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Old 06-03-2009, 07:48 AM   #31
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This bike was dragged out from under a tree after 20 years. The motor is frozen and the gas cap is rusted solid. Gotta start somewhere!









WOW! A lot of work, but it is all in fun. I noticed something weird I never knew, the speedo is on the wrong side!? Is it just that he put them on backwards after taking it apart? Never seen a Honda with a speedo on the right side...as in not left I mean oh never mind!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #32
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some better pics

Here are some pics from a ride I did this weekend on my '72 CL350 with my friend (on his K75). We rode from Portland, OR -> Astoria -> Port Angeles, WA-> Vashon Island-> Tacoma -> Mount Saint Helens, for a total 850 miles. My top speed was 80+ mph (Yet I was still able to hop logs on the gravel roads!). My gas mileage sucked, at around 40 mpg. Here are some pics of the scrambler:


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Old 07-14-2009, 12:18 PM   #33
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A Second, on the Cloud Badge, the side cover one, I have read or heard the background was the colour of the tank top even though the sidecover and headlight bucket was white....but, I see mine are black, so have they been resprayed, or is it possible they are off of a 1968 where they were all black backgrounds?

SniperX- check out this site as it outlines the subtle differences between the different CL350 years: http://www.honda350k.com/CL350.html
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #34
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WOW! A lot of work, but it is all in fun. I noticed something weird I never knew, the speedo is on the wrong side!? Is it just that he put them on backwards after taking it apart? Never seen a Honda with a speedo on the right side...as in not left I mean oh never mind!!
The K3/K4 CB450 speedo was on the right side.
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:25 AM   #35
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It's not a 350 or 450, but it is a CL! This is my 1966 CL77 305cc






Ye guys have some gorgeous CLs! I plan on doing a few bits to mine. I'd love to source an original bash plate and exhaust, but they were never released over here (Ireland).
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #36
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This came home Sunday night.My son picked it up off craigs list,its gonna be a cafe/rat.



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Old 07-15-2009, 07:05 PM   #37
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Some of you may recall I started a thread looking for suggestions regarding a nice bike for local riding, around the dirt roads and into the very small towns near me. The consensus was a Honda CL350. I looked at several on Craigslist in the Detroit area and finally stumbled upon this 1973. Sure, it has been repainted (last year), but other than missing the tools, it is all WONDERFUL! It has a slight flat spot below 4000 rpm (is that normal?), but it sounds freakin awesome when above that same rpm level. It is a little harsh on the suspension, but it is so low and easy to steer, I have LOTS of confidence riding it on the highly crowned dirt roads in my area, more so than on even my 88 R100GS. Brakes suck (OK front sucks, rear is fine), but the front needs some work, feels glazed or something. I just installed a rear rack for carrying small things (not photographed yet). The thing isn't perfect, but I don't see me doing much more than scrounging spare parts and enjoying the ride. The Cheng Shin tires look "right" and so far perform great too.

I'd like to find a combination rear rack with low back rest (sissy bar) for it. If reversible, I would consider adding running lights (LED) to it for better night time visibility. I can see me riding this more and more as summer continues with those warm, but dark early, late summer evenings.

What is top speed on these? It was a little thrilling much above 60mph, but it still felt stable, just high strung. Mileage with my fat butt on it is still around 45-50. I will have to watch more closely on another trip.

See what happens when the wife is in California visiting the kids and grandkids and leaves me home alone on Father's Day?



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Old 07-15-2009, 07:20 PM   #38
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A view from the other side. Recently found a Michigan 1973 license plate for it too! Only thing now is the horn doesn't work, haven't looked to see why yet.

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:30 PM   #39
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My first bike was a '67 CL 305 that I bought new. Kept it about 3 years and sold it when I went in the Army. It was silver and black. Great bike !
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:24 PM   #40
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Here's a pic of my '69 450 that was my first bike and regret selling a few years ago. I've agreed to buy a '72 CL450 from some teenager in exchange for a subwoofer that has been sitting in my basement for three years and $50 on Wednesday. Wish me luck, I've not seen photos yet.



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Old 09-09-2009, 05:52 AM   #41
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Cl350 exhaust on CB360?

Glad I found this thread.

I have a CB360 that I'm currently making 'dirt-friendly' (Shinko 244s front and rear, raised front fender, mudguards, etc). My question is, can a CL350 exhaust fit on a CB360? I found a nice set of scrambler pipes that I can get for very cheap. As a matter of fact, I found two whole CL350s that I can get for $250 I'm tempted to just get a pre-made scrambler and throw my shinkos on that instead of bombing around the local jeep trails on a good-condition CB360.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:27 PM   #42
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Here's my 1970 CL350. After a lot of work, I finally got her running right yesterday and took this pic this morning.
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Old 09-10-2009, 03:55 PM   #43
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Here's my 1970 CL350. After a lot of work, I finally got her running right yesterday and took this pic this morning.

Awesome. What a beautiful bike. Needs more knobbies.
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Old 09-10-2009, 05:37 PM   #44
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Awesome. What a beautiful bike. Needs more knobbies.
You know, it really does look great in photos. Unfortunately, it's no where near that good looking in person. The other side is downright nasty - dents in the tank, side cover that's not a close match, scratches and scuffs, fork ear that's dented, etc.

I really do like the blue though. If I end up having to repaint, I'd like to keep it close to the original color.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:38 PM   #45
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Here's a couple of pics of the 1968 CL450 I recently picked up complete with a holed piston, disassembled motor, and snakeskin flames paint job. I'm planning on taking it back to stock as in the photo at bottom. I can't wait.




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