1968 Honda cl450, 3,700 mile survivors

1968 Honda CL

Price: US $1,676.00
Item location: Wymore, Nebraska, United States
Make: Honda
Model: CL
SubModel: cl450
Year: 1968
Mileage: 3,733
VIN: CL450-1007135
Color: Red
Engine size: 450
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Once in a lifetime. I went to a local upholstery shop to have the seat covered for my bike. This Honda was in the corner of the shop. It was dusty. but all there and in great condition. I asked the owner about it. He told me he bought it from a local Honda dealer in 1981. It sat there because he lost the title. I walked him through the process of getting a bonded title. and then bought the bike from him. The bike had been driven only 25 miles since 1981. It has less than 3. 00 miles on it to date. The carburetors were cleaned and new parts were put in them. Added a new battery and the bike came to life. Like it was in a time capsule. I spent a couple hours cleaning and polishing and this is what she looks like. Here are the defects as I found them: Need new rubber handlebar mounts. a front spring boot. an air box-to-carburetor boot and the front foot pegs. The brake lever doesn't want to tighten up to the handlebar but I will work to see why. The top of the tank is fading and there are two depressed areas. one on the top and one on the right side. A professional may be able to heat it up and suction them out but I am not going to screw it up. One tank badge is roached. We think the rear tire is original to the bike. The front tire has excellent tread but is old. Here is the good: No engine noise or smoke. Every light. horn. brake. gear. speedometer. tachometer works great. The chrome polished out beautifully. No rips or tears in the seat. New battery. Chain and sprocket seem to have little miles on them. I've driven the bike down the highway and it was solid. Drove straight and without a shimmy. ADDED: See photo of the left headlamp ear. Must have been bent at some time. Also. we changed the oil before running the bike. I used to own a 1965 Chevelle and have always regretted selling it. I may feel the same way about this bike. but I don't need another small bike. (I've had my kz400 since 1979). I don't want it to sit. Someone needs to get full enjoyment out of it or restore it and show it. I do not have the expertise to make that happen. I do not sell bikes for a living. I will respond to any questions and provide any additional photographs if you want. If you didn't ask. then accept what has been written. I can provide documentation of the 1981 transaction.

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