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Title: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 22, 2017, 04:44:53

Hi, plan to share a bit of my CB400 build project on here.. I picked this bike up a couple of years ago.. in good condition and ran really well,  tank was an awful blue and it needed some tidying. But while purists will disagree I felt my CB400 although cool.. for me needs bringing into 2017 just a little so there will be no frame cutting.. I'm keeping her standard and some nice gentle mods.

Of course on taking the bike apart I start to notice problems, and poor repair work by previous owners and 3 hours later I have a frame and a bag of bits..  So finally the frame is done and I've started the rebuild .. !

Anything that I can reuse I will, had to buy new stanchions which hurt but so far going ok..  I have custom wheels being made, hopefully I can fit a 130/140 rear tyre.

(http://www.sohc.co.uk/gallery/14623_21_09_17_8_56_14.jpeg)

She doesnt look to bad.. but underneath so many bad fixes...

(http://www.sohc.co.uk/gallery/14623_21_09_17_8_56_37.jpeg)

The tank was done in cellulose ... and the wiring.. omg.

(http://www.sohc.co.uk/gallery/14623_22_09_17_8_41_14.jpeg)

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Won't get much done this weekend.. thanks to selfish friends who have invited us to their wedding... lol! !


Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 22, 2017, 08:37:30
Looking good.  That's a pretty big tire for the 400.  Any performance plans in mind?   I'm running a 110 on mine and love it.  What's your plans for the bike?


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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: SONIC. on Sep 22, 2017, 09:46:17
I ran a 130 on my 400f and never liked it. It's too wide and throws the handling off. I was much happier when I switched back to a 110
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 25, 2017, 06:39:56

Thanks all, now I've got them back I think 130 is optimistic and I'll be looking at a 120, rear and 100 front.

Engine is staying std apart from electronic ignition.. carbs fettled and a Delkevic exhaust. I want to be able to carry a pillion on this bike so I may use the std seat.. or have a trimmed down one made in the same style just a nit more modern.

Fenders will be given a trim, but building as I go on this one..

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-250917043818.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-250917043503.jpeg)



Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 25, 2017, 10:49:13
what size wheels are those you are running? 
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 25, 2017, 11:10:34

They are 18", 2.1" front and 2.5" rear
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 25, 2017, 11:16:24

Innovative.. I just noticed your build!! Very nice! Are the rear sets custom made? 
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Sep 25, 2017, 13:27:04
Nice !!  Cant wait to see this thing finished.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 25, 2017, 16:57:46
Innovative.. I just noticed your build!! Very nice! Are the rear sets custom made?

Thank you!  I'm slowly working to get all of the build loaded up.  The bike is almost done.  Those rearsets are made my ttr400.com  His products are amazing!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 26, 2017, 07:07:29

Thanks.. I dont think it will be as gorgeous as Innovative.. I dont have the skills but she will be a nice ride. Innovative you may have just cost me some money, those rear sets are lovely.. I'm emailing him now!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 26, 2017, 11:33:57
Thanks.. I dont think it will be as gorgeous as Innovative.. I dont have the skills but she will be a nice ride. Innovative you may have just cost me some money, those rear sets are lovely.. I'm emailing him now!

You won't regret it.  Kevin is amazing to deal with.  Being in south africa does take the items alittle bit to get here but it's well worth the weight.  all of his parts are top notch, i'm runing his lower triple, 20mm race front axle, engine mounting plates, oil cooler, tach blockoff, cam chain tensioner, oil drain plug, and wheel spacers.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 26, 2017, 11:45:47
Great I've emailed.. the inspection covers are a must as well.

I have plenty of time.. and thoroughly enjoying this build! What width Excel rims and tire sizes are you using?
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 26, 2017, 17:52:17
Great I've emailed.. the inspection covers are a must as well.

I have plenty of time.. and thoroughly enjoying this build! What width Excel rims and tire sizes are you using?

The side covers i got from a place out of japan via ebay.  crazy how fast shipping is from japan to the states.  I'm running a wm2 on the front and wm3 on the back.  a 90 on the front and 110 on the rear.  Rocking Avon roadrider tires and have been pretty impressed with the grip.  I need to dial in my suspension still
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 27, 2017, 06:10:13

cheers mate thats really helpful, 110 on the rear it is then!

I'm loving this project.. but trying to keep costs down as my track bike is wanting repairing lol
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Sep 27, 2017, 07:24:42

Finished a few more items ready for Install last night, Side panels off for paint and engine getting prepped for paint as well. I'll pop the tank in primer over the weekend.

Tonight's job is to polish up the rear wheel spacers and start prepping all the bits for the rear links and rear brake assembly.

Tires fitted on Saturday.. and then I should have a rolling bike with brakes and a center and side stand.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-270917043656.jpeg)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Sep 30, 2017, 11:09:56
Looking good!


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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 03, 2017, 08:47:09

My lads been racing so little progress but Tyres fitted ok, 120 rears, 100 up front .

Polished up the rear axle spacer too.. what a difference!!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-031017064010.jpeg)

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 09, 2017, 07:55:25

Slow progress this week due to work, but managed to get side panels painted, engine off to be painted and I have a rolling bike finally.

One the engine is in next weekend we can really start to crack on, custom sprockets are being made too!  Then I can focus on mudguards but we are problem solving as we go..

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-091017054812.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-091017054830.jpeg)

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Oct 09, 2017, 08:21:23
Looking good!


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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 09, 2017, 17:07:42
Of the 30+ motorcycles I have had, my 400F is the only one I regret selling.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: irk miller on Oct 09, 2017, 20:53:29
You're not the first person I've heard say that.  Seems to be a common feeling.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 10, 2017, 06:33:34

Just skimmed your build Sonic.. lovely bike!!

I've just had a full Delkevic system arrive today.. I'm now getting very excited about this bike... its sounds crazy as its my 3rd build but its suddenly dawned on me when its finished I will have a brand new CB400f SS with a twist!

This bike will be my ride to work and around town bike next spring.. and finally a bike that I intend to carry a pillion as my son and daughter are desperate to come to my local bike night!!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 11, 2017, 10:26:25
Bit more work last night, finished restoring the rusty old airbox, and chuffed with the rubber mounts bought from china for 2..  they took 4 weeks to arrive but can't fault them.

Sprayed up the foot rest mounts so a few more coats later tonight.

New rear pads arrived but still waiting on the custom sprockets!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-111017081625.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-111017081648.jpeg)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 11, 2017, 10:27:08
Also my Delkevic arrived.. a big deliberation over the beautiful OEM pipes vs the Delkevic but I wanted to create a bike that was different and I'm very happy!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-111017082141.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-111017082125.jpeg)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: innovativems on Oct 11, 2017, 10:32:34
Looking great!  You will be happy with the delkevic system.  I have one on my cb550 and cb350f.  Very happy with them


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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 11, 2017, 10:38:38

Thanks.. I cant wait to build it up once I have the engine back!

I'm a bit unsure about the back of the bike.. I really want to carry a pillion so my girlfriend can hop on but want to make it look better than the huge stock seat.. so lots of tea drinking looking at the bike with some mates this weekend.. and a few beers!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 17, 2017, 06:57:29

Friends down for the weekend so not huge progress but finally got all the 2 pack paint off the tank an into primer, needs filling and sanding but its just nice to get in into a workable stage!

New pads arrived too so rear brake set up all working, awaiting custom sprockets and chain plus the engine so I can get that installed ASAP.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-171017043214.jpeg)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Oct 31, 2017, 08:50:22

Been busy.. engine now in... delkevic headers on and a lovely machined bush made for my gear linkage slop problem. 

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-311017064404.jpeg)

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The build cost has lost the plot..and I have so much left to do but its a lovely distraction from work.. I'm not planning another build for a while, once this is done I can finish the next stage of my XS750.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Nov 15, 2017, 07:04:02

Well a quick update on the build... like all projects.. I've now gone back two steps.. the engine paint isnt fuel proof it seems, so its back out again and 4 bolts in the head need helicoils. Also the front mudguard bracket is causing me trouble... as lowering it by taking a section out simply isnt going to work..  The bracket is good so I'm going to leave it for now , it sits a little too high for my liking but we can address later.

On the positive the carbs have turned out amazing and are as good as new internally.

The Delkevic exhaust it seems was designed for a 75 - 77 , they are going to help with the issue or I'll make a bracket of some sort. I've now shorted the seat base.. which has turned out well... CB400f owners will curse me.. but the std seat is sooo long!

It was good to get the bike out in daylight.. still unsure on tank color.. so it can stay as is until I decide. Next job, modify the airbox to hold the new regulator. Once the engine is back from paint we can get cracking and back together at start to make progress as most of the work is now done, but run out of funds till next month now so electronic ignition will have to wait.. I can at least get the wiring loom in place.

A few pics...

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-151117025341.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-151117025316.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-151117025208.jpeg)

Just when I was getting a bit demotivated at the cost and time of this build I found this old picture of the carbs and engine at strip down and realised how far we've come..!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-151117025112.jpeg)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: briandk on Nov 15, 2017, 16:01:04
Looking really good. The stock headers are beautiful of course, but these are not bad at all.
Had a CB400F about 15 years ago and loved it, this almost makes me want to look around for another :)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Nov 15, 2017, 18:40:28
Oh my.....quickly skimmed through the thread, and this one's gonna be a looker for sure!!

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Nov 17, 2017, 08:13:05

Thanks.. well I hope so, just going through the wiring loom while the engine is getting painted again then off to Delkevic next weekend and we can look at getting the engine running!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Nov 27, 2017, 06:58:00
Been busy this weekend, finally re painted the engine.. came out really well.

Delkevic exhaust now all fitted, carbs and airboxes in and I made a bracket for the rectifer/regulator which fits perfect.

This week its all about getting the loom in and secured, along with making plans to perhaps have it running next weekend!! A lot of the hardwork has been done so feels good to see it coming together finally!

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Nov 27, 2017, 06:59:00
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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Pete12 on Nov 27, 2017, 08:15:00
Wow, clever idea on the regulator/rectifier mounting.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Nov 27, 2017, 10:37:57

I cant claim full credit... lol, I saw something similar done on a forum so adapted the idea.. worked a treat.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Nov 30, 2017, 11:45:05
Tidy, crisp, clean and neat.   Nice attention to detail!

Should likely ask this question/search in the "electrics" topic, but what's the skinny on going with (if I'm reading this right?) a combined voltage regulator/rectifier?    There are obviously benefits?    What else has to be done to make that "upgrade"?   

Sorry if this is a thread hijack.....

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Jan 12, 2018, 05:53:40

Its been a while.. loads of issues and other projects taking up time. Main issue is it appears the cam tensioner is stuck. For now I have a new cam chain on and everything is where it should be, she runs sweet so I'll crack on for now but at some stage I'm going to need to split the cases. With 2 months to the bike show and the fact she runs beautifully and I won't be doing more than a 1000 miles in a year I'll carry on with the build. So loom is now in, gauge in and all warning lights working. Cut down the front guard, it needs to be lower but cutting the original bracket down is not as easy as thought.

New chain and sprockets on.. really pleased and huge improvement over the stock chain!

Next jobs;

Sort why my new rectifer/regulator is not charging?

Investigate the gears... return spring may have gone? Worked fine before the strip down.

Fit rear indicators and cut down the mounts.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-120118033153.jpeg)

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: teazer on Jan 12, 2018, 11:02:05
So much attention to detail.  So much shine and perfection and then I see that red tape wrapped bundle  where a wiring loom should be.  WTF? 

We have all used those crappy red crimp on connectors but they have a horrible habit of coming apart, and they look like crap (IMHO).  Do yourself a favor when you get a moment and order a bunch of waterproof multipin connectors.  You will be happy you did.  I usually use Sumitomo connectors from Eastern Beaver in Japan, but I believe that Sonreir now has taken over Vintage Connections and can supply connectors of the type that were commonly used when our bikes were built. That would take a lot of bulk out of that harness and would look more professional.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Jan 12, 2018, 11:35:10

Ah well that's just temporary to hold the loom together.. I'm not wrapping it up yet as I have a problem getting charge to the battery and still need to finish some wiring! As for the connectors I've used slim gold OEM type connectors in most places.. the ones you see are for the horn and the new gauge of which I'll be replacing as totally agree and I made a mistake using them they are total crap. The reason it looks bulky is well... there are a lot of wires to sort.. as I have no wiring jumble behind the headlight so this will be neatly wrapped up and hidden under the tank keeping it clean and tidy around the front of the bike..  thats the plan.



Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Limey 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.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 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.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Jan 15, 2018, 09:45:46
I agree.  This bike has a great "look and feel" to it.

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 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!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-220118033349.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-220118033312.jpeg)

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Jan 22, 2018, 18:18:53
lookin' slick!!!

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 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!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-310118043231.jpeg)

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-310118043201.jpeg)

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jan 31, 2018, 10:21:17
Gorgeous mate, such attention to detail, colour treatments, not to mention engineering.  Fantastic!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 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!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: 1fasgsxr on Jan 31, 2018, 12:23:00
Looking good! I love that shortened rear fender.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Jimbonaut 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...
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Limey on Jan 31, 2018, 16:54:28
Oh yeah, a definite swelling in my Y fronts.  So simple, clean and stylosh.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Jan 31, 2018, 20:18:09
Yup.   Very tasteful.

You mention the tank will be painted?   I'm liking the way it is!!

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Pete12 on Feb 01, 2018, 04:29:48
Awesome. looks fantastic. Not overdone, very tasteful.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Feb 01, 2018, 04:43:34

Yes the tank looks kinda cool, its just in primer and some old satin black I did ages ago after stripping the tank. The plan is RS4 nano grey, correct SS decals and then a gloss black triple stripe.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Feb 01, 2018, 10:29:07
Just googled rs4 nano gray------OK..... I approve!!

As you were then.

:)

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Feb 01, 2018, 12:07:04

Oops think its Nardo Grey... like this;

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-010218100325.jpeg)

Will run a thick black stripe using the lines on the top of the tank with two outer 5mm coach lines. Then Red Honda decal, black out line and black Super Sport logo. Just been down to my painter so doing it week after next.. getting close to finished!!!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Feb 01, 2018, 12:30:13
That colour works too!!   Gonna look great - can't wait to see the tank done.

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Coopacoopacoopa on Feb 03, 2018, 23:45:46
That's a great color choice, has a dramatic change with different light. I actually went with nardo grey for my frame. Had a hard time deciding between that, nimbus, or suzuka.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Feb 05, 2018, 05:52:32
I finally got my seat back. So its using the original base but with a 2.5" section taken out and re fabricated. The Upholsterers did a great job of my design and couldnt be happier with it!!

Also got the mudguard cut out so will post some pics.. its made for a challenge of what type of rear light to use but think I will go with a twin light just under the back of the seat above the mudguard.

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(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-050218033848.jpeg)

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Limey on Feb 05, 2018, 06:35:07
Oh yeah baby!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 05, 2018, 14:39:32
That's a great color choice, has a dramatic change with different light. I actually went with nardo grey for my frame. Had a hard time deciding between that, nimbus, or suzuka.

I think so too!  I was wondering if a very short rear fender with the tail light mounted on it would look good on her.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Feb 05, 2018, 15:48:45
yup.

nice.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: MiniatureNinja on Feb 05, 2018, 16:06:30
those colors are great - you did an amazing job with that bike. I'm inspired
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: The Limey on Feb 05, 2018, 18:10:07
I've never wanted to have intercourse with an inanimate object.

Until now  :o
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 05, 2018, 19:36:38
I've never wanted to have intercourse with an inanimate object.


Until now  :o


Limey, you always crack me up and I agree with you :)

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: advCo on Feb 05, 2018, 23:45:10
Well done, great looking bike and I dig the color scheme.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Feb 06, 2018, 04:02:43

Ha ha.. cheers all especially Limey..  I'm sure she would be most greatful!!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Maritime on Feb 06, 2018, 09:54:54
very nice, 400F is one of my favorite old Hondas, I want to do one some day soon and yours would be very close to what I would/will do.

Cheers

Maritime
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Feb 07, 2018, 11:43:22

A good night.. finally got more of the loom swapped to gold bullet connectors, decided to gently solder each one to secure them and taken lots of weight out the loom.

I also fitted my modified rear fender... I think it works..! Tonight I have some lights to try and mock in under the seat.. will post pics tomorrow!

For now .. please ignore my poor skills but my web designers are busy so i've used paint shop but think she will look great in this scheme... even if my paint skills are terrible..!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-070218094234.png)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Mar 09, 2018, 04:44:51

Been slow month .. but bike is finally MOT'd..  ;D
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Mar 09, 2018, 04:55:58
Progress has been made on the rear light as well.. I hated the twin set up and cheap rear lights so I've modifed a Triumph 675 rear light and it fits perfect.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-090318023830.jpeg)

Bit of dremmel work...

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/107242-090318024726.jpeg)

The gap is really small but she fits perfect...  I'll get some pics, just need to seal the last two gaps.

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Maritime on Mar 09, 2018, 08:38:34
Nice job, that should look slick in under the seat.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: tattoo on Mar 10, 2018, 00:04:04
yes...anxious to see that installed.

Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Mar 13, 2018, 09:05:23

Ok installed last night... Bike is not with me as its at my mates being tuned so desperate to get the seat on...

Looks ok I think.. I'm not sure what else I could have done even if I'd designed from scratch! Ended up bonding it in rather than some elaborate screw and bracket.. ended up a tidy job!

Also busted are the Belgian Biscuits.. that helped me through the install at 1am lol!

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No the best images but will get some more once seat back on!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Maritime on Mar 13, 2018, 10:37:35
That should look pretty good once mounted to the bike.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Mar 13, 2018, 10:42:14

Cheers yes .. it should just hide underneath once its married up to the rear mudguard! Or I'll hate it and have to start again!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Apr 03, 2018, 05:23:53

Its alive and running.. took for its first run today!! Its been such a long journey.. and other projects in the way and hobbies but felt great to hear that Delkevic at 9k..  I'm so pleased with how it turned out..  still a few jobs but mechanically she seems good.. all electrics work and engine feels smooth so time to get a few miles on her. Forgot how much the 400/4 needs to be revved to get to work but once over 6k she flies along nicely!

Tank will be off tonight and rear guard ready for paint!!!

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Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Maritime on Apr 03, 2018, 08:34:03
Very Nice, I like it a lot. light turned out great too!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 03, 2018, 08:38:58
Nice and tidy, man. Very nice scooter.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 03, 2018, 12:52:05
Very nice, I like it.  I think the stock 400F is one of the nicest looking Hondas and most modified ones don't look right, to my eye.  Yours is a nice exception, can't wait to see the new paint.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 03, 2018, 12:57:49
very beautifly done, and I agree with crabs statement, one of the few that looks better than stock imho.
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Apr 03, 2018, 13:51:26

Wow thanks guys much appreciated.. I'll be back once painted and correct decals on!
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Apr 04, 2018, 06:06:15
Heres a video of the Delkevic as a few people were interested; v=1bUE0R3J7ws  [/url]

I haven't revved to loud as to not offend my neighbors lasts night but gives you an idea.. makes a lovely pop on the over run!

https://www.youtube.com/watch? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bUE0R3J7ws)
Title: Re: My CB400f Supersport project
Post by: Integra99 on Apr 12, 2018, 09:48:06

Busy week and so close to the finished product..  carbs stripped to find leak, changed seals and checked float heights.. only to discover the I'd forgot to replace the poor fitting fuel line .. it appears the leak may have been here..

Rear mudguard now painted.. and tank done.. decals and pinstripes to do plus a few niggles to sort and we are on the road!

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