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1972 Honda Cb450

1972 Honda Cb450
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Iowa City, Ia
 honda   cb450 
IA 52244

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This is my 1972 Honda CB450 with less than 4000 original miles. It is complete and almost entirely original -- only the mirrors are reproductions. Then engine has been rebuilt with fresh pistons and rings and shows 180psi cold on both cylinders. The carbs have been electronically cleaned and assembled using fresh rebuild kits.

The battery, points, condensers, spark plugs, chain, tires, and tubes have all been recently replaced. The stock rectifier and regulator were replaced with a modern rec/reg unit from SparckMoto (I still have the original pieces).

The headlight, taillight, brake light, and turn signals all work, including the three position headlight switch.

The front brake system has been completely rebuilt with fresh caliper seals, new pads, and a total master cylinder rebuild.

The inside of the gas tank has been sealed with a POR15 Cycle Tank kit and is beautiful.

The bike runs hard, it feels much lighter and faster than my '77 CB750 did. The throttle is fast and responsive, and it's very stable when cornering. The original exhaust is solid and quiet and the original air boxes have a nice growl. It pulls well at all RPMs and throttle positions with no stumbling or stuttering at all. The transmission likes a little preload on the shifter going into third, but most of my old Hondas like that.

The paint and bodywork are original and show a little age, as can be seen in the pictures. Frankly, I'm a fan of the patina and am happy to ride it as-is. It has zero mechanical or electrical flaws and runs as good as new.

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