Honda CL350: history, specs, pictures

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Honda CL350
Manufacturer
Also called CL 350
Production 1968 - 1973
Class Enduro
Predecessor Honda CL77
Successor Honda CL360
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 64.0mm x 50.6mm
Top Speed 99 mph (160 km/h)
Horsepower 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 19.47 ft/lbs (26.4 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Ignition contact breaker
Spark Plug NGK B8ES
Battery YUASA 12N12A-4A-1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet 8 plate 140 mm
Final Drive Chain: 530x96
Front Sprocket 16T
Rear Sprocket 38T
Suspension Front: oil damped telescopic fork
Rear: pressurized gas damped swing arm
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake). two leading shoe
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 3.00-19
Rear Tire 3.50-18
Wheelbase 51.97 inches (1320 mm)
Length 79.53 inches (2020 mm)
Width 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Height 42.91 inches (1090 mm)
Seat Height 31.3 inches (795 mm)
Weight 346.13 pounds (157.0 Kg) (dry), 156.5 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.53 Gallon (2.00 Liters)
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 2.24 liters/100 km (44.6 km/l or 105.01 mpg)
Related Honda CL450
Value $3000
Manuals Service Manual

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The Honda CL350 was a 4-stroke 350cc motorcycle built by Honda between 1968 and 1973. The CL designation indicated this model to be the "Scrambler" version which implied some off-road capability (prior to actual dirt-bikes gaining popularity). The CL series of bikes were actually street bikes with a higher rear fender, a braced handlebar, and a high-mount exhaust. It could reach a top speed of 99 mph (160 km/h). Max torque was 19.47 ft/lbs (26.4 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 32.32 HP (24.1 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 64.0mm bore x 50.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 325.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet 8 plate 140 mm.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 3.00-19 front tire and a 3.50-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake). two leading shoe in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a oil damped telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a pressurized gas damped swing arm. The CL350 was fitted with a 2.38 Gallon (9.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 346.13 pounds (157.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 51.97 inches (1320 mm) long.


1968-1969[edit]


The CL350K0 was sold from 1968 to 1969 in one of three colors: Daytona Orange with White, Candy Red with White, or Candy Blue with White. The gas tank was a two-tone. The upper forks were black in the early model and the basic color (orange, red, or blue) in later models. The side covers and headlight shell were white. The seat was not pleated. The taillight lens was oval. The muffler shield was black. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-1000001.

1969[edit]

1969 Honda CL350K1 Scrambler 350


The CL350K1 was sold in 1969 in one of three colors: Daytona Orange with White, Candy Red with White, or Candy Blue with White. A lower stripe was added to the gas tank. The seat was pleated. The taillight lens was rectangular. There was a single reflector on the front fender. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-1000001.

1970[edit]


The CL350K2 was sold in 1970 in one of three colors: Candy Ruby Red, Candy Sapphire Blue, or Candy Topaz Orange. The gas tank, side covers, and upper forks were the basic color (red, blue, or orange). The headlight shell was also the basic color. The gas tank stripe was white. The muffler heat shields were chrome. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-2000001.

1971[edit]


The CL350K3 was sold in 1971 in one of three colors: Candy Topaz Orange, Strato Blue Metallic, or Poppy Yellow Metallic. The gas tank stripe was black. The muffler heat shields were chrome. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-3000001.

1972-1973[edit]


The CL350K4 was sold from 1972 to 1973 in one of two colors: Magna Red or Candy Panther Gold. The gas tank pinstripes on the red unit were white and red, but on the gold unit they were black and red. The upper forks were chrome. The headlight shell was black. The muffler heat shields were chrome. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-4000001.

1973[edit]


The CL350K5 was sold in 1973 in one of two colors: Light Ruby Red or Hawaiian Blue Metallic. The gas tank stripes were white. The "350" side cover emblem was black on white. There was a chrome grip pipe behind the seat. The instruments were tilted toward the rider. The upper forks were chrome. The headlight shell was black. The muffler heat shields were chrome. The engine was a 325cc OHC parallel twin with two CV carburetors. The transmission was a 5-speed. The serial number began CL350-5000001.

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