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The Long Haul Part 9: Keeping It on the Road

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 10/17/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 9: Keeping It on the Road
After 5000 miles, our 1974 Honda Long Haul CB450 gets a tune up to make sure it is still fit for the road. 

The Long Haul Part 8: The Ride Continues

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 8/17/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 8: The Ride Continues
We part ways after the 2018 AMA Vintage Days. While most of the crew rides south back to Texas, our 1974 Honda Long Haul CB450 heads northbound across Michigan and over to Minnesota before the 1200 mile haul back to Houston.

The Long Haul Part 7: The Road to Mid-Ohio

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 7/14/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 7: The Road to Mid-Ohio
We finally hit the open road on our 1974 Honda CB450 starting in Houston, TX headed for Lexington, OH for the 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

The Long Haul Part 6: Finishing Up our Honda CB450

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 7/12/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 6: Finishing Up our Honda CB450
We put the finishing touches on our 1974 Honda CB450 in preparation for a 1,200 plus mile trip from Houston, TX to Lexington, OH for the 2018 AMA Vintage Days, on up to MN and all the way back.

The Long Haul Part 5: The Front End of a Honda CB450

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 7/3/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 5: The Front End of a Honda CB450
We freshen up the front wheel, forks, steering bearings, and hydraulic disk brake system on our 1974 Honda CB450 in preparation for a 1,200 plus mile trip from Houston, TX to Lexington, OH to visit the 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

The Long Haul Part 4: The Rear End of a Honda CB450

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 6/21/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 4: The Rear End of a Honda CB450
We freshen up the rear wheel, suspension, and drivetrain on our 1974 Honda CB450 in preparation for a 1,200 plus mile trip from Houston, TX to Lexington, OH to visit the 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

The Long Haul Part 3: Fuel & Spark for a Honda CB450

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 6/14/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 3: Fuel & Spark for a Honda CB450
Common Motor rebuild the carburetors and go through the electrical system on our 1974 Honda CB450 in preparation for a 1,200 plus mile trip from Texas to Ohio for the July 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

The Long Haul Part 2: Servicing the Honda CB450 Engine

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 6/5/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The Long Haul Part 2: Servicing the Honda CB450 Engine
We tear into the engine of our 1974 Honda CB450 in preparation for a 1,200 plus mile trip from Houston, TX to Lexington, OH to visit the 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

The Long Haul - Part 1: From Houston to Mid-Ohio & Beyond on a 1974 Honda CB450

Posted by W. D. Hesser on 5/10/2018 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
Follow along with us as we fix up, maintain and ride a 1974 Honda CB450 on a 1,200 plus mile trip from Houston, TX to Lexington, OH for the 2018 AMA Vintage Days.

Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550 Motorcycle Battery Comparison: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted by Brenden on 5/2/2018 to CB350 / CL350 / SL350
With several styles and dozens of brands out there, it is hard to know which type of battery to use on your vintage Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 / CB550. We've put together a comparison guide of the main styles of batteries that you will encounter out in the market with the pluses and minuses of each style.

Honda CB350 / CB360 / CB450 CB350 How to Access and Clean the Oil Filter

Posted by Brenden on 4/25/2018 to CB350 / CL350 / SL350
The oil filter or oil "rotor" found on the Honda CB350, CB360 and CB450 often gets neglected during standard oil changes. It should cleaned out every other oil change at 3000 miles / 5000 km. Accessing the oil rotor for cleaning takes some engine disassembly and parts to complete the job correctly. Follow along as we show you how it is done.

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Engine Disassembly, Part 1 Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 1/20/2015 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
We are taking apart the 1973 Honda CB450 engine from project Diamond. Part one focuses on the engine top end (head, cams, jugs, etc).

Honda CB450 Rebuild: Engine Disassembly, Part 2 Project Diamond

Posted by Brenden Macaluso on 1/20/2015 to CB450 / CL450 / CB500T
The disassembly continues on our 1973 Honda CB450 engine from project Diamond. Part two focuses on the engine bottom end (crankshaft, transmission, crankcase, etc).