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post #2761 of 4526
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Anyone have any experience with the 70s Honda CB350s? Looking to pick one up as my first bike.

I don't think you can go wrong with that as a first bike. They're bullet proof, not too powerful for a new rider, and cool when customized.

post #2762 of 4526
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I have sat, and ridden around on one. Loved it, was comfortable, perfect for my needs. I'm not the most technicaly or mechanically savvy guy, but I don't exactly have arms growing out of my ass. Plus, like anything else, it's a 1st bike, good learning experience. I'm going to be sure to get my hands on the manuals, and I have a decent set of tools, so i'll try to do as much work myself.

In addition to all that, i'm going to endeavor to find the most pristine one I can get my hands on, so my lacking mechanics arent going to be needed constantly.

in that case whole heartedly recommend you pull the trigger. they're not difficult to take care of at all, just do take some attention. good cc level, And as the last poster said, really fun to customize. keep us posted!
post #2763 of 4526
Will do! Hoping to get one by at least around the end of the month.
post #2764 of 4526
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Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.

If your dream bike is a Triumph, why not get one? You'll most likely over pay for a Bonnie just because it's a Bonnie.

Take a look at a mid- to late-'70s TR7. Super easy to work on. Parts are plentiful. And it will only appreciate over time. Much more than the Honda.
post #2765 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.

I have enjoyed my 1979 kz400. Not as many KZs out there as there are CBs, but there are a couple of good forums with all the information you might need and I haven't had any trouble getting maintenance parts.
post #2766 of 4526
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Originally Posted by KnowYourRights View Post

If your dream bike is a Triumph, why not get one? You'll most likely over pay for a Bonnie just because it's a Bonnie.

Take a look at a mid- to late-'70s TR7. Super easy to work on. Parts are plentiful. And it will only appreciate over time. Much more than the Honda.

Will do, thanks.
post #2767 of 4526
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post


Don't neccesatily disagree with you, but that's just not my style. Wouldnt want to be caught dead riding one of those. More of cruiser guy. Dream bike is Bonneville, so from that you could kind of gleam my tastes.I just would not enjoy riding a ninja or any sport bike really.

Open to other suggestions in the cb350 category as well though, those just see the most popular to get into with.

 

Bonnies are nice but if you're more of a cruiser guy, I'd recommend throwing a leg up on a Speedmaster before you make your mind up. The ride is a little more laid back than a Bonnie and if you customize them just a bit, you can get some real mean sound and speed out of them... for a mid-weight bike anyways.

 

Just woke my '03 Speedy up from hibernation today (don't mind the crappy iPhone video):

 

post #2768 of 4526

It's not a choke.  It's a fast idle circuit.

post #2769 of 4526
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It's not a choke.  It's a fast idle circuit.

 

ahahaha

post #2770 of 4526
Knew I'd get shit for that.
post #2771 of 4526

A choke richens the mixture.  A fast idle simple raises the idle.  

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Did a little modding today. I want a CF front fender next, I think. Or smaller turn indicators. And solid footpegs. devil.gif

post #2773 of 4526

Who listens to tunes when riding?  What type of earphones do you use,  if any?  The  in-ear Klipsch S2s are excellent.  You can hear the full range of your music plus they block out  all of that annoying rushing air.  I think they were 55 beans when I bought them from Best Buy but you can probably find them for cheaper now that they are discontinued.  

 

 

post #2774 of 4526
I haven't been able to find headphones that are easy to put on and have a good seal. I am thinking about getting (or making) a custom pair.
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More 2 wheeled pr0n

 

 

 

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