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Author Topic: CB400/4 UK Build "NEW VIDEO, Three years on"  (Read 27172 times)

Offline jeff4uk

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    • 71 triumph T100c
CB400/4 UK Build "NEW VIDEO, Three years on"
« on: Jul 16, 2010, 15:44:04 »
Hi came across this site and loved it so i thought i would thread my cafe build with you guys  ;D
Its a 1975 Cb400/4 F1 it ran and all other bits worked, this is also my first ever Rebuild !!!








As you can see its a bit of a dog bit it was only 325!!!

It was a full stripdown,cut off and fab job to begin with


« Last Edit: Aug 31, 2013, 04:30:06 by jeff4uk »

Offline BCBarker

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 2010, 17:31:01 »
If you decide to ditch that seat, I'd be interested! PM me!

Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2010, 14:04:28 »
If you decide to ditch that seat, I'd be interested! PM me!
Sorry mate this bike is 10 months old now and i did this with it



it wasnt the look i was after so then i did this







Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2010, 14:10:55 »
With the fab it was time to work on the engine top half anyway










Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #4 on: Jul 18, 2010, 10:41:42 »
I put new piston rings in and a full head gasket set, I also had the top half aqua blasted, very pleased with the finish.
polished up the side casings and satin finish on the base







the frame is back from powder




Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #5 on: Jul 22, 2010, 19:04:59 »
I managed to get some borrani rims so i polished up the old hubs before having them built with HD SS spockes







also drilled out front,rear brake now the wheels are back i can do a rolling mock up



Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #6 on: Jul 22, 2010, 19:14:06 »
Its getting there now





I need to sort the lights out ! found these 8mm pilot lights and this realy cool back light
that JUST happens to be the same size as the seat!!!







Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #7 on: Jul 24, 2010, 13:56:41 »
Got things bolted up and it fired up so time for the test ride before the tins go off to paint








Bike went realy well the 115 main jets work fine with the mesh fillters.
will send the tins off to Daytona paint cant wait to get them back

Offline smeyer

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #8 on: Jul 24, 2010, 15:00:52 »
bike looks insane...if you can clearcoat it somehow instead of paint it you should do that....love the raw steel look

- Steve

Offline jeff4uk

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Re: CB400/4 UK Build
« Reply #9 on: Jul 25, 2010, 04:51:36 »
Thanks steve ;D
Trouble is, Here in the uk in the winter the council SALT the roads to de-ice them!!!
So any bare metal gose rusty in no time! And clear coating bubbles after a while.
I was going to polish the tank and the seat hump to a mirror finish but then the clear coat
has nothing to cling to! I will thead the paint job on next week, but have loved riding this bike.