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Question about cb350 front end

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Hey guys, so I'm new to the forum and new to motorcycles so please don't make fun of me for asking stupid questions haha!

So I've recently picked up a 1973 Honda CB350. One of the things I have been wondering is regarding the front end.
So this is what my bike currently looks like:
Land vehicle Vehicle Motorcycle Motor vehicle Automotive tire

Here is the front end style that I am going for:
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I was wondering what was done in order to make that front wheel closer to the frame? Was it an entirely new front end, or just a bigger rim/tire, or is it a simple adjustment to the stock forks?
Again, sorry if what I'm asking seems obvious, like I said, I'm new to bikes. I grew up on old trucks. Thank you everyone in advance for the help.
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The answer is most likely two fold.
1. It looks like there was some work done to lower the forks internally by limiting the amount of travel. Most likely by installing a spacer on the damper rod.
2. There is a taller profile tire in the front which puts the outer diameter of the tire closer to the lower triple clamp and engine.

As has been mentioned, neither helps handling.

Now it is time for my questions.
Why does your bike have electrical tape on the headlight? Is the glass cracked?
Why does your bike have lower bars, a lower seat and stock footpegs?
Why does your bike have crap stock shocks on it?
Why does your bike have crap pod filters on it?
Why does your bike have crap tires on it?
Why does your bike have a chopped off razor sharp front fender on it?
Why does your bike have a side mounted lowered tail light and license bracket?
How is your front brake, steering bearings and swing arm bushings?
Why are you asking about shortening forks and fitting clown shoe tires instead of asking about the practical stuff like I just did?

Not trying to be mean, just making the point that there are potentially real things on your bike that could/should be addressed.

Have a nice day.
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