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Author Topic: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)  (Read 25402 times)

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #30 on: Aug 28, 2012, 14:44:22 »
Is your shop in chicago?  I may have to contact you to talk about powder coating when its time :)

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Offline JRK5892

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #31 on: Aug 28, 2012, 14:47:15 »
we are in woodstock IL... people ship to us from all over the country
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #32 on: Aug 28, 2012, 14:52:38 »
Hmmm i may have to calculate shipping versus gas.  Im in northwest indiana

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Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #33 on: Aug 31, 2012, 00:40:12 »
any body have any opinions on carb kits?  Keyster?

another option is a set from usa-motorcycles-inc on ebay.  Theirs seems really complete.  Maybe its because the keysters only show the cardboard box in their pictures are they just as full?

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #34 on: Aug 31, 2012, 13:21:36 »
Hmmm wondering if the keyster kit will fit I emailed them about it.  It says 83-86 it looks exactly the same the only difference i see in the labeled parts is their main jet is a #120 mine is a #115.

The part number is KH-1232N

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Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #35 on: Sep 07, 2012, 07:33:13 »
Well I have tons of stuff in the mail.  Lots to do this next couple weeks!  After this the engine should be ready waiting on a stand and then its onto the frame starting at the front and working back.

One question though, Should I get a Crankcase Breather that is push on and attach it right on the valve cover or one that fits in and then use hose between the two?  It just seems like there wouldn't be enough room to attach it right there, but I have never even seen one in real life so I have no clue how much "stem" is there on the filter.

Pods are my last carb thing to order.  Kinda waiting to find some localish beer cans to measure and buy pods that fit them.

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #36 on: Sep 08, 2012, 22:07:47 »
hmmm Really want the UNI dual layer filters.  They only sell 2" or 2.25".  My carbs are 54mm (2.125in).  Do you think I can stretch the rubber on the 2inches this much.  Or can I tighten them down from 2.25 without worrying about leaks.  What should I do?

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #37 on: Sep 28, 2012, 21:37:36 »
well I have been pretty busy, but I have been trying to make time for the bike.  I have bought a lot of stuff and starting to degrease the engine and get it ready for paint.  Holy cow is it hard to degrease with all these fins and hard to reach places.
Also ultrasonically cleaned and soda blasted the carbs.  Getting ready for those.  Worked on the straight pipes, they'll be ready for paint and wrapping soon enough.  Set valve clearances.  Made a lists of things to do to get this engine running.

heres some pics:

carbs


lots of parts :)


more stuff




Carb Tops :)




soda blaster


aftermath lol


stripped to nothing :)


Offline JordanCFH

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #38 on: Sep 29, 2012, 20:37:10 »
LOL nice dude, what year is that Nighthawk? mines an 82 that I'm currently working on bobbin. Gonna love seeing this project unfold!

 As for the seat with the springs and hinge, I'm doing the same. It's  a great idea, since i took out the air box in mine and I'm working on making a small "toolbox" that sits in where the air box use to be ( "toolbox" as in it could carry a few tall cans if need be lolz.) I'd say get rid of that air box for a cleaner look or sleeker  since thats what your looking for, and move the electrical/battery inside or make a "stash" box >=D.
« Last Edit: Sep 29, 2012, 20:45:17 by JordanCFH »

Offline zlittell

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Re: Nighthawk CB450 (New Age Bobber/Shortchop)
« Reply #39 on: Sep 29, 2012, 21:33:19 »
its an 82 as well :)  but yeah I bought pods and I am just gonna spend the time changing all the jets and shimming needles to get it to run right.  I am hard mounting the seat now and it will hump back over the fender for the girlfriend :(  haha but it just means I will be able to ride more.  We have even been in the talks of rebuilding a vintage single cylinder small displacement bike for her.  Love the old Harley 125cc.  I can't wait to finish this thing up.  once I get this damn engine stuff done it should be much smoother sailing from there :)