1968 Honda CB350 Cafe Racer


I’ve got one of these in my garage right now taken apart down to the smallest part, and I can only hope that I am able to finish building it into something like this. Mine is actually an SL350, but same difference pretty much.

This particular cafe racer has some nice upgrades both aesthetically and mechanically. The most obvious things are the tank, seat, and paint. I’m a fan of brightly colored frames with fairly muted paint on the bodywork, and this bike delivers. The only issue is that it shoes off the lack of side covers and the placement of the seat on top of the subframe.

However, the lack of side covers does show off one of the mechanical upgrades, and that’s the Boyer electronic ignition. No points is cool! It also has new Mikuni carbs, and the motor has been gone through with new parts and a valve job. The rearsets are made from RC-51 parts, and the wheels appear to be 18″ front and rear, but no verification on that in the seller’s description.

This is one of the more reasonably priced cafe racers to come up for sale on eBay lately. The Buy-It-Now price is only $2,000, and bidding is currently at $1,000 with only 2 days left. Good luck if you are interested in going after this bike!

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2 comments so far

  1. Paul on

    Very nice little sled. Now get to work on yours.

  2. kirkland on

    I bought this locally from a friend that specializes in breathing new life in old bikes and, I gotta tell ya, he’s really talented. The bike looks better in person and rides like a dream with one exception: ITS LOUD! I once owned a CBX with a 6 into 1 header and it whispered compared to this one. Think I’ll have to calm it down as some neighbors in the next state have started to compain….


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