hey, been reading a bit for the last couple weeks on this forums, just wanted to share my story and my new project.. been riding sport bikes since i was 18, (currently 27) but have recently just fallen in love with that old school cafe racer style. so thats where im at, went out and picked up a 72 CB450, and going to fix it up.. found it off craigslist, guy had no idea how to mod or build bikes and said he bought it from a auction or something.. i was pretty excited cause i was getting it for pretty cheap and it had everything i needed to get started.. until i tried to kick it over.... damn. he had already told me it had been diagnosed with low compression, and it currently didnt run. but when i tried to kick it over to make sure it wasnt seized, wouldnt kick.. anyways.. thats where im at, tore it down basically to the frame yesterday and im going to build it back up from the frame. here are some pics, im sure i will be all over this website looking for more information and asking questions, thanks!