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    Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    I've started to fix up the CB450 K2 1969 I traded for my CB500 four K1 in January so I thought I might as well start a project log. I've been riding the bike far enough to find some problems that needs attention. When I got the bike I knew the starter clutch was out of order so I'm kick starting the bike at the moment. The bike felt really strange under hard braking and it turned out to be an unwanted play in the steering bearings. With a warm engine the idle stuck at about 2000 rpm at traffic lights. Almost all cables are routed wrong and the fuel lines are cracked.

    Cosmetically the side cover emblems are home painted and the seat cover and padding is not stock. The seat is very comfy though and my wife says it's much comfier to ride pillion than on the K1.

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    hello!!!! NICE BIKE!!! I ALSO HAVE A 69 450,MINE LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT???!!! NOT AS NICE AS YOURS!! AWAITING GOOD WEATHER TO BRING MINE TO LIFE(SHED FIND)HA! HA!

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    I'll be watchin' this one...........can't wait.

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    What a beauty. Look forward to watching you work your magic on this one and get it in tip top shape.
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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    The K2 was the first CB450 that didn't have chrome fuel tank panels ... the bike pictured is a K1, right?. Both the K1 and K2 were sold during 1969. The CB450 K1 is one of my favorite Honda designs ever ... nice bike. Looking forward to following your progress!

    I recall that the K1 came with a black seat with white piping. Looks like the round fuel tank emblem is a replacement ... never saw one like that. Nice bike ... I'm envious.
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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    Hi Ronny
    I shall be following this with interest
    Nige

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    nice nice nice

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    Quote Originally Posted by ByTheLake
    The K2 was the first CB450 that didn't have chrome fuel tank panels ... the bike pictured is a K1, right?. Both the K1 and K2 were sold during 1969. The CB450 K1 is one of my favorite Honda designs ever ... nice bike. Looking forward to following your progress!

    I recall that the K1 came with a black seat with white piping. Looks like the round fuel tank emblem is a replacement ... never saw one like that. Nice bike ... I'm envious.
    The bike is a European market early K2. The K1 tank with chrome sides was used here from start of K2 production at frame no CB450-3008956 up to CB450-3021591. The tank emblems are Swedish market only. The Swedish flour company Kungsörnen claimed copyright on the Honda wing so the H-emblem was used here.


    Isn't this logo confusingly similar to the Honda wing?

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    I think that the laywer that saw the Honda wing must have had too many Schnapps & Herring at Midsommer festivites
    Nige

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    Re: Honda CB450 K2 1969 Project log

    Seriously, that doesn't look the same at all.

    I really like that emblem, I would be interested in acquiring a set (somehow).

    And the bike is pristine. Interesting combo of the (US) K1 and K2+ side covers. Odd the way they scramble things up sometimes.
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