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I've found a new obsession

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I have been given a 1973 Honda CB350. It's in OK shape (4,000 miles on it), it doesn't run yet but I've been working on that for the last few days; lots of electrical issues to fix. I've been spending every day from dawn to dusk tinkering on the thing in the garage. My wife is started to get annoyed, but I've convinced her it's a "classic" and would be worth something.

 

Anyone know anything about this type of bike? It looks run of the mill and I'm assuming it was produced by the millions. Can't wait to get it going; I'm sure this is the start of a new (and probably expensive) obsession....er...I mean hobby.

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you bet youve got something! a 73 cb350 with just 4,000 miles! get that bad boy running and possibly new paint and youve got yourself a true classic. i remember when they first came out. i was just in the 9th grade and i wanted one. i went motocross instead though. way too old for that now. ive got a 2000 harley night train now. just cruisin. congrats on your find!

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Congratulations for your purchase, motorbikes are an addictive hobby indeed. I can suggest you to get a workshop manual, you can find it for sure new or used. These were pretty simple machines and if you're handy enough you won't have any big problems in putting it to shape.

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you bet youve got something! a 73 cb350 with just 4,000 miles! get that bad boy running and possibly new paint and youve got yourself a true classic. i remember when they first came out. i was just in the 9th grade and i wanted one. i went motocross instead though. way too old for that now. ive got a 2000 harley night train now. just cruisin. congrats on your find!

 

There's a bit of rust that shouldn't be too hard to take care and just a bit of electrical work and I think it should be on the road in no time. I'll have to get new tires, it still has the original tires on there and I'm not too keen to drive on 34 year old tires. Someone painted over the original paint in black, but the original is a really striking blue. Eventually I'd like to get it repainted that color.

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Congratulations for your purchase, motorbikes are an addictive hobby indeed. I can suggest you to get a workshop manual, you can find it for sure new or used. These were pretty simple machines and if you're handy enough you won't have any big problems in putting it to shape.

 

Yeah, it a pretty basic setup so it was easy to find my way around. Fortunately it was made at a time when things could be repaired in the home garage rather than needing all kinds of specialised tools and stuff. I think I might have more fun tinkering with the thing than actually riding it.

 

Thanks for the tip- I did manage to find a shop manual online and it's on the way.

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Also do a general search on the internet concerning your model.

 

Many specific model websites exist concerning older bikes.

 

Also E-bay can be very useful!!!

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ive rode since i was 7,been rideing on the street since 72,these bikes were pretty common back then.easy to work on, fun to ride.the tinkering is fun,but the rideing is heaven!!all alone just you and the road,things smell better,look better,taste better!when youre on a bike you can be on hot asphalt and smell rain 5 miles away!try that in a cage!i could go on and on,sometimes its better than sex!always keep in mind nobody sees you on the road, you have to see them and stay out of there way!good luck,you will be trolling the harley shops very soon!

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