Black Plate 1966 Honda CB450

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This 1966 Honda CB450 has been with the current owner for 20 years and is believed to have remained in the Los Angeles area from new. Power is from 444cc parallel-twin mated to a 4-speed transmission, and an electronic ignition was installed in 2015 along with a new wiring harness, control cables, starter, and more. Finished in black and silver over a black frame, this CB450 is now being offered on behalf of the current owner with service records since 1998, a California black plate, and clean California title. The bike features silver painted fenders and a black tank with polished sides. Some paintwork has likely been carried out in the past, and larger scratches are pictured on the trailing edge of the front fender and on one of the fuel tank mounting feet. Smaller marks are described elsewhere. The seller notes that the black vinyl seat appears to be original, and the cover is affixed with rivets. The seat carries the Honda logo across the rear panel. The mirrors have been removed, though the bike retains factory lighting and mufflers. Note the California black plate from 1966 mounted out back. The speedometer and tachometer are contained in a single gauge pod which is integral to the headlight housing. 478 miles are shown on the vertical 5-digit odometer, though the true total is unknown The 444cc vertical-twin is paired with a 4-speed transmission and is equipped with dual 32mm carburetors. A recent compression test reportedly showed 160 psi in both cylinders. An electronic ignition conversion was performed in 2015, and a new starter was also added along with new cables for the throttle, clutch, front brake, speedometer, tachometer, and more as detailed in an attached invoice. Records since 1998 are pictured in the gallery below, and a reprinted copy of the owner’s manual is also included.

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