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Author Topic: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?  (Read 276 times)

I bought this a few days ago. Here are some pics before and after I pressure washed it/steel wooled the chrome. The chrome is in perfect shape, as in no dents or pitting from rust. Also the gas tank has zero dings, albeit the paint is faded.

Thoughts on what I should do to it? Also thoughts on collectibility, i love the factory details and tank/ seat profile. I feel like this style is very iconic!
« Last Edit: Jul 20, 2019, 15:57:24 by kickracingmotorcycles »

Offline Jimbonaut

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Re: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2019, 01:57:17 »
Ha, first two photos and I'm all don't touch it!!!  Then the third and maybe it could use a lick.

Great score man, what a colour.  Great looking ride
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Re: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2019, 04:54:17 »
Thanks for the compliment. And I'm all for keeping it stock. It has a really neat patina and looking at it takes me back to the 70s! :o 8) 8) :o

Ha, first two photos and I'm all don't touch it!!!  Then the third and maybe it could use a lick.

Great score man, what a colour.  Great looking ride

Offline pidjones

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Re: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 20, 2019, 07:06:41 »
If you like it as it is, then by all means put new tires on it, maintain and ride it. Maybe recover the seat. I'd leave the paint as-is, too. Great little ride!
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Offline Luugo86

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Re: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 20, 2019, 07:25:15 »
 That is a great pickup man. That bike looks extremely clean. how is the compression? If I were you, I would go through it mechanically and go through tht electrics, and make sure its in top running/riding condition, then start to do ur little detail stuf to it. dont repaint
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Re: I bought a 71 cb350, is this the most iconic Honda of the 70s?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 2019, 11:45:05 »
^thanks. The engine is supposedly good it might just need carbs cleaned. The paint is faded but actually still has the clear coat in tact. Having some patina on original paint is something that has taken almost 50 years to complete! I am not going to ruin that without a good hard think about it.