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:
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:
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.
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Published - Oct 11, 2013
suck it Alex, more old bike shit… I’ve been really interested in the KZ750’s lately. They definitely do not get the same attention as the CB’s or KZ900/1000’s but have a lot to offer and have a good base for modifying. It’s a basically a bored out KZ650 with better cams and other performance modifications […]
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?
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?
oh shit, they’ll in south philly? fuckin right.
does the shop in philly still exists? the link does not work.
the link is fixed. it works now.