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So im fairly new to the whole bike building world and ive had the itch to build a cafe racer lately. I have some mechanical experience but i would call myself a champ. I rebuilt an '80something honda scooter when i was 13 and thats about it.

I picked up my 1973 cb450 last weekend from a guy on craigslist for $900. it starts on the first kick and runs fairly well. I already bought a carb rebuild kit and a few other essentials but i need to start thinking about cosmetics.

such as, what is the most effective way to lower the suspension about an inch? buy shorter springs?

and does anyone have the haynes manual for this bike? im trying to find one but its tough.

Thanks for your help!
 
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