1982 Honda CM450E
A real and reliable bike great for commuting and longer rides under 100 miles
Original seat was torn, had it recovered.
Battery side cover was missing, found one at a junkyard, repainted tank and side covers all black.
Chain was unreliable, replaced with new.
Windshield brackets to turn signal arms failed, both sides broke, made replacement aluminum brackets from slightly thicker plate.
No center stand, added one from junkyard off of a Honda 500.
Headlamp was dented and dim, replaced with new.
Instrument panel bulb burned out, replaced with new.
Very reliable, clean running bike.
Needs to be warmed up in cooler weather.
Shakes dangerously at highway speeds over 70.
100 mile range on 2.3 gallon tank limits trip length before refueling.
Not a speedster off a standing start, and not a lot of passing power on highway, however very smooth through gears, and sixth gear is a real bonus.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2010