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Author Topic: Re: 400 four - dry and dirty  (Read 2317 times)

Offline SquidHunter

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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #30 on: Jun 22, 2018, 22:54:34 »
Here for the carb discussion

For real, unbelievable find.


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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #31 on: Jun 22, 2018, 23:01:35 »
So, I just want to say this to anyone new to this vintage motorcycle game.

Yes I borrowed a battery from Rachels bike and I installed 4 new fuses and a gallon of lawn mower gas.  I already had in my garage

Otherwise, It took me a grand total of $0 dollars and around 3 hours of my time invested to get her Running AND Riding. 

NOW its time to dig in.  Only doing Safety and Reliability stuff.

Then Im gonna ride the shit out of her "FUGLY" for the rest of the summer to help ensure there is nothing catastrophic wrong with her.

So, When the time comes.  I wont be afraid to go ahead and drop a few $$$ on cosmetic stuff.

Not the other way around.

Yes it may take you longer than 3 hours.  But its time well spent and experience gained.  I myself, expected this to take longer and more work.
 
No, I dont believe Im an expert on this stuff.  Its just I do have some experience.  And want you to have a good experience also.
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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #32 on: Jun 22, 2018, 23:05:32 »
Here for the carb discussion

For real, unbelievable find.

Well thanks for stopping in. 
I may be able start tearing into the carbs in the morning.
Find out what I need to get ordered.
Not to mention learn how they work...LOL ::)
Really though.  These carbs dont look like any of that carbs on any of the bikes I have.
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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #33 on: Jun 22, 2018, 23:10:49 »
Oh and sorry Brad Squidhunter.  I have been a little busy and haven't kept up on your project.

Have you made any headway w your carbs?

Offline SquidHunter

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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #34 on: Jun 22, 2018, 23:28:21 »
Oh and sorry Brad Squidhunter.  I have been a little busy and haven't kept up on your project.

Have you made any headway w your carbs?

Iíve been out of town. Just got back home. Iíll spend some time with the family tomorrow, and be back in the garage Sunday.

A friend of mine is building the same bike you have there. Heís working on a dirt bike carb set up, but I havenít heard anything out of him.

They arenít hard carbs to work on, thereís just 4 of them. The little parts add up quick.


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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #35 on: Jun 23, 2018, 00:07:51 »
Iíve been out of town. Just got back home. Iíll spend some time with the family tomorrow, and be back in the garage Sunday.

A friend of mine is building the same bike you have there. Heís working on a dirt bike carb set up, but I havenít heard anything out of him.

They arenít hard carbs to work on, thereís just 4 of them. The little parts add up quick.

Thanks Bro.

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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #36 on: Jun 23, 2018, 00:53:25 »
Once I see what kind of shape the floats are in I will better know which kit to get.

But looking at this one now...

http://4into1.com/deluxe-tune-up-kit-honda-cb400f-super-sport/

Found it would save me about $30 over piecing this together myself.
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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #37 on: Jun 23, 2018, 08:25:43 »
One thing I've learned on the GoldWing carb nightmares - use only Honda float valves (they usually have built-in inlet screens, too). There are often niche suppliers for carbs (Randakk for old GoldWings and many old Hondas) that source Viton o-rings and special seals. A few dollars extra spent there are wise.
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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #38 on: Jun 23, 2018, 10:03:48 »
One thing I've learned on the GoldWing carb nightmares - use only Honda float valves (they usually have built-in inlet screens, too). There are often niche suppliers for carbs (Randakk for old GoldWings and many old Hondas) that source Viton o-rings and special seals. A few dollars extra spent there are wise.

WOW, thanks thats great info to know.

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Re: A $450, 400 four - The Black Knight..RUNS AND RIDES.
« Reply #39 on: Jun 23, 2018, 12:50:45 »
Reach out to swan on here. He knows what you have to put oem honda and what is ok to go aftermarket. Hes restored like 10 400F over the years. He has a couple good threads on here too.
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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