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Author Topic: 1970 CB450 build - Now renamed "Piston Killer"  (Read 27951 times)

1970 CB450 build - Now renamed "Piston Killer"
« on: May 18, 2009, 14:57:09 »
Well here we go.  It's been in the works for about four months now.  Hopefully will be finished up in a month or so.


When I got her, piston #2 frozen.  Guess that's what happens when you leave the sparkplug out in a rain storm.  Not bad for $200 though.

« Last Edit: Sep 09, 2010, 15:03:25 by Gage Werke Composites »

Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 15:10:31 »
More pics:


Frame tore down and rear hoop welded on

Laser cut mounting tabs for seat and tank welded on

Carb cleaned up and top painted

New CR450 tank plug in the process

Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 15:41:47 »
Some more:


Frame with seat mounted

Frame and tank plug

Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009, 16:16:51 »
that is sick! you sell those tanks at all?
Joe
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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 16:41:21 »
that is sick! you sell those tanks at all?

Will be as soon as the molds are done.  I'll be doing carbon for the tank also.

Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009, 16:41:57 »
good! i want one! looking slick man looking slick!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline Hancock

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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009, 20:48:15 »
I have never considered a glass tank due to the nasty gasoline on the market.  What is the latest resin people are using to make them?  Is it 100% long term fuel proof?

Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 15:42:04 »
I have never considered a glass tank due to the nasty gasoline on the market.  What is the latest resin people are using to make them?  Is it 100% long term fuel proof?

Our tanks will be double coated with an anti-ehtanol/gasoline resistant coating.  We will coat them when they are in two halves and then coat them again after we "glue" them together.  I just get non ethanol gas at the truck stop for my "lawn mower" and run that.  The ethanol gas is hell on the aluminum carbs and intakes too.

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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 15:57:33 »
When I was in SC, they had a couple gas stations that advertised "No Ethanol/Pure Gas".  Here in Atlanta, addition of ethanol is reqd by law to meet clean air standards.  So far Nixon has taken to her new diet without much fuss, but I think the problems that arise are more long term in nature.

Keep the pics coming!

Offline Hancock

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Re: 1970 CB450 build
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 21:17:22 »
Our tanks will be double coated with an anti-ehtanol/gasoline resistant coating.  We will coat them when they are in two halves and then coat them again after we "glue" them together.  I just get non ethanol gas at the truck stop for my "lawn mower" and run that.  The ethanol gas is hell on the aluminum carbs and intakes too.

I use primarily West System epoxy on all my aircraft projects and have used it mixed with 422 barrier coat for some aviation auxilary tanks, but those are only going to be exposed to 100LL Avgas which does not have all the nasty additives that modern car gas does.  I woud be very interested in hearing what products you have used with modern car gas as I had had given up on ever making tanks (for bikes or ultralights that run car gas) again out of composites.  You have sparked my interest in it again if you have found a combination that truly works good with the new gas.  Nice looking project by the way....  I am doing a 450 also.... http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=4270.0