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Erik Anderson's 1971 Honda CL350

Erik Anderson's 1971 Honda CL350
By Dime City Cycles October 9, 2018 No comments

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I bought my little Scrambler back in 2012 when I was still in college in Oregon. I had no idea how to work on a bike, let alone ride one. My dad used to have a CL350 when he was about the age I was, and said this little bike I saw for sale would be a good starter for me. I loved the vintage looks and saw potential for making a sweet Cafe Racer.

When I bought it, it ran decent, but it had little problems here and there. Ride for 50 miles, something breaks or doesn't work, fix it, repeat.... over and over. Finally one trip in 2013 the engine blew on me. I sent it to a retired friend who builds vintage bikes. He helped me rebuild the engine back to new. It ran amazing, but being an old bike, it still had issues. When I graduated college, I brought my bike back with me to Nevada. A year or two passed and I got a good job with good pay and decided to tear the bike down and build a cafe racer. It seemed like a better than buying new bits and pieces as they broke or pooped out on me.

During the fall of 2017, I took the tank and side covers off and had my dad paint them a nice black. I got all sorts of new goodies in the mail. Every month was Christmas for awhile. I got the clubman bars, new cables, a new wiring harness, the stop taillight, and a comfy nice new seat. I kept the high scrambler pipes, because that's what makes the CL the CL in the first place. After a few months and endless electrical headaches, it's all finished. Now I have a sweet around town CL350. Perfect for coffee and ice cream runs


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