68 CB450 Black Bomber

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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #31 by JamesPal » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:55 pm

The CB450 Carbs are basically the same as the GL1000. The main difference are the shafts.
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #33 by Moto nut » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:53 pm

Well I’ve decided to remove the engine to give the frame some love, The factory weld splatter has got to go, along with new bronze swingarm bushings and a smooth semi gloss paint.....
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #34 by Moto nut » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:48 pm

Well I got the engine and frame painted and back together.....
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #35 by JamesPal » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:06 pm

I remember being there. Consider changing the wheel bearings, All Balls has a steering head bearing kit. This is a decent upgrade. Bike is looking great.
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #36 by Moto nut » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks James, I’m already on it but I go with boss bearings, there about 40% cheaper than all balls and just as good.....

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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #37 by Moto nut » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Well I’m getting this bike slowly back together with new bushings, bearings, and fork seals and I’m gonna try hondamans ignition on this bike, looks pretty simple.....
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #38 by wingrider » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:13 pm

Lookin’ good!
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #39 by Moto nut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:04 pm

Things are progressing, new wheel bearings, tires, rebuilt the tach and hand controls, rebuilt carbs, and a lot of polishing, still waiting for new rear sprocket and original seat from upholstery........
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #40 by mopehead440 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:01 pm

Very nice, Moto!!! How many, and what kind of vintage do you have???
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #41 by desertrefugee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:14 pm

That thing is gorgeous. Congratulations on acquiring it and getting it into this state. But, I love that seat. Are you not going to keep it on there?

By the way, it was mentioned earlier that the 450 CV carbs were very similar to the early GL carbs. It's also true that the CBX carbs (all six of them) are very similar in design (with the exception of the inclusion of an accelerator pump). Not too surprising, I suppose. Why reinvent the wheel for each machine?
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #42 by Moto nut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:32 pm

Thanks guys, I bought that seat for a cx project and sold it to obtain this bike, it does seem to fit the look of the bike but I’m going with the original seat, as for my “vintage” bikes, my collection evolve month to month, but my keepers include 3 xs650s, 2 sohc cb750s, 1 cb350 four, 1 cl350, 2 gl1000s 1 250 Ducati Monza and this 68 cb450, I’ve slimed down to these bikes from summer.....

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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #43 by desertrefugee » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:29 pm

I feel so much better about my own personal state of affairs after that disclosure!
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #44 by Moto nut » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:03 pm

2 months on the lift and it came off today, just so I can clean and rearrange my work area and see the bike in the sunshine, still got some small things to do but should be on the road soon.....
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Re: 68 CB450 Black Bomber

Post #45 by flyin900 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:15 am

She cleaned up real nice and looks amazing. I would like to see the stock seat back on there after it comes back from the shop. Brings back memories for sure.
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