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Old 07-01-2011, 06:35 AM   #41
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OK.. I just pulled the trigger on the Roc City Interceptor seat. Aside from a bit of CLR to flush out the tank, and some 2K clear coat to finish things off, that's the last of the cash I need to spend to get this girl running again.

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Old 07-09-2011, 08:31 PM   #42
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you've done a lot of nice work; i'm kinda purist on the old stuff, so not totally into some of the "colorations" but i appreciate your attention to detail.oh, and hello wazzu mille.

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Old 07-22-2011, 06:37 AM   #43
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OK... I finally got off my lazy ass and did something. First first attempt as fiberglassing a seat turned out to be a colossal failure and so I bought one from Roc City and I plan to modify it a bit. I ended up choosing their "Interceptor" model because the flat section on the back was desirable. Unfortunately, it's designed for a CB750 and is a bit too big. I've cut it down to side by taking about three inches from the front and two inches out of the middle. This weekend I'll start on 'glassing it back together.

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I taped the top of the seat back together with some painter's tape and then stuffed the gap with some cut up pieces of fiberglass matting. The resin will go on this weekend (unless I can find some epoxy, which I prefer, between now and then).
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:26 AM   #44
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I'm done glassing the seat and I've now moved on to smoothing it out with some filler. Needs a lot of sanding (and another coat of filler), but I'm getting there. Hopefully ready to paint this weekend.

Matting on the underside with cloth on the top.
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Mixture of resin and filler went onto the top which will be followed by another layer of filler (once I get some more from the store).
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #45
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I'm trying to teach myself fiberglass repair.. Why did you coat the whole seat with resin and not just around the cut? Wouldnt a few inches on either side of the cut be enough to stabilize it? Or is that Bondo? And if it is, why?

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Old 08-03-2011, 12:46 PM   #46
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I wish I could help, but this is some of the first 'glassing I've done as well. Like you mentioned, only a few inches of overlap is necessary for the strength of the pan, but I decided to cover the top section with more cloth than necessary because I figured it would be easy to blend in on the edges than it would toward the middle of the pan.

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #47
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Well... I have the exhaust pipes mounted now. I still need to wrap the headers, but I'm fairly pleased with the way they turned out. I ended up having to fab up some 10" mounts because the 6" mounts the muffers came with just didn't cut it. I suppose cutting off my rear hoops didn't make this any easier, but it sure did save some weight.

I'm hoping that I can get the brake pedal on, it's gonna be a really tight fit.


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Both exhaust pipes mounted. Rear view.
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #48
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I'm trying to teach myself fiberglass repair.. Why did you coat the whole seat with resin and not just around the cut? Wouldnt a few inches on either side of the cut be enough to stabilize it? Or is that Bondo? And if it is, why?
Might be able to help you out

Great efforts Sonreir keep it up. Can wait to see it done!

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Old 08-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #49
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Very nice. I'm subscribed

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Old 08-06-2011, 09:56 AM   #50
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Having a little too much fun watching you put this bike back together. I cant wait to see more

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:31 AM   #51
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Most of the sanding is now complete and I chucked the seat pan up onto the frame to see how things were looking. I think I may need to cut some material from the bottom of the pan so that the lines flow a bit better with how the tank sits...

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:10 AM   #52
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Add filler, sand it smooth, add filler, sand it smooth, repeat for a week...

FINALLY got some glazing putty onto it last night and sprayed on the first coat of filler primer. There are a few more pinhole to glaze, but this thing will be seeing paint soon!

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Old 08-19-2011, 06:40 AM   #53
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keep up the awesome work!

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Old 08-21-2011, 03:21 PM   #54
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Hello All & Sonrair,

first - Congratulations to your Restoration. The CJ`s are communly in awful shape and you really have to put every screw in hands.
It`s cool you selected THIS type of Bike cuz you have all the fat Bikes in US.

I´m new to this Board and from Germany - so please apologize hitting in from a foreign area but the CJ360 is so rare here becouse of ridicilous insurance policies in the 70ies thats nearly no info about the 360`s in my country - especialy not from the unloved and very unsuccessfull CJ.

This Bike is so ugly that it`s nice again :-) But if you look close it`s a perfect Bike to build any kind of bike from cuz mechanic is easy, the frame is niceley straight and allow a lot of custom jobs. And for 30 years it`s a real bad ass cornering toy.

I bought a more common CJ250 here - a complete Rat for 300 bucks, sitting 9 years, full of Rust and the Engine blows to hell after 1 month. I tried to sell it but noone showed interest. I get mad about it and disambled the bike and said I restore it. I found a 9500 Miles 360 engine from US in Ebay, loking very bad but seemed ok. So traget been build a cool 360.

Your Tuning and the pistons are very, very interesting to me cuz there are nearly no tuning parts available here. The engine have far much more potential than the stock 34 HP - the Cylinder Head is awful build and can supply at least 4, 5 HP more overworking it.

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Motor started after 4 Kicks but leaked oil over the camshaft/Ignition housing case, arghhh, I did so much but forgot about 5 buck parts... I hope I finish the Bike this week and in Winter I plan to do something real custom out of it over the Winter months. Maybe a cool Bobber, dunno yet, have to put some miles on it to get ideas and inspiration.

Thats my first restauration, I worked my ass off in my sparetime for it, made tons of errors, spend far too much money for a bike with no value, but I had a lot of fun, lots of pain as well sometimes and I never will sell it cuz it`s MY bike and it was a very, very valuable experience for me I learned a lot of things.

Essence of this project: no fear abour Rust, bad shape and awful look. So far it`s metal you allways get it nice again if you`re willing to sweat some hours. I´m proud that I could keep a lot of original parts wich been really bad but looking good now.I guess 85% are the original parts of THIS bike except Motor, seals and a lot of small parts. I bought parts all over the world, Logos and Gauge Sheets from UK, the paddock from Thailand, the original Honda Scrambler handle bar from 1968 (!!) and shocks from US. The handle bar will be chromed in winter cuz the company needs now 3 months to fullfill orders - in winter I get it chromed in 2 weeks. The handle bar and the (here) rare 360 motor I spent over 2 weeks in are my most valuable parts on this bike. It`s do crazy, I paid 35 bucks for the handle bar and 70 for freight and customs but I wanted THIS handle bar.

Sorry for my bad english and for hijacking this thread - but like said the CJs are so rare bikes I`m lucky to find a other guy mad enough to start a non dollar value project but high value project in mind and who saw the great potential in this Bike.

Best,
Mick

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:41 AM   #55
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I finally put this beast on the scales last night. I don't have the tank or tail painted and I still need to attach the tail light, so the numbers may be a little bit off.

She weighs in at 284 pounds, dry. The front weighed in at 146 while the rear came in at 138.

To weigh her, I rolled her onto a 2x6 and the rolled the front wheel on a bathroom while keeping the rear on the 2x6. I then followed by rolling the rear onto the scales while keeping the front on the 2x6. I then added the two numbers together. The scales were recently checked for accuracy by weighing myself and then going into the doctor's office and the two numbers matched up.

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Old 08-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #56
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Thanks for the info, Mick!

Always good to see some more 360 owners out there. You're definitely right about the head not being too good. The port floors could do with being raised up a bit and the ports themselves are oversized for the stock displacement. The 360 is a very good motor for customizing if you're careful with the oiling (top end oil starvation is common and so careful maintenance is mandatory!).

I know a guy with a dyno-checked CB360 with 37hp at the rear wheel. The only real modifications he's made were to bore it out to 378cc and skim the head for higher compression. Great bikes if you can work around their 40 year old technology.

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Old 08-23-2011, 05:45 PM   #57
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OK... color in place and sanded with vinyl applied. It's not pefect, but it looks OK from a few feet away. Not too bad for a first attempt, my second will definitely be better with what I learned on this one.


Clear coat will go on pretty soon.

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:07 AM   #58
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This is a beautiful bike, man. I can't wait to see the finished thing

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:33 AM   #59
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Looking forward to the finished product. Why different numbers on the tail?

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #60
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The numbers are my kids' birthdays.

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