Archive for August 15th, 2009|Daily archive page

1970 Honda CL450 Cafe Racer (Part 2)

Back on March 24th, 2009, I posted what I believe to be this exact same bike (Click here…), and it had some issues that needed fixing. And now it appears they have been fixed. The current seller of this bike replaced the windscreen and gotten it running fine (according to the seller). Click through to the eBay listing via the photos for more pics of the bike currently, or click on the old posting for some outdoor shots of the bike. Reserve hasn’t been met yet, but bidding is only at about $1,500 with 15 hours left.

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1973 Honda CB500 Cafe Racer

There are cleanly built cafe racers, and there are cleanly built cafe racers. This bike clearly epitomizes the idea of taking a bike, and building into a cafe racer without doing anything crazy or over the top. Heck, this bike has drag bars, and I still like it!

What has been done to this bike is as follow:

    Tons of energy put into making it a clean build.
    Classic cafe racer seat.
    Cylinder-head gone through and cleaned up.
    Replacement of various mechanical bits and pieces including clutch plates, ignition, K&N filter conversion, and battery.
    Aftermarket 4-4 exhaust.
    Nice paint job.

Currently, bidding has put this bike at just under $2K with 11 interested bidders. There are only 9 hours left, so unless bidding picks up it might be possible to pick up this bike for a deal. Keep an eye on it if your interested. The seller has built a nice bike that will most likely make the buyer very happy. Good luck!

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