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1966 Honda CB450 SS

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Country: USA
Region: CA
Make: Honda
City: Merced
Zip: 95340
Model: CB450
Year: 1966
Mileage: 21088 Miles
Color: Black
Condition: Used
Engine: 450 cc
This 1966 Honda CB450 K0 Super Sport, Black Bomber, looks and runs great, has a clean title and a low reserve price. Includes all original documentation and license plate from 1966
Original Honda CB450 K0 owner’s manual
The CB450 K0 Super Sport is the first Honda model CB450. Also known as the "Black Bomber" it was Honda's largest displacement motor and flagship bike from 1965 – 1969. It earned fame by winning first place three years in a row at the isle of man race 500cc class; 1965, 1966 & 1967. A revolutionary engine design using double over head cams and torsion bar valve springs yielded 43 BHP @ 10,000+ RPM! This model bike established Honda as a world class motorcycle manufacturer by defeating European dominance of the market.
A recent restoration has been performed beginning with a full disassembly of the bike. The frame was thoroughly cleaned and painted. The fenders and side covers were painted to match Honda's original Silver Cloud color. The original gas tank was in good condition but I had it cleaned and epoxy coated inside anyway due to today’s fuel types. The outside of the tank was painted to match original. The original tank panels were chromed and shine like new. The tank badges are quality reproductions. The rubber knee pads are original and in excellent condition. The new petcock looks great and new fuel lines ensure reliable performance.
The front end has been completely gone through with new paint and original chrome. The triple tree lock looks great, works properly and I have the key. The crown is polished and the original handlebar risers are mounted with new bushings for secure and responsive handling. All of the cables, controls, switches, wiring, perches, levers, mirrors and grips, are all NOS or new quality reproduction parts. The original headlight bucket mounted speedometer/tachometer looks great and all of the lights work but the gauges don’t function.
The exhaust system is in excellent condition. The original chrome is very shiny with only some minor scratches. The left muffler has one tiny ding and each muffler has a small acid drip stain. The mufflers are solid throughout. They are quiet at idle and roar at high RPM, like they should be. It has the original waffle pattern rear foot pegs installed too.
The original 4 speed engine was seized, so it was replaced with a later model CB450 K6. The 5 speed transmission is really better for street use any way. It starts right up and idles smoothly. The clutch works fine and the transmission shifts easily through the gears. The motor runs great with no smoke or leaks, but is not rebuilt. It shows it's age with some noise; but the sound isn't concerning to me. However it is noticeable to the experienced vintage rider and I wanted to mention it. The bike has been very reliable for me on local around town rides. It looks very original and the cases have a nice shine with great patina.
The carburetors are clean and adjusted properly with new seals, needles, seats and a custom 6sigma jet kit. I used UNI foam pod filters because they provide superior performance and the side covers hide them well.
The seat is a high quality reproduction model recently made available. No more crunchy restored seats and red foam dust all over my bike. This seat looks original and is very comfortable to ride!! I also installed a new set of reproduction seat hinges from Clauss studios ensure a secure fit. The headlights, taillights, electric starter and kick starter all work properly. Along with Honda's original "Elephant Horn" that sounds great! The original wiring harness is in good unmolested condition. The rims are true and shine well with some small rust spots. The rear shocks have moderate chrome pitting. New drive chain and near new rear sprocket. The front and rear brakes have been cleaned and work fine. Both wheels have new tubes and rim liners. The rear tire is new and the front is like new vintage stock.
New battery
New chain
New ignition switch
New controls with horn, headlight and starter switches
New perches, levers, grips and mirrors
New throttle, clutch, brake, speedo & tach cables with grey housings
New handlebar riser bushings
New tires, tubes and rim liners
New spark plugs
New petcock and fuel lines
New UNI foam pod filters
Rebuilt carburetors with custom 6sigma jet kit installed
New seat, supports and hinges
Rare original chrome taillight skirt
Rare original chrome side cover bolts
Rare original "Elephant Horn" in good working condition

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