View Full Version : 1971 cl450 hardtail Question

03-30-2010, 5:36 PM
I just traded some amo for this bike. I want to make it a hard tail but I don't have a frame jig and I'm not sure how to start. I was going to buy the pre bent pieces off of flea-bay but I don't know what to do from there. Any help would rock!!!!!


03-30-2010, 6:22 PM
shippins gonna cost u,,but i build hardtails to fit the frame here in VA...

03-31-2010, 6:03 PM
replied to your message..lemme know

04-06-2010, 3:08 AM
cool bike. a friend of mine has spent the last 2 years restoring one. talk about reaching back for your youth! he had one when he was in college, now he is an administrator at one!

04-18-2010, 12:54 PM
That's funny stuff! this bike was made 16 years before I was born.

04-20-2010, 9:42 PM
ascrambles bike of the day. best suited for pavement, but back then, suspension was pretty much junk on all bikes. including exotic moto-cross bikes. on pavement, with the right wind, these bikes would top 115 -120 mph. rode a 1972 back then. fastest thing i had ridden aside from my triumph 500. just a couple years later, i discovered the sheer speed of the 1973 750-4. wild. scary shit now that i think back about white knuckle speed, frame flex, and junk shocks. Very cool engines for a rigid make-over!

04-20-2010, 9:58 PM
if you can weld,or at least sneek up on the ability to(practice, set heat , etc.) buying some tubing and play around with it. NOT on the bike. practice metal tubing. if you already got that going on, you can be amazed at the very cool results of your own hand and design abilities. plus it is your own. clamps and a steel ruler, and dont forget the plumb-bob, is the old school way. jigs can be made from channel stock, even scrap, if nothing else. neat project. burn some practice metal first.

04-30-2010, 11:03 AM
So I found out that trying to get 1 1/8 dom tubing was going to cost me 17 bucks a foot and it would be cheeper to buy the kit and re-work it... this is what i've got so far.

04-30-2010, 1:37 PM
sometimes its just best to buy a kit well cheaper any way ive run into this all the damn time it sucks