Author Topic: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin  (Read 682 times)

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Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:19:45 AM »
The spirit of Rollie Free please forgive me, but for $475 I really want this for a bike show/bike night..Runs as it should.... :boozing:

What a perfect collection of all the wrong parts, rusting to a perfect patina and it runs! What could be better? Huge windscreen...ape hangers...monster back rest...now just where can you find all that in one place?

It goes on...no side covers...mixed color parts!

https://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/mcy/d/wayland-1972-honda-cb350-four/6873086408.html






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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 11:38:21 AM »
 A service buddy bought one of those new , got a chance to ride it for a few miles . It was among the worst motorbike experiences I've ever had , literally no torque below 5K RPM's , handled poorly , grips and pegs buzzed , sounded like a child's toy .  Can't imagine one would get better with age  :laugh:

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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 12:18:03 PM »
Now THAT'S a rat-bike! Still priced too high, though. I'm trying to envision the persona of the guy who put those bars on and thought it was a cool idea. On a stock, un-interesting  Jap bike.
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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 02:33:13 PM »
Boo.. no title. I'll pass.  :grin:
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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 03:54:27 PM »
It was what it was & is what it is. So sad. Shameful, really.  A nice one would look good sharing space with the GB500TT.  R3~

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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 10:25:26 PM »
A service buddy bought one of those new , got a chance to ride it for a few miles . It was among the worst motorbike experiences I've ever had , literally no torque below 5K RPM's , handled poorly , grips and pegs buzzed , sounded like a child's toy .  Can't imagine one would get better with age  :laugh:

 Dusty

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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 07:08:05 AM »
The twin had two more ponies than the four and weighed less. That set of organ pipes in back were heavy, even after rusting out.
My first bike was a 73 model like the one in the op, but it was stock. Threw on a set of Jardine slip-ons and you could feel the difference, mostly due to weight reduction.
A friend had a CB360 (no, they weren't 360cc, it was a 350 with a six gear tranny) and the four was the better riding bike. Very smooth when set up properly. Mine took the girlfriend (later wife and now ex) all over. 60 mph was 6k rpm but it didn't seem to mind as it liked to rev.
I parked it for several years and then pulled it out and tidied it up a bit. It felt tiny and gutless then as my ride then was a 75 GL.
I sold the four to a kid for his first bike.
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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 09:04:33 AM »
Chuck, If you get the bike I have a pair of red side covers for it. Also a Windjammer style faring with the correct mounts also red.
The parts are in Southern Minnesota. Stop by anytime and pick them up.

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Re: Perfect bike night rider.....Honda 350f Tetanusís Twin
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2019, 09:17:29 AM »
That really doesn't have the correct patina to be compared to Tetanus. The seat cover is still intact. Parts haven't rusted off..  :shocked:
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