Ok well as you guys all know, my shop has be come clustered with another project. Ever since I can remember I wanted a 450 or a 500T since seeing one in a smallish used only motorcycle shop when I was around 16-17. I was there mainly because that was the only place that my best friend could find parts for his then new to him 72 500f. We stood there and drooled and marveled at the ability to have damn near the same sized engine as his just 2 less cylinders. I can still remember the guy behind the counter trying to sell it for a couple grand, well over what either of us could afford at the time. Almost makes me wonder were the that bike is now. It would have been around 15-20 years old even then and a complete survivor. Should have borrowed the money and bought it but hindsight is always 20/20.
ANY HOW, flash back to NOW or last weekend when I managed to run down mess of parts as well as a more or less complete 1972 CB450k5. Cost, 400 bucks. Price, well after wanting one for almost 15 years now? I dare say priceless but I think I'm pretty damn stoked regardless. Condition? Well, let's just say she got parked outside and left for a while. There is LOADS of surface rust and plenty of corrosion. The engine stuck and I have had it sitting for a few days SOAKING with my own concoction, (leftover ATF and Coleman fuel and PB blaster) and not much has happened. I had a feeling it wasn't going to loosen up so I guess the next stop is to take things down to the bare frame and go from there. Then some disassembly and some BEATING will prolly relieve that tension. Its going to be a fairly long road and I'm glad I have another bike to ride so I can make this as pretty and as stock as I can.
The story starts now, the pictures and the pages follow, thanks for watching...here's some refreshers
I spent most of today working on it and I will get those pictures uploaded and posted here in a few.