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Wednesday, 15 April 2015
As regular readers will
know, I'm currently restoring a 1972 Honda CL 350. This has been a
bit of a slow process due to time/money/ frame of mind constraints,
but I do intend to get it on the road one day. Fellow blogger and CL
350 owner Larry mentioned the 'Flying Dragon' paint schemes
that were once an option on the CLs, so I did a bit of investigating.
Standard paint schemes for the 1972 CL 350 were gold or red.
Not my actual bike, but
what it should look like when finished.
However, in 1972 and
1973, Honda offered the Flying Dragon paint schemes on CL 350 and CL
450 models in the US. These were very rare and there is very little
on the Web about them, about the only thing is this article where
most of my info has come from.
The Flying Dragon
option came as a fuel tank and sidepanels to be fitted to an existing
CL 350, and were offered as an option through US Honda dealers. The
kits came from Japan as they have Honda Japan part numbers, and were
offered in four colour options: