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Author Topic: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E  (Read 1606 times)

Offline Twotone

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New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« on: Nov 02, 2016, 09:17:56 »
Hey everyone. New to the forum. Just bought a 1984 Honda CM450E in July and began the transformation. Original owner with only 9700 km that sat in a shed for 10 years. Here is my progress so far...

Offline Maritime

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2016, 09:48:48 »
Nice job, like the seat choice a lot.
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Offline Twotone

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #2 on: Nov 02, 2016, 09:54:58 »
Thanks! Next up is a little rear-end mod...chop the fender and install my LED strip tail light...probably do that over the winter while in storage.

Offline Maritime

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #3 on: Nov 02, 2016, 09:59:17 »
Yep those tail lights are HUGE I had one of these as my first bike. Are you keeping the stock signals? Cops can give you guys in QC a lot of shit about non DOT lights.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Twotone

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2016, 10:10:54 »
I'll probably do a mod for a quick bolt on if I get pulled over as not only will the signals not be approved, I eliminate my three sided tail light reflectors as well...but I know quite a few people with these lights on their vintage bikes and so far they haven't had issues...but, something I considered as a "just in case" scenario to be sure my bike isn't grounded for days/weeks during the summer.

Offline Maritime

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #5 on: Nov 02, 2016, 10:22:37 »
Cool, was just curious. you guys have it ruff in Le Belle province as bike riders, between dumb ass rules, prick cops and your insurance it kind of sucks.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson


Offline Twotone

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #7 on: Nov 02, 2016, 10:36:56 »
The rules for new riders (with learners permit/license) is just the stupidest thing, the registration fees are ridiculously overpriced ($407 for 126cc-400cc, $567 for 401cc and over and $1306 for 401cc and over for sports bikes).... As for the cops, its actually not bad at all. They don't even look at us (knock on wood)... unless you're riding like an idiot or look like a Hell's...
My insurance choice was $125 oneway or $160 two-way.

Offline Twotone

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #8 on: Nov 02, 2016, 10:38:10 »
Thanks haircuttergirl!

Offline Luugo86

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Re: New member from Montreal, Canada- 1984 Honda CM450E
« Reply #9 on: Nov 02, 2016, 11:15:17 »
Looks good man, welcome to DTT. To second what Maritime said, the seat looks really good. Great shape and color choice for that bike.
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