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Author Topic: 78 CB400A for Rachel...THE MOVIE  (Read 4497 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2017, 11:04:19 »
Carbs ready to go on.  Insulators soaking in Wintergreen oil, Getting oil up top and valves are dead in the center of spec.  Fixed stuck starter button and lubed the pull cable, push cable was torn in half.   :o 

Getting close to kicking this bitch.










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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2017, 14:24:54 »
Following along.
Sparck Moto - http://www.sparckmoto.com

Audaces fortuna iuvat.

1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2017, 16:11:56 »
And this boys and girls is how its done.  ;)  Now, I can start looking at spending some money to make her safe, reliable and pretty.   ;D

10 kicks the charm.  Running...



And riding...

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 22:10:58 »
Awesome!

Thanks bro.  The Awesome part was only 10 kicks to fire.

Then fired on 2nd kick for ride video.   8)

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2017, 12:27:18 »
@trek97

This is fantastic. I just picked up a 1980 CM400A and joined this site. Mine is running pretty well with a small oil leak but I want to tear into it soon to make sure everything is in tip top shape. Your pictures are really helpful.

They are fun bikes to ride! The "auto" tranny is weird but kinda fun.

Anyway. Thanks! Keep posting and show us how it's done! :)


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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2017, 18:32:40 »
@trek97

This is fantastic. I just picked up a 1980 CM400A and joined this site. Mine is running pretty well with a small oil leak but I want to tear into it soon to make sure everything is in tip top shape. Your pictures are really helpful.

They are fun bikes to ride! The "auto" tranny is weird but kinda fun.

Anyway. Thanks! Keep posting and show us how it's done! :)

Welcome to DTT bud!!!   :)  I made some pretty sizable orders Monday morning.  So, its gonna start raining parts here tomorrow. 
And hopefully I can really hit it this weekend.

Great to hear about your bike...Start your thread and post some pics of her.  PM me the link once you do, so Im sure to find it.   8) 

And YES the auto tranny thing does give a weird feeling. (even in the short ride I took)  A very foreign feeling not having a clutch to pull when turning around.  This machine is for my wife.  She is just now learning (and loving) to ride.  She is currently riding a Honda scooter.  So it will be a very natural transition for her to move on up to this machine.

Most evenings, Rach has been trailing me around the village at 25mph until last night we hit the two lane for a mile of high speed cruising at 40mph.   ;)

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2017, 18:36:22 »
I guess I should start a thread... not sure how much I'll be able to work on it for a while... I gotta finish a bathroom remodel and a kitchen remodel too!

But new handlebars arrive tomorrow so I'll post a before and after pic! :)

Your 100 is gorgeous!


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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2017, 18:52:48 »
I guess I should start a thread... not sure how much I'll be able to work on it for a while... I gotta finish a bathroom remodel and a kitchen remodel too!

But new handlebars arrive tomorrow so I'll post a before and after pic! :)

Your 100 is gorgeous!

first you need to get your priorities straightened out.  Bikes before Bathrooms, Bro.   ;D

Dont matter how long between updates.  We will bookmark your page and it will let me know when anyone makes a new post to it.  So, I can check it out.

Thanks about the 100.  Its a fun little zoomer I restored last spring...or 2 springs ago.
If you want to see my thread its here...Its kinda a two part thread.  I restored it and rode the first season.  Then went back and converted her from 6 to 12 volt system, the following winter.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=65898.0

And when you get bored...The BMW K75, I just finished a few weeks ago.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71697.0

And when you are really desperate.  the CB360.  Its constantly evolving...forever.  LOL

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=27417.0

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2017, 19:03:56 »
i hope that you put the oil filter back in with the spring and washer the right way around

the way it is in the picture you posted the oil filter will not be filtering anything

just incase here is the right way

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/Honda/Motorcycle/1978/CB400TII+A/LOWER+CRANKCASE/parts.html

part 5 and 6 are the ones
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others