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Offline Moorey

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2021, 05:23:59 PM »
 

   Welcome to the forum and have fun.  ;)

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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2021, 05:35:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum Ben.

This month's Classic Bike Guide magazine has a review of the CB and CL350 twins.

Good luck with the restoration. Ash nay have already mentioned that we like lots of progress photos on here 😊.
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Offline philward

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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2021, 06:07:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum Ben - had a 250 k3 back in 71 but blew it up due to youth, trying to keep up with bigger bikes at the bike club and lack of mechanical/maintenance knowledge (the latter linked to the former!)
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2021, 07:50:44 PM »
I think there’ll be plenty of photos taken, more so I know how things are meant to look during the rebuild.  ;D

Thanks again everyone, wasn’t expecting as many replies as this

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 09:23:21 PM »
I won’t be able to help you with any of the restoration Ben but if it’s any incentive, I remember these as great little bikes. I had one in 1973 and you could rev it to death day in day out and it never missed a beat. Something to look forward to when the hard work is done.

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2021, 12:05:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Your just in time to join in with our brand new SOHC twins section.
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CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive
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CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2021, 02:09:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Your just in time to join in with our brand new SOHC twins section.

I guess Ben's 1st post instigated it Roy. Funny 'cos about 7 years ago I asked DK why they never seemed to get many CB/CL350 twins in and they told me there wasn't sufficient demand and not worth importing. How times have changed.  Parts were fairly cheap then but now you have this situation:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Genuine-Honda-Full-Exhaust-Pipe-System-Super-Sport-350-CB350G-CB350K4/353431171161?hash=item524a23b059:g:4pMAAOSwR6NfUReG

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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2021, 07:50:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum Ben from another Newbie, who recently purchased a 1979 CB400/4.

Just starting to sort out my project plan of works.

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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2021, 11:34:35 PM »
Hello Ben
Its nice to meet you, you're in good company, lots of experts here too!  ;D
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2021, 07:28:51 AM »
Welcome to the forum. Your just in time to join in with our brand new SOHC twins section.

I guess Ben's 1st post instigated it Roy. Funny 'cos about 7 years ago I asked DK why they never seemed to get many CB/CL350 twins in and they told me there wasn't sufficient demand and not worth importing. How times have changed.  Parts were fairly cheap then but now you have this situation:


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-Genuine-Honda-Full-Exhaust-Pipe-System-Super-Sport-350-CB350G-CB350K4/353431171161?hash=item524a23b059:g:4pMAAOSwR6NfUReG
Bloody hell. I assume you haven't bought those Ash.
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CB450K0 Black Bomber (current project)

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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2021, 07:56:59 AM »
Bloody hell. I assume you haven't bought those Ash.
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No deffo not Roy they are HM344's anyway for a K4 later model.

My holy grail's are the one piece, welded down-pipe, un-stamped 1968-69 type.
I did pay 500 quid for a NOS  one from DS, shipped to me from the USA, only to find they had cocked up the part number and it was for the wrong side when it arrived. So I got a refund and ordered one from CMS .... only to find there was a massive delay in shipping  and then an email to say that the exhaust was in 'one of their remote warehouse locations' and they had found it's part number was incorrect. So, you guessed it, the one in remote warehouse was in Leiston, Suffolk UK ...the one I had sent back to DS.  :(

In the end I bought a shop soiled NOS one and got Allenchrome to rechrome it .. who did an absolutely superb job for £165 (but only because it was NOS .... they won't touch used ones) and I got the other side from the States used but in really nice condition apart from bluing of the downpipe. I am currently trying to find someone to re-chrome it. Prestige will only re-chrome if it can be filled with water and drains completely is a few seconds and I suspect mine will not because the unique 68-69 silencer had lots of welded in baffling. Agbrigg quoted me  a standard £350 to rechrome it but my mate had some CB450 5-Speed exhaust done there and they were of iffy quality. The same guy is having a pair of CB500/4 exhausts, that I sold him, done at Quality Chrome here in Hull, so I am waiting to see how they turn out. They have just started doing exhausts again I think. He's been quoted £200 each.

The repro CB250/350K silencers that DS does look crap IMHO, as the seams are massive and loads of spot weld on them. I got Sam a member here from Brituro to make me a set from the same tooling as the DS ones and continuously TIG weld narrower seams and they look 100% better than the DS ones. I suggested Ben (Powell) gets a set of these made for his K3. I also have a couple of sets of Genuine Honda  NOS 2-piece ones, bought before crazy pricing came in (typically 100 to 150 quid a side back then NOS)
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