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I am picking up a 69 CB450 K2 with a vin# starting with CB450-301****. It has roughly 22K miles on her and looks decent(no rust or signs that is was dumped). Has a few little dings on the tank. She has great compression but is currently not running. Needs coils and points which he is throwing in with the deal. All side covers are there and the seat needs to be re-covered. It has the front drum brake and the correct tail pipes that were on the CB450K1 and K2. Also the front fender looks like a 1968-69 CB450K1. Everything looks to be original but you never know what has happened throughout the years. The owner had to re-issue a title for it and it say it's a 1970 but everything about this bike says it's a 1969. It look like these two bikes put together. He also through in a 1975 CB125 with only 9K miles on her in great condition and it runs. Everything (both bikes) for $800.





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Assuming it's also titled, the 125 should be able to be sold to recoup most if not all of the investment..... Personally, I'd ride it while I fixed the 450....Then give it to the wife (or girlfriend)....... :D
 

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If I ever got a deal like that the knock on the door would be the police! :shock:

Good luck and enjoy. :D
 

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So $800 is not a bad deal? What scares me is that the CB450 does not run and it has 22,000 miles on it. Doesn't that seem to be high miles?
 

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nah, mines got 20k. As long as the engines free, the tranny shifts and the compression is good, then you should have it running with a thorough carb cleaning and a trip through the ignition and timing.
 

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This looks like a great deal. These bikes will make great candidates for restoration or customization. With a S/N -301*** the 450 might be a K3 and that would make it a 1970. One of the experts should weigh in.

22k is not a lot for a well maintained Honda. The issue will be how well it was maintained and if it saw abuse such as overheating. Worse case would be a rebore/ valve job. The best case has already been described.

Both of these bikes have a cult like following. They are valuable to a few people. I agree, enjoy riding the 125, they make great beer runners.
 

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If I was offered a deal like that over here, I'd grab his hand off.
Go for it, as previously mentioned, the sale value of the 125 will finance the 450.
Lucky devil.
 

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The CB450-300 sequence starts BOTH the K1 and K2 series...... K2 starts 3008956 (lower numbers are K1's, higher are K2's...) and would technically be a 69 If it's a K2......K3's start with -400XXXX
 

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The CB450-300 sequence starts BOTH the K1 and K2 series...... K2 starts 3008956 (lower numbers are K1's, higher are K2's...) and would technically be a 69 If it's a K2......K3's start with -400XXXX
The owner had to re-issue titles in the state of Indiana and he told me that they don't always do things correctly every time. Everything on this bike, including the vin# says its a 1969 K2 CB450. When he told me about the titles it was kind of obvious were the mix up came from.

Also, if I could find a K1 CB450 tank and side covers, that's all this bike would need to make it look like a K1 (keep the original tank and side cover aside).
 

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The CB450-300 sequence starts BOTH the K1 and K2 series...... K2 starts 3008956 (lower numbers are K1's, higher are K2's...) and would technically be a 69 If it's a K2......K3's start with -400XXXX

OK, now I'm confused. My 450 is S/N CB450-5032093. I was thinking it was a K5, but it has K6-7 emblems and tank paint.
 

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From the serial, you have a K5......... Sometimes, late-year models got the next version badging, etc, as the assembly lines were never completely shut down during the transitions....."official" K6's start at CB450-6000001....
 
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