The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby flatdog » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:39 am

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I found these stored in a garage.they had been there for 29 yrs.The old woman asked me to work on her house,when I got there they were covered with boxes and bags and barely visible.She said her and her husband rode a lot together.Then he got sick and they parked them.He later died and the bikes were never moved again.I bought all three for a total of 500 bucks..Believe it or not the green CB has 216 miles..I cleaned the carbs and plugs,put gas and a new battery in it and fired it up in less than a minute..if you look hard at the back tire just to the left of the turn signal you can see a white stripe,that is part of the sticker that was on the tire..
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby Stuart SS » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:51 am

MAte ~ thats quite a pick up ~ :151

Quite amazing in fact ~

(I have no doubt that if I fell off the perch tomorrow ~ Ms M would all but give away both of my Bikes and they are regarded as Top of the tree in Classic motorcycles ~ she don't give a Rats about bikes any more ~ :158 )
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby Welsh Wizard » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:38 am

Stuart SS wrote:MAte ~ thats quite a pick up ~ :151

Quite amazing in fact ~

(I have no doubt that if I fell off the perch tomorrow ~ Ms M would all but give away both of my Bikes and they are regarded as Top of the tree in Classic motorcycles ~ she don't give a Rats about bikes any more ~ :158 )

Careful Stu she might get the idea you are worth more of the perch monkey

Welcome to the forum Flatdog, nice find and a good start to a collection
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby MOUSE » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:05 am

Would have to be "barnfind 2011" worm

Welcome to the site. :220
"My arthritis has gotten so bad I can hardly grip anything, my cataracts seem to get worse every day, I have gout in my right leg and can't bend my knee and I can't hear anything.
But thank God I can still ride
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby chimp1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:45 pm

welcome & well done flatdog
whats your plan for the bikes & where in the world are you?
cheers pete
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby flatdog » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:28 am

Im in Florida,A little place called Old Town..As far as the bikes,the green CB is already running,we are enjoying riding it the way it is right now.Im going to do a total restoration on one of the CLs.Both engines are up and running.one has very low compression in one side so thats the candidate for the rebuild.I had a new CL in 1972,just like these and that was my junior year in high school so these guys have a special place in my heart.
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby MOUSE » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:48 am

You are around my age then, do you know a guy over there called nightrider? Was a member on classicbikes.net ( previous site to this) last heard heading to a storm bunker.
"My arthritis has gotten so bad I can hardly grip anything, my cataracts seem to get worse every day, I have gout in my right leg and can't bend my knee and I can't hear anything.
But thank God I can still ride
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby Stuart SS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:31 am

I had a new CL in 1972,just like these and that was my junior year in high school so these guys have a special place in my heart.


That will do it ` every time ~ I had an A65L in 1970 and been a fan of BSAs every since despite the dramas I had with the bike ~ rock u k fl ag
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby flatdog » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:10 am

MOUSE wrote:You are around my age then, do you know a guy over there called nightrider? Was a member on classicbikes.net ( previous site to this) last heard heading to a storm bunker.


No I cant say I know him at all.Why would he be heading to a storm bunker??
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Re: The 350s I found in a garage after a 29 yr storage

Postby Stuart SS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am

Why would he be heading to a storm bunker??
Yeh Mouse ?? :158

We have had Natural disasters in ~ Australia ~ QLD ~ and QLD ~NSW ~ Vic ~ and QLD ~
then NZ ~ Christchurch ~

Then Japan ~ and Japan ~ and Japan ~

Then man-made disasters of the Middle east ~ Africa, south America ~

( Is any one sure Armadgeddon is not heading our way !! rock :153 :29 :155 :151 )

And ~ Sorry if missed any " natural" disasters of late ~

But all that aside ~ and not seeming like a prophecy of Doom.. it is not all over by all yet ~

S0 lets hoard those classics, as many will want days of past !! :150 :151 :155 :151 :155 :151 :155
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