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Author Topic: CB400F, the water bike.  (Read 1536 times)

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #10 on: Nov 20, 2018, 09:46:13 »
Not looking bad on the crank and trans gears. My z50 was pretty similar, although not filled with water it was filled with dirt and mud. Its amazing how resilient the stuff can be.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #11 on: Nov 20, 2018, 19:11:50 »
Yeah it is cleaning up amazingly well.  Right now I'm just using mineral spirits in a dish tub, I want to get a parts washer.  But this won't be the final clean for these either, I want to get the cases vapor blasted or soda blasted and I have oil gallery brushes on the way.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2018, 23:35:30 »
Sweet, your really doing a nice job.  8). Amazing how well it kept.

Did you have much trouble getting the screws out of the splash shield? 

Mine were stupid tight.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #13 on: Nov 21, 2018, 03:44:04 »
With a little impact driver and a dead blow they came right out.  One took a couple harder hits, but most case screws on old hondas are harder to get out.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #14 on: Dec 01, 2018, 20:23:09 »
Started working on the steering stem.  Can anyone guess what front end I'm using from the lower "triple" clamp?.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #15 on: Dec 01, 2018, 21:45:27 »
Some type of girder set up?
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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #16 on: Dec 01, 2018, 23:55:38 »
Nope, not a girder set up.  I'll give a clue, it's from a low production early 90s Italian bike that was based on a race rep.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #17 on: Dec 02, 2018, 02:04:14 »
ew.  sounds a bit like a gilera cx125.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #18 on: Dec 02, 2018, 02:57:48 »
Lol, yep cx125.  I'll be making my own front axle so no gilera wheel, which is fine since they were ugly.  The fork tube needs replacing or polishing and rechromed.  I'll have to see which is easier to do.

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Re: CB400F, the water bike.
« Reply #19 on: Dec 02, 2018, 04:31:33 »
Lol, yep cx125.

That is definitely going to attract attention!
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