In this video we show how to modify the factory control switch boxes on a Honda CB450 using basic hand tools to allow the use of aftermarket handlebars on the motorcycle.
Swapping our the handlebars on your vintage Honda motorcycle is quite a common thing to do. However Honda built their bars different from everybody else; the wires that connect the control switch boxes to the rest to the harness are run on the inside of the bars. While a great idea for durability and looks, it makes service and swapping out the bars very difficult.
The majority of the aftermarket handlebars on the market do not have the passages holes allowing the wires to be run internally (without modifying the bars). The next easiest thing to do is to notch the switch boxes to allow the wires to be run externally along the bottom of the bars.
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- Honda CB350 / CB450 / CB550 Right Side Switch Box : https://www.common-motor.com/honda-cb450-right-hand-switch-box
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- Honda CB360 / CB550F Right Side Switch Box : https://www.common-motor.com/Honda_CB360_Right_Handlebar_Switch_Box
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