Ladies and Gents,
Quick intro - I've been lurking for the past couple of months; just registered last week (sick of looking at threads w/o pics!). Anyway, had a pretty nice CB360G cafe bike about 8 years ago. Sold it for a CB650SC which I loved, but was sold last year for a bigger (framewise) R80RT. Now Im back for something abit fun, and picked up a CL450K3.
I just picked the bike up on Saturday, so I haven't had time to mess with it. Carb and points/condensor are in the mail, so we'll see if I can get it up and running this week.
If the motor checks out OK - then I'll just blast it, paint, and leave well enough alone. If I need to tear the head off for any reason however, I think I'll go with new pistons/rings (not the 500 kit, just S1 or whatever it requires). But I'll P&P the head and toss some mild cams in. Maybe keep the keihins, maybe go with the 34mm Miks; guess the jury is still out on that. Either way, it'll be a $1200 plunge.
For everything else, I want to keep the stock front end, but I'll powder coat the wheels, and get new spokes. Prolly drill out the front drum a bit, but that'll be that. Ditto for the rear. Then it'll be the usual mix of clubmans, rear sets, and putting the battery in a tail of some sort.
Either way, progress will be slow; as I don't intend on having it done until next spring....
So for now /lurk mode back on !