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Not sure if this is the right place or if I should just add to my other thread. I figure this is better though.

Just picked up this 73 CB 350 and I will be doing a minor restore. I hope to update this thread as I go along.

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I did break the side covers when removing them, they were so brittle. Found some wasp nests and mouse dropping, but no rust in the tank and the bike turns over great with both the kickstart and electric. The plugs are nasty, fuel lines brittle and the spark plug wires actually broke.

In case anyone is looking I now have a vintage homemade sissybar for sale.
 

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New coils, wires, plugs and rectifier/regulator ordered today. Ill hopefully have some tear down pictures tonight.
 

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Got the bike mostly torn down last night. It is in a little worse condition than I thought, but that's how it always is. Looks like I'll need to redo the seat cause a mouse made its home there and the throttle cable is super brittle.

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Sorry I was so busy on the tear down today I didn't take many pics. The bike is down to wheels engine and frame. I will be sanding and removing rust off the frame and then priming and painting the frame this weekend hopefully. I plan to leave the tank with the patina, but put a clear on and call her good. The chrome is good and just needs cleaning. This is my first real teardown so hopefully it turns out good.

The P.O. Had stripped all the screws for the clutch cover, tach cover and points cover so I'll probably just put all new screws and bolts on the bike. I'm ANAL like that. Haha. It's so sad but this bike is all I think about lately.
 

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Got the bike all the way torn down today. Now I just have a table of parts. Next up is sanding and painting the frame and cleaning everything.

Anyone have a good recipe for a degrease bath?

My emgo coils and my John Deere regulator/rectifier came in the mail today as well.
 

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Got the paint stripped off the frame and most of the rust wire wheeled off. I need to finish removing the rust and prime with some self etching DuPont I got. The bearings in the steering stem were toast so I need to rebuild those too.

Cleaned and restored the rear shocks and fenders. I think I am going to rubberize the inside of the fenders.

Organized my parts a little better. But that's not interesting.

I also got my emgo coils mocked up and ready to install. I am a ways away from that, but I needed some motivation.

I don't know if I mentioned it earlier, but all the green parts I am going to wet sand with probably 600 grit and then clear to keep the old worn look.
 

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No pictures today, but I did get the first coat of self-etching primer on the frame last night. I was able to use naval jelly to get most of the rust off and not waste too much time with the wire wheel. My bachelor party is this weekend so no progress until Monday probably.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place or if I should just add to my other thread. I figure this is better though.

Just picked up this 73 CB 350 and I will be doing a minor restore. I hope to update this thread as I go along.

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I did break the side covers when removing them, they were so brittle. Found some wasp nests and mouse dropping, but no rust in the tank and the bike turns over great with both the kickstart and electric. The plugs are nasty, fuel lines brittle and the spark plug wires actually broke.

In case anyone is looking I now have a vintage homemade sissybar for sale.
I see a great bike in there...there's a 500Four at the local shop for $3800; beautiful!

I'll have to start gradually with my newly purchased '82 GS750.



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