View Full Version : 1982 CM450A Bobber NEED HELP

02-18-2017, 10:25 AM
I recently acquired a 1982 CM450A for $300 and I am attempting to turn this bike into a bobber. I was looking around trying to find a kit like a weld on or build a hardtail kit etc. Not sure on the specs that I would need to adhere to ant all that. Kind of new to this, so any help would br greatly appreciated!

02-24-2017, 12:09 PM
The cm450 has no kit on the market to do a hardtail. It is not an easy frame to do it with but has been done. Search it on the interweb, there's a few build up videos on YouTube.

02-24-2017, 4:30 PM
Hondamatics are just shit man, bad idea and worse execution. I'm gonna be straight ace, can it be done, well yeah we made a flashlight that doubles as a pocket pussy, what can't we do really. The real question is should you, especially being new to this, I'd say no, well fuck no really, it's gonna be a headache and a wallet ache that in the grand scheme of things is gonna leave you with a dodgy pile of parts and and no fine tail on the back. My advice, make it someone else's dick magnet, and buy a better base

03-03-2017, 12:31 PM

Not sure if there is that much difference between a hondamatic vs regular 450, but cleaned up the one in the pic, looks like an after market frame to me.

03-20-2017, 11:46 PM
a custom frame is the direction i went. The hondamatics are crazy fun to ride



03-23-2017, 1:28 PM
1982 CM450A

Cm450A is a three year model and is great stock, does what it was made to do. I began to chop one a few years ago because I traded a few speakers for it and it was titled, about as good of a deal I'd say. The number one issue I had with this bike was those damn carbs, since then I've heard of carb swaps that'll do it justice but I can't imagine hardtailing one until I dialed a set of carbs for pods.

Traded it for a nice Ruger M14

03-26-2017, 3:34 PM
left and right Mikuni 32s from dime city...........perfect on my bike with open pipes and velocity stacks.


04-22-2017, 7:59 PM
Links to pipes/stacks?

04-22-2017, 8:00 PM
Update: guy at work is a welder for our trailer shop and has done hard tails before... frame is in the shop as we speak... Will post pics after it's done

04-27-2017, 5:51 PM
I made the pipes with stainless bends and straight tubing

05-01-2017, 12:58 AM
I have a pair of cm250 so looking fwd to seeing how you go

05-21-2017, 5:46 PM
How do I post pics lol I'm on mobile :(

05-21-2017, 5:49 PM