears by those 4 cell batteries. Runs one on his sport bike. You could hide one of those things anywhere. 4"h x 2.5"w x 1"t and weighs 14.4 ounces. I'm thinking about getting one and mounting it to the bottom of the seat. I can get them for 95 bucks, too, from a local guy that makes them. Not a bro deal, just what he charges.

But no, no issues with the one pictured, fires up the bike no problem after sitting for a week at a time.

84bobber
12-30-2010, 3:25 PM
That's a good deal for a tiny battery that works, normally my bike might be sitting for about that long but most of the time it doesn't so that's good to know it won't have any problems.

Jason

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-30-2010, 5:46 PM
Gotcha, I was just curious if you ran any of the wiring through the frame. Most of mine is through the frame and ends right under the seat. How long did it take to get that degree? When I got my Associate's my professor's were pushing me to get a electrical engineering degree. I figured I would just end up wiring server rooms and shit so I didn't go for it.

Jason


Took me about six years total. I got my associates in 2003, then I decided I was.just going to work on cars... When that got super boring I went back to school part-time. Let the dealer I worked for part for it all, then got out of there and started the bike shop.

OgdenCityMurderCycles
12-30-2010, 5:51 PM
But as far as wiring goes, I never put anything through the frame. Coming from a technician/engineer background I've always been about function... Chasing wires in a frame sucks.