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I brought home a 72 CB 450 this evening, sorry no pics yet. It runs, but the clutch is a little slow releasing, I think it needs the cables lubed. It idles good right now, but I am thinking about cleaning the carbs, just to be sure. It came with a rather large ferring and a windshield, I took them off, but if anyone wants them, I'm sure we could arrange something. Front brake seems to be dragging a bit, any ideas?

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Yes, you will have to pull the right side engine cover and will have to drain the oil first. You'll need the special spanner to remove the oil filter,(clean it too), and you probably should replace the cover gasket..... Clean the oil pump pick-up screen while you are in there....I use Kerosene and a toothbrush to clean the frictionplates, brass brush on the steels....then dry, soak in clean oil, replace.....
Not a hard job, just a PITA.......
 

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Any suggestions on oil? I usually run valvoline in everything. ALso is there a place besides flea bay that I can get the socket, and the gasket for the cover? Would rtv type stuff be a suitable replacement for the gasket? Also I now these bolts suck, should I use a hand impact to remove them?
 

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Motion-Pro carries the socket for around $15..... Yes, use a hand impact driver, but still be ready to replace some bolts..... NO! This cover contains the MAIN oil galley leading to the filter and then onwards to the top end and engine...a small silicone glob could "kill" the engine, plus there are inner shelves and blanked-off areas...a gasket is necessary(You CAN use a silicone film to reseal the gasket if you get it opened without tearing it)....also, be careful to properly align the oil passages in the round filter cover on the outside case....
 

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...Is the cable hung-up? ...They are known to "pop" out of the splitter...If not, Disassemble and clean.....Then follow Bill's 450 carb topic ......... :D
 

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SSCR said:
Man I want a 450! Congrats
Thanks, Man. I guy in Fayette,MO about 20 minutes away had it. I jumped on that thing like white on rice.

Any opinions on pod filters? The air filters on my bike are dirty, Is there any good budjet friendly replacement or should I stick with stockers? Uni HP filters maybe?
 

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Badbiscuit said:
SSCR said:
Man I want a 450! Congrats
Thanks, Man. I guy in Fayette,MO about 20 minutes away had it. I jumped on that thing like white on rice.

Any opinions on pod filters?
This thread is useless without PICS. :)

Congrats on the new bike
 
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