I did a cb450 bobber last year. already knew i was going to do an xs this year. found the tank on ebay over a year ago. finally started shopping for a bike last xmas. picked in up in OH in so-so shape in Jan., brought it home and stripped it all down. I then hit it for hours and hours with the grinder and sander.
Welded some brackets for the tank and auto ignition. rattle canned the motor flat and everything else gloss black. shaped the tail out of foam and gave it to a local metal sculptor. replaced the front end w/ a honda drum and forks. didn’t want the disk and wanted to lower it w/o having to slide the forks up thru the triples.
The wheels were built by Woody’s in CO. sourced clip ons, grips, levers, grips, lights, etc. found a battery that just fits in the tail piece. wiring, fueling, etc. and it’s up and running now.