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Author Topic: Nixon, 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler Refurb  (Read 9453 times)


Offline xulf13

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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #11 on: Jul 29, 2016, 16:11:26 »
Well Mike, you know I'm in. Holler if you need any help or moral support


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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #12 on: Jul 29, 2016, 16:25:00 »
I'll watch too, good luck, you'll make her right.
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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #13 on: Jul 30, 2016, 19:18:14 »
Uh Oh.  see you are WAY more organized than I am.  Lemme know if you need any help man, I'm not too far away and hopefully have less on the table in a couple weeks


Offline WhyNot

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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #15 on: Jul 30, 2016, 20:00:07 »
I'm in too.........

Cool build.
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1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted (being lazy)
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
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Offline Mr.E

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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #16 on: Jul 30, 2016, 20:30:49 »
Yeah right.  Good luck with that.  ;D ;D ;D

you know me too well :(

Offline xulf13

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Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #17 on: Aug 05, 2016, 00:11:22 »
Where you at Mike? It's been 4 days already and I need my CB450 picture fix!


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Offline Flugtechnik

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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #18 on: Aug 05, 2016, 12:34:22 »
Thanks for the support guys!

I've been working out of town this week.  I'll be back to wrenching tonight.

In the meantime, while I was disassembling the top end, I also took my carbs apart.  I will be taking them to a local shop to get cleaned and they will also get refreshed with some new parts.




Interestingly, I found that the two carbs had different needles in them.  Not only is the top different, but they have different profiles.  When I bought the bike, it had two different sized jets in each carb, 130 in one and 145 in the other.  I put 135s in both, but didn't realize the needles were different.  Maybe this is why I could never really get it to run well.  I was thinking about just throwing some mikunis on, but I will give these turds one more shot.  Hopefully getting the same parts in both carbs will help them run better.


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Re: Nixon, A 1972 Honda CL450 Scrambler
« Reply #19 on: Aug 05, 2016, 12:51:01 »
Mike, I have a box with at least 4 pairs of these CB450 carbs. if you need anything just let me know and I'll mail you what you need or the whole box.
I too had the same issue with my carbs, different size main jets on each carb, never stopped to look if both needles were the same or not though.


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