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Not sure what I've done to deserve the generousity of some pals here in town.....
Just bought this:
....to build a 2005 Buell XB12R around.
Had a 9r for 7 years......always regret getting rid of it. A pal of mine had owned several 12r's (one of which belonged to a buddy who passed away a...
Um....really need to visit this forum more often----
Totally thrilled to have the wee 400F nominated----thanks SO much Goldy. And feeling a little embarrassed to have been oblivious to the whole thing!!
Congrats too ----to Farmer and Trek97 ---- both beautiful builds.
And thirdly, but by...
Well, it's been a quick but in some ways slow couple of weeks.
Lots of trial and error on the front brakes....I think I still have some work to do here....BUT, she's licensed, insured, and on the road!!
Still certainly recognizable as a 400F (which was the goal) just tweaked a little...
That was slightly dented but otherwise solid $40 1979 KZ400 tank.
And....after (lots of sweat and dust...) after prior to paint:
Was out on the old gal late yesterday afternoon for a toot around the back roads up in cottage country.....invigorating!!
I picked this up in early July. 1972 Kawasaki MT1 / KV75.
Needs a few items, but runs great. It's making a fun little cottage toy for now, but couldn't help myself ---had to sand some of the wretched blue flame paint off the exhaust heat shield, chainguard, rear fender and headlight, and...
Re: Project two---a CB400F
Feels like I'm getting SOOOOO close!!
Chain, sprocket cover and LHS rearset are on
Rearsets are from TTR400, available from 4into1.com. I see that TTR400 now have newly designed units from the 400F....mine are the older ones, bought off kijiji about a...
Been kinda lucky in July!!
Thing 1: This was sitting under a for sale sign on the side of the road. Didn't take long to decide to put it in the back of the truck. 1972 Kawasaki MT1....75cc oil injected 2 stroke. It's only ever going to be a cottage toy, but I can't help myself----already...