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Author Topic: My CB400f Supersport project  (Read 6823 times)

Offline The Limey

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #40 on: Jan 12, 2018, 20:37:30 »
I love the hand finished patina this bike has.  By that I don't mean scrappy or second rate, but rather that the finish on everything is spot on and has that lovely warm finish that can only be achieved with love.  A production bike would look equally pristine, but would somehow look too sharp, too industrial.  This thing looks luvverly, and I can't wait to see it finished.
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Offline Integra99

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #41 on: Jan 15, 2018, 09:39:58 »

Thanks very much.. !! Its slow progress, I could probably finish it in a day with some time off work.. but it would be rushed.

I have just gone ahead with the custom seat .. the original frame has been cut and welded to simply be a bit shorter than original and I hope my design comes out in what they produce. Being done this week!

New throttle cable arrived today so I can get that fitted along with the new horn. Tonights job is to cut down the rear indicator stalks so we can fit those and sort the rear mudguard.

Offline tattoo

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #42 on: Jan 15, 2018, 09:45:46 »
I agree.  This bike has a great "look and feel" to it.


Offline Integra99

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #43 on: Jan 22, 2018, 05:38:27 »

Phew, some work over the weekend and found a poor fitting kick start seal was preventing the return spring from working!

So all good! Next up are the rear indicators, on my XS750 I don't have any but for this bike its a must, I cut down the original mounts as too long and I think they turned out ok.

Seat is back this week and then I can try and decide on the rear mudguard and light and number plate mounting!






Offline tattoo

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #44 on: Jan 22, 2018, 18:18:53 »
lookin' slick!!!


Offline Integra99

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #45 on: Jan 31, 2018, 06:46:11 »

Been some slow work recently,

Finally solved the gear linkage issue so the right side of the bike is done, sorted the rear brake and linkage, rewired the points loom and rear brake switch to be shorter so looking really neat now.

I have bought a rear fibre glass fender.. (needs paint) its for a Triumph Scramber but its close to how I want it so I think some fettling and we can make it work.

Should get the seat back end of this week, it wasnt right so been done again.. Then tank should see some paint next week!

Biggest issue is foot pegs I cannot find a set that work to replace the original huge rubber jobs!










Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #46 on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:21:17 »
Gorgeous mate, such attention to detail, colour treatments, not to mention engineering.  Fantastic!
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Offline Integra99

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #47 on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:27:08 »

Thanks so much.. its been such a long project I can almost taste summer bike nights at my local pub!

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #48 on: Jan 31, 2018, 12:23:00 »
Looking good! I love that shortened rear fender.
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Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: My CB400f Supersport project
« Reply #49 on: Jan 31, 2018, 12:25:53 »
Right?  We may not be able to ride at the moment but, with a bit of grease under our nails, it feels closer every day...
"I'm telling you Donnie, nuthin' but nuthin' but right"