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    72 CB350 vs. 75 CB500T

    Which is better and easier to find parts for. I'm 5 10 and 240 but I would like a bike I could take on the highway. I've heard 350's are kinda glorified mopeds.

    What do you think?

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    Hell if a 350 is a gloried moped, I'd hate to see what my CL175 is consider? I guess if you go from riding some big rocket...or hell any rocket or newer bike. A CB350 may seem pretty doggish.
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    Hell if a 350 is a gloried moped, I'd hate to see what my CL175 is consider? I guess if you go from riding some big rocket...or hell any rocket or newer bike. A CB350 may seem pretty doggish.
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    350s are little hot rods and not glorified mopeds. Go tell whatever harley freak told you that that a well tuned 350 with an average height/weight rider would probably eat his sportster/big twins lunch.

    but for your mass I would skip the 350. I am 280 lbs and although I can still wheelie a stock cb350 I always get the feeling that I am just a cut hair past little too much for that bike. The cb500T is a detuned cb450, should carry you around.

    Honestly, if I were you I would consider all of the 750+ Japanese inline fours instead. those bikes will haul the mail around all day long and not break a sweat.
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    350s are little hot rods and not glorified mopeds. Go tell whatever harley freak told you that that a well tuned 350 with an average height/weight rider would probably eat his sportster/big twins lunch.

    but for your mass I would skip the 350. I am 280 lbs and although I can still wheelie a stock cb350 I always get the feeling that I am just a cut hair past little too much for that bike. The cb500T is a detuned cb450, should carry you around.

    Honestly, if I were you I would consider all of the 750+ Japanese inline fours instead. those bikes will haul the mail around all day long and not break a sweat.
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    I had a 'sl350 and used to commute on the freeway with it, I'm 5'9"- 175lbs. It was ok, the 350 is Hondas "bigest small bike". The 500 (450) was Hondas "smallest big bike". Depending on what you actualy do with it the 350 might be a bike you would grow out of fast? There are still parts for most of them, if you want to up grade, wheels,brakes etc, get the 450-600 cause parts from bigger Hondas swap easly. I think you should seriously look at some 750's also, they are more than twice the bike and they can be bought for about the same money. There is a lot more support for the 750's from the aftermarket. Anyone of them has the cool factor and people will cross the street to look at and talk to you about your vintage bike. The standard question is "hey, is that a Triumph?" it's the same for the 500 or the 750. It's not what one you get, it's what you do with the one you get that makes it fun, just get started and good luck!
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    wasnt the 500t oddly unstable at higher speeds?
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    no that was the corvair.

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