Pete and Laz

Pete and Laz
Yeah, Pete it's rough...but it's a runner.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Back to Honda 350's...

Been seeing a lot of 350's on the internet these days...seem to be coming out of the woodwork. Actually I like seeing them being returned to service, just shows you what you can get by with. Got my trusty,rusty old '71 SL 350 running yesterday. The battery is finally shot, and even though the gas has turned into mostly varnish...it actually started on a battery charger...and promptly fouled both plugs. So I drained the greenish stuff that was in the float bowls and changed to some old plugs I had laying around and it fired again, this time I kept it running a while to see what it sounded like. Actually the whole reason for posting this is to see if a short video I made with the new 'awesome phone' as GBC calls them, would be able to be sent via phone and then used on the blog. So far it seems only very short ones can be sent via e-mail on the phone. A lot to learn about getting a longer one through...

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The video quality on these new phones is pretty good. I was holding the throttle with my right hand and trying to film with my left, so the quality of the camera work is a fail...the microphones are very sensitive and pick up every sound it seems. This motor actually is still pretty tight and is not as rattley as it sounds here. At this point it was starting to foul out the plugs...

Been debating about what to do with this particular bike, but after hearing it run again I've decided to keep it and get it back on the road. Have a new battery coming in the morning, picked up some new plugs, and going to see about getting some points and condensers for it, if I don't have some spares stashed somewhere. After some tuning up and such, a look at wheel bearings and brakes....and then some beautification and 'customizing'. We'll see, stay tuned.  

6 comments:

  1. Great to see another Honda 350 getting restored. Don't forget to post lots of pictures and videos!

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    1. Going to try and be a better blogger...and post pics and vids, and show more of what I've got going on in the shed...will be a lot of Honda stuff. (Think I need to quit wasting time at FB...hahaha, or my new distraction....instagram.

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  2. Get that baby running and roll it around town!

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    1. Yeah, want to spend more time riding, like you'all in the southern states do. I'll have to check out your instagram account Jeff, and I for one would be interested in seeing your old civil war site-shots and the like.Been checking out your blogs, haven't been leaving comments cause my phone is a little persnickety about such things...been enjoying the blogs....yeah, I like your other blog too. I'm about to launch a second blog to cover a Model-T build I hope to get started soon.So watch that space when it appears...

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  3. That was five glorious seconds. Sounded like a John Bonham drum solo.

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  4. As you say Larry these wee bikes are coming out the woodwork, even in the UK where it was never an official import. My mates one I posted on FB is running well and he is now just waiting for the new reg number to arrive. I'll get round to mine some time.... just need to get off FB !!!

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