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I built this bike in 1998 after reading a story about Todd Henning and Bitch Boehme of Motorcyclist magazine collaborating on building a Bob Hansen replica CR450 Honda. I went to Willow Springs and was hooked. I met Todd and he helped me build my 450 racer with all top of the line parts at the time. I went on to race the bike until 2003 Barber event in Alabama. I had a chance to race Daytona 4 times and other tracks around the country in the 500 Premier class. My best finish at Daytona was 8th. I was radared at 100mph at Daytona during practice as an average rider. I eventually finished 4th in 500 Premier and was awarded the BMW Best Overall Team and the first recipient of the Bob Hansen High Performance Honda Grand Prix Roadracing Twin Trophy. The bike got a lot of attention and was included in two hard back books, "100 Years 100 Motorcycles" and 11 magazines worldwide. I have also raced it as a Sportsman bike without the fairing.
I was quite surprised by it all but retired from racing in 2003.
The best way for you to see the bike is to go to our website at www.teamgba.com. Click on Members and go to Brent Hensley and view the various photos of the "Red White & Blue" 450 and the other pictures of some of my bikes. You should check out the other members bikes as well for some great Honda racers.
The "Red White & Blue" bike was painted depicting the French Factory Indurance Honda Racers from the 80's. The frame is a CB450 that has been highly modified with an "X" tube through the center of the chassis. The swingarm is a CB500T at 35mm legs vs. CB450 33mm legs. The front and rear rims are DID WM3 with Avon tires. The rims were laced by Woody Wheel Works in Denver, CO. The Front suspension is Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo four leading shoe hubs and forks. The forks have been dialed-in with Progressive springs and the bottom tubes are anodized gold. The rear shocks are also Progressive. The front hub had been lightened at least 4 pounds from stock. The rear hub has also been lightened. Brakes are from Vintage Brake that were personally dialed and tuned shoes with the wheels and hubs together. I have all the gearing for the bike with 520 drive and many Sprocket Specialty's aluminum, lightened, and anodized gold rear sprockets. The bike weighs 300lbs.
Axles and engine mounting bolts are titanium. Nuts are aluminum. The fork tree is a one-off Henning designed billet aluminum with aluminum center post. The tach is electronic Shintzu. Custom aluminum adjustable clip-ons. One-off billet shifter, foot pegs and brackets. It is setup for GP shift pattern and the rear brake is cable driven. The tank has some racing dents and is aluminum from Bartels in Northern Ireland. The seat is a Henning designed replica of Don Vesco's Daytona "Lunch Box" seat. The fairing is also a Bartels design that AirTech has copied. I will provide you with a new set of lower body fiberglass as there was some travel damage. The bubble is from Gustafson who has my personal bubble design still on file and easily replaceable.
After Todd was permanently disabled from his racing accident, I relied on Todd's machinist Bob Gerberich in Wadsworth, OH to build all of my engines that turned out to be much more reliable than Todd's motors. The engine is a high performance, high compression 500T motor that is 520cc with about 65 hp. The head is highly modified for the best flow and has coil springs and dual plug head. The cam is adjustable from Megacams. The ignition is a total loss system that requires bump starting the bike. The dual headers are also one-off and designed by a well know pipe builder here in Southern California. Their are several unique parts such as the exhaust header brackets and special oil cap breather that are aluminum from Franco in Italy. It was a brand new engine at Gratten with only one race then I raced it at Barber and encountered a shifting problem in 2003. I parked it at the time as a result of a divorce I have been dealing with so I haven't had a chance to check it out.
I have maintained the bike's CA registration and its license plate with special brackets reads "DLMR RCR". I had it registered for the street and insured up until last year. Registration can easily be updated. It has won several show bike awards including Del Mar in its best condition. Someone could easily begin racing the bike or screw around as a street bike. I am also interested in selling my perfect '65 C110 in white; rare CB450 Drixton Premier 500 racer; and my CB500T "Bubba Shobert" XR750 Honda Dirt/Street tracker that you can also see on my racing website. I hope to hear back from you.