Project Honda CB450 Cafe Racer

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210 kph + at 9750 rpm ....Awesome! :motorcycle:

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Standard 450 redline was 9500rpm, just thought I'd up it a tad.
It's not a bad system by all accounts and was Honda's answer for tackling high revs and valve float back then but it is a complicated and heavy head.
I guess it was just too expensive to produce and conventional valve spring metallurgy would have been going ahead in leaps and bounds as well.......so no more torsion bars.
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Seeing as how I still have no engine, I've been toying with paint ideas. Thinking I'll use a couple of candy red panels.
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Zeek wrote:I've been toying with paint ideas. Thinking I'll use a couple of candy red panels.
Ahhhh !! Is Red , Is Good ! :clap:
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Think this will be the design.

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Almost Z like from up here. :eyebrows:
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And so it's done, too late to change my mind now :lol:
Next step a bit of Black pinstripe to the edges, poke the badges back on and Bob could be my uncle.
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Noice Glenn
Cant wait to see the finished result. :popcorn:

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