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Author Topic: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project  (Read 20709 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #70 on: Nov 18, 2016, 18:10:01 »
That looks very neat, very tidy.  Watching with great interest.
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Offline goldy

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #71 on: Nov 18, 2016, 18:28:15 »
Definitely got a nice robust look to it...is there much difference in the wheelbase?
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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #72 on: Nov 18, 2016, 21:37:16 »
Very nice :)

Offline Eleganten

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #73 on: Nov 20, 2016, 19:41:26 »
Awesome work!


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Offline jaredc7

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #74 on: Nov 25, 2016, 15:48:07 »
Definitely got a nice robust look to it...is there much difference in the wheelbase?

I would have to look through my suspension geometry notes from a while back. But from what I remember, the new swing arm was only about 3/4" longer than the stock one. But also, the front forks were alot shorter, which shortened the wheelbase. Pretty soon I will be measuring all the as-built dimensions and comnapring them to my ideal/theoretical calculations from a couple years ago. I'll definitely do a full summery here for curious minds!

PS, the really tall guy next to the bike in that last picture is my friend... I am 5'8" and fit much better on this cafe bike than he would!

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Jared
Jared

1982 Honda CM450 C

Offline jaredc7

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #75 on: Nov 29, 2016, 11:47:11 »
Finished resolving some conflicts with the right rearset, brake master cyclinder, etc., that has been a tough part of the bike.  Then did some more body work and sanding on the fiberglass seat, and threw on the carbs and air pods for the picture. Starting to look like a real motorcycle!
Jared

1982 Honda CM450 C

Offline jaredc7

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Re: Jared's 1982 CM450C Cafe Project
« Reply #76 on: Jan 18, 2018, 20:20:54 »
Here's some recent progress pictures on the CM450 cafe project...  Took about 10-12 months to finalize the 7th or 8th revision of my gauge bracket, but turned out to be perfect. It's one of the reasons this bike has taken so long (4 years + now...), everything has to be perfect!!!
I also fabricated the switch housing for the headlights and blinkers (left handlebar), and worked on some of the wiring. I basically spent all of December writing, re-writing, revising, and double-checking the wiring diagrams. Was daunting at first... I hate electrical stuff. But pretty comfortable with it now. The only way through it, is through it! You might be able to make out the ignition button between the gauges
Jared

1982 Honda CM450 C