The Money Pit 450

What2007

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I thought I was out. Gone were the days of me buying old Japanese motorcycles to fix/flip and a garage full of rusty parts. The plan was to work this summer (teacher by trade) and use that money to buy something new-ish and just ride.

Then the auction came up. It was nearby (roughly 2 hours or so) and there looked to be some potential candidates to make a quick buck off of. And thats where everything went south. $102 later and I was trailering home two XS650's, a KZ750, a CL450 roller, and a CB450 motor/frame.

 

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What2007

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Then plan was to sell the Yamaha's and KZ and make a hybrid out of the CL and CB 450's. Then, along came an ad on a Facebook page I follow for a titled CB450 and some parts that was very local to me. For $400, I couldn't pass it up.

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What2007

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I decided that I wanted to try something a little different than my previous builds and go with a Texavina seat. These are made in Korea and supposedly bolt right to the frame without and modifications. Should hopefully be here by mid-August.
 

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Aussie Steve

As useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle!
What2007 said:
I decided that I wanted to try something a little different than my previous builds and go with a Texavina seat. These are made in Korea and supposedly bolt right to the frame without and modifications. Should hopefully be here by mid-August.
Looks comfy. Let's all know how it turns out

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What2007

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Been stalled just a bit waiting on parts, but have accomplished a few things. Paint scheme has been chosen (I'll surprise you guys when it happens), stuff dropped off for sandblasting, and the engine has been (mostly) degreased. I also got a new GoPro so videos will be happening very soon. Should I leave the engine raw or throw some paint on it?




 

What2007

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Aussie Steve said:
Looks comfy. Let's all know how it turns out

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Will do. It left Ho Chi Minh city 5 days ago, so we are probably another 2-3 weeks out from it being here.
 

What2007

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Also made the plunge today and bought my first Cappellini part. Probably the cheapest thing they sell but it was cheaper than buying NOS

 

What2007

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Went ahead and put a coat of paint on the engine. Used Duplicolor 1615 which was pretty close to cloud silver. Also ordered all stainless hardware for the motor. Once I get the powdercoated pieces back, the motor is going to look pretty sharp.


 
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