A 1975 Honda CL360 that came to the shop in storage bins. There were a number of NOS parts used to restore this beautiful survivor. A set of Mikuni VM30 carbs and pod filters replaced the original Keihin's, but the bike is otherwise stock. This bike is being prepared for a potential customer.
The tank and side covers are in very good condition with what appears to be original paint. A new gas cap and seal were added. The engine side cover will be refinished to match the clutch cover on the other side.
A vintage set of Japanese Redwing shocks replaced the rusted originals. A new seat cover, grab bar, turn signals, and a taillight lens have the rear-end looking fresh. The bike came without front or back footpegs. Some replacements are on order.
In addition to the new parts, a lot of time was spent hand polishing the original chrome.
There are still plans for some new tires, battery, exhaust clamps, and a chain.
The high pipes on the CL scramblers are so beautiful. The finned engine covers are stock. New cables, levers, reflectors, signals and the triple tree insignia replaced worn pieces.
Waiting for a suitor.
Version two of the 1948 BSA WM20 taillight bracket painted and mounted on the bike.
Because the rear fender had been bobbed, the usual mounting of the plate in a more vertical position was not practical as it either hung over the edge of the fender or sat a bit too high. Making the license plate with the upper bend allows the light to have the correct orientation and the plate to lay on the fender nicely, and the light is a little more tucked in.