Just a snippet before I finish this gorgeous ’66 CB450K1 A. More to follow.
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!!
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But the constructor of this beautiful ride lacked the mechanical skill to make it run and ride like it should. We fixed some oil leaks, tuned the engine correctly and repaired a myriad of electrical issues to make this steed a joy to behold and operate!! It garnished a lot of attention whilst in the shop, it’s simple, clean lines, paint and parts that hearken to even earlier Trumpets made for many pleasant conversations!! And isn’t that what riding motorcycles of all vintages is all about?? The joyous wonder of the ride and the camaraderie amongst fellow enthusiasts?
Mr. Unsworth (is that not a proper British biker name?!?!) was thrilled with the finished product and gave us a glowing report on Twitter here! Here’s to many miles and smiles for him and his motorbike!!