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Author Topic: 1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy  (Read 365 times)

Offline Grayson

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1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy
« on: Jul 28, 2018, 10:19:43 »
I just picked up this bike about 3 months ago. Its a 1968 cb450. Originally the guy had it listed as a 1974 in his ad but after i bought it and ran the frame and engine number it came up as a 68. It didnt run, looked like it was patched together from a few different bikes, and the kick starter shaft was missing outta the side of the engine which kinda worried me. But at 600 bucks it was to good of a deal to pass up.

Offline Grayson

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Re: 1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy
« Reply #1 on: Jul 28, 2018, 10:24:10 »
I started tearing into the bike the next day. Ive been tryimg to take as many pics as possible throughout thus build.

Offline Grayson

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Re: 1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy
« Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2018, 10:33:56 »
As a started looking into the engine i found a few things that needed to be addressed. One was this crack in the chain cover, and as i got the head apart and started measuring my cylinder bore and taper my reading were way outta the park. I took over 100 readings with my snap gauges and micometer. I was getting 73mm!

Offline Grayson

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Re: 1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy
« Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2018, 10:39:07 »
I continued pulling apart the bottom end to see what was goin on with this missing kick start and unfortunately i figured it out pretty quick😐 the little post that holds the shaft in was snapped half way through.

Offline cxman

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Re: 1968 cb450 "patchwork" pic heavy
« Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2018, 14:01:15 »
where do you live and do you have the kicker shaft
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others