Honda Redux


Shane Powers with his Honda CB350

A curiously grinning Shane Powers with the 1970 Honda CB350 K2 he bought for the princely sum of $94 at the 2016 Barber Vintage Festival. Some would say he paid too much. Photos by Richard Backus.

Apparently, we have a thing for Honda CB350 twins. In 2016, we took a tired 1970 CB350 K2, stripped it to the frame, then slowly brought it back to life. Along the way, we learned what literally hundreds of thousands of buyers discovered back in the CB350’s heyday; that it’s a great, seemingly indestructible little bike.

We also discovered there’s a great community of CB350 fans, from owners to suppliers, all willing and happy to supply tips and information to help you keep your CB350 on the road – or, in our case, get it back on the road in the first place.

We gave a pretty exhausting accounting of our 1970 CB350 project bike, details of which you can find starting here or by typing “Project Honda CB350” into the search bar at the top of the page. And the paint was barely dry on that bike before ad man Shane Powers launched into reviving the 1970 CB350 K2 he bought at Barber last October and I launched into a father-son project on a 1972 Honda CB350 K4 that’s been languishing in the back of my garage for some 10-plus years.

1972 Honda CB350

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