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    The Money Pit 450

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    I thought I was out. Gone were the days of me buying old Japanese motorcycles to fix/flip and a garage full of rusty parts. The plan was to work this summer (teacher by trade) and use that money to buy something new-ish and just ride.

    Then the auction came up. It was nearby (roughly 2 hours or so) and there looked to be some potential candidates to make a quick buck off of. And thats where everything went south. $102 later and I was trailering home two XS650's, a KZ750, a CL450 roller, and a CB450 motor/frame.

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    Then plan was to sell the Yamaha's and KZ and make a hybrid out of the CL and CB 450's. Then, along came an ad on a Facebook page I follow for a titled CB450 and some parts that was very local to me. For $400, I couldn't pass it up.

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    The garage had become so overwhelmed with parts that I had to relocate to my shop at school just to make sense of everything. This is also where I am going to be doing the bulk of my work.




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    Now that the bare bones had been collected, it was time to start stripping and making note of what needed to be replaced. I can only work an hour or two at a time on this, so the tear down took about 3-4 days to complete.

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    I'm glad that I did this. Come too find out that the fork bridge had been cracked and was definitely not in usable shape. Will be switching to the bolt through top style bridge and forks as I have a few of those in my collection. Also discovered that the PO was riding a little sketchy on his counter sprocket.


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    Time to show where this thing earned its name. Just a few of the parts ordered I've made in the past two weeks.


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    I decided that I wanted to try something a little different than my previous builds and go with a Texavina seat. These are made in Vietnam and supposedly bolt right to the frame without and modifications. Should hopefully be here by mid-August.

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    The two big parts orders came in. I get home before my wife does so she doesn't need to know about these...


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    This is the latest update. Got the wheels torn down for powdercoat and the new handle bar components assembled.



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