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Author Topic: Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos  (Read 34640 times)

Offline tsbigdog

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Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Ready for Leather
« Reply #60 on: Jul 08, 2014, 12:23:32 »
This is coming out great.  I love what you did with the seat.
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat.

81Honda CM400e http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=22478.0
78 Yamaha XS400 - Sold

Offline furyphoto

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Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat Complete!!
« Reply #61 on: Jul 09, 2014, 15:09:31 »
The seat is finally done.  While I'm not a professional upholsterer, I'm pretty happy with the results, (and the cost!  $20 for old leather jacket, $30 for foam, thread, glue and supplies)

Here are some photos of the bike in it's current state, with rebuilt engine, painted frame, and physical chops done.















Still to do:

Lower Gauges
Rear sets
Upgrade suspension
fine tune carb jetting/adjustments
a few other tidy up things.
Andrew

CM400C Cafe Garage Build thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35160.0

My ElMoto Project "Electric Hurricane" - 1987 Honda CBR600 F1
http://www.elmoto.net/showthread.php?2619-Electric-Hurricane-1987-CBR600-F1-Conversion

My Photography Website http://www.andrewdoran.com

Offline Maritime

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Re: Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos
« Reply #62 on: Jul 09, 2014, 15:19:39 »
nice work on the seat, does the zipper open to a storage compartment? or is it just decorative?
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
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Offline furyphoto

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Re: Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos
« Reply #63 on: Jul 09, 2014, 18:33:07 »
nice work on the seat, does the zipper open to a storage compartment? or is it just decorative?

Yep, just opens to a little pocket to keep my paperwork.  I really wanted to use the brass zipper from the vintage jacket I used for the leather.  A bit unique, and practical for a photocopy of my insurance papers (in a Ziploc bag!)
Andrew

CM400C Cafe Garage Build thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35160.0

My ElMoto Project "Electric Hurricane" - 1987 Honda CBR600 F1
http://www.elmoto.net/showthread.php?2619-Electric-Hurricane-1987-CBR600-F1-Conversion

My Photography Website http://www.andrewdoran.com

Offline Maritime

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Re: Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos
« Reply #64 on: Jul 10, 2014, 08:29:50 »
That's a cool way to incorporate the zipper and your documents.
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 Leaner

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Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos
« Reply #65 on: Jan 11, 2016, 10:26:39 »
Thank you for having such good taste and for documenting it so well. This build has been a HUGE inspiration for my project.
83 honda magna. sold
honda Cr 125. sold
85 bmw k100 rt. sold
1980 suzuki gs1000 sold
CM400T 1981 In process.
CM400C 1981 parts bike.
71 honda sl 100 basket

Offline furyphoto

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Re: CM400C Cafe Garage Build - Seat complete - New Photos
« Reply #66 on: Jan 14, 2016, 13:18:24 »
Thanks for the compliments!  This bike got a few more goodies last summer.  Now has rear sets from Dime City,  The clubmans got swapped out for clip-ons to make the riding position more comfortable. I replaced the pod filters with 4" aluminum velocity stacks, which look awesome, and improved the top end performance at WOT a ton. It also got a new chain and sprockets, with an extra tooth on tooth on the front which made a significant difference at high way speeds.
This bike is not a rocket, but it is quick and nimble and a blast to ride.  It's currently crammed in the corner of a shed otherwise I would snap a few photos of the improvements. 

I have recently taken on a much more humongous project, so spare time for tinkering will be in short supply.  I have moved again and don't have a garage anymore, but there is a 3 car carriage house in the plans about a year from now that will contain a dream work-space and studio/gallery.

Also, I live considerably more in
the boonies now and there is endless logging road access to the mountain tops around here, so it looks like there will have to be a scrambler in my future too.
« Last Edit: Jan 14, 2016, 13:20:05 by furyphoto »
Andrew

CM400C Cafe Garage Build thread http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=35160.0

My ElMoto Project "Electric Hurricane" - 1987 Honda CBR600 F1
http://www.elmoto.net/showthread.php?2619-Electric-Hurricane-1987-CBR600-F1-Conversion

My Photography Website http://www.andrewdoran.com