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Author Topic: 1981 CM400T scrambler style  (Read 1538 times)

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #10 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:09:42 »
Sorry, but please explain how it handles rougher terrain with spindly 33mm forks and no fork brace?



I don't consider this a valid question as posed.. it's just you diminishing my bike. Thems fightin words. I already stated that it handles well. Is it possible you might be a less skilled rider? Let me pose a similar ridiculous question: Please explain how you handle riding any rough terrain when you can't even ride a cb worth a shXt on a farm? lol.  Catching on?

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #11 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:35:23 »
Dirt roads verses single track are way different animals. Just swapped my tires to a more aggressive pattern will make it handle way better. A fork brace would definitely make it more constrained but the tires will make up for most of it.



I agree. I actually have a fork brace in the works.

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #12 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:42:49 »
Yeah, don't dare go off road unless you have a $20k ADV bike.

Back in the day, they didn't care about explaining, they just did it.  ;)




^ Miss the good ole days! Like what you did with the CB.

Offline farmer92

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #13 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:52:19 »
Not fighting words, just asking.
You could have just answered it still seems to handle alright to me. You have a fork brace in the works though, thus kinda validating/answering my question. I was not trying to diminish the bike at all, you jumped to that conclusion. Maybe because you were also thinking the same? Oh wait, you were since you admitted to having a brace in the works.

I through the same shit at my tc185 and then a lot worse than i ever did at the CB and it seemed to eat up whatever i dished out to it.






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Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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  • 1980 Honda CM400T
Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #14 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:55:36 »
Frame mods. obviously this bike needed a different perch if command was to be had off road, so Changed the line a bit.

Whacked off the wingy looking seat supports, frogged them for upright 1" tubing. Horizontal members dramatically mitered to weld to the existing frame. Had to hot form them as they were welded. Also deleted as many mounting tabs as possible.

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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  • 1980 Honda CM400T
Re: 1980 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #15 on: Apr 23, 2017, 11:59:29 »
I didn't care for this seam so I ground it off to a lower profile and welded it.
« Last Edit: Apr 23, 2017, 13:04:26 by Not_a_sunbeam »

Offline Rusnak_322

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #16 on: Apr 23, 2017, 12:07:18 »
^ Miss the good ole days! Like what you did with the CB.


?

I never road a CB off road or made a scrambler. I like street bikes on the street and dirt bikes in the dirt.

Give me a CR or XR any day.



But I am building a scrambler-ized XS400 for the wife. She wants something like this with trial style tires, but it will be all for looks, not off road abilities




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Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #17 on: Apr 23, 2017, 12:13:24 »
Not fighting words, just asking.
You could have just answered it still seems to handle alright to me. You have a fork brace in the works though, thus kinda validating/answering my question. I was not trying to diminish the bike at all, you jumped to that conclusion. Maybe because you were also thinking the same? Oh wait, you were since you admitted to having a brace in the works.

I through the same shit at my tc185 and then a lot worse than i ever did at the CB and it seemed to eat up whatever i dished out to it.


*sigh*

1) I stated in OP that I love the bike and that it handled well in the dirt. You wanted me to repeat that in defense of your snotty ass question? Just asking? You called my forks spindly. It was an insult.
2)The fork brace was in the works before I ever encountered you. My intentions are to *improve* handling that I was already impressed with for this particular bike to begin with.
3) You are now back pedaling like a kid on a tricycle.
4) I see no pics of your bike or any reason I should consider your slop-toast opinion on anything. Why don't you go troll twitter or something?

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #18 on: Apr 23, 2017, 12:29:27 »
Cookie cut the seat from a pattern I made then formed and welded it.

Offline Not_a_sunbeam

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  • 1980 Honda CM400T
Re: 1981 CM400T scrambler style
« Reply #19 on: Apr 23, 2017, 12:46:31 »
Frame, welding finished and blacked.