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  1. Member Introductions
    Hey all, thanks for creating such a great forum. Stumbled upon 3 bikes in the Utah desert while picking antiques with my GF (she owns a small antique store). The owner/hoarder had passed at the ripe age of 92 and his son had spent a month just cleaning out the upstairs alone. It was ridiculous...
  2. Engine Discussion
    Out riding my 1971 cl350 last week and bike suddenly got louder and louder. Pulled over and checked everything and all seemed well. I was almost to my buddy’s place so I figured I’d check it there. Started it back up to a loud rattling in the top end and immediately shut her down. Pushed it to...
  3. Parts For Sale
    Hi, I'm rebuilding a '69 CL350 and I'm missing the chrome points cover. I haven't been able to find one, not even looking for the stamped type 1 just any CL350 points cover. If anyone has one they are willing to sell I would be very interested. Thank You!
  4. Electrical Discussion
    I’m very new to vintage Hondas and motorcycles in general, but have done quite a few standard maintenance procedures to my bike since I’ve gotten it. However, after putting my 1972 Honda CL350 back together today after some work, the lights aren’t coming on. I’m not sure where to start since I...
  5. Pictures and Videos
    Hello Everyone, Below is a pic of my first bike. I just recently purchased this bike. I say it is my first-ish bike because, I originally purchased a CB350Four, but the title was no good. The seller was kind enough to let me return it (Thank goodness). With my returned money, I found this...
  6. Member Introductions
    Hey everyone! I’m super excited to join this community. I recently bought a 1972 CL350 off eBay for $1300 that I couldn’t be happier with. She rides great, and everything works. I’ve been making adjustments and doing some standard maintenance for the past 2 months (started right at the beginning...
  7. Member Introductions
    Hello all, I'm excited to join the community. I have had a 2001 XR650 for a few years, but became interested in something a little more casual and shorter. The 650's 36" seat height is excessive—even for me at 6' tall. I always liked the older Hondas, and the 1971 CL350 really stood out to...
  8. Engine Discussion
    Hi all, I haven't been posting as much since my bike had been running well for almost a year now (no news is good news?). In February, I took it down to the desert in southern Utah, and a friend who rides MX treated it.. like it wasn't an antique. It bogged under acceleration and I chalked it...
  9. Project Logs
    I posted in the introduction section last week, so this is my first real post. Hopefully, in the right spot. Here’s pics of my CL350 I’ve been working on, guess it’d be considered a resto-mod, idk. I was keeping some of the charm of the old throughly used bike, but added a few modern bells and...
  10. Miscellaneous Discussion
    Hey all, I recently went to a moto boneyard out in Utah (where things actually survive more than a couple of years outdoors, unlike New England) and I found a rack for my CL350. It was a steal, but doesn't bolt up. I'm capable of modifying it to work, but I don't want to cut it up if it's still...
  11. Engine Discussion
    First post, been lurking for a few weeks. To make a long story as short as possible - I bought this bike for a couple hundred bucks. Decided I could make it my project. I’ve done basic work on bikes for years but this is my first time opening up an engine. So bare with me. Apparently this bike...
  12. Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Hi all, I've been continuously building a slightly modified 1971 CL350. I love ripping this thing on paved backroads and around town and really appreciate the vintage aesthetic of the bike. However, I recently moved to Utah and would like to orient the bike more toward desert road riding mainly...
  13. Member Introductions
    I hadn't been riding for about 50 years. Back then my first bike was a Mustang. While in high school and college during summers I worked in a Texaco service station and one day I got a call to a customer's house to change a tire. When I arrived I saw two Harley model 74s, both chopped for hill...
  14. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi everyone, I am trying to find some new spoked for my CL350 front rim (19"). There are plenty of options for the CB rim but not the CL it seems like. I know I can go to Buchanans and get some there but I am looking for the budget route and I am fine with some zinc plated spokes. Anyone have a...
  15. Miscellaneous Discussion
    Hi, I want to be able to hold the bike up so i can work on it. I live in san francisco, where I have no garage or yard or anywhere i could keep/use a proper lift or table. I keep my bike on the sidewalk in front of my house so I'm looking for swingarm stands I could pull out whenever i want to...
  16. Member Introductions
    Hey ya'll! I was told to come over here and introduce myself! I have a 73' CL350 that I purchased on Craigslist a couple months ago. Been trying to get the old girl back in top shape and recently this forum really helped me out with a clutch issue I was having. Thankfully with your help I...
  17. Engine Discussion
    I am having trouble with my CL350 clutch dragging, it's enough to slow the engine down and make shifting difficult on the center stand. I popped the clutch several days ago with an improper adjustment, since then I have done the following: Cleaned and regreased the lifter assembly, rebuilt the...
  18. Electrical Discussion
    So I'm not sure what this grey wire was supposed to go to. From the wiring diagram it looks like the only grey wire is the blinker relay, but I believe that is under the tank from what I've read (haven't gotten to the wiring under the tank yet). It is a grey wire coming out of the harness along...
  19. Frame, Suspension and Steering
    So I just picked up a pretty clean '68/'69 CL350. Now that I'm digging into it I've started to notice a few issues that I naively didn't notice before. It looks like the frame is bent a bit by the motor on the left hand side of the bike (right near the kickstand - see first picture). What is...
  20. Miscellaneous Discussion
    Hi all, First post here and hopefully the first of many. Just sold my '66 Mustang and looking to buy my first motorcycle. Really excited about the Honda CL350 Scramblers. Just a nice simple classic looking bike! I'm looking for a project and something to tool around town and explore the...
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