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 Post subject: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Just recently got into bikes, and now I find myself with two of them... I figured I'd put them up here to see what everyone thinks.

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The Honda is for sale, btw...

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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:03 pm 
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maestro wrote:
I figured I'd put them up here to see what everyone thinks.


I love them. 8)

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The Honda is for sale, btw...


Oh really... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:10 pm 
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john wrote:
maestro wrote:
I figured I'd put them up here to see what everyone thinks.


I love them. 8)

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The Honda is for sale, btw...


Oh really... :mrgreen:


Thanks!

And yes, it's for sale. It may not look it, but the engine is freshly rebuilt and it's quite quick... Need to do something about that seat though, hehe.

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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:43 pm 
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I like them a lot. God I need to get my bike rideable...

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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:08 am 
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New pic of the CB450:

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I finally cleaned her up and made a new seat!

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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:55 pm 

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How much are you asking for the cb450? I'm looking for a bike for my mom...


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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:58 pm 
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orangekid wrote:
How much are you asking for the cb450? I'm looking for a bike for my mom...



I plan to list it up on Craigslist very soon for $3500.

Here's a spec list:

1968 Honda CB450 - 'The Blue Streak'

Stripped to the bare frame and rebuilt at Illuminati Motorcycles. The engine was completely torn down, cleaned, machined, and rebuilt by 'Papa' José, head mechanic and Honda engine maestro at Illuminati. The bike is very complete with a true period patina. This bike wasn't rebuilt as a show bike, but as a reliable and fast vintage-looking, stripped down street machine.

Newly rebuilt engine with 200 easy break-in miles on it and its first oil change.

Over $1500 spent just on the machine shop.

Rebuilt and machined head, NOS pistons and rings, NOS carbs, new clutch.

Rare CL450 tank with vintage custom paint.

Newly reupholstered CL450 seat.

CB350 4" metal headlight bucket.

Newly rebuilt CB500T front end with CB350 drum front wheel.

New Battery

New Coker Double Diamond 400-18 tires front and rear.

Illuminati is known for their function before form approach, so this bike is loud, fast, and purposefully meaner-looking than the average shiny little CBs you see all over Silverlake these days...

I recently had the bike cleared by the CHP and newly registered. The registration is current and the title is clean.

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 Post subject: Re: Maestro's '68 CB450 and '77 XS650
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:27 am 

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both bikes look great! Any more plans for the Yamaha?

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