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    Jim's CB450K5

    After thinking about it for the last year or so I tool the plunge and bought a restoration project. This thread will conical my progress.
    Currently, I'm working my way through the State of Washington to get the bike registered in my name without a title. I cannot start spending until this is done. At a point in the future, I will need to have it inspected by the state patrol. All street legal equipment must be installed. This means it will need to have a RH muffler installed, rear turn signals and rear view mirrors. It is interesting because the equipment does not need to work, just be installed.
    The condition of the bike requires a full restoration. It is covered with light rust and corrosion. I have bought from eBay the correct turn signals and a nice set of mufflers. I plan to use rear view mirrors from my '81 Goldwing (standard) to get through the inspection.
    Once this is done the bike will be completely stripped down. the following items will be treated as separate projects:
    Frame (including swing arm, center and side stands, and forks).
    Wheels (new rims and spokes).
    Chrome (and gages)
    Engine and Carbs.
    Electrics and lights
    Upholstery
    Paint.
    I’m sure there will be more to come and I will keep everyone informed.

    I'm having problems attaching photos. Once it is resolved I will post some pictures.
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    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Pix can be inserted more easily from a web host site (like Photobucket).... You'll have to upload to there and then just copy and paste the link in between the "open and close image" brackets.....
    "I have a mind like a steel trap.....Old and rusty, of antiquated design, and hard to get stuff back out of...."
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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Thanks, I will get setup.
    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesPal
    ... without a title. I cannot start spending until this is done. .
    .
    That's the smartest thing you said.......
    Bill Lane
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    No advice, just info

    '75 CB200T, '71 CB450 K4 Half-Breed, '72 CL350 (Sold), '81 CM200T, '72 C70M
    and a little red Chineeze scooter

    http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cb450-restoration

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    I discovered my picture problem, the file name must use HTML. This is the day I brought it home:
    [attachment=0:36kfvcn5]IMG_2016_Small_40.JPG[/attachment:36kfvcn5]
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Jim's CB450K5-img_2016_small_40.jpg  
    Last edited by JamesPal; 04-26-2014 at 09:01 AM.
    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Sweet! More 450 projects always make me happy, even if they're not mine..

    GB
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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Great news today, I found the last registered owner. He agreed to meet me and sign a release for the title. This will simplify things alot, no state patrol inspection will be required. Things should start moving next week.
    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    OK, it is legally mine. I met the previous registered owner and obtained the notorized Release of Interest. The state has accepted the documents and the title issue is behind me.
    Turns out the previous owner is a great guy and a big motorcycle enthusist. My Goldwing is torn down and should be out of the way soon. then the fun with the 450 will start.
    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Update:
    The Washington state title is now in my posession. I'm a happy guy . I'm on this project yet. I've been doing some delayed maintenance to my Goldwing. Timing Belts, radiator hoses, carb work and general polising and cleaning. I need to get this behind me so I can get on the 450.

    I have sourced a lot of the parts I need for the restore. I'm having trouble finding new instrument faceplates (speedo & tach). Can anyone help me find a source? Has anyone made them themself (coputer & printer)? I'm looking for ideas.
    Jim Palmer
    '85 GL1200I (Garage Find)
    '81 GL1100 STD (Project)
    CB450 K5 Done
    https://www.hondatwins.net/forums/1-...s-cb450k5.html
    What I learned from Restoring a CB450 K5
    Watch Mike and Jim Take on Mt Erie Washington State
    "If everything seems under control you are not going fast enough" Mario Andretti...

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    Re: Jim's CB450K5

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesPal
    Update:
    The Washington state title is now in my posession. I'm a happy guy . I'm on this project yet. I've been doing some delayed maintenance to my Goldwing. Timing Belts, radiator hoses, carb work and general polising and cleaning. I need to get this behind me so I can get on the 450.

    I have sourced a lot of the parts I need for the restore. I'm having trouble finding new instrument faceplates (speedo & tach). Can anyone help me find a source? Has anyone made them themself (coputer & printer)? I'm looking for ideas.
    Man, that was easy....

    The only instrument face decals I know of are for the SOHC fours - never saw any for the twins.......
    Bill Lane
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    No advice, just info

    '75 CB200T, '71 CB450 K4 Half-Breed, '72 CL350 (Sold), '81 CM200T, '72 C70M
    and a little red Chineeze scooter

    http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-cb450-restoration

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