Am I Going to the Dark Side?

If you read my posts, it’s apparent I love British cars. Actually, I like lots of older cars, and secretly like some motorcycles. I had a Triumph Bonneville 20 years ago. It was my first and only moto, and was quite a bit of bike for a novice. I managed to stay upright and not die, but sold it after about a year. Living in Indianapolis wasn’t conducive in the winter to a motorcycle.

Secretly I always wanted another moto, but didn’t want a cafe racer. I wanted a smaller, lighter, slightly more comfortable bike that wouldn’t be a crotch rocket. It had to be from the late 60's-early 70's, and it had to be mostly original. Maybe the prerequisites were a way of keeping me away from motos. Well, until this kind of fell into my life:


It’s a Honda CL350. It’s original. It’s solid. It runs and everything works. It’s also too good to pass on. So I guess I’m getting my M license again and getting the requisite safety gear. I can hardly wait. Besides, though Japanese and 2 wheels, it still has carbs, so it can’t be all bad, right? I mean, it’ll be a perfect backup when projects on the Triumph or Jag go longer than planned...

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