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CRYPTIKON

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Hey y’all I’m a hobbiest builder here in Green Bay, I’ve been on a “Nightmare” build for 4 years now. Now this Beast is a 1982 CM450E. I found it buried in a back yard covered in tarps, which is where it was parked 13yrs prior. I got it home stripped it down cleaned it up put it back together, and that’s where my headaches began... lol pressing on, my first tease was new spark plugs a little spray of wd-40 in each cylinder and let it set overnight while I cleaned out the carbs. Added a clean flow of gas to the carbs and a new battery crossed my fingers and fired it right up!!!! Tadah! Well... It ran like a bag o shiitake but it ran. Now on to the next episode. The rest of this story is available on Audible(not rally), read by somebody that sounds like a cross between Screetch and Joe Pesci... for effect..
 

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Maritime

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Welcome, my first bike was an 81 CM400T that became a 450 after a complete motor destructing piston melt down.
 

CRYPTIKON

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Welcome, nice save on the cm450. That's a comfy looking seat, is that your handiwork?
Yes and with help thank you! I made the pan, cut and added the foam have a friend owner of an Upholstery shop stitch it up. I thought the faux alligator was a nice touch. Lol
New racing carbs, because I wanted the pods, which wont work on OEM cv. swept the exhaust into 2-1 with a 1 1/2 tail. Fiberglass wrap. LOUD!!! Tires are 130r and 110f kendas super sticky. Hardest part is the wiring so far... ugh... I need help.
 

Maritime

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Sparkmoto. Can get a custom harness or just the bita and pieces to do it yourself and anything in between. I rewired my whole GL that was trashes by a deer with his FB-11 and it was easy. Removed a lot of wire that honda thought was needed that isnt
 

Maritime

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On my old CM the signals would only flash when the bike was running. IDK why, I had an LED flasher but they would light solid with the bike off, start it up and they'd blink.
 

CRYPTIKON

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ok, thats wierd? Ill try that next. so question about the wiring,
I dont know how to read the wiring diagram to make sense, and I called the only shop willing to work on this and theyre saying theyd want like $400 just to connec and shorten the wires... Im at the end of my rope on this bike. any advice? thanks
 
Greetings. My first bike is a 81 CM400T. I've been bitten by the cafe craze, and I'm looking to make mine into a small more cafe bike. Complete with improved suspension, full fairing, rearsets, and really cool sounding exhaust. Any and all tips are welcome. My daily driver is a 2005 HD XL883C Sportster, and I drive the crap out of it. But I'd really like to be able to 'lean' into the corners where I live without dragging an exhaust pipe, footpeg, etc. I especially want to avoid the kick out, when that happens. So I figured making my CM400T into a cafe would be a fun excercise, and keep me modestly out of danger while carving some country roads.

I'm also looking for books, websites, etc on Motor improvements if there is such a thing for these.

Any way any and all help appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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