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Author Topic: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"  (Read 117289 times)

Offline p71sohc

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72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« on: May 03, 2010, 17:26:24 »
Hi, I just introduced myself in the member intro section so I guess it's time to start a build thread. I paid $400. for it last summer with 1,500 miles on the odometer as it was in a non running condition. I figured I would clean up a few things and add some paint, rebuild the engine, make a nice running bike. WELL, sometimes things can get a little out of hand (as you will see) when I build things and end up wanting to replace every little part because I'm nuts. My mission is to build something clean that I can take for short rides to work or to car / bike shows. I am probably going to have lots of questions for you experienced guys and I'm always open to opinions so don't hold back. As for lucky 13, that's just my lucky number so I want to display it on the tank somehow. I did a drawing in paint to show what the paint scheme will be. I did another drawing on paper showing my tank design.

Joe.

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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 17:35:27 »


tank design. I am going to use a Volvo paint color which is called flint gray metallic code #462
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Offline valvesprung

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 17:46:56 »
Flint Grey from the S40/V50s is a hot color, nice choice  ;)
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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 17:53:26 »
Thanks, The rims, tank and air filter covers are gray and the rest will be Nissan black
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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 18:01:02 »
taking the engine out.....and dismantling everything else. My brother Tim and my friend Tony are helping me build this thing so I owe them my life when all is done. (Tim takes the photos)







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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 18:13:30 »
Nice start man. I love the 450! Keep it up! And $400 is a steal for that bike!
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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 18:15:20 »
This is what an engine that sits for 25 or so years looks like.







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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 18:25:37 »
a little blurry, after the machine shop cleaned it up. Also picked up some .25 NOS pistons for the rebuild





head needs a visit to the machine shop also....got NOS intake and exhaust valves also.

after the head was cleaned.....














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Offline p71sohc

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 21:47:19 »
some more dis-assembly









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Offline teddpage

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Re: 72 Honda CB450 "lucky 13"
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 21:51:51 »
Wow your making awesome progress!  Nice looking bike to start with!  Seems to be quite a few CB450 builds goin on around here!  Cant wait to see it completed...keep up the good work.
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