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Author Topic: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...(50+ Build Links!)  (Read 212018 times)

Offline devon

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2011, 23:04:51 »
Hey Frankenfe, why are some of the links bold and some not?


Devon

Offline Frankenfe

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2011, 23:38:41 »
Erskine, you are probably right about the Coms & Reverse Coms. It is funny because I went through all kinds of trouble to have spokes on my CM. If the rear had been an 18" instead of 16", I may have gone a whole different direction. I did save a pair though.

As the CB350s etc. dry up, I think we will see more people getting serious about these bikes. remember they are as old as 33 years old!
I seriously believe that in time to come Comstar wheels are going to be a sought after design classic.
Some inspired builds in that list, nice library you've compiled Franky.
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« Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 23:41:42 by Frankenfe »

1974 CB750 '98 CBR600 Front & Rear http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34509.0
1974 CB550K0 - Patina Brat Rider http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46838.0
1980 CM400 - Frankenfe - Retro Tech Twin    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20018.0
BIG CM400/CB400 Inspire Thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26184.0

Offline yayuppp

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #12 on: Jun 01, 2011, 10:08:41 »
I've got a 78 CB400TII project going.... slowly.  I post more on the Hondatwins site; faster responses that are more specific.  I'm in the repair stage right now. 

Offline baconpocket

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #13 on: Jun 01, 2011, 10:20:01 »
thanks for putting this together.  is there a way to make this the top hit whenever cm400 or cb400t is searched?  kind of like a sticky

Offline Frankenfe

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #14 on: Jun 01, 2011, 17:53:44 »
No problem Baconpocket, I felt it needed to be done. As far as making it a priority or sticky that is up to the site administrator I guess.

I hope you did not mind, as with many others, I took the liberty of abbreviating your thread name to simply "Broke Ass".

thanks for putting this together.  is there a way to make this the top hit whenever cm400 or cb400t is searched?  kind of like a sticky

1974 CB750 '98 CBR600 Front & Rear http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34509.0
1974 CB550K0 - Patina Brat Rider http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46838.0
1980 CM400 - Frankenfe - Retro Tech Twin    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20018.0
BIG CM400/CB400 Inspire Thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26184.0

Offline Maritime

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #15 on: Jun 01, 2011, 18:02:24 »
No problem Baconpocket, I felt it needed to be done. As far as making it a priority or sticky that is up to the site administrator I guess.

I hope you did not mind, as with many others, I took the liberty of abbreviating your thread name to simply "Broke Ass".


Only problem is it describes a lot of us here ;D I know I am a "Broke ass"  My bike dumped over in the driveway and i was in a panic that I may not have the funds to fix it.  But thankfully it is just cosmetic and can get fixed over the winter.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline Frankenfe

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #16 on: Jun 01, 2011, 18:03:47 »
Devon, Start taking pics now, if you are like me before you know it it won't be recognizable. Have you decided what direction you are going to go?

Right on! Thanks Frankenfe, this fall you'll be able to add my newly acquired cb400t1 to that list. I find myself using the search feature a LOT and digging through so many posts to find any information/inspiration for the CB400. It's gonna take some work, but it's my first bike and I absolutely love it.


Devon 8)

1974 CB750 '98 CBR600 Front & Rear http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34509.0
1974 CB550K0 - Patina Brat Rider http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46838.0
1980 CM400 - Frankenfe - Retro Tech Twin    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20018.0
BIG CM400/CB400 Inspire Thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26184.0

Offline Frankenfe

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #17 on: Jun 01, 2011, 18:06:18 »
Are you restoring or building? Cafe? Bobber?, Brat? Tracker?.......Start a build thread on DTT.

I've got a 78 CB400TII project going.... slowly.  I post more on the Hondatwins site; faster responses that are more specific.  I'm in the repair stage right now. 
« Last Edit: Jun 01, 2011, 18:08:14 by Frankenfe »

1974 CB750 '98 CBR600 Front & Rear http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=34509.0
1974 CB550K0 - Patina Brat Rider http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=46838.0
1980 CM400 - Frankenfe - Retro Tech Twin    http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=20018.0
BIG CM400/CB400 Inspire Thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=26184.0

Offline Maritime

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #18 on: Jun 01, 2011, 18:09:40 »
I've got a 78 CB400TII project going.... slowly.  I post more on the Hondatwins site; faster responses that are more specific.  I'm in the repair stage right now. 

remember to post up if you need parts.  Also, don't limit searches for just CB/CM400's  A lot of the same parts for these carried all the way through the 450 nighthawk range and into the late 80's I think right up to 89.  Only thing that changed was the body panels and maybe the forks from hydraluic to air/hydraulic.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
"Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer" -Henry Lawson
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." - Thomas Jefferson

Offline yayuppp

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Re: So you bought a CM400 / CB400T, now what...
« Reply #19 on: Jun 02, 2011, 12:56:49 »
I'm making a cafe, but right now I have to get it running.   The previous owner threw away the ignition coil and it didn't come with an igntion switch.  Money is tight right now so it's moving realllllllllllly slow.  Still rebuilding the carbs.  The primary main jet was siezed in one carb so I drilled it out.  I've had the second soaking in pentrating oil for some time now.  This site is great for getting ideas and inspiration.  I have a thread floating around here somewhere...   http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=24308.0  I'll update it.