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Old 08-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #91
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That's a wicked paint job, did you just dip the tank in a vat of (deliberately) poorly mixed paint?
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #92
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That's a wicked paint job, did you just dip the tank in a vat of (deliberately) poorly mixed paint?
I didn't do it - that is a factory Honda paint job. I don't know how Honda did the paint, but your guess is what I guessed too. The "yellow" swirls are actually Honda's "panther candy gold" metallic and the "black" swirls are more a dark metallic purple - it really pops in the sun! The other Honda color combo for Hippy tanks is blueish/pupleish swirls mixed in with metallic silver.

The story is that Honda made these in the early '70's as an accessory given all the 350s being made into choppers. These tanks come up on e-bay every now and then - the last ones I saw were about 6 months ago and NOS and they went for like $700 including side covers (silver and purple). I got these (NOS) on the bay about 10 years ago when I was working on rebuilding another CL350. When the low mileage bike showed up locally, I bought it and put the hippy tanks on it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #93
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MAN!!! That"s a farout paint job. I just love it.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:31 PM   #94
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I showed that picture to my daughter, and we both think the swirling is done similar to how Easter Eggs are dyed and then given that swirled look. It's been a couple of years since we've done it but as I remember there is a color packet that is oil base is poured into a cup of water and given at light stir just before the egg is dipped and slowly pulled out of the water When the egg is taken out it has a look that is surprisingiy like the hippy paint job. Far out man.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:00 PM   #95
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That's pretty cool about the hippy paint job on the 350, I've never seen one like that before they must have not made many.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:14 PM   #96
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I really like the gas tank on this one
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #97
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Found this on the Honda Twins Vintage forum:

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/2524820815.html

Purple Swirly!

"Vintage Honda CL350 Flying Dragon Paint Set in The Original Packaging from Honda Motor Co. from 1972"
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:16 PM   #98
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I found this the other day and can buy it for less than $500. It's all there just not all assembled, engine is stuck....

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #99
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I found this the other day and can buy it for less than $500. It's all there just not all assembled, engine is stuck....

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That's a CL450, which is rarer (more valuable?) than the CL350. The exhaust pipes alone, if they look as good at 6" as they do 10' (actually, besides the obvious missing pieces, the bike looks pretty good at 10'), are worth the $500 if you part it out.

If you want the CL450 hippy tanks, see current e-bay ad here or as shown below (only $1000 starting/opening bid )

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:47 PM   #100
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Found this on the Honda Twins Vintage forum:
Purple Swirly!
hadn't seen that color combo before - suhweet!
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:19 AM   #101
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #102
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That's a CL450, which is rarer (more valuable?) than the CL350. The exhaust pipes alone, if they look as good at 6" as they do 10' (actually, besides the obvious missing pieces, the bike looks pretty good at 10'), are worth the $500 if you part it out.
Got it for half that and will pass on the hippie tank.... always liked the red white combo. Pipes will need some love, someone welded (more like goobered) some rust holes and the exhaust outlets don't look symetrical and like someone has welded them too. Exhaust will take a bit of clever work to sort it out but I believe I can do it.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:38 AM   #103
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This followed me home the other day. a 68 CL350 Scrambler all original even down to the tires. 3200 miles. It is not perfect by any means but a good starter project.



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Old 09-16-2012, 07:45 PM   #104
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It might be registered as a '68 but that is a '69 model.

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This followed me home the other day. a 68 CL350 Scrambler all original even down to the tires. 3200 miles. It is not perfect by any means but a good starter project.



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Old 09-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #105
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It might be registered as a '68 but that is a '69 model.
Please school me on the differences. Inquiring minds want to know.

http://www.motorera.com/honda/h0350/scram350.htm

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