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Author Topic: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang" (FINALLY GOING "CAFE" WITH IT)  (Read 3041 times)

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #15 on: Mar 22, 2012, 12:19:57 »

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #16 on: Mar 25, 2012, 22:18:30 »
While enjoying a 6 pack of Honey Brown I got some more work done...

repainted the letters


painted the chain guard and foot rests


and painted the frame and shocks

Online frogman

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2012, 09:34:30 »
Man in that last pic that sprocket looks like it is shot! Might just be my eye's though. :o
The reason I talk to myself is that Iím the only one whose answers I accept.

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2012, 11:08:03 »
I took this photo at night with Instagram, so it's a little off. The sprocket is good!

Thanks for looking out!!

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #19 on: Mar 30, 2012, 13:28:28 »
Pics as of today.
Painted frame and stuff






Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #20 on: Apr 03, 2012, 14:52:03 »
Tank getting a coat of grey today


Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang"
« Reply #21 on: Apr 04, 2012, 12:01:22 »
she's almost done cosmtically!

Just gotta find a vinyl shop nearby and have them do some old school honda logos for the tank and for the side covers!





Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Put on a 15" Emgo universal muffler. Sounds great IMO


Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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So, I got my front brake cable from DCC and ran into a problem!

When ordering, I forgot to take into account the aftermarket fork tubes that the original owner installed. The aftermarket "chopper" tubes made the cable too short, as the distance from the brake unit to the handle bar longer. This explains why the OEM brake cable simply snapped at the handle.

I'm going to drop the fork tubes through triple to lower it a bit (after I do the fork seals) and hopefully its all the remedy I need.

Going to order the seals today and hope they are in by next week when I receive my legal papers from Moto Recycle.

****

Also, I started taking apart the front end and painting parts, will post pictures soon!

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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no love, eh?
thats why we can't have nice things, i guess LOL

Offline FingerBanger

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Just saw your thread, as the owner of the 3 450's, 2 of which are '68's...I approve!

I would have paid $300 just for those pipes!

Offline cory.ahlersmeyer

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang" (FINALLY GOING "CAFE" WITH IT)
« Reply #26 on: Apr 29, 2012, 12:27:27 »
Ok, finally going full cafe.

After spending some time with the bike, I still can't seem to get rid of the "cafe" itch. The bike looked great when I bought it, but its not what I want it to be.

The main problem is that I have extended forks, so i'm planning on dropping them through the triples and mounting clip-ons to the extended portion. Any issues I will face with that?

Here is my inspiration for the seat, its mild, but I like it. I'll go with a grey cowl and black seat foam.


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Offline hillsy

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang" (FINALLY GOING "CAFE" WITH IT)
« Reply #27 on: Apr 29, 2012, 20:02:26 »
This is how you shorten forks internally:
 

 
But your forks are freakin long........so you might be better off finding some stock sized ones off eBay or something.

Offline ayjayy91

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Re: 1968 Honda CB450 - "Bangarang" (FINALLY GOING "CAFE" WITH IT)
« Reply #28 on: Jan 22, 2013, 16:41:58 »
I also just started working on a cb450. I got a 73 in pretty good shape, but has been sitting for 15 years and has nothing in the left crankcase. And no starter motor. I was thinking of just going kickstart with it and wanted to know what parts you ended up keeping in there.