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New guy with a CB450...

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Aloha all, so here I am with a new to me 1970 CB450. My last one was a 1970 CL450 and I've also had a 78' CB750 and a 1969 SL350. The twins are my favorite.

This one is exceptionally fugly. It hasn't had tags/registration since 1980, it's been sitting (outside) since 1999, and it has all the "cool" shit from the late 1970s. Mini ape-hangers, freeway pegs, 4" over forks, diamond shaped upholstery, and lots and lots of rust!

I think I'm going to call it "el perrito" because it really is a dog right now. Plans call for a full overhaul on the motor, seat and tank, electronic ignition of some sort, clip-ons and rearsets, and LOTS of cleaning/polishing.

I'm thinking mostly black with orange powdercoated rims for a color scheme.

Anyways it's already torn down and I'm sure you all want some pics, so...

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Totaly cool 450! you have a lot of great ideas, I had to read your thread twice! I like it, tons!
Thanks, but I have a unfair advantage, I've been a mechanic/welder, for over 35yrs. Technical training is'nt enough, you need to think outside the box too. Thats where I have to see what other are doing cause I'm mostly a "copy cat" I need a idea or plan to copy.Being able to come up with fresh ideas and an eye for colors etc. is also a skill, and you have it. Keep after it and the techinical skill will follow. actualy you have lots already!
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