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    1970 cl350 cafe project

    Hey. I have decided that i want to turn my cl350 into a cafe racer!

    I have been doing research and i can't seem to figure out what the best air filter system to use is. Are the chrome pod filters ok to use?

    I know off the bat i am going to need to buy a new seat, change the filters, and put on the low handlebars! is there anything else i need to do that is a must?

    Any advice is greatly appreciated! this is my first cafe project!



    Here is the stock bike now!




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    OMG that bike is too clean to get bastardized by a noob bike builder. My advice is to keep that bike stock and ride it around while you "cafe" a different bike, CB350 or otherwise.

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    IMO, I would leave it alone dude. That’s a nice bike right there.
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    i mean i suppose, yeah i mean i guess it is a shame to convert it, but i saw this picture and i fell in love!


    http://images.google.com/imgres?q=cl...:0&tx=86&ty=90

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    I guess i pasted the link in wrong somehow so instead of clicking it, copy/paste the whole thing into the address bar!

    Thanks for your quick advice!


    P.S. I would like to think that it wouldn't be bastardized lol! i do love that bike and i would try my hardest to make a quality conversion! (for example spend a couple hundred and get the tank professionally painted)

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    http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cl350-cafe-racer-2

    This one?

    Pod filters seem to be usually done for looks and perform "usually" worse than stock. All depends on the system as a whole.


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    yes that is it! is that bastardizing?

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    If you start with a bike that is as clean and unmolested as the one that you posted a picture of, then yes it is bastardizing in my opinion.
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    I agree with what these guys are saying, I would definitely think twice about doing a cafe job on a bike that clean and original. If you have your heart set on a cafe bike, sell that bike and use the cash to buy a beater bike you can build, maybe have enough cash left over to buy parts with.
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    I would agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.

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    I would be proud to ride a bike that old that clean and that original....

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