Which 1973 Honda CB350F is for you?

I don’t know if we can call this a personality test, but it will tell us something about you.

You are give two motorcycles to choose from. One is as it was from the factory in 1973.

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 From the seller

Running and Road Worthy – Ready to ride! Classic Original Matador Red Honda 350 (metal flake). General Age related wear: Exhaust replaced with quality 4 into 2 – No Rot/Solid. Paint bright and unfaded. Side Covers – good! No Cracks, No Breaks. Tank – Excellent, rust free Interior. Tank Exterior has a few minor dings, each smaller than a dime (see images). Front rt Fork cover has circular mar. See Image – cosmetic issue only. Never Crashed / Never Down / Always Stored Indoors. Newer low mileage Rubber. NEW Power Arc Electronic Ignition. New Battery 8/2013. New Carb Floats 8/2013.”

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The seller of the original 1973 CB350F did make some modern improvements, kind of resto mods, to make it a better daily driver. But they have kept the looks as is, and as from the factory. Is this for you?

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Some slight changes have been made to this 1973 CB350F that could be called Café.

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From the seller

This bike has been completely stripped and rebuilt.
Frame was sandblasted and professionally painted and clear coated.
All parts have fresh paint including engine.
New points, valves adjusted to specs, all around tune up.  Tank is “Red Coated” for rust and leak prevention in the future. CEV headlight bucket with Drag Specialties speedo mounted in bucket.  New D3 professional handle grips. Slim tail/brake light and signals.
Original wiring harness and electronics with a few modifications for custom dash board.  Aftermarket high flow mufflers.  Custom seat.  Front disc brakes.  New tires. New battery, new fluid.

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I think that followers of CSBFS would agree that there is a lot to offer from both 1973 CB350F. It could be the F in both of them. But I think you are going to tell us which one you like. This original’ish 350f, or this modern interpretation of the café CB350f. BB

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1 Response

  1. Doug says:

    The 350/Four is a sweet little bike, I had one long about 1975 and used it to commute to 30 miles to work each day. The engine is a jewel but seriously lacking in power. That nicely done cafe version would be fun to own but riding it would be mainly an exercise in style. Never the less, I’d be pleased to have either one in my garage.