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« on: December 05, 2010, 05:35:43 PM »

this is my 1985 cb 450, i bought it over the summer but started the bobber mod about a month ago, it was stock when i bought it. tell me what u think, it aboiut 80 percent completed from what i have in mind.  I fabed the handlebars, shock replacement bars, seat pan, seat springs, rear fender, . give me some feed back. let me know if u have any ideas.


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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 06:57:36 AM »

What are you going to use for rear lights?
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 11:01:35 AM »

i am going to get small round leds and mount them to the shock bars and hide the wiring somehow, i will more than likely get a license plate holder with a taillight combo also . if u look closely at the pics u can see that i havnt capped the frame where i cut if off by the rear fender. i might mount the leds there. so they will be on the frame on both sides of rear fender.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 11:55:11 AM »

I used some red led's on my old VLX. Used a Badlands run/turn/brake module so I didn't need to mount a seperate stop light. The sidemount tag holder was from Road Six Customs and I then added a chrome plate frame that had built in led white lights to keep everything legal.

 
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2010, 12:29:32 PM »

nice. very clean
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2010, 03:05:00 PM »

That is a cool little saddle bag if you can call it that. winker
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 10:56:42 AM »

Did you make your struts yourself? or did you buy them somewhere??? I have been looking for eye to clevis struts forever now and cannot seem to find any!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 11:35:33 AM »

I made them myself. Pretty easy. alittle cuttin and welding.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 03:31:00 AM »

Would you be interested in making me a set if a sent a little cash your way? they dont have to be painted or anything ... I can do all that myself
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 07:12:02 AM »

yea just give me measurements. i would measure from the center of the bottom bolt to the center of the top bolt. thats the easiest way to be the most accurate.  oh i covered my seat yesterday myself, it turned out awesome. u just used black vinyl and carpet padding and rivets on the back side. im going to clean the whole bike up in a few days and take new pics. its getting there.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 06:25:53 PM »

i just started turning my 82 cb450 into a bobber. yours looks awesome, hope mine turns out this good. what measurments did you use for your struts?
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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 08:06:03 PM »

i like it. its verry simple. no flash.
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 09:26:23 PM »

Looks painful to me.

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 10:52:14 PM »

I better hurry up and find my 450 Nighthawk, before they all get bawbed.

Nothin' wrong with this build, to each his/her own, but...I better find one in stock trim soon before they're all gone. I like fenders, suspension, and ergonomic handlebars a whole bunch, 'cause my motorcycle must be able to ride hard all day and carry camping gear.

Flat black's OK, struts are not. Struts are all about making the most of every bit of power by not letting any energy be lost moving suspension around. But this is a Nighthawk 450. That's like pretending a spaniel is a pit bull.

Again, if you like it that way, then hats off and NO DISRESPECT, you ride your motorcycle and enjoy it. I'm just posting my opinion on a forum.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 11:52:23 PM »

i would recommend a spring loaded tensioner for the chain. There was a member who bobbed his 450 and the counter sprocket seal went pretty quick.
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2012, 07:45:57 AM »

i think i liked it more ratted out, but i guess thats just me

nice bike!
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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2012, 09:21:22 AM »

i had to keep my fenders on my 450 bobber because i have a few friends that live on dirtroads and rocks in the back of the head hurt. i also put taller handlebars on my bike cause i have a bad back and cant lean forward for a long period of time.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 01:05:15 PM »

what wires did you take out to clean up that big mess of wires on the left side?
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2012, 11:59:46 PM »

Looks great man, how long are your strut bars center to center?
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