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Author Topic: Down under, an idiot and a 400F  (Read 383095 times)

Offline Integra99

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2720 on: Jan 03, 2018, 10:47:01 »

Wow amazing work and story.. just spent 20mins skimming through.. !

Here's my cb400f so far..  mines very much standard but a few subtle tweaks.. waiting on the seat to be upholstered... money and time is a limitation with other projects.




Offline The Limey

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2721 on: Jan 03, 2018, 10:55:42 »
Very pretty.  The black engine with carefully selected polished bits is very subtle, but very nice.
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

Offline Integra99

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2722 on: Jan 03, 2018, 12:57:32 »

Cheers mate, I'm trying to create it looking like a modern take on the original CB400f like it came from the factory..  tank will be RS4 nano grey, with a gloss black stripe.. apologies to thread hijack !!


Offline crazypj

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2723 on: Jan 08, 2018, 20:54:57 »
I'm about 99% certain you could fit an early XR 200 monoshock  into 400f (or CB360  ;) ) frame Swing arm is about 4" longer but being box section much easier to shorten if needed. Could also weld shock mounts on for a twin shock
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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2724 on: Jan 08, 2018, 22:45:21 »
I'm about 99% certain you could fit an early XR 200 monoshock  into 400f (or CB360  ;) ) frame Swing arm is about 4" longer but being box section much easier to shorten if needed. Could also weld shock mounts on for a twin shock

I can confirm that to be true...


Offline neevo

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2725 on: Jan 09, 2018, 17:11:20 »
I find it very important to mock up the upholstered portion of the seat when I am deciding on the cowl shape.  You can carve up an old seat foam to roughly fit and wrap it or paint it dark like the cover you intend to use to approximate the end result.  I make mine from fiberglass with the seat base and cowl as a single component, so it is easy for me to shape the rigid foam for the cowl and soft foam for the seat at the same time.  Looks like you can do the same thing adjusting your cardboard mock up with the seat foam until you get the shape of both to look like you want.  I see an awful lot of bikes that would have looked a lot better if the upholstered portion didn't look like the separate project it was.

Thatís a really good point. Iíll think about how I do that because I donít want the lines of the seat ruined by a big foam block.


See the condensed version of my full build on my blog!

Offline neevo

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Re: Down under, an idiot and a 400F
« Reply #2726 on: Jan 09, 2018, 17:13:18 »
Wow amazing work and story.. just spent 20mins skimming through.. !

Here's my cb400f so far..  mines very much standard but a few subtle tweaks.. waiting on the seat to be upholstered... money and time is a limitation with other projects.

Thanks and nice work yourself!


See the condensed version of my full build on my blog!