1973 Honda CL
|Exterior Color:||Hawaiian Blue|
|Engine Size (cc):||350|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty|
1973 Honda CL-350 K4 Scrambler
I bought this bike new in 1973 when I lived in Roanoke Va. and had a great time riding the roads and highways in Virginia. I moved to Illinois in 1977 and didn’t really enjoy riding in the “flatlands”. So the bike has mostly been sitting in my garage for 42 years. I have taken the bike for a occasional short ride once or twice a year since but most of the 13697 miles on the odometer were put on in Virginia. Being the sole owner, no-one else has ridden this bike.
The Speedometer and Tach on the bike right now are not the original set. I still have the original set that shows the actual mileage and will include this set with the sale. I got a real good deal on a speedo and tach set with the neutral, turn signal and high beam indicator lights in the middle. I thought that set looked cool and it fit. The old set still works but the tach dial plate was loose inside and I didn’t know how to open the tach to fix it.
As you can see in the pictures the bike is in real good condition, but it does have spots of surface rust and chrome pitting in various locations. If you stand back a few feet it is hard to see these minor flaws. I bought new tires a couple of years ago. The seat has been re-upholstered, so the seat cover is not original (no “Honda” stamp on the back) but looks almost original.
I have ridden the bike prior to listing it and everything that is supposed to work does. All electrical: lights & running lights, brake light, turn signals, starter, ignition, horn, kill switch, gauge lights, all work. The engine runs well and shifts well through all the gears. HOWEVER - there are some fuel flow/carburetor problems. The left cylinder seems to be running lean and no turn of the air screw changes that. So consequently the left cylinder backfires occasionally and runs hot. This problem popped up last year. I have always drained the fuel out of the system (tank, carbs etc.) for Winter, so I don’t know why or what is the problem. The fuel tank was cleaned and coated about 10 years ago, but some of the coating has come off, so there is some rust in the tank, maybe some rust got into the carbs causing the current problem, I don’t know and I never observed any rust in the fuel when I drained the tank for the Winter. The ignition coils, points, spark plugs & condenser were replaced new a few years ago, so I don’t think it is an ignition problem.
The sale includes the original Owners Manual and Toolkit stored in the bike where they have always been - under seat - behind engine.
The winning bidder is responsible for LOCAL PICKUP at my home near Petersburg, IL. I am retired, so I can be very flexible about pickup days & times. If the buyer wishes to have the bike shipped, it will be the buyers responsibility to arrange and pay for all shipping and crating costs. I will assist the shipping company with loading the bike here on my property.