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Of wheels and spokes on a CB450

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n00b questions - be gentle!

I'm in the midst of working on my franken-450 (73 CB450 with a 500T motor). I have the official manual which states 18" wheels, front and back, but I'm pretty sure the front on mine is a 19" - the tire up front has a label of MJ90H19 - right?

I'm wondering about all of this because I'd like to put new spokes on - the old ones are pitted and nasty. Can I buy just any 19" spokes and lace them on? As to the rims, they're really green, rusty and nasty. Can I replace them with any rim of appropriate width and spoke count?

Since I'm trying to save cash, maybe I should just try to polish and paint the spokes and wheels instead... I'd really like new and chrome, but damn, new rims and wheels are expensive...
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I had a 19 disc on mine got a 18 drum wheel complete on ebay cheap .Id look on ebay for a bit they do come up often .

wheels in my opinion for old bikes are the tuff stuff to find you see everything out there is harley or dirt bike.not much choice for japanese wire wheel stuff.

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
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