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    New Member in Southern California

    Hey all,

    Recently bought this 1971 CB350. Excited to learn a lot from the community.

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    WELCOME - Beautiful bike. Whoever did the Café did a nice job on the frame clean-up.

    However, I'd recommend (2) things just from the Pic.

    1st buy a Front Fender from e-bay, even if all you do is cut it down to a 1/3rd of it's original size.
    The Mount is the Bracing for the Front Fork.
    Not having one can allow the forks to twist and be very unsafe at higher speeds.
    Besides even a little protection from debris being thrown up in your face is better than nothing.

    2nd - The Really Small Pod Filters will cause a lean condition.
    Pull your plugs and compare them to a Temp Chart to check if they have been overheating.
    Here is a LINK to a good chart.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=spar...nhPcUnqtaaM%3A
    The discoloration on the bend of the Exhaust Header tells me they have been.
    This will burn your valves and generally cause poor running conditions.
    You can get much better performance by switching to larger Surface Area Pods.
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    Cool little bike, I'm in San Diego where are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yendor View Post
    WELCOME - Beautiful bike. Whoever did the Café did a nice job on the frame clean-up.

    However, I'd recommend (2) things just from the Pic.

    1st buy a Front Fender from e-bay, even if all you do is cut it down to a 1/3rd of it's original size.
    The Mount is the Bracing for the Front Fork.
    Not having one can allow the forks to twist and be very unsafe at higher speeds.
    Besides even a little protection from debris being thrown up in your face is better than nothing.

    2nd - The Really Small Pod Filters will cause a lean condition.
    Pull your plugs and compare them to a Temp Chart to check if they have been overheating.
    Here is a LINK to a good chart.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=spar...nhPcUnqtaaM%3A
    The discoloration on the bend of the Exhaust Header tells me they have been.
    This will burn your valves and generally cause poor running conditions.
    You can get much better performance by switching to larger Surface Area Pods.
    Thanks for the tips! I have a front fender and brace, it's being powder coated at the moment.
    As for the pods, what would you recommend? Would the Uni foam pods be a good replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnigan View Post
    Cool little bike, I'm in San Diego where are you?
    Thanks - I'm up in Costa Mesa.

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    Welcome to the forum even keel. These Honda Twins are fun bikes and great to learn not only how to ride but how to wrench. Enjoy!

    How's it running? Any plans so far?
    1973 CL350 "Claudia"

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    Welcome to the forum 'even_keel',nice CB350. I sent a PM to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rothafella View Post
    Welcome to the forum even keel. These Honda Twins are fun bikes and great to learn not only how to ride but how to wrench. Enjoy!

    How's it running? Any plans so far?
    Thanks! Currently not running due to a problem with the charging system. Replacing the old stator and reg/rec with a Rick's unit. Was running awesome before the battery was being drained.

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    I think most of us have been there! I went the Sparkmoto route but I have heard good things about Rick's units. Made a huge improvement in how the bike ran, even with the battery always being tended. Hopefully you will be able to get that sorted out and get her running awesome again. Feel free to ask questions if you encounter issues..
    1973 CL350 "Claudia"

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