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Author Topic: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs  (Read 3333 times)

Offline silverstonepgt

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1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #10 on: Jul 23, 2016, 10:37:03 »
Good to see you riding it while you modify it. Tyres will make a mahoosive difference to the overall look as will another shorter/smaller seat. Not cheap items but along with the tank can define the style of any bike.

Guards could look a bit like mine, cheap used swap meet items....



Urban or street scrambler might work?

I really like that front fender, especially how it mounts. I can probably fab something similar from my stock front fender.

The seat is quite long, but my reason for modding the bike to fit the seat was to make seat swaps easy. I've tried my hand at making my own seats (see the other hawk above) and while it looks cool, a finished seat from nearly any decent company will be far more comfortable. I've been leaning towards this:



I can't decide on a tank... CB360 tanks look clean, but may seem small.

Also, ordered more parts:

- License plate bolts.

- Weatherproof panel mount LEDs in blue, red, amber, and green for sleek indicators in the top triple. I'm ditching the gauges for a low profile phone mount (spare iPhone). I've had good experiences with an app called 'Here' for GPS navigation with speedo.

And this:






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1980 Honda CB400TII Hawk fighter
1983 Kawasaki KZ550LTD bobber

Offline NoRiders

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #11 on: Jul 23, 2016, 11:11:16 »
Thanks Silverstone, I have to say it was pretty straight forward to make. I sourced 8mm thick wall mild steel tube, from a friend who bent it into hoops for me. The hoops follow the guard profile to some extent, front is fine but the rear hoop is slightly out of profile due to moving it from 90* to 45* from the guard. Button head allen head bolts used underside as they're smooth with s/s dome nuts for show.

The fork/hoop mount is the original Honda guard mount, cut n modified as everything matched up nicely. I only welded the hoops on the inside to leave a cleaner look.

The used ally guard was from a biker swap meet for 10 ($15).

See my build thread, link down VVV there.

Offline NoRiders

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #12 on: Jul 23, 2016, 11:16:08 »
The oxblood seat diamond stitched seat looks  8) Seems like everyone has one these days  ::)

The brake lever m/c looks to be a pattern part, I've just used a similar one on the CBX to good effect (rectangular reservoir). The black finish is slightly rough, which is odd?, compared to the stock Honda finish, but mine worked well during bleeding (haven't had it on the road yet). It was such a close pattern I was able to re-use the stock cover and rubber diaphragm seal as well.

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #13 on: Jul 24, 2016, 16:18:01 »
Well, tires are a clear next step...
Gotchya ;)

Street tires and low pipes were throwing me.
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Offline silverstonepgt

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #14 on: Jul 24, 2016, 18:38:22 »

Gotchya ;)

Street tires and low pipes were throwing me.

I wish I knew how to weld up exhaust properly - I'm jealous of the smaller earlier twins that can just keep an eye out for cl360 pipes and throw them on, though I bet they're getting rare.

I was glad to get ~3 inches of extra clearance by tossing the crossover box on this one, though it may cause a flat spot in the powerband with the shorter overall pipes.


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Offline silverstonepgt

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2016, 23:14:25 »
Got the plate lights mounted, soldered on, and sealed up.




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1983 Kawasaki KZ550LTD bobber

Offline silverstonepgt

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #16 on: Aug 05, 2016, 12:20:23 »
Haven't gotten to do much lately other than commute to work on it, so here's how it looks dirty:




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1980 Honda CB400TII Hawk fighter
1983 Kawasaki KZ550LTD bobber

Offline silverstonepgt

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 19:30:19 »
A few updates this season:






1980 Honda CB400TII Hawk fighter
1983 Kawasaki KZ550LTD bobber

Offline silverstonepgt

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Re: 1979 Honda CB400T II Hawk Scrambler: Woodward Designs
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 09:24:39 »
Painted the shocks, mounted the seat properly, replaced the master cylinder and lever, fabbed upper fork covers w/welded lower profile headlight ears, and added a fork brace created from the stock fender.











1980 Honda CB400TII Hawk fighter
1983 Kawasaki KZ550LTD bobber