Honda SL350

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Honda SL350

The Honda had a standard Honda 350 twin four-… engine with a cam for increased low-end torque. It was a bike — tall high bars, metal-flake bronze paint, twin upswept exhausts, and big knobbled It was somewhere between a road and a motocrosser.

The only picture I of it is the picture on the right, taken in Park in Perth.

I bought it in from a guy who had brought it over Sydney, and it was the only one registered in Australia. It had done a couple of miles.

A week later I out into the hills behind with a couple of mates, one on a CB250, and the other on a Suzuki 250 that went like the When we stopped for petrol I fumes coming out of the oil breather. offroad, the tappets began to like castanets, and I stopped to them.

Later still, oil began to from the top cam cover. The truth to sink in: I had complete lubrication to the top of the engine, and the camshaft, rocker valve stems and camshaft were swarf and slag.

A to the robustness of the engine was the fact when it finally stopped there were 1/4 inch in the camshaft lobes and the rocker My mate with the Suzuki 250 the bike the 20 miles back to using a clothes line.

My was an experienced mechanic, so we stripped the dug out all the metal swarf, flushed the fitted new parts, and a week it did it again. A new Honda dealership had and I was able to persuade them to fix it the bike was only just out of I insisted on a new oil pump.

They insisted the pump failed, but I’d seen the flushed clear, and with the new and new head components the bike well for the rest of the time I it.

Unfortunately they fitted a camshaft, which meant the lost a lot of its torque. The only I wheelied it was when I tried to tow a XS650 up a steep hill a clothesline. The SL350 was bucking and on its tail with the strain, and the line snapped I had the most standing start I can recall to buying a Blade.

I took the offroad on an organised trail wearing my usual biking of tee-shirt, shorts and flip-flops. I the ride tricky. Everyone was on light 175 and 250 cc Yamaha two-… bikes, and the SL350 was a monster by The lack of the off-road cam didn’t

The hills behind Perth are a sandstone that weathers a mess of ballbearing-sized pebbles, so it was even with sensible and a sensible bike. On one slope I make the top, had trouble the bike on the gradient, and lost my in the confusion, so I found myself to get a heavy bike off a steep in my bare feet. Eventually I off going down a hill, the indicators and headlight, and lost skin to upholster the inside of a

That didn’t teach me a I rode down to Margaret for a party with Les on his old BSA. It was 100 miles through the bush in the I was still wearing a tee-shirt, (a concession to the cool night air ), and At each moment I expected to run a kangaroo — they go in headlights and wait to be run over.

Next day, a bunch of I knew announced they touring around south-west and did I want to come. Well, I had the I was standing up in. and I had my flip-flops. I agreed.

It was in the early mornings, and I ended up with newspapers stuffed my shirt until someone me a denim jacket.

On this around the south-west I climbed Knoll, a 3,600 foot plug that goes up from sea level outside I had become very nostalgic for and West Australia hasn’t that looks like so when I saw Bluff Knoll I had to it. The others didn’t want to so I said I’d be quick.

I went up and down in an hour and minutes. In flip-flops.

I finally the issue on footwear after a to a folk club, where I too much. Peter Harding man with the XS650) and I drove through Kings Park. Park is very large, and is natural bush.

It is very at night. I began to ride the bush in the dark, but someone had the to dig a bloody great ditch in of me. I don’t know whether dug it as they saw me coming (my theory), or it had been there for some

I went into the ditch, and the landed on top of my foot. To be more the hot part of the exhaust landed on top of my My doctor thought it might plastic surgery.

I continued to flip-flops, but I was beginning to realise there might be better to wear on a bike. Like

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