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post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2009, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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'72 Honda CB450 project or parts

I've got a '72 Honda CB450, mostly disassembled. Bike can be purchased whole or will part out. At this time, I have pretty much the entire bike, short of some fasteners, and will take parts requests. If you want the whole thing, make an offer.

Best way to get me is e-mail [email protected]

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you must be cleaning out the Garage? Wish I was closer, that would make a great project for winter.

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Have any pics?

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Pics and the story:

This bike was bought to be an engine donor for the finished bike also pictured here. The engine shown in these pics is the engine that came out of that bike. The engine is available, too. It started and ran before removal, but it has a bad sound in the top end and bearing shavings in the oil pan.

Bike was purchased at an estate sale. Estate claimed that bike had been in air-conditioned storage since 1978 after being used as a daily rider until a low-speed crash. Odo shows 12,000 miles, paint appears original.
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this bike makes me excited. it is quite possible that there is either a cam chain idler gone bad, or the cams can get gobbled up to to any number of reasons; these bikes are as indestructable as our niners, and have power numbers close to par for our 919s also! if i remember right, about 43 hp stock... or ballpark 95 hp/ liter. not bad for 37 year old tech!
I hope someone picks it up for parts or a project!

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The other one that's in the garage is certainly a fun ride! I took it out the other night for a test spin after I finished it, and it really rides nicely.

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pictures john, we need pictures! it's as close as i can get to riding! i must live vicariously!

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450’s are great bikes. A ’72 CB was my first street bike, and it was indestructible. It would run an honest 100mph (verified by my dad’s Impala) though it was indicating 110. More than a match for most bikes of the day (except for CB750’s, H1 & H2 Kawasaki’s and Triumph / BSA triples). My dad had a Yamaha R5 (350) at the time and it would give my Honda a good run. Fortunately he out weighed me by 40 pounds.

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