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Author Topic: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland "got some nice lines now"  (Read 16917 times)

Offline cb400f caferacer

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Hi Guys n Girls,

My name is Alex, im 22 and live togheter with my girlfriend in Rotterdam.
I was following a lot your projects and decided i wanted to do a CR myself.

I went to a scrapyard and asked for a old bike, the owner asked me witch bike i adored the most. So i told him that i really like the cb400.
The guy started laughing, he told me he just brought one to get destoyed, he gave me the number of the previous owner and told me that if i'll give him a call i probably could save the bike's life in return for 2 6 packs of Heineken.

So i jumpt in the car and called the guy, he was really exited that his old bike (his dad was the first owner) would be "restored".
The next day i drove to the guy an pickt it up.
« Last Edit: Apr 15, 2014, 05:05:09 by cb400f caferacer »

Offline cb400f caferacer

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2014, 10:12:00 »
So i started really working on the bike,
cause of the little space i have in my garage i started on removing the ugly fender and seat, and choped the rear of the frame, I'll be making a loop next weekend for this.

Also started on cleaning the front of the bike ( headlight blinkers etc,- )

And did some pre-test start stuff, drained and cleand the tank, started cleaning the carbs ( pics will follow later )

Offline cb400f caferacer

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2014, 10:14:35 »
I never worked with foam or anything like that, so i starterd doing some trying with oasis (green flower blocks) and im amazed how easy that works.

So this is not really going to be the rear seat, but just a first try.

This weekend ill be working on:

Getting the bike started

-cleaning carbs
-fixing some cabling, just to let it run for now
-cleaning pedcock
-mayby some new bougies

Appearence
-trying some thing to get rid of the rust on the rear of the frame
-mocking up the seat ( im gonne try to "attach" it to the tank )
-clean all the smug n old dust from the bike
« Last Edit: Feb 13, 2014, 10:18:52 by cb400f caferacer »

Offline haircuttergirl

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2014, 10:47:59 »
I cannot believe they were scrapping this beauty. Glad you rescued her. Can't wait to see what you do with her :)

Offline Mugen_Stumpo

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2014, 11:16:38 »
I cannot believe they were scrapping this beauty. Glad you rescued her. Can't wait to see what you do with her :)

X2 :o

Offline cb400f caferacer

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #5 on: Feb 14, 2014, 03:42:28 »
So i couldnt sleep last night, so did some small things on the bikek

while getting some rust of the old exaust i discoverd a little" hole in it  :o
i was going for a short exhaust anyway :P

Removed al the big ugly blinkers, speedometers, mirrors and headlight
and loosend up the front forks to see how easy it is to lower them

Also did a bit of photoshopping  :P

Now the big quistion is, wich cabels do i need atacht to fire this bitch up?
« Last Edit: Feb 14, 2014, 03:46:36 by cb400f caferacer »

Offline Tijmen

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2014, 04:54:25 »
Liking the orange / grey! You're definitely a better photoshopper than I am. :P

Offline KingConen

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #7 on: Feb 15, 2014, 08:43:59 »
Hé always nice to see a CB400four project from another Dutchman! :)

I'm also building one but mine is almost done already.

You can check the photo's of my build right here ---> CB400 four El Conio

Offline cb400f caferacer

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #8 on: Feb 16, 2014, 10:11:59 »
Thanks guys,

Could't find the time to do some big work on the bike, but made some progress anyway.
When i pulled the carbs out i was surprised how clean the were.


Offline cb400f caferacer

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Re: CB400F first cafe racer | from Holland
« Reply #9 on: Feb 16, 2014, 10:16:37 »
What do you guys think, should i get some Carb cleaner are they clean enough?