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Clutch my clutch keeps slipping and looks like i will have to strip it down. Is there any short cuts or do u have to take the whole engine and gearbox out of the frame. If u do how do u support the bike?

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All the info you'll need on 'Crabbing the Frame' to drop the engine/gearbox - plus much more - is here in the Tehnical Section

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What would be a good plan for repairing an old CB360?

  • First thing is to get a factory repair manual. Next is to wash the bike with special attention to the gear box and cylinder. Mud falling from a cylinder and into the crank is not a good thing.
  • Assess the engine as a whole. Does it look like everything is there? Any missing side plates? Make a list of known parts needed; engine parts and body , frame, electrical, wheels, cables etc.. Locate a source or sources for used parts. Go to Google and input “ motorcycle salvage honda “. Start there.
  • Only work on the engine. Replacing a headlight is pretty useless if the engine is trash.
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  • Look at the electrics. Is the wiring harness burned anywhere?
  • You may want to short cycle the rebuild process if the shifter is okay and the crankshaft turns over. Forget the pistons etc., just get the motor to run. The satisfaction will be immense and you can tear down the top end later.

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