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Author Topic: Rachels 78 CB400...Murrys carbs, For the WIN.  (Read 16375 times)

Offline trek97

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #210 on: Mar 12, 2018, 14:13:11 »

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #211 on: Mar 12, 2018, 19:31:02 »
Could you post back here, after a few miles, and post what your mpg is?  Just curious. Mine is only 25mpg regardless of riding style or weather.


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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #213 on: Mar 12, 2018, 19:46:26 »
Could you post back here, after a few miles, and post what your mpg is?  Just curious. Mine is only 25mpg regardless of riding style or weather.

Yes I can do that.  25mpg wouldn't surprise me at all.  Running the heavier chunky tires coupled w the massive weight of the comstars.
The mpg of my 360 doubled from 25 to 50+ simply changing from Firestones to the Avon tires.  I know this because my round trip to work is exactly 50 miles.

and now you got me thinking about a rim upgrade.  LOL...Thanks for that.   ;)

« Last Edit: Mar 12, 2018, 19:58:05 by trek97 »

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #214 on: Mar 13, 2018, 10:51:31 »
That thing is gorgeous.  Well done sir, I say, well done!

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #215 on: Mar 13, 2018, 10:55:59 »
That thing is gorgeous.  Well done sir, I say, well done!

Thank you, my man.

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #216 on: Mar 13, 2018, 18:16:53 »
Wow Trek, she's beautiful!
I learned to ride on my Dads '78 CB400A. His was blue though.
When you are Dead, you don't know that you are Dead. It is difficult only for Others.

It is the same when you are Stupid.

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #217 on: Mar 14, 2018, 14:58:20 »
Wow Trek, she's beautiful!
I learned to ride on my Dads '78 CB400A. His was blue though.

Thanks so much dude.  Glad I can help to bring back a good memory for you.

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #218 on: Mar 20, 2018, 20:31:55 »
Also, managed to find the finishing touches.

After contacting a bunch of Ebay sellers.  I found the rubber cap for the gear selector switch was gonna be an impossibility. 
Apparently, they were ALL rotten. 

Except for this one.  From U.K.  Looks and feels NOS.   :)



Over the winter I also collected virtually all the original paperwork for a CB400A

Both original 78 & 78 1/2 Official workshop manuals
Parts guide
Owners manual
Warranty book
and even an Owners ID card for a CB400A...early 79 but Hey its close enough for me.    ;D




   

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Re: Rachels 78 CB400A...Done.
« Reply #219 on: Mar 21, 2018, 20:30:03 »
Rach asked for a GPS/Speedo that was easier to see...

I think I nailed it.