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post #21 of 22 Old 08-02-2019, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Thom Crown View Post
TIME! Hey Tom - a question for you since you had essentially the same 350 as I did many years ago. My bike didn't come with an owners manual and google was just a number in those days.
I too lived in SoCal at the time so it rarely got cold. I've been trying to figure if it's my "sometimers ailment" or what. I know where the choke is located but I don't recall having to use the choke to start the engine on my CB350. The electric starter never worked but neither do I remember it being difficult to start. Give me the bad news; have I completely lost my mind or did I keep it so impeccably tuned that it didn't matter? Neither will surprise me.
That's the pre-EPA fat jetting I mentioned earlier. If the ambient temperature is 70F or higher my CL350 will start and run without using the choke.

On a 90 degree day so will my '08 KLR.

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post #22 of 22 Old 08-02-2019, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
I rode that for a while and then got a CX500 Deluxe with color-matched Windjammer and Samsonite bags.

The Windjammer had an AM/FM/cassette deck in it. Disco fever, man, disco fever.

@DPelletier's CM looks to be about the same vintage as the CX was.
yeah, thereabouts; my CM400T was a 1981.

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