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    bled the front brake on the 450 and got the wheel to roll so I moved it and gave it a bath. uncovered the wing started it up then gave it a bath 20200405_131742.jpg 20200405_132637.jpg 20200405_141613.jpg 20200405_141625.jpg 20200405_141844.jpg
     
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    104K miles...that `Wing is just nicely broken-in.
     
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    I have wondered, just how far one of those Goldwing's will actually go if properly maintained. They are absolute bears for travel.
     
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    IDK, Chett...highest mileage specimen I've seen had 341,xxx showing. It showed no signs of distress, or senility;). The frontal surfaces had plenty of stone chips, the seat was "upholstered" with a scrap of household carpet. The owner relocated to New Mexico, from Michigan...and traveled back to visit friends & family multiple times annually.
     
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    Nice Hondas! That 450 kinda reminds me of the 1980 Honda cm 400T which is another one on my list of cool bikes. :cool: It had an optional 2 speed Auto Trans or the standard 5 speed. That 450 is in the same series.

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    I got tired of wrestling an 850lb motorcycle around, I got this back in '07 with about 35,000 miles on it but my riding buddies love curvy roads. we would have meet ups in different states and go ride some of the local roads. my arms would be so sore. I actually thought about getting an 1800 wing but that would mean more weight so after two iron butt rides I decided in late '15 to get the ST 1300
     
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    at the time I hadn't ridden a motorcycle in ten years due to a work related injury. I talked to my doctor but he said I would have to try it and see what happens. while I had a few of my other bikes at the time I wanted something small and cheap and good on gas. I looked at a few honda CB 350's but decided that I didn't want to deal with points and condensers so I started looking at the CB / CM line and started looking for a CB 400, the one that looks like a 750F. found one but I guess the guy didn't want to sell it to me, but thats another story. found the nighthawk in Columbiaville, mi. and bought it for $ 550, it needed tires, mirrors, mufflers, and brakes. I think by '85 all the CB / CM 450's had a 6spd trans, mine does
     
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    341K and still counting is amazing. The old one's that I've seen had around 20K-100K and were dead from just shear neglect and being left outside to rot.
     
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    #10 Adam-NLV, Apr 5, 2020
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    I've dropped it and picked it up by myself six to eight times at but never in mud
     
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    played around with the CB 450 nighthawk some today, got all the old fuses changed, new sparkplugs installed, and the new battery installed. got dash lights now and it even cranked over but didn't start for me. I put the charger back on the battery and got it covered up, i'll go at it again tomorrow if it isn't raining 20200411_192358.jpg 20200411_193447.jpg
     
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    took a test ride today, looks like i'll have to clean the carbs especially the right one 20200424_163856.jpg 20200424_163918.jpg 20200424_164800.jpg
     
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    well its running a little better but the tail lights are not working 20200429_173608.jpg 20200429_174025.jpg 20200429_174442.jpg 20200429_174503.jpg
     

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