Indeed we have come a long way. I had a '72 CL 450 orange/black. Used to mount a knobby and go hill climbing with it, haaaaa! Back in the day it was pretty advanced....DOHC, torsion bars instead of valve springs to reduce valve float at high rpm (what was the redline, i've forgotten?), that double leading front brake shoe arrangement. I remember once trying to keep up with a pals Z-1 900 (which I later bought) on the pacific coast highway frantically trying to slow down to enter a curve and the brakes just went away nearly putting me over a cliff and into the sea. I also remember going out to Irwindale dragstrip on Wednesday nights and regulary beating the harleys of the day.....they hated that.
Post some photos, it'd be a blast to see your CB. I only had one photo of mine with me as a young thug doing a smoky burnout but my ex took it......
Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.
Last edited by flash; 11-08-2008 at 11:01 AM.