the cb450 seat

…was super tall from Honda. I could barely touch the ground flat-foot on it!!!

So, I found a seat on eBay that was real slick looking that was said to fit the 1970-1974 cb450. This is the dude’s eBay store:
http://stores.ebay.com/hondaclassic31

He def has some real sick seats for a lot of different bikes. Anyway, to make a long story short, I ordered the seat for the 450, and then he emailed me a few days later and said that he was mistaken in his eBay post, and the seat won’t fit 73-74.

So, I cancelled my order, printed out pictures of what the seat looked like, and brought my stock seat to the same upholstery shop that did my cb650 seat. They charged me $175 which is $75 less than the eBay dude. This is their shop:
http://www.livestrong.com/business-j-and-j-auto-seat-covers_215-335-3301/

They’re located in N.E. philly.

I think the seat turned out great. I wanted it to look like it could’ve came from Honda this way, because the 450 is all stock other than clubmans, so I didn’t want a seat that looked out of place, but I wanted to sit a few inches lower.

Stock seat: 

New seat:

6 responses to “the cb450 seat”

  1. Jut says:

    looks sick

  2. andrew says:

    dude that looks great! I think thats the first thing i’m going do when i get back to philly….. i’ve been thinking about seats for wayyyyyyy to long and realize there is no way i’m going to be able to do a good one myself. If they can do that off a pic, then i’m going to find the ideal seat sample and send it off to them! How long did it take?

  3. andrew says:

    question… do you feel its still a bit high? or do you feel thats a good height. Looks a little high, but hard to tell from the photos. Did you get a quote up front?

  4. andrew says:

    oh shit, they’ll in south philly? fuckin right.

  5. dan gallagher says:

    does the shop in philly still exists? the link does not work.
    Thanks

  6. admin says:

    the link is fixed. it works now.
    -ed

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