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Old 01-20-2015, 06:00 AM   #1
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My CB350F survivor

I bought this 3300 mile Honda CB350F about a year ago and have just finished cleaning it up. Although they are slow, they have just a wonderful little motor and like everyone says, they are little jewels like the earlier CB160's. I rebuilt the carburetors, reset the timing, and did a few other minor mechanical maintenance items. Most of the work has been to clean up all the rust and corrosion without taking the bike apart. As a result, you end up with a lot of polished parts that were not polished from the factory, but it looks fine to me.

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Old 01-20-2015, 06:34 AM   #2
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Wow, that baby's nice!
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:36 AM   #3
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Good job ! Great looking bike.


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Old 01-20-2015, 08:30 AM   #4
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Holy cow! If you could make it look that good without a major dissassembly and rebuild, you found yourself a very very nice bike, it looks new!
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
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Thanks. I got a chance to try some of the new jelly rust removers and that really helped a lot. The engine was the only piece that was really corroded. It was a 3300 mile bike. A lot of stains and scratches and rust and toothbrushes and 2000 grit sandpaper and pastes and wax. I found that Meguiars tire gel really made the old seat vinyl look and feel new.

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Old 01-20-2015, 12:29 PM   #6
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That's the original seat?

Here's what I started with on my 71 CB500 restoration (still creeping along... one day I'll ride it )

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Old 01-20-2015, 03:39 PM   #7
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That's a good project. What I can see looks like it will come up nicely. Tank and frame look nice.

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Old 01-24-2015, 11:14 AM   #8
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Thanks for the memories. Back in June 74, I picked up my 1st brand new bike, a black CB350 four, from Mike's Honda in Appleton, WI. Rode that bike to high school well into November, a strapping 120lb 5'-6" geeky little dude in a leather jacket and bell bottoms, carrying my Bell Star helmet like a trophy. Only one guy at West High had a bigger bike, a Ducati 750SS, and he was shorter than me!

Back in October of 2014 I brought home a 72 CB350F project bike for $350. 40 years after owning one, I have one again. At least now my bike fab skills are in tune to make this bike into what I dreamed of back in 74.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:13 PM   #9
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We must be about the same age. I bought my first new bike in 68 ( a Suzuki X-6 Hustler) followed by a CB450 in 71 and a 350F a few years later. Have fun with it and get it back on the road. These are really nice little bikes.

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Old Yesterday, 03:38 PM   #10
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I started a bit later; 1st bike in late 72 was a 67 Yamaha Twin Jet 100. The CB350F came to me in early June of 74. I realize the 350F was a bit heavy and not much for power, but I'm after some nostalgia, not speed. I'll freshen up the engine, jet kit the carbs, maybe some head/cam work, electronic ignition and some dual reverse cone mufflers. Sound make a nice bop around town bike for the local bike nights. I already have wider aluminum alloy rims I'll lace to the hubs with stainless steel spokes. Other mild subtle mods in mind that those in the know will notice.
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Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM   #11
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I hear you. I really enjoy the different motors on my bikes and this one is just so sweet and smooth. Its the sounds and look I enjoy.

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