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Clymer Manuals Honda CB450 Black Bomber vjmc cafe racer vintage honda
http://www.clymer.com 800-262-1954 Honda CB450 CB 450 Black Bomber Bomber CL450 Scrambler Custom Cafe Bobber no, the original 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 Honda 450 Welcome to On the Lift...episode one, sponsored by Clymer Repair Manuals. I'm James Grooms, Editorial Director. For each episode we'll feature a machine that's in the Tech Center [Vintage and Classic Japanese machines from the past]. We may also talk about staff rides or projects, basically anything interesting in the shop. Maybe even a road trip or two to see what some of our authors are working on [Repair Manual] and riding. Today we have one of my rides [For Sale]on the lift, a 1965 Honda CB450. AKA the Black Bomber... sounds ominous doesn't it. I think this Honda model has an interesting history. While everyone knows about the CB750, and rightly so. The Black Bomber is often over looked in Honda's family tree. When released in 65 it created quite a bit of buzz. The motorcycle press covered its release extensively. Even the car magazines, like Hot Rod tested it. It was Honda's largest displacement motorcycle and at the time they were known for small bikes. [For comparison, Kawasaki was a non player w/ the 150 B8S, Suzuki had the 250cc T10 and the only real player was Yamaha w/ the YDS3, all 2-strokes.] Their largest was the 305 Superhawk of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance notoriety. Author Pirsig rode a Superhawk, while his partner was on a BMW. [There was also a scrambler version, a CD450 kit. There would eventually be a high pipped CL450, CL.] The parallel twin has dual overhead cams DOHC. At the time, it was the only production motorcycle so equipped. The hemi cylinder head does not use a traditional valve spring setup. Instead a torsion bar mechanism closes the valves. Twin CV carbs were novel for the period also. While many bikes still had 6 volt electrics, the 450 uses a 12 volt battery. The plugs fire at 180-degree intervals through a twin coil and points setup. [Editor's note: this is a Type I engine. There were also Type II CB450 engines using a single set of points and fired at 360 degree interval. I've never seen/heard one run. Would be interesting.] At 8500 rpm the engine produces 43 hp. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a wet clutch, 4 speed gearbox and chain. The horizontally split crankcase is held in a cradle frame. This was a departure from Honda's typical spine frame layout. This also allowed the cylinders to be upright as opposed to previous twins. The starter is here at the front; another not so common item in 1965. The twin spring telescopic fork legs hold an 18 in wheel featuring a dual leading brake drum operating on twin pivots. By today's standards, this cable operated dinosaur is nothing special, but at the time it was considered top shelf stuff. The rear brake is a basic single-pivot lever-operated drum. Despite being banned from British racing because of its dual overhead cams the bike missed the mark, for a number of reasons. [This model and the CB350 are very popular in vintage racing in AHRMA 's Sportman class - see Henning. I think a full blown CB 450 cafe' bike is in my plans.] It never sold well at a little over a grand. The KO model was basically unchanged from 65-68 until the K1 [in 1968 and also often referred to as the black bomber, however, I think it more accurate to the KO] release. I've been told there were plenty of four speed bikes still on the dealer floors in 68 at a steep discount. Despite poor sales, the Black Bomber's release in April 1965 marked the beginning of the end for the vaunted British motorcycle industry [Dominated by Triumph, Norton and BSA.] With the next new model release, the first superbike --the CB750, Honda sealed the deal. [More videos to come: BMW R75/5 X6 Hustler CB77 CB500 Four SOHC KO Harley Sprint XL s Yamaha YR1 Cobra T500 XS1 XS2 X6 vs CB 350 CB450 CB550 1966 1967 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 K2 k3 k4 k5 k6 k7.] music by Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com http://www.caferacer.net/forum/ http://www.vjmc.org/

Motorcycle Briefcase made by Honda!!!
I think Tony Stark has one of these as well. mykarz: "...those scooters actually came as an optional accessory with i think it was a civic or accord in like 82-83. They were built to specifically fit in the trunk of that car, which is pretty cool in my opinion.  Only however many cars that were sold in that time span that had those scooters added, are how many of those that exist. Its a super rare little scooter, so you're lucky to see one."

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my '71 cb450 at idle


Honda CB 450 K1 1968 - first startup after restoration and engine rebuild
Honda CB 450 K1 1968 - first startup after restoration and engine rebuild

Honda CB450K1
我が新しい相棒、Honda CB450K1です。タンクはK0ですが、K1です。

Honda NC700X DCT Auto Review - Owner's Demo
A 15 minute look at the Honda NC700X DCT BUY ONE HERE - http://goo.gl/CfbtR (Well I had to try!) My Blog Entry http://goo.gl/tKzb9 Bike of the Year 2012 - According to Bike Magazine

La Historia de Honda

HONDA CB450 Cafe start and run
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Honda CBX1050, CB750, CB500 - Best Sounds of Honda Motorcycles
Best sounds(KZ1300, CB750, XJ650, GS650): http://youtu.be/sLNTO8QqtU4 CB750 No Exhaust: http://youtu.be/_cYPohI9m20 CB750: http://youtu.be/lTrf8tXM6Q8

Classic Honda CB
Some classic CB's form 100 to 750.

Honda factory -CBR

74' CB450 Cafe start and rev
Head to my Project Blog @ www.dashfest.com for more info! Finally got it started again after tearing the motor down. Sounds great with straight headers!

Honda Mean Mower vs BTCC Honda Civic
To celebrate reaching 100,000 subscribers on YouTube, we've released a video which is a little different to the rest. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt Reigning Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will be aiming to keep off the grass when he heads to Silverstone for the final round of this year's series on 13 October. But he took time out from his preparations to have a bit of fun, lining up on the grid with three-time champ and team-mate Matt Neal on a special mower created by their Team Dynamics squad. The Mean Mower is a bit different to Gordon and Matt's Honda Yuasa Racing Civics. It's based on a Honda HF2620 lawn tractor, but the regular 20bhp 614cc V-twin engine has made way for a 1,000cc V-Twin from a Honda Firestorm motorbike. This delivers 110bhp, and gives a power-to-weight ratio of 520bhp per tonne -- enabling the mower to do 0-60mph in under four seconds and hit 130mph. To cope with this huge pace, the regular mower chassis has been replaced with a chromoly spaceframe. Suspension and wheels from an ATV help Boost the handling, plus there's a body-hugging racing seat and Alcantara steering wheel with buttons for the sequential gearbox. This drives the rear wheels via a chain to a rear axle sourced from a go-kart. Yet this amazing machine can still cut grass. The steel cutting bed is replaced by a lighter fibreglass version, and isn't connected to the petrol engine. Instead, two electric motors spin a 3mm wire cable at 4,000rpm -- proper blades could be a bit dangerous at 100mph. The Mean Mower is similar in concept to a Yuasa Racing Civic, which is taken off the production line in Swindon, Wilts, and heavily modified. While the chassis and body are retained, the interior is stripped out and a roll cage fitted. New front and rear sub-frames are installed, as are racing-spec suspension and brakes. And while the 2.0-litre engine uses the same block as the old Civic Type R, a turbocharger is added and most of the internals are changed. Total output is around 330bhp, which allows the Yuasa Civic to do up to 160mph. But how would the BTCC racer compare with the Mean Mower on a lap of Rockingham's National Circuit in Northants? The track is 1.7 miles long, has a range of corners and plenty of grass that could do with a trim... "The only way the mower could win round here is to literally cut corners," said Matt. "But if it doesn't, it has no chance. In fact, I reckon I could give it a 40-second head start and still cross the finish line first." Was Neal right to be so confident? The way the mower stumbled off the starting line suggested so. Its tall first gear makes for lazy getaways -- be too aggressive and the engine will stall. But once moving, the Mean Mower soon gets into its stride. In a straight line, it's quite impressive -- but the narrow track makes it tricky through corners. Still, after 40 seconds, the mower had completed over a third of a lap -- leaving the car with plenty of catching up to do. In fact, the Civic didn't have the mower in its sights until it rounded the penultimate corner. This was going to be close. As the BTCC racer entered the final hairpin, the Mean Mower was exiting it and heading down the home straight -- just a few hundred metres from victory. But the distance to the finish line proved just enough for the Civic to close the gap. In the end it pipped the mower at the post, by the narrowest of margins. We checked the stopwatch: the BTCC car had taken one minute 18.2 seconds to do a standing-start lap. The mower completed it in one minute 59 seconds -- a difference of 40.8 seconds. We know who won the moral victory, though, as the Civic can't trim your grass! Little wonder that these Honda stars are keen to be handed the Mean Mower to cut some blades of glory in their gardens during the close season.

2014 Honda Grom First Ride & Grom Prix w/ Justin Barcia - MotoUSA
MotoUSA takes a spin on one of this year's most anticipated motorcycles, the 2014 Honda Grom 125. Watch as we buzz around the California coast, and battle it out in the first annual Honda Grom Prix with our special guest racer: AMA Supercross Champ, Justin Barcia. Read the first ride report: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/117/16915/Motorcycle-Article/2014-Honda-Grom- 125-First-Ride.aspx

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1982 Honda CB 900 Custom: 13.157 @ 105.630
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1982 Honda CB 750: 13.573 @ 99.230
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1977 Honda CB 550 F: 13.980 @ 94.350
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