Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

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Zeek
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Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby Zeek » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:06 pm

Well I probably need my head read, but I've found a challenge! :doh:

One shining example of a 1972 CB450 Super Sport.
Comes complete with 3 incomplete engines, one of which at least matches the frame number.
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Give me head! sort of.
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No idea yet what the silicone is all about... looks OK from inside,can't be good though?
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Tank may well be salvageable, looks good inside?
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Let the games begin...how hard could it be?


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blab
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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby blab » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:32 pm

Over capitalising will be your enemy,be careful.



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Zeek
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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby Zeek » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:37 pm

I saw a pretty good one for sale the other day at $5,500.00. Probably should have just bought that! :lol:
I'll be lucky to keep it under that figure me thinks? but (hopefully) it'll turn out nice.

This was the one for sale.
CB450 for sale at $5500.jpg


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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby gpz750turbo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:36 pm

Lots of work there Glenn...very similar condition that my triple was in.
As long as you have a solid base to work with.. it'll come up a treat.

Look forward to the project thread. :popcorn:



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Zeek
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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby Zeek » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:56 pm

Inspiration pics..
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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby Trodz » Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:58 am

Jeez Glenn, that's seen better days. It'll be extremely rewarding, though, when you're finally looking at the before and after photos.



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Re: Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

Postby Zeek » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:13 am

G'day Terry, long time no see!
How are your projects coming along?


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