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  1. Bikes For Sale
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/311677923309023/ On facebook market place. Open to trade OBO. Let me know.
  2. Project Logs
    Unfortunately, I am a year in as I make this first post. But I can provide some history and pics. The bike was obviously laid down and the owner likely abandoned it soon after. I have the previous AZ registration which expired in Jan of '85. The bars were bent, big scratches on the engine case...
  3. Miscellaneous Discussion
    1974 CB-250 K Seat Lock - Removal of Core E-Clip *SOLVED* -------------------------------------------------------- ISSUE SOLVED PLEASE REFER TO "the-chauffeur's" POST DOWN THE THREAD -------------------------------------------------------- Hello, I've been having a rather interesting time...
  4. Miscellaneous Discussion
    To whomever will listen... I have had a 1974 CB450 for 8 years and I have never gotten it to run right. When I first bought it I blew the original engine. I had a shop install a 500T. Then it would never run right. I could barely hit 65 to get on the highway... I've tried everything at this...
  5. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Just bought a 1973 CB450 and the seller didnt have the front fender. Looking to see if anyone would have one they would like to sell. Thanks.
  6. Fuel Supply and Carburation
    My old intake manifolds had a junked up gasket surface, and so I went at the first with a razor blade, cleaning it up down to the metal. Now I wonder if i wasn't supposed to do that. So I have one with exposed metal, another with a rough old gasket surface. I don't think I can take the gasket...
  7. Member Introductions
    Greetings, Folks. New to the twin forum... not so new to vintage Hondas. My first Honda was a 1974 CB200 pulled out of a barn in Kansas for $200 and turned out to be a great bike. I took this bike down to the bare frame and throughly cleaned, polished and fixed every issue. All the work was...
  8. Tune Up
    Good day everyone! I am posting this because i am having a crap shoot trying to tune my carburetors. I am running stock air boxes and filters with a custom exhaust. The right side is running rich while the left is running pretty perfect. I had 155 main jets in both sides with #38 pilots but I...
  9. Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Hey all, recently bought my first vintage bike a couple weeks ago. Got a 1974 CB450 from a guy who owned and was selling several. Been going through the bike fixing any issues I find and I came to realize the bike has 500t carbs on it. From what I understand these carbs are close to the late...
  10. Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Hey all, just joined this group. Recently bought my first bike, a 1974 CB450 K7. I'm going through it and doing some maintenance, been working on my own cars for awhile but honestly know nothing about motorcycles. Dunno if specific trouble shooting is welcome here but thought I'd give it a shot...
  11. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    I'm midway through my rebuild of my CB360 engine and I'm starting to plan the rest of my build. I'm on the fence between going full cafe brat or just a mechanical restoration. One thing I for sure want to do is rebuild the rear drum brake with fresh pads and replace the front drum brake with a...
  12. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    New to posting here but have gotten plenty of advice from its pages int he past and much appreciate it. I'm looking for the gearshift spindle for a 1974 cb450k7, or within a few years: too far back and the OEM number changes and I'm not sure it will fit however, if somebody knows better please...
  13. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Looking for either a 2-2 or 2-1 header pipe(s) set and mufflers for a 1974 CB450. Prefer black, but will accept chrome.
  14. Wanted Parts and Bikes
    Looking for a complete exhaust system for a 1974 CB450. Primarily header pipes and mufflers. I have the half sleeves, star burst pipe retainers, etc. Anything that bolts into stock location/dimensions at this point and looks good. Thanks!
  15. Electrical Discussion
    Hi All, It's been a while since I contributed to the forum, and I'm definitely sad about it. I started out with my '70 CB350 rebuild, made a video and everything. I carted the disassembled darling a few hours north to my brother's well equipped garage with the intention of having more resources...
  16. Engine Discussion
    So my bike kicks and turns over but doesn't fire. Carbs are super clean, spark plugs give a spark and fuel is being given from what I can tell. I'm about to run a clear line through it to see if there's anything funky in it. I'm charging my battery up right now but I didn't think the battery had...
  17. Miscellaneous Discussion
    Does anyone know a good quality aftermarket chain for the 360? Thanks!
  18. Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hello everyone! It has been awhile since the last time I posted, but I have hit a brick wall with a brake issue so I figured I would ask the experts. I recently rebuilt my front master cylinder (everything labeled 25): However, brake fluid is still leaking from the piston/brake lever and when...
  19. Electrical Discussion
    So I am having a hell of a time finding the correct part for my bike. Every left hand switch assembly I see does not include the headlight switch, they just come with the horn and turn signals. Here's the assembly I bought on accident next to my old broken one: If anyone knows where I can buy...
  20. Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Mike and I am from Dallas, TX. I am in my mid-20s and grew up with a couple Vespa's now making my first 'real' bike purchase of a 1974 CB 450. I am still very new so please excuse my inexperience and novice questions. Feel free to correct me when I am wrong and I would...
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