My first

coldfuzion76

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Been lurking around this site for a while now, and since it's too cold out for me, figured I'd share my before/after. Wasn't a huge undertaking like some on here, but it's been fun. It's a 1980 CM400.


Here's when I brought it home.


And here she is now. Hardest part was that seat, inspired by one I saw on here. Been fun so far, already looking for my next!
 

Redbird

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Lookin' good!

My first bike was an '80 CM400T. I sometimes wish I'd never sold her.
 

coldfuzion76

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I like it so far, but I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs, so it's been said I look like an elephant riding a pissant. Lol. Got a CB750C I'll be starting soon, while I ride this one.
 

Maritime

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Cool little scoot, my first bike was/is a 81 CM400T. It is now a cafe's out hybrid. Have a CB450T motor in her now and it is a great little scoot. Love ripping around everywhere at full throttle. :)
 

nols

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Hey I like the bike looks good. I have an 81 cm400t also. Those look like the replacement and decently prices cone style mufflers they sell for hondas? Did you have to re-jet your carbs? I looked at those mufflers before, but I wanted to see a pic of them on someones bike! glad I did.....might have to get a set for mine...
 

coldfuzion76

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Guess I should pay more attention to my posts here. Lol.


Nols, those are just Emgo shorty megaphones. I ditched the bladder thingy and welded some pipe on the headers to extend them just a little so they'd clear. I LOVE the sound, but they're pretty darn loud. Thinking of getting the mac 2n1 setup to quieten it down as I live in an apartment complex now.


Maritime, I've been thinking of trying to find one of the 450 motors myself, after I learn to ride a little better. Does it make that much difference really? Mainly be interested in the 6 speed, as I find I'm always trying to shift up one last time. Probably cause of the exhaust being as loud as it is.
 

Maritime

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The 6th gear is the biggest change, but the oil cooler and the head oil line are well worth the upgrade in the motor. There is a little more power too. I just got back from a 500 mile road trip and the bike worked great 60-70 mph avg cruising speed and the 450 runs at 45-5500 RPM at those speeds where the 400 would have been at 6-7000 RPM and I would be looking to shift. I got about 55-60 MPG as well. Through torrential rain the first day, with pods and not a hiccup. Bike ran like a trooper.
 

coldfuzion76

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Nice. Sounds like a nice winter project, then. Maybe I'll be able to find a motor by then. Got some other upgrades planned for then, too.
 
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