So I decided to walk to my Wife's roller derby practice a few nights ago instead of drive. There's a lawn mower/small engine repair shop under the bridge right next to where they practice that is well hidden from sight on the route I typically drive. Because I was walking, I happened to peer over the edge of the bridge into the shops back lot and spotted a frame with an orange and black tank on it that I assumed was a cl360 (as I'd recently found one for sale in town with that same color scheme). Which would be awesome, if I hadn't decided the only motorcycle I would buy for my next project would be a cl or a cb350. As anyone that knows me will tell you, I'm extremely picky about what I buy or bring home, so I didn't even stop by the shop to ask about the bike.
So I've been looking around for a cheap titled cb/cl350 for months, and have so far not found anything that is titled in my price range, so I decided to stop by and ask about this bike at the lawn mower shop. Turns out it was a cl350 with a cl360 gas tank. Also, there are 2 other partial bikes inside the shop (one cb350, and the other a sl350 also), one of which is titled. When I asked him how much he wanted, he asked what I'd give him, so I told him about the complete cl360 I'd found in town without a title for $250, and he said he'd take that for ALL three of these bikes! Only downside is he personally has a cb350 that he rides and he needs the only good set of forks between these bikes for his bike for some reason, so it looks like I'ma need to find a set of forks and triples. Anyway, that makes 3 motors, 3 frames and one title for $250 .
So I'm hoping I can bring these bikes home this week, I'll post pics if I do. It all depends on how my paycheck on the 10th looks though. The guy that owns the bikes said that he doesn't think they're going anywhere, so I'm hoping that gives me some time, lol. Planning on making a kind of "dirt road cafe" style bike. I want to retain the ability to ride around with my wife on the back, so that means no traditional backrest/hump style seat. I also like the scrambler pipes that come up over the engine case on the honda scramblers, but they weigh about 80lbs! So I'm thinking I'll prolly make high pipes and heat wrap them to avoid that. I would also want something like enduro or semi aggressive tires as well so we can take it down some of the little dirt trails around our house. Basically I want a stylish honda scrambler that is still usable as just that .
Something kind of alon these lines, but not exactly, and not a yamaha thumper, lol.