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Author Topic: Rachels 78 CB400A...generic re-fresh  (Read 9494 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2017, 20:30:54 »
When you have to finish the remodel in order to refinance within the next month so you can keep the house in the divorce.... well... ya know... ;)

Thanks for the reading material!

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Offline cxman

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2017, 20:38:14 »
the spring always has to push the filter towards the block

good stuff i was worried when i saw it in the picture you posted you would not believe how many times

i have serviced a motor that its installed wrong
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline trek97

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2017, 22:36:37 »
the spring always has to push the filter towards the block

good stuff i was worried when i saw it in the picture you posted you would not believe how many times

i have serviced a motor that its installed wrong

That there makes me wonder if Honda had employees installing them wrong.  2300 miles could have easily been ridden in a single season.  And if this machine had been parked without filter change service...hmmm.  This machine also still has Yokahama speed line tires installed which I might assume ore original equipment w virtually no wear.

Offline cxman

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2017, 08:09:47 »
they had a 600 mile service sticker on the speedo at the bottom of the face

it was supposed to be peeled off as the service was done is yours there?
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline cxman

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2017, 08:11:58 »
i looked in te pictures and its gone not totally conclusive but its a good sign

that it has been serviced
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline trek97

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2017, 08:13:05 »
i looked in te pictures and its gone not totally conclusive but its a good sign

that it has been serviced

Nope the sticker is gone.  Mustve been THAT GUY!   :)

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2017, 08:20:03 »
So far the only sketchy thing I have found on her.  When I peeled the boot off the Starter solenoid.  I found the Hot wire that feeds the harness was loose.  And that could have caused intermittent power issues.  Starting up fine, then for seemingly no reason not starting.  OR running just fine, then suddenly dying w no power to anything.  Had a guy not found that loose connection.  It could have been crazy frustrating.  Then maybe parked it and never got back to fixing it.

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2017, 08:36:17 »
a lot of people that bought the automatics used them as a starter bike then either traded them in

or left them sit and moved on mot of them you find have very low miles

1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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Re: 78 CB400A for Rachel
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2017, 08:59:25 »
Ha, I am just finding this now but have been watching on FB.  Going well so far.
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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