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My buddy Myk has one, we messed with it a bit and have more planned for the winter.

If you shorten your seat pan, you can (after a certain amount of surgery) move that rear cowl forward as well. It's a good looking tail and will allow you to keep your seat structure which is pretty comfy.

That and some clubman bars and you're dialed.

I can't seem to host a pic at the moment, gimme youre email address and I'll show you what I mean. makes a huge difference.

As for going faster, there's not a ton of stuff out there that'll bolt on. Get some shorty megaphone mufflers..they'll flow better and weigh less. Grab some 30mm Mikuni VM series carbs and pods (will need to jet). You can get a little out of having the head flycut 30 thou to boost the compression and do a little port work on the short side, cut down the valve guides where they protrude into the ports too.
You have the sportier version so you have cams that are as good as you'll find in OEM, but you can send your cams in to delta cams and have the base circle ground which will net you a bit more lift and duration, worked well for my old cj360 and this cb500t I'm thrashing on. Keep in mind you'll never beat up on sportbikes but you can have a lot of fun.

Everything else should be a campaign of weight loss and improved handling.
 

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Just got a response from Delta Cams. It's going to cost $65US to have a pair of stock CB450 cams welded and reground for more performance. This beats the hell out of the $450 plus I was looking at spending for a pair of aftermarket cams that would yield similar performance benefits. This is a boon to someone who's building a streetable motor on a budget.

I know there are guys that frown on reground cams, but I've run them in several bikes and cars with great success, never had a failure. The one in the Dodge(4x4) has close to 50k on it and is still going strong.

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