This is the first electric start Commando I have had in the shop. Upgraded 3 phase charging system, carb clean and adjust along with some service work and the obligatory wiring issues that seem to pop up out of thin air on old British steeds. I “had” to ride it for more than twenty minutes to verify the repair, twenty eight miles later she still purred at idle and would set me back in the seat when I poured the coals on!!! Delightful, to say the least!!
I promised more pics and I figured I have procrastinated long enough….
The bike was an absolute joy to ride, quite strong and refined although still a bit rough around the edges like a psuedo race bike should be. I feel very honored to have the opportunity to keep such a beautiful classic rockin down the road!!
This 1970 Honda CB350 is simply a beautiful example of easy to ride, start and enjoy scoots that toppled lethargic British and American motorcycle industries. These vintage Japanese bikes are difficult to find in decent shape as they were considered “throw away” bikes by many folks and they didn’t use the finest materials at that time, along with so many heavy handed riders who seized the engines trying to keep up with the old school iron bikes. This bike has survived with the typical war wounds but continues to provide smiles mile after mile!!