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picked this up the other day with 5,6xx original miles! runs and drives!

battery is dead, but kickstarts on the first try





will update this with my progress
 

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I'd just keep an eye on that screen in the petcock. Depending on how in depth you want to get into it, but you can fill it with "Metal Rescue". HomeDepot has it and it works great.
 

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"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.
 

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"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.
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?
 

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ended up pulling off the tank and filling it with some evaporust to clean out the rust. looks like its doing its job.

the crossover hose wasnt fun to deal with
 

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The simple way to deal with the cross over hose is to drain the tank down as far as you can.

Get an assistant to help hold the bike over on a sever angle or just lay it down gently.

All the fuel will run to one side.

Disconnect the cross over and cap off both sides.

Bring the bike upright and remove the tank.
 
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