hmmm, i was going by off what the PO said, but it does indeed start on first kick. i havent bothered checking the electric start, but maybe the battery isnt dead after all?"Battery is dead but kick starts on 1st try ? ? ? "
In the world of STOCK Honda CB 350's this is not possible.
CB 350's use a Battery Excited Ignition system.
The battery MUST CHARGE the COILS.
The Charging System will NOT generate enough current to charge the coils by using the kick starter lever to rotate the motor.