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Author Topic: The Amalgam: honda past meets present, take 2! or 3?  (Read 28363 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'

Offline Flugtechnik

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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...