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Hello all,
I've already received a significant amount of input and help through these forums. Everyone has been kind and helpful and I really appreciate it. I'm doing a semi-cafe conversion of my '71 cb350 and I'm looking forward to being of valuable help to others as I go. I'll insert some pics of the "before" condition the bike was in the day I bought it a few weeks ago.

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Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Car Fuel tank
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And here are some pics of what I have done so far.
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I've taken off the crash bar, both fenders, the stock air filters and covers, the mirrors and several parts that combined made up a back rest/luggage rack configuration. I will be selling all of these parts at some point and I'll take pics of them all. I know several of you will be interested in them.

As you can see there is a shallow dent in the tank, but I've been assured it should be easy to pull out with no damage to the paint.

I'll be getting a low-profile battery system to put under the seat. I've decided to keep the original seat and just pare it down some through a local upholstery shop.
The tires are dry rotting so I'll be getting brand new tires ASAP before I take it out on the road.

Oh and I'm also a new rider, taking the Motorcycle Safety Course this weekend (10/2015) then I'll get tags and license and be all legal and stuff.

Anyway, that's me and I'll be sure to update as I go.

Thanks for all the help I've received so far.
 

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both fenders
It has been stated often enough in the forum that I shan't write a great deal about it, but the front fender on many (possibly all?) old Honda twin models also serves a valuable purpose - in addition to keeping puddle splash, cinders, gravels, sand, mud, bits of overripe squirrels, and whatever else happens to be on the roadway off the rider and the engine/etc. (which others might also argue is a valuable purpose, but that's neither here nor there, lol) - because it is also the fork brace. You might wish to do some reading. It appears that the entire front fender assembly is not required for safety - IOW, a person could remove some of the material/parts without compromising things too much. IDK how much and what. Here is a random thread, with replies from a few members who have experience with the model, are very knowledgeable, and who would probably be happy to discuss this with you:
http://www.hondatwins.net/forums/52-tires-wheels-brakes/26905-70-cb350-front-brake-brace.html

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Thanks MDM. I will look into that and add back whatever is going to make the bike safe.
 
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