caca My license plate is missing Coppers told me fill out a form and off to... — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

caca. My license plate is missing. Coppers told me fill out a form and off to DMV. I am hoping this will be an expedient process but I have a feeling I will require a whole new registration. Can any one chime in with similar experiences?

**I did not get pulled over. To further clarify, I was off for my ride and noted my plate was missing. I went to the station to report the plate as lost. DMV will be reissuing me a plate so I believe all is fine now.

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    Photos from Bruce McGregor's post — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

    After three different attempts and three re spokes of the front wheel, I finally have the front end sorted. 500T width at 182mm finally gave me the room I need for the caliper. For those interested the spec is:

    Maxton CB450 35mm forks rebound adjustable

    CB500 T lower triple

    Billet top triple out of the US

    Morad rim (stick with Takasago, Morad quality is not great)

    NHK steering damper

    Lockheed caliper

    Custom cast iron disc rotor on the original Honda carrier

    Lockheed CP2696 caliper

    Honda CB750 period m/c

    Avon 90/90 18 race tyre.

    Plus lots of fettling, machining and spacers.

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      Who has the front forks with the rod and lock nut internals — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

      Who has the front forks with the rod and lock nut internals?

      I think these may be post '71?

      Anyhoo...It seems there is very little thread connection for the cap nut, so wondering whether or not this looks right?

      Tad unscientific, but this pic shows where the nut begins to take up thread. Appears odd given the amount of thread on the nut.

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        Photos from Janne Laukka's post — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

        The Honda CB 450 DOHC, how could a man not love the sounds near the redline! Here is my ´74 CB 450. Sorry for the crappy pictures. Before picture is taken when I bought it back in 2001. After a while I teared it apart to bolts and pieces and took a long journey into the mechanical wonderland of a 450. I learned from the old gurus and managed to rebuilt it after all. The bike was finished in 2004 and after that summer I haven´t driven it. Kids, career, the usual story. Still waiting in my garage, how could I sell it? Some day it will return :)

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          My 73 450 DOHC is almost ready to use caliper should be redone by end of week... — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

          My 73 450 DOHC is almost ready to use, caliper should be redone by end of week and going register it today. I am collecting parts for re furbishing before winter so they are ready to fit. Have a great condition rear fender, but I am looking for suggestions for wheel rims. can original looking rims be found? I have a guy that will replace the rims with stainless spokes, so any suggestions with be gratefully accepted.

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            So I swapped the 500 carbs for the 450 units — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

            So I swapped the 500 carbs for the 450 units.

            100% improvement!

            Miss gone, still not spinning up high as freely as I'd like, but motor would still be tight, so not pushing it.

            Hopefully a bit more dicking around with timing may fix this...might advance it slightly.

            Will grab some fork oil tomorrow and try for a softer ride.

            Another thing I noticed is that steering is very sensitive, is that normal? Small counter steering movements seem to produce a big effect.

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              I have a rant Let me say at the outset of this that I do not wish to make... — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

              I have a rant…..Let me say at the outset of this that I do not wish to make enemies of anyone, and do not wish to put anyone down for their decisions as to what they do or do not do with their 450. I am seeing that many people are installing electronic ignitions on their bikes. This is not a put down of these units. Some of them appear to be actually quite good. Let me just say that I do not trust them. When you are using points you can see that they are working of not. Not so with electronics. When you are out riding and you are in the middle of BFNowhere, and the bike dies, I would much rather have points on it than something else. With points you can troubleshoot the issues and know for certain that you have an ignition problem or something else. Points on a 450 are easy to live with. Set em at .014 and take the stator cover off and use a timing light to dial them in to perfection. Over all these years I have owned and ridden many bikes that had electronic ignitions and most of them have been as trouble-free as a clock. I just like to be able to see why parts work or don't work when I am trusting them. End of rant.

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                Thanks for the inclusion I m down in jamaica a small Caribbean island this is... — Honda CB CL 450 Owners ( 1965 - 1975)

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                Thanks for the inclusion, I'm down in jamaica, a small Caribbean island, this is the CL450 I have, it's a 73 or 74, not so sure. It runs quite well but not ridden as often as it should be. It's done about 7k miles, I've had it about 9 yrs now

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