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Post by joeyputt on Mon May 16, 2011 9:50 pm

I have been considering the purchase of one of my favorite vintage Hondas, the DOHC CB450, for a while now and actually found one at a reasonable price that needed some work but I did not buy it...then Brother Biggerjim came by with this beautiful one and offered it to me at a great deal! Brother Biggerjim I can not thank you enough for this bike, you truly are a generous Brother!

I started by washing her and cleaning the chrome, then I removed the tank and side covers to prepare them for paint.



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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by joeyputt on Mon May 16, 2011 11:05 pm

The CB450 is known for being hard on the valvetrain and it takes 45 seconds for the oil to reach the intake rockers after the engine is started. The clearance tolerances are also very close, even by todays standards, so running heavy oil in the CB450 will also slow down circulation and can do damage as well.

I removed the right side cam bearings to inspect for wear. The cam bearings look very good so I am polishing the outsides of them and replacing the gaskets and o-rings on the rocker shafts. I also removed the front exhaust cam cover to inspect the cam, rocker arms, rocker arm shafts, and torsion bars.


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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by Guest on Tue May 17, 2011 6:57 am

JOE
looks like it cleaned up good, poor bike just don't know the pampering it's going to get lol lol cheers

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Post by hayweed on Tue May 17, 2011 8:33 pm

Very nice find.

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Post by 01YZF6 on Tue May 17, 2011 9:42 pm

wow ! 2 projects at once ! nice joey ! i wll try and find time to get over there soon, I promise !

been so busy with scouts, baseball, and bowling for the 9yo that it is hectic!
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Post by joeyputt on Wed May 18, 2011 1:00 pm

Brother Biggerjim you know I am already pampering her! Hahahaha!

Thank you Brother Hayweed, I really can not thank Bother Biggerjim enough for being so generous with this.

Brother 01YZF6 I understand, it has been really busy here as well between work and family, you are a good man doing all of those things with your children! You are always welcome here and I look forward to seeing you!

I decided that I wanted to add some color to the front rim so I painted the center of the front brake rotor and the speedometer drive cover gold. I also polished all of the bolts while I had it apart for paint.







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Post by Paladin on Wed May 18, 2011 3:28 pm

very sweet.
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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by joeyputt on Thu May 19, 2011 11:50 pm

I started polishing the right side cam bearing housings as well as the exhaust cam cover on the front of the cylinder head, I also replaced all of the screws for these covers with stainless steel ones.

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Post by 01YZF6 on Fri May 20, 2011 8:30 am

nice!
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Post by crispy on Fri May 20, 2011 11:43 am

very nice bike
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Post by ZombieNNN on Sun May 22, 2011 12:04 am

Looking good.
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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by joeyputt on Sun May 22, 2011 12:26 am

Thank you Brothers!
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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by joeyputt on Sat May 28, 2011 10:47 pm

I started polishing the rear brake plate, this photo was taken in the shade with no flash so that you could see the reflections in the aluminum.



I also polished the points cover on the cylinder head.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 29, 2011 4:00 am

Very nice. Bet it will look great when your all done. What do you use to polish with? I need to do some polishing of my own

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Post by ZombieNNN on Mon May 30, 2011 10:30 pm

Yeah, what do you use.
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Re: DWMS Racing CB450 Shop Flat Track Race Bike! New XR750 Style Tail!

Post by joeyputt on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:22 pm

Brothers are you asking what I use for the entire polishing process, or what polish I like? I am more than happy to help, what are you polishing?

I removed the engine covers a couple days ago for cleaning and to inspect the engines internal components, I had originally planned on sanding and polishing them while I had them off but I decided to paint them instead to add more color to the engine. I also removed the starter from the engine for paint, cleaning, and inspection.


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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:38 pm

I was asking about the whole process

Nice color choice by the way looks good

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Post by joeyputt on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:10 am

Brother SeaDogg what are you going to be polishing?

I started putting the covers back on the engine, I still need to finish sanding the oil filter cover and polish it but here is how she looks so far!

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Post by hayweed on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:06 am

Looking sweet joey.

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Post by ZombieNNN on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:44 pm

Keep it going, looking good.
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Post by misfit on Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:14 pm

Can't wait to see her finished. Looking good man.
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Post by joeyputt on Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:57 pm

Thank you all Brothers!

I worked on the engine some more, here is how she looks so far!

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Post by hayweed on Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:11 pm

Very nice.

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Post by joeyputt on Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:25 am

Thank you Brother Hayweed!


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Post by joeyputt on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:36 pm

I started to polish the stator cover and need to finish it but here is a photo of the other side of the engine.



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