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post #1 of 18 Old 03-11-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Honda nighthawk cb450

Doing some modifications if anyone has ideas or info. Trying to swap custom blinkers with bullets but the stock had 1 filament & the new has 2. Any tricks to wire them, or do I have to do some micky mousing? I'd like to lower the rear shocks as well. Also is it ok to drill holes in the baffles with no problems? I'm new to working on bikes but I figure things out, usually the hard way, lol.

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Here's a pic for now, I'll get some better ones up soon.

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1. No tricks, just connect the brighter circuit of the pair.
2. You can fit shorter shocks and drop the forks in the trees, but it's already a pretty low bike.
3. No, you will have to rejet the carbs.

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Thanks for the input. This bike sits pretty high, feels like I'm on a dirt bike. Kinda wanna get the laid back feel a little bit, trying to figure out some highway pegs. And muffler is real quiet, like to get a little noise out of it. Got this bike for $140 all i had to do was trickle charge the battery. Kid that had it thought it was junk, now it runs great.

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you stole it. nice bike

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Thanx, figured i got it so cheap that I'd put a few $'s into it and tweak it a little bit. Just don't really know how

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For what you paid for it, do a couple quick tune ups to it and flip it for a newer bike! Should sell pretty easy.

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Probably gonna this spring, or might just hang on to it and do something unique with it.

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post #9 of 18 Old 03-11-2013, 07:23 PM
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welcome and congrats on the purchase

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Got this bike for $140 all i had to do was trickle charge the battery. Kid that had it thought it was junk, now it runs great.
Damn dude.... yeah you stole it, AWESOME deal!!!

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post #12 of 18 Old 03-12-2013, 04:37 AM
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Yeah, I'd just sell it and take the money to get a CM450 if that's what you have in mind. The CM is more of the cruiser style you seem to want.

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I would have to agree with google3it and cb700s, It's spring and folks will be looking for decent starter bikes.And will pay a higher price for a decent one in the beginning of the riding season. Sell it before you customize it , stock almost always brings more $ and appeals to most people. Take your profits and get the machine that you really want.

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True, I will definitely consider that. I'd like to do some traveling in the future and would need something a little more comfortable.

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Think I'm gonna ride it for 1 more summer so i can save for a nice Harley. Looking to put some crash bars with pegs on it. Figured that should make it plenty comfy for the highway. Any ideas?

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Think I'm gonna ride it for 1 more summer so i can save for a nice Harley.
I've completely changed my opinion on this matter. Keep the Honda

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There is no such thing as a nice Harley. :P There is only 'paid too much' and 'OHGODWHYAMIRIDINGAPAINTMIXER.'

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True about the paid to much quote. Could be any bike, but just need an upgrade when the time is right. Got it ready for the season, changed a couple things. Shifter needs to be modified because of my big feet. I'd like to wear my boots but can't shift very good, and i adjusted it so it's up as high as it can go. Might have to have a piece welded to get it extended. But here's a new pic anyway.
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