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Old 11-21-2010, 03:59 PM   #16
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but can anyone tell me the "official" names of the colors the cb350 came in for the 1973 production. Mine is sort of brown, and I need to locate a side cover. I thought knowing the name of the color I'm looking for might make it easier.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:10 PM   #17
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just an FYI, a Twin CB350 is much more manageable for a shorter rider than a CB350-4. My wife is in the 5'-4" range and struggled with her CB350-4 a few times, but is quite happy with my twin CL350.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:21 PM   #18
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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but can anyone tell me the "official" names of the colors the cb350 came in for the 1973 production. Mine is sort of brown, and I need to locate a side cover. I thought knowing the name of the color I'm looking for might make it easier.
Try this. http://www.spookytoms.com/CB750-PaintColors.html
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #19
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Great link! Thanks. Candy Gold.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #20
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Nice! I think thats a vote for the twin.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:19 PM   #21
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Nice! I think thats a vote for the twin.
yep. prefer the twin. looks much cleaner.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:01 PM   #22
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There's a reason the 350/4 didn't last long.
The twin is a much better bike.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:28 PM   #23
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Don't get hung up on which bike is "better". Ride each if possible and buy the one that makes you happy.
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Old 11-22-2010, 04:32 AM   #24
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:01 AM   #25
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Great link! Thanks. Candy Gold.
That's a 1972 model.........

1973 CB350 twin

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:51 AM   #26
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I'd go with the twin. The small 4s have a really pitiful bottom end. The twins have a much more pleasing power band and thus are a lot more ridable in my mind. You don't have to shift gears constantly.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:47 PM   #27
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That's a 1972 model.........

1973 CB350 twin

I've seen it shown as both (72/73) online. The tag says 73. No title at this time.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #28
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The mfg date is on the steering head with the vin#. Back then Honda would title them in the year they were sold. So the tag receipt could say 73 and the mfg could be 72.
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:43 PM   #29
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Which CB350

Having owned both a 350 twin and Four I'd say the 350 Four is a better bike, less maintenance, very smooth, but I prefer the 350 Twin. It
s much much more fun. It's easier to work on, you can rebuild the carbs yourself, troubleshooting is easier and riding is more relaxed. In many ways the twin is like a super reliable old fashioned motorcycle while the 350 Four was simply an early modern motorcycle (the first of the UJMs along with the 500 and 750 Fours).

On the 350 Four it seemed like I was always trying to ring every last drop out of it, it was always a race to get anywhere and was disappointed at how slow it was. On the twin you're more inclined to simply put around and enjoy yourself. It also has a front disk which is a pain in the ass compared to the simple drum of the twin. Nothing went wrong when I owned it mechanically besides the disk brake, but I was constantly terrified it would and I'd never find parts for it, let alone be able to fix it!
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:33 PM   #30
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I've owned a few of each, and say that the twins are much more fun to ride around town... the extra torque makes stoplight-to-stoplight riding is better IMHO.

The 4's are more exotic (perhaps a bit huh?), less common and smoother, but I like twins.... the fours are boring around town, but less tiring on longer rides.
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