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Author Topic: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)  (Read 29691 times)

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #40 on: Jan 22, 2012, 11:37:15 »
So after SEVERAL hours of searching build threads on CB450's I found my current inspiration in p71sohc post of a CR450 that was at a shop where he took his 450...
 
as promised here is that cool track bike.



So that lead to another search of CR450 images. Found Airtech makes a repo tank and seat, but by the time you add $100 to the order for the race tank epoxy coated for street fuel, to me that is BIG MONEY! Also not big on a full fairing but looky these!
 

 
« Last Edit: Jan 22, 2012, 11:44:35 by Hoosier Daddy »
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Offline peteGS

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #41 on: Jan 22, 2012, 16:03:26 »
Mate good stuff, a clean bench is so helpful right? And glad you found your inspiration :D
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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #42 on: Jan 27, 2012, 13:54:11 »
 Last night I started the disassembly of the head. Very interesting design on these engines!
I noticed there were no shims on the intake cam on either side, first cam follower on that end looked perfect! The second a little worn. Then moved onto the exhaust side, two shims, one on each end of that cam. The followers there looked more worn with one being pretty dished. The cam lobes however didn't appear too bad, the one that had the worst follower a lttle worn perhaps, but not galled at all. Guess I need to break out the mics and verify the service limits... ::)   So for now everything is carefully bagged-n-tagged per assembley and per side. Next comes removing the valves and checking the seats and guides. Going to clean up the combustion chambers as much as possible before removing the valves so as to not nic the seats.
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


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ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
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Offline Big Rich

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #43 on: Jan 27, 2012, 21:08:48 »
Those CR's are some sexy machines........

I know a couple people did it, but what about extending the rear of a steel tank with glass?  Would give the look of a CR tank but give you a space to hide electronics and stuff.

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #44 on: Jan 27, 2012, 21:27:31 »
You mean like a false tail on the stock tank to hide the electronics in?
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STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #45 on: Jan 27, 2012, 21:35:22 »
Yep. I think Bradswn did it with fiberglass and Sean at RocCity did it with aluminum (of course).

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #46 on: Feb 05, 2012, 07:12:57 »
 Hit a major snag with this build. One of the PO's must have left it outside with the jugs off because the engine appears to have set half full of water. There is a definate rust line from about 1/2 way down on the Primary gears behind the oil filter and the clutch housing. The clutch pack was one solid mass of rust. and the oil pump is siezed. The rust line passed JUST below the side bearing for the Crank but then into the lowest section of the bearing for the Trans, That bearing being shot doesn't worry me as much as now I know in made it's way INSIDE.
 

 
 I'm still trying to find a 16mm fine thread bolt that I can use to pull the charging systems rotor off the crank to continue with the disassembly of the engine, but I just know everything inside is probably rusted. So it is either going to be a LOOOOOONG term project or get parted out. Not going to do anything rash just yet. I am keeping my eyes open for another engine. But then, the fork tubes on this one are friggin toast and for the price of those to items alone, I'd be ahead to buy a different bike. Hopefully another 450 comes along that I can snag it up cheap, get what I need and sell off the rest to try and make one out of two... Ahhhh the joys of old bike builds.  ;D
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STAY CLEAN '67 BSA Spitfire
ROCK-IT '81 CB750C
BOMBER '81 GL1100
OVERKILL '80 GS750
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Offline peteGS

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #47 on: Feb 06, 2012, 07:27:53 »
Bugger on the rust! However if you part her out you could always make the next 450 a GS ;)
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http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #48 on: Feb 06, 2012, 09:54:06 »
You should see the carnage I found in mine HD, It's messed up enough I went looking for another bottom end practically. To go with the newer TOP end.  ;D

On getting the rotor off, an axle from another bike may work, I used the axle off my 360 to get it off. Might look into it... ;)

If you part it out lemme know, I'll prolly get a bunch of stuff from ya.

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Re: My CB450 "No Class!" (Here we go again)
« Reply #49 on: Feb 06, 2012, 15:40:36 »
Just be careful if you improvise a slide hammer with an axle and a sledgehammer head like I did...
 
'82 Suzuki GS450E Scrambler - Back on the road after nearly 10 years!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=28302.0

1949? Ducati Cucciolo T2

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37749.0