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right what do people think of the honda cb 350 sg as I was maybe contemplating getting one just to play with in the man cave just till a reasonably priced yam srx came along, the sg I was thinking of would be around a 1986 era, all thoughts please

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I remember these , there was a firm of photo couriers in Birmingham that had a fleet of these things. Other than that I can't ever remember seeing one . I wonder who they were designed to appeal to back in the day ?

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I don't like the frame on them, I think it looks like the front fairing has fallen off :wink:


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No idea what they are like to ride, reliability etc though :lol:

 

Not too pretty but I bet engine removal is a doddle .

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[mention]fastbob[/mention] true. its just my personal taste and to be fair, the picture I posted wasn't the nicest looking example :lol:


I had another look and I think the frame looks so much better in any colour but bright red

 

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@fastbob true. its just my personal taste and to be fair, the picture I posted wasn't the nicest looking example :lol:


I had another look and I think the frame looks so much better in any colour but bright red


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Oh yes ! That does look a lot better. Is this the one you're going to buy ? Twin front discs is a bonus on a smaller bike , my ER5 only has one and I have to ride accordingly. I guess this might have been designed as a city commuter or courier bike.

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Where to start with this thread.. Firstly it's a fact that red frames are the best. A Fact. Secondly the best ones are red framed with white bits, like this:

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That's one I saw at Rugby Bikefest a couple of years ago, I've also seen a black one on my commute a couple of times - they do exist! The frame looks like a Spondon and is therefore also a thing of beauty even if it makes valve clearance checks annoyingly difficult..

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If you don't like it you're in the wrong. Soz.


Engine wise it's a Superdream lump but 350cc so spares may be difficult because I don't think that exact motor was used anywhere else. It'll also be worn out at 50K because Superdream. They also seem to suffer poor build quality, I seem to remember they were built in Spain just like later CBX250RS's - thin paint and dodgy electrics were newly found features. Brakes are supposed to be very good for the performance you have to hand.


Overall bit slow, surprisingly heavy, not many spares and good brakes.. But if you like the frame you don't have a lot of choice.

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As always for bikes of a certain age there are also tall tales to be read about them over at the UMG blog. If I was buying one I'd certainly like to hear it running before handing over any dosh, a bad Superdream can sound like a proper bag of nails!

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I love my little cb. Yes parts are a pita to find, and not too fast. Gets a little slow past 75.


Brakes are good for age, and it's nimble little thing. Engine is difficult. And 50k dose seem. To be the point they start being iffy. I rebuilt mine last year (black and silver) as it needed new lump. Looks good in the black and silver.

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@fastbob true. its just my personal taste and to be fair, the picture I posted wasn't the nicest looking example :lol:


I had another look and I think the frame looks so much better in any colour but bright red


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Thanks. Yes that's mine.

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As always for bikes of a certain age there are also tall tales to be read about them over at the UMG blog. If I was buying one I'd certainly like to hear it running before handing over any dosh, a bad Superdream can sound like a proper bag of nails!

 

Do you not mean a good super dream :lol:

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As always for bikes of a certain age there are also tall tales to be read about them over at the UMG blog. If I was buying one I'd certainly like to hear it running before handing over any dosh, a bad Superdream can sound like a proper bag of nails!

 

Do you not mean a good super dream :lol:

 

To the best of my memory , a good , as in new , Superdream made a unique sound between a whistle and a purr . They were so over engineered that they didn't make a hint of unwanted mechanical noise . It was just a shame that they were mostly bought by novices who thrashed the f**k out them as soon as they found out how slow they were .

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