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lewisjohn
20-06-14, 19:37
Just bought my next project,always fancied a CL,so bit the bullet .i'm picking it up Saturday.The bike in the photo isn't the one I've bought but is identical.

Uncle-Fester
20-06-14, 20:33
Nice bike, wasn't it one of those that Rooney Mara rode in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" ?

Fester

freeloader
20-06-14, 21:28
Nice bike, wasn't it one of those that Rooney Mara rode in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" ?

Fester

Apparently so (http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2011/10/girl-with-dragon-tattoo-motorcycle.html).

Keep meaning to see the Rooney Mara version and see how it compares to the original...

jackass dave
20-06-14, 22:38
i like the look of that ,saw loads of them in arizona and nevada a few years ago most rusting away in yards

lewisjohn
22-06-14, 11:38
Picked up my bike yesterday,can't believe the condition for a 40yr old bike,it came from Denver apparently,i assume the weather there is kind to bikes

freeloader
22-06-14, 12:38
Nice. :thumb2

FFS don't put the wrong grade of oil in it, or the camshaft goes and with it, the head - I'm assuming it's basically the same design as the 250G5, in which the camshaft rotates directly in the head, without separate bearings.
As I recall, if the oil's too thick, it doesn't get into the cam bearing surfaces quickly enough and you can guess the rest... :blast

Neil W
22-06-14, 13:07
Very first thing is check the centrifugal oil filter on the rhs of the crank, it blocks and starves the cam and head of oil. Secondly check the camchain tensioner as it will allow the chain to slip off the guides if loose and eat its way out of the cam chain tunnel.From my mates cj360 and my brothers cb250 g5
Use decent oil and do changes every 1000 miles max.
Spend a bit off time on the tls front brake, make sure the pivots are free and set up the shoes, if done right the brake is better than the g5, 400/4 swinging caliper design from my cb250 k4

lewisjohn
22-06-14, 15:11
Very first thing is check the centrifugal oil filter on the rhs of the crank, it blocks and starves the cam and head of oil. Secondly check the camchain tensioner as it will allow the chain to slip off the guides if loose and eat its way out of the cam chain tunnel.From my mates cj360 and my brothers cb250 g5
Use decent oil and do changes every 1000 miles max.
Spend a bit off time on the tls front brake, make sure the pivots are free and set up the shoes, if done right the brake is better than the g5, 400/4 swinging caliper design from my cb250 k4

There's no battery on it,so I have no intention of starting it until I have put fresh oil in it,cleaned the filter etc,and will also check the cam chain tensioner.I have this morning ordered gaskets etc from Dave Silver .The oil I have been reccomended is 10/40 mineral oil,so I will probably use that.

lewisjohn
14-07-14, 16:15
I am looking to buy a set of tyres for my CL,something that will fit the street scrambler look of the bike,a sort of semi knobbly tyre,any suggestions:nenau

Nice 'n' Fat
14-07-14, 16:46
I ended up buying some Cheng Shin trials pattern tyres from these guys

http://www.vintagetyres.com/

Made a poor handling bike even more scary :blast