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Author Topic: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer  (Read 63872 times)

Offline swan

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #70 on: Jul 06, 2013, 11:36:31 »
Almost sold her today, but the buyer backed out, he liked it but was not sure what he really wanted. No hard feelings and I want to make sure the next owner is 100% satisfied before they plonk down cash. I will call back the next person in line to by it.

I installed a Dyna electronic ignition and the bike has never ran better. Wow, it really makes a difference and I will use EI on future Honda builds.
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« Last Edit: Jul 06, 2013, 20:59:46 by swan »
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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #71 on: Jul 06, 2013, 21:40:44 »
Damn swan I hope you sell it to someone who wants it as bad as I do.

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Offline redlabel

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #72 on: Jul 26, 2013, 05:49:37 »
Hi Swan!
Love the build and quality of your bikes!
Can you get original Honda jets in the correct size if you run pods and aftermarked exhaust?
I have been looking at these kits from Sigma on e-bay but not sure about the quality.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB400F-CB400-CB-400-Four-Type-F-F2-Carburetor-Carb-Stage-1-3-Jet-Kit-/230962601062?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c6719c66&autorefresh=true

Offline Felfriast

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #73 on: Jul 26, 2013, 06:08:42 »
Nice work!
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Offline redlabel

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #74 on: Jul 26, 2013, 10:27:53 »
Hi Swan!
Love the build and quality of your bikes!
Can you get original Honda jets in the correct size if you run pods and aftermarked exhaust?
I have been looking at these kits from Sigma on e-bay but not sure about the quality.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB400F-CB400-CB-400-Four-Type-F-F2-Carburetor-Carb-Stage-1-3-Jet-Kit-/230962601062?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c6719c66&autorefresh=true

Hi again..
Found the partnumber for the Honda Slow jets in #38. It's  99124-076-0380 so now I only need for the mains.......maybe a size #85 on the main.?

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #75 on: Jul 26, 2013, 10:32:45 »
Hi again..
Found the partnumber for the Honda Slow jets in #38. It's  99124-076-0380 so now I only need for the mains.......maybe a size #85 on the main.?
......and the main #80 har partnr.: 99202-601-0800

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #76 on: Sep 26, 2013, 22:54:33 »
Sold, (finally) to a cool guy in the Twin Cities. Took him out for ride along the river and I know by the smile on his face it was going to be his. I shall be starting CB400F restoration #5 next month and start another thread. Thanks all!
1966 Triton cafe, 1962 BSA Gold Star DBD34, and 1966 T120 Triumph Bonneville.
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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #77 on: Aug 15, 2014, 12:35:43 »
Dont mean to intrude on this thread but i am in a bit of a bind and this thread is the onlyone that I can find that related to my issue. I bought a 1977 CB 400f and it had a really free flowing exhaust and shitty pods on it.
It was running rich all around plugs fouled.  I ordered a keyster kit (before reading this thread)  opened the carb up and realized a keyster kit was probably installed on it. I replaced all the internals of the carb with stock honda parts now and it still is running way to rich.

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #78 on: Aug 17, 2014, 16:16:20 »
Do you still have a free flowing exhaust and shitty pods on it? If so, you will need to make adjustments to accommodate them.
1966 Triton cafe, 1962 BSA Gold Star DBD34, and 1966 T120 Triumph Bonneville.
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Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: Another Honda CB400F cafe racer
« Reply #79 on: Aug 31, 2014, 17:02:09 »
Dont mean to intrude on this thread but i am in a bit of a bind and this thread is the onlyone that I can find that related to my issue. I bought a 1977 CB 400f and it had a really free flowing exhaust and shitty pods on it.
It was running rich all around plugs fouled.  I ordered a keyster kit (before reading this thread)  opened the carb up and realized a keyster kit was probably installed on it. I replaced all the internals of the carb with stock honda parts now and it still is running way to rich.

If you have stock parts...and you are running rich, it's more likely a setting you have missed/screwed up  ;)  I'd assume float height and mixture screws as the first culprits. And to check the slide needled to verify they haven't been set far too rich (clip towards the BOTTOM of the needle if it has the adjustable clips)

Swan, I saw your ad on CL for the 400. She's a beaut.