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I got this CB450 about 3 years ago.
I had a few other projects in the garage but the CB is finally getting it's day under the knife. So far I have stripped the bike down and blasted the frame. The tank has been sanded and is ready for bondo and finishing before paint. I tore into the engine last night and found this
Yes that is dog food mixed in with 34 years of grease. Looks like a mouse made a home in there for a while. No big deal, just funny. Lots of work to do but it will be done in time for spring.

Rochester, NY
74 CB450
73 Triumph Bonnie 750
80 KZ1000 drag/street

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Here is the blasted frame

Before and after of the fork legs

And tank. I don't need knee cut outs but I do need to stop the handlebars from hitting the tank. The grips tuck right into the tank now

Now I am working on polishing up the drum brakes and other bits. Next I will start smoothing all the welds. You can see the engine on the bench in the background. It will be 100% stripped down and rebuilt. Any tips or tricks?

Rochester, NY
74 CB450
73 Triumph Bonnie 750
80 KZ1000 drag/street

Edited by - kawtoy on Jan 28 2008 8:43:17 PM

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Want some 450 scrambler pipes?

2005 Ducati Monster 620
1976 Honda CB250 (Cafe)

"It was supposed to make that noise... wasn't it????"
 

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Kawtoy,
Good luck with your project, looks good so far. I'm also digging the Bonnie in the background of the frame pic. With coordinated gold metal flake helmet no less. A real period piece. Groovy.

Cheers- Leo
 

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Want some 450 scrambler pipes?

2005 Ducati Monster 620
1976 Honda CB250 (Cafe)

"It was supposed to make that noise... wasn't it????"
I sent you an email. Let me know how much shipped to NY 14623.

Rochester, NY
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73 Triumph Bonnie 750
80 KZ1000 drag/street
 

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Kawtoy,
Good luck with your project, looks good so far. I'm also digging the Bonnie in the background of the frame pic. With coordinated gold metal flake helmet no less. A real period piece. Groovy.

Cheers- Leo
Thanks. The Bonnie is what I ride the most. It is original except for the paint which I did last year. I got it from a guy who parked it 25 year ago because he was a single parent and didn't want to leave his little girl without a father. He would still go out and polish it and kick it over a few times a year. A new battery and gas is all she needed. Still riding on the same tires, not original though, because the bike was parked with the wheels off the ground. The gaskets leak a bit from sitting (ok, alot) but it's a Triumph so it is to be expected.

Also my 80 KZ1000 street/drag bike. 94 FZR front and rear end. Shes a handfull but oh so fun!!!


Rochester, NY
74 CB450
73 Triumph Bonnie 750
80 KZ1000 drag/street

Edited by - kawtoy on Jan 31 2008 09:22:09 AM
 
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