I was remiss in that I failed to get any pictures of this bike before I began stripping it. I completely pulled the bike apart, frame and tins were painted, top end of engine rebuilt and everything on the bike was cleaned, repaired, chromed, and/or customized. Chopped fenders, custom seat, shocks, bars, license plate mount and taillight, mirrors and headlight. New tires, chain and sprockets, and every gasket and seal that I could reach. Modified handlebar switches and a minimalist wiring harness so that it’s totally street legal and ridable, even the electric start works!! It was a seriously fun and taxing project that turned out just like I hoped and the owner was ecstatic, which is the best part!!
I revived this old Honda just for fun, sort of. Cleaned it up and even tried my hand at the paint work, which came out pretty well, I thought! A fun bike to ride, it just needs a little more TLC before I post it for sale….
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!!