1974 Honda CB450, featured in BUILT Handcrafted Motorcycles magazine, July 2019 issue #27. Also featured on Dime City Cycles’ website. This bike has won 6 First Place trophies in 7 shows, and has been reliably ridden all up and down the New Jersey and Pennsylvania highways and back roads. Regularly taken on 100+ mile excursions. Reliable as a new bike.
The forks have been rebuilt with Race Tech springs, and are supported by a Tarozzi fork brace and an All Balls Racing tapered rollerbearing headset. Excel Takasago aluminum rims, powdercoated black, laced with Buchanan’s stainless steel spokes, on rebuilt and powdercoated factory hubs, with All Balls Racing bearings. Continental Road Attack and Classic Attack tires. Front caliper has been rebuilt, with powdercoating, a stainless braided line, new master cylinder, and drilled and lightened front disc, by True Disk.
The tank is painted with high-end BASF Glasurit paint, no stickers, all paint. Vortex clip ons, Mikuni VM32 carbs, with K&N filters. Runs excellent, shifts excellent. The engine cases were polished after vapor blasting, but it’s been a few years, and they are starting to show a “patina”, still look great. The bike doesn’t leak, drip, or burn any oil. Every light and switch functions as it should, including the starter, which fires it up within a second or two. If you’re old school, usually starts first or second kick.
Our latest build sold to a gent in the U.K. for a solid 5 figure sum. This bike was built to the same standard, but it’s reserve is less than half of what that bike sold for. I will be taking a loss, the buyer will not be disappointed.
Worldwide shipping available, at the buyers expense. For reference, the CB350 we sold will be shipping to the UK for $1500, in a crate, to give you an idea of shipping cost.
This bike comes with the low stainless steel dual exhaust, with a Cone Engineering muffler. If you want the high pipes, they can be swapped out for an additional $800, regularly $1200.
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