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    I had to do some re-arranging in my storage hole today so I took the opportunity to take a couple of pictures of my '66 Honda 450 which has been covered up for over a year. Love is blind, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I love this Honda, and think it's beautiful.

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    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    The site won't accept my right side picture of the Honda. Must hate Japanese bikes

    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    • #3
      Looks great, I'm also a fan of early Honda's. Looks like just a little bit of work to get in it riding shape?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by exeric View Post
        The site won't accept my right side picture of the Honda. Must hate Japanese bikes
        ...may have something to do with Japan driving on the "wrong" side of the road (left). Boy Eric, that's a beaut!
        Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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        • #5
          Nice job, I didn't know they had a 450 back then. I got my motorcycle endorsement on my father's 70 or 71 Honda CB450, it was a fun bike. Thanks for the memories.
          AMCA #41287
          1998 Dyna Convertible - 100% Original
          1982 FXR - starting restoration
          1979 FXS 1200 (1340) nearly done
          96" Evo Softail self built chopper
          2012 103" Road King "per diem"
          plus 13 other bikes over the years...

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          • #6
            I certainly appreciate the comments, and encouragement, thanks. I really like how the rear fender is closer to the tire (unlike so many later bikes) and how they filled all the spaces in the frame to make it a styled package. I think the homage to Triumph is very visible and I don't mean that with any disrespect because obviously, Honda blazed their own trail into the history of motorcycling. Now, I need to find some time to finish this bike off because I am dying to ride it and know it's going to be a favorite. . . . Still nuts about Harleys, Indians, and Henderson though
            Eric Smith
            AMCA #886

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            • #7
              Eric, the red is fantastic! i've never owned or ridden a 450, but the early 450's are very cool. I also like the '69's, they also had a chrome tank panel but body parts are of a later design. I was just thinking of you the other day, hoping you'd be back to working on it.
              Steve Swan

              27JD 11090 Restored
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