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Author Topic: The Amalgam: honda past meets present, take 2! or 3?  (Read 25946 times)

Offline jag767

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The Amalgam: honda past meets present, take 2! or 3?
« on: May 27, 2016, 22:43:34 »
As I'm sure many of us here can testify, sometimes things unfold in a way where opportunities to pick up bikes/parts for a "too good to be true" price present themselves. This build starts along those lines. While going to look at a cx500 for a friend, in the corner of this guy's garage I spy a suzuki sv1000 front end, in really, really nice shape. After my friend haggles and ends up the with the cx, I then turn the gentleman's attention to the front end, which including everything but the controls and front wheel I pick up for $125. Later the same week, my luck continues. A guy I occasionally do business with has a cb450 he is willing to part out, and it just so happens I have a front end and wheels he wants off a cb360. On a barter, I get the engine, frame, and rear wheel.

So, at this point, being into a new project for $125 and a few dollars of gas, I figure why not start putting this thing together. I have no idea what direction I am going, other than I will absolutely go crazy on the motor once I thin my current herd, and I want to do something with a little more of a modern feel than I have done. The only thing I know for sure is I want to push myself out of my comfort zone as much as I can, but not so far from what I know I wind up with a pile that'll never get finished.

Here's where I am at:
« Last Edit: Jun 14, 2017, 08:32:08 by jag767 »

Offline advCo

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Re: The "I have no idea where this is going" Cb450 build
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 01:39:34 »
Right on. I'm in.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
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74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

Offline Bootsey

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Re: The "I have no idea where this is going" Cb450 build
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 05:51:04 »
Nice, the front end looks like a good score.

Offline jag767

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Re: The "I have no idea where this is going" Cb450 build
« Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2016, 08:01:55 »
So this just happened. 2014 Cb500x Throttle bodies with injectors, boots, and sensors for $60 on ebay. I've been talking about fuel injecting a bike for a while now, guess this will be the one. I think I can get all the components off ebay for close to the same price as a new set of carbs, jets, and dyno time. With the injection setup I will tune via the air fuel ratio with a wideband 02 sensor. Should be interesting. I guess this will be my challenge for the build!

Offline Ryan Stecken

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2016, 08:21:04 »
Count me in sir!  :D

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #5 on: Jun 01, 2016, 08:38:52 »
Cool beans
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #6 on: Jun 01, 2016, 11:35:53 »
Now this is interesting.

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #7 on: Jun 01, 2016, 12:18:55 »
Was able to source everything I think I need off ebay for $250. I may get a power commander for tuning purposes, but I have this wild idea that if I am able to set it up properly, the Damn thing may just run. It'll be bored to 500cc, compression will be similar, both are 180 cranks, the fuel is going through the stock pump, all the sensors will be there, and it's on the factory harness. The only grey area i see thus far will be the ignition.

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #8 on: Jun 01, 2016, 13:20:18 »
Count me in

Offline coyote13

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Re: Fuel injected Cb450 build
« Reply #9 on: Jun 01, 2016, 17:34:52 »
I like it
Half the fun's in the get there...