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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: zxr95 on Apr 28, 2019, 00:34:27

Title: The broke grad student '78 CB400T brat-fe build
Post by: zxr95 on Apr 28, 2019, 00:34:27
Hi guys, thought I'd share a project I'm wrapping up.

Bought it as a nonrunner (top end in pieces) about a year and a half ago. Got it up and running and did a few hundred miles on it and blew the motor up twice (overrevved, second time dropped the valve). Figured I'd do frame up rebuild of it. Pics of when I got it:

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I built alot of parts for it. New subframe I had to fabricate. Hidden battery box, stainless 2-1 intake manifold and 2-1 unequal length collector pipes and exhaust to name a few. Same tank, with 2k primer and single stage white. Lot of random bits and pieces like shorty levers (chopped part of the original switches). Gauges are off a CB400F, from the previous owner. I just kept it that way since it's a bit beat up and funds were low. May do the gauges next, but school keeps me busy and I'm happy with it for now for a new summer daily.

Pics of it now:

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58864937_10216519446011124_5473540488487239680_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=e37cf7acf07adfea6907b490bfdd0c70&oe=5D699EFA)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58610153_10216519445931122_3869161626934444032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=a3c75619d236f5348681d4231dbb78e1&oe=5D674F23)
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58583735_10216519446171128_2142458484724072448_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=147b05edb0799adce9ea8c8093c244e1&oe=5D2A0ADF)

Just wanted to share, wrapping up some minor things on it now and moving onto a CB350F that's been sitting since 1980 :)