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Author Topic: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project  (Read 6648 times)

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #30 on: Mar 05, 2017, 15:01:14 »
Well, the activity at work hasn't settled down much. I have had a lot of time on planes to work on side projects and decided to illustrate a CB 450. Here's the first pass at it:

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #31 on: Mar 05, 2017, 15:53:24 »
Well, the activity at work hasn't settled down much. I have had a lot of time on planes to work on side projects and decided to illustrate a CB 450. Here's the first pass at it:


Nice! Illustrator?
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #32 on: Mar 05, 2017, 16:02:56 »
Yes, it's all vector. Thinking about maybe making a print or a t-shirt or something.

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #33 on: Mar 30, 2017, 23:00:12 »
I found valves on ebay and then decided I might as well strip the bike down to the frame while I was almost there anyway. Removed wheels, fork and shocks, stripped the wiring harness out and organized it all into buckets and sip lock bags. Scrubbed the frame clean(ish). The oil on there is pretty thick and difficult to get off. Going to take another pass at it. I decided I want to make the wheels black, so I pulled the front apart to clean and get these rims ready for powder coating. Now that the front hub is off the bike I'm not sure how to pull the internals apart. I've done some searching on here, and looked through the manual, but am not able to find a good description of how to get them apart. I've got a bench vise and tried clamping the lock nut in there and turning the axle with screw drivers through the hole like it says in the manual, but it isn't budging. I would love to get it down to the hub so I can powder coat that too. Appreciate any help. I usually get about 1/2 an hour here or there, so work is going kind of slow. I was thinking that if I get the wheels done it will help me feel like I'm making some forward momentum.

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #34 on: Mar 30, 2017, 23:18:36 »
Are you having trouble getting the axle nut off, or the retaining ring that "holds" in the bearing?

Axle nuts can be tough to budge. Most of the axles have a hole in the non threaded end, so I will usually stick a piece of 3/8" steel rod about 1' long through there, then stick that end in the vise so that the rod binds up on the vise and stop the axle from turning. You should be able to break the nut with a breaker bar from there.

For the retaining rings, there will be 2 punch marks from the factory that need to be drilled out. I use a 1/8" drill bit and drill down through the punch marks about 1/4" and you should be able to unthread them.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #35 on: Mar 31, 2017, 23:26:05 »
Well that was super helpful. Thanks for the tips advCo! I didn't have any rod the right diameter and thought "Maybe my allen wrenches will work." and wouldn't you know, the hole was smaller than an 8mm wrench and larger than a 6mm wrench. Most metric allen (sorry, HEX key wrenches) only include 6 and 8mm wrenches, but Campagnolo uses 7mm fasteners on some of their old bicycle cranks, so I happen to have the 7mm wrench in my tool box and it fit perfectly. Busted the nut off and removed the axle without much of a fight.
« Last Edit: Mar 31, 2017, 23:28:55 by cardinal »

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #36 on: Mar 31, 2017, 23:30:12 »
So now that I have the axle out, are you saying these are the places where I need to drill out the hub?

Offline cardinal

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #37 on: Mar 31, 2017, 23:40:21 »
And another thing, I went ahead and set my illustration up on t-shirts and they are available at cottonbureau.com for the next 5 days. After that, they won't be available anymore. So if you are interested in sporting a moto shirt that doesn't have branding screaming at you, this one is available in 3 colors and in women's sizes too! I don't make a dime on them unless they sell 25, so if you want to support another motor junkie's habit, or you know someone that is having a birthday soon that loves motorbikes, this is something I'd be stoked if you'd consider. Thanks.

https://cottonbureau.com/products/vrooom


Offline nismoman8899

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #38 on: Mar 31, 2017, 23:44:17 »
Fallowing the build, and the shirts , im wondering the same for wheel bearings as well.

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Re: CB 450 twin. I said I needed a project
« Reply #39 on: Apr 01, 2017, 11:45:53 »
Yup, that's where you drill. Don't need to go too deep.