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Author Topic: CL450  (Read 1401 times)

Offline surffly

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CL450
« on: Jan 18, 2017, 11:23:43 »
A few years ago I wrapped up a CB450.  Rode it for a while and got ride of it.  I REALLY enjoyed that bike.
It seemed to be the perfect sized vintage bike for me.

My old CB

Personally I prefer the CL versions of almost all of Honda's 70s bikes.
Last week I picked up a CL450 and plan to make a few small touches to it and ride the wheels off it this summer!
Plan document the day to day type work on DriveTribe.  Would love to see some members here follow along and show some of the stuff they are wrenching on too.  https://drivetribe.com/t/EEze9CuhQMWRlLEaEYP7bQ/apCj301wRxqsebN2Zfv5xA

Here she is in all her glory!
I have not gotten a chance to wash or clean the bike up yet, but it already looks nice.









Basic plan is to get the bike running first.
Should not be that hard has it has a 2011 inspection sticker...
Will polish the engine cases, find a rear bar or better yet a beer rack, install some overkill tires, smaller headlight ect ect.

Bike is WAY to nice to cut up or anything like that so all modifications will just be bolt on and reversible.  Will even keep the stock parts encase I actually decide to go back to stock.



Offline Maritime

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Re: CL450
« Reply #1 on: Jan 18, 2017, 11:32:28 »
nice find there. I like it.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson


Offline surffly

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Re: CL450
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2017, 12:00:36 »
So boys and girls, what is step one to waking up a Honda that has been sleeping since at least 2011?
THAT IS RIGHT!

Polish junk.....



Bike really does clean up well.


NYS must have changed the plates, now only 2 out of the four holes line up, and the regi sticker is in the top center of the plate.


Already upgraded coils.
Love how anal the PO was about things.  Check out the silicon job!

Started the day by charging the new battery I bought.
After that I pulled the bowls of the carbs.  They were minty clean, so I assume that the bike has been stored without fuel.  This makes sense because the PO had it in his living room, and knew it would not be run for a while.

Once the battery was charged I confirmed that the bike has spark, so I installed the tank and new fuel lines.
Can someone please explain the point of that stupid cross over pipe at the rear of the tank?  SUCH A PAIN IN THE ASS to deal with.

2.5 gallons of fresh fuel latter and she was ready to start.

This part is 100% true.......
Opened the petcock, bowls filled with fuel as they should.
Choke full on.
Pushed the button
Idling within 2 seconds!

Normally it takes a few shots, but this started right up.
Heck I have bikes I used regulatory that don't start this fast!

Weather prevented me from taking the bike for a spin.


Could not be happier that the bike runs so well.
Really looking forward to the summer with this thing.







Offline 540Nova

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Re: CL450
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2017, 16:09:02 »
Great looking bike! You can eliminate the crossover tube if you only want to use half of your tank's capacity


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Re: CL450
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2017, 16:22:02 »
Fit a quick disconnect - the type that closes both sides when opened - if you know what I mean

Offline 540Nova

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Re: CL450
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2017, 16:39:34 »

I use this, works great.


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Re: CL450
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2017, 17:24:06 »
That's the one, but I think there's a 1/4" version.  If not, use new soft tube and warm it and wet the with a little fuel to ease insertion.

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Re: CL450
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2017, 19:07:55 »
That's the one, but I think there's a 1/4" version.  If not, use new soft tube and warm it and wet the with a little fuel to ease insertion.
Yep, comes in different diameters.


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