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Old 09-17-2014, 06:59 AM   #1
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Interesting Honda SL350 History

I recently came across this interesting photo of a 1971 SL350 that set a world jumping record. On March 5, 1972, Gary Davis used it to jump over 21 cars (138 feet) breaking Evel Knievel's record of 19 cars set the year before.



The bike was totally stock; they just stripped the lights, removed the mufflers, and went for it!

Another interesting photo that I'm sure some have seen is this one with "The Duke" tooling around on this 69-70 model complete with camera mounts in between scenes.


And this 1971 with George C. Scott


And Charlton Heston in "The Omega Man"

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Anyone else have any unique photos or stories with the SL350?
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM   #2
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Sorry, wrong pics.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for posting! I've got a 1971 model waiting in the wings for a rebuild. Never rode it yet but I'm guessing it'll be a fun back road burner.

I love the orange...
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Re: SL350

If you haven't ridden one yet you are in for a treat. The 1971-73 SL350's light weight (50+ pounds less than a 69-70 Sl350 or CB/CL 350), low center of gravity, and torquey engine make them an absolute blast on the backroads.
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Yeah, I'm definitely putting it on my short list to get this one up and running in 2015. After taking a little lacquer thinner to the shoddy rattle can paint job I can see that it was originally Candy Topaz Orange!



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Re: Sl350

It looks great. What all are you planning on doing to it?
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Don't forget Dr. Neville in The Omega Man. He rocked the SL350 too:

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It looks great. What all are you planning on doing to it?


Probably just clean it up a bit, give it a proper paint job and sort out something for mufflers. A full stock restoration is probably not in the cards as I waste most of my money on airhead BMW's.
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nice pics!! Makes me wonder if I should not sell mine: my wife does not use it since she has my 450 with electric start!! Even has new Australian stock made mufflers ($$):
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Don't forget Dr. Neville in The Omega Man. He rocked the SL350 too:

You must have missed my video link: http://youtu.be/X-MosmUseSY?t=2m34s
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nice pics!! Makes me wonder if I should not sell mine: my wife does not use it since she has my 450 with electric start!! Even has new Australian stock made mufflers ($$):
I'd keep it if I were you. They are becoming harder and harder to find these days & their values are going up.
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I can't stand collection just for collection anymore: if it is not ridden... Has to go!! I am now in sidecars, my wife decided she only likes ES on her bikes...
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