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Manx CB450 Racer

A Different Kind of Motorcycle

1972 Honda CB450

"Manx CB450 Racer" A Different Kind of Motorcycle

Child progeny or bastard son, you decide. Born of a rock star father and a classical piano playing mother, the Dime City "Manx" blends the timeless and iconic world of cafe racers with the high speed adrenaline driven presence found in the platforms of legendary race bikes.

Paying homage to the classic cafe racer, we began with a completely stock standard Honda CB450. We remove all the bits and pieces too far gone for restoration along with those not needed.

Once we prepared the empty canvas, we began the build process by grafting the DCC Manx rear end section to the standard Honda frame along with additional frame supports and gussets.

The Manx rear section affords the rider a more modern riding position and superior handling by relocating the shock absorbers to a lower portion on the frame similar to what's found on race bikes - changing the entire stance of the motorcycle.

Better handling in and out of turns, a much more responsive motorcycle overall, the Manx blends the classic air cooled, teeth-chattering experience of riding a vintage motorcycle with the modern advancements in handling found in today's sport bikes.

Herm and Jason couldn't have been more pleased...

We reconditioned the entire electrical system along with every other aspect of the motorcycle. Wheels, controls, fuel system- you name it, we rebuilt it or replaced it with something better!

To stay in control and get power to the ground we installed a set of custom DCC rear sets with light-weight linkage, all of which the rider controls from the custom black leather race cushion atop the signature Dime City Manx seat.

Keeping the soul of the donor 450 alive, we utilized the CB450 fuel tank base and grafted dished steel sides for knee indents along with a custom streamlined top for fit and finish any track racer would be pleased with.

Once the frame was complete we moved to the engine. Ported and polished head, stainless steel valves, upgraded cam, it's all there. When the Manx is kick-started to life it offers an experience found in no other motorcycle. It is as if you have traveled through time yet there are no worries of dripping oil or Lucas electronics...

The Dime City "Manx" is a different kind of motorcycle for a different kind of rider, the guys at DCC.

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Better handling in and out of turns, a much more responsive motorcycle overall, the Manx blends the classic air cooled, teeth-chattering experience of riding a vintage motorcycle with the modern advancements in handling found in today's sport bikes.

Parts List

Part Number Part Name Price
62-0035 Black 35mm Vortex Billet Aluminum Clip-On Handlebars
$156.95
25-6605 Slim Red LED Cat Eye Tail Light
$43.95
66-65010 7" Satin Black Headlight Bucket
$54.95
25-1307 Front Wheel Bearing & Seal Kit - (Fits: All Model CB's)
$14.95
25-1361 Rear Wheel Bearing & Seal Kit - (Fits: CB450 68-74, CL450 69-72, CB500F 71-75, CB550K 74-78 & CB550F 74-79)
$16.95
18-2419 '68-71 Honda CB450K Carburetor Rebuild Kit
$21.95
80-84030 Chrome 17" Shorty Reverse Cone Megaphone Muffler
$50.95
EBC316 EBC Rear Brake Shoes - (Fits: CB/CL 450, 500 and 550K/F)
$37.95
15-0031B 2.5" Chrome Mini Tachometer w/ Black Face - (1:7 Ratio)
$49.95
40-37600 OE Style Honda CB/CL Replacement Key Ignition Switch - (Square Plug Style)
$12.95
70-52501 Gloss Black "Wasp" Fairing
$69.95
DCC-BEMIRROR-2 Black DCC Originals Aluminum CNC Bar End Mirror for 7/8" Handlebars
$27.95
608-0152 Complete Engine Gasket Set - (Fits: CB/CL450)
$42.95
32-0082 7-Way Adjustable Steering Damper
$89.95
02-0001 Honda Clutch Cable - (Fits: CB/CL350, CB/CL450 & CB500)
$13.95
20-4310 Avon "Road Runner/Rider" AM26 Cafe Racer Preferred Universal 19" Front/Rear Tire - (100/90V19)
$134.95
FA13 Honda CB Front Brake Pads - (Fits: CB350, CB350/400F, CB450, CB500T, CB550F/T & CB750)
$34.95
02-0002 Honda Front Brake Cable - (Fits: CB/CL350, 360 & 450)
$14.95
02-0177-SPD Shortened Honda 27.5" Speedometer Cable - (Fits: Most CB's & CL's w/ Low Bars)
$12.95
10-1887 Retro "Ringer" Style Grips
$14.95
X-912 Shortened 2-into-1 Throttle Cable – Fits: Honda CB/CL350 & 450 w/ Clubmans or Clipons
$32.95
15-0032B 2.5" Chrome Mini Speedometer w/ Black Face & LED Indicator Lights
$67.95
20-4280 Avon "Road Runner/Rider" AM26 Cafe Racer Preferred Universal 18" Rear Tire – (120/90V18)
$168.95
AG-801 9.7 AMP Hour 240 CCA Antigravity 8-Cell Battery
$179.00
31-5830 Tapered Steering Bearing Kit - (Fits: All model CB/CL's)
$54.95
IM-450-03A Polished Stainless Steel Allen Head Bolt Kit - (Fits: CB450, CL450 & CB500T)
$39.95
40058M07100 Wiseco CB/CL450 Piston Kit - (1mm Overbore, 71.00mm)
$148.95
18-4150 Honda Fuel Petcock, Replacement 16950-292-00 - (Fits: Early CB/CL/SL Models 350-450, & Others)
$20.95
320-53035 JT Gold X1R 120 link 530 X-Ring Chain
$84.95
PM120-1048B 48mm Black Universal POD Air Filter
$14.95
35250-300-033 Vintage Honda OEM Black Left Side Handlebar Control Switch (Turn Signal & Horn)
$99.00
32-1152 11.38" (289mm) Chrome "Shorty" Eye to Clevis Shock Absorbers
$71.95