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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2014, 04:29:48 pm »
Quote from: Chris71 link=topic=142219.msg1614006#msg1614006 date=1413880229


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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2014, 11:37:37 pm »
Here's mine. The motor has not been touched, other than to clean/paint outside and tune. Carbs were rebuilt. You will find this forum a great help.

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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2014, 11:39:37 pm »
Sorry for the duplicate photo. I meant to upload the 'before' shot.
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2014, 06:12:34 am »
heres mine
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2014, 08:44:13 am »
Nice, thanks for the encouragement.  Has everyone used original size tires?  I understand about turn in and handling and all, I'm just asking.
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2014, 04:21:19 pm »
Here is my 75 Varnish Blue 400F
Nearing the end of the build, I had an early Kaz Yoshima header that I planned to use.
It was too rusted to repair, so I popped for the Moto GP Werks replica.
I'm working on my seat upholstery, and a few details, then wait for spring.
13K original miles, Avon Road Riders 90/90 front 100/90 rear.
 

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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2014, 04:28:49 pm »
Nice, thanks for the encouragement.  Has everyone used original size tires?  I understand about turn in and handling and all, I'm just asking.




Work fine Don and the Avons are real close to original size...Larry

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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2014, 08:34:44 pm »
I used the stck sizes too. Duro brand for the "look" for what it's worth - Google them. 3.50-18" rear and a 3.00-18 front.
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2014, 01:11:56 am »
I used the stck sizes too. Duro brand for the "look" for what it's worth - Google them. 3.50-18" rear and a 3.00-18 front.



I used them too, OK tires for the price and the way an old man rides...Larry

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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2014, 08:00:33 am »
 Thanks, I saw the price and liked that. I was wondering about road riders, I liked them on the 750ss. I'd like some fresh ones though my last set were over a year old when delivered new. The phone rep wanted to say they were good for 5 years on the shelf. I don't believe that.
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2014, 02:38:11 pm »
Thanks, I saw the price and liked that. I was wondering about road riders, I liked them on the 750ss. I'd like some fresh ones though my last set were over a year old when delivered new. The phone rep wanted to say they were good for 5 years on the shelf. I don't believe that.

I have duro's on my 400f, I received one older one and one new one. The older one was basically impossible to mount, I ended up having 4 tiny punctures in the tube and then gave up and got it mounted at a shop. The guy that mounted it said he had a hell of a time with his machine. I'm not a newbie, I mounted the front with no issues in like 15 minutes of fiddling and bead seating. Point of the story, try to get newer date codes if the place you order from will even bother because those duro's are rigid as sh!t
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2014, 08:27:20 pm »
 I have a build thread too, but wanted to report. I've got both ends brakes working, the right hand control is bad. I jumpered it out and got it started, the exhaust is quiet and the engine sounds great. I got all the lights working, all the lighting was unplugged either in the headlight bucket or somewhere else. I'm going to test the charging system after I put in the new battery.
 I got a pepop seat cover and I took an electric knife to the seat foam, now there's a small step in the front. I took out about 1 to 1 1/2" inches.
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Re: Show me your 400F
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2014, 01:30:14 am »
Here's mine, photo taken on Friday afternoon just before it passed it's M.O.T. test. Odd time of year to get it road-legal, I know, but I had to see if what I'd done to prepare it was up to standard.

Yes. it passed  ;)
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Re: Show me your 400F, I'll show you mine!
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2014, 06:21:31 pm »
I found another one a mile from the red one. Had to have it. It came from Ohio and has a supertrapp muffler on it, the original right control is replaced with a momentary button and a toggle on the headlight bucket. Look familiar?


« Last Edit: October 28, 2014, 09:25:39 pm by Don R »
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Re: Show me your 400F, I'll show you mine!
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2014, 07:18:22 pm »
I found another one a mile from the red one. Had to have it.





Nice! I like the yellow ones...
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Re: Show me your 400F, I'll show you mine!
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2014, 09:03:14 pm »
 I like the tank stripes. I wonder why some have them and some don't?
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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2014, 09:20:28 pm »
Here is my restored CB400f, I did a nut and bolt rebuild and finished about six weeks ago, great bikes to restore and easy to find parts both new old stock and repro parts, and fun to ride.
I found the best prices for parts by shopping on the internet, and I have kept all the supplers names if you want any help with any thig just ask.



Maybe a supplier list would be a good idea.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2014, 09:22:40 pm by Don R »
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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2014, 09:26:18 pm »
It looks a bit different now, I have a seat and bars and top triple. next time I roll it out of the shed ill take an updated pic


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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2014, 07:15:12 am »
I like the tank stripes. I wonder why some have them and some don't?



77 had stripes Don, the previous two years were solid-ruby red, varnish blue and parakeet yellow. first year had matching side covers, second year black...Larry

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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2014, 07:27:00 am »
 Larry, the new one has pods, Oh, my! The po says it ran well so maybe someone did the carb work to get it close. No resistor caps on the plug wires. Someone eleminated the troublesome factory right start switch. Probably the cause of thousands of Hondas to go into an untimely retirement. Headlight switch on the bucket top.
 I should sell a kit to cheaply replace it. My new right switch was a c note.
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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2014, 08:17:09 am »
Larry, the new one has pods, Oh, my! The po says it ran well so maybe someone did the carb work to get it close. No resistor caps on the plug wires. Someone eleminated the troublesome factory right start switch. Probably the cause of thousands of Hondas to go into an untimely retirement. Headlight switch on the bucket top.
 I should sell a kit to cheaply replace it. My new right switch was a G note.



Yep, all that plastic for the start/headlight on and off deteriorated with age and cracked to pieces.  Did not have the problem before the govt. mandated lights on all the time.

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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2014, 08:47:48 am »
Hopefully Don that part was a C note ($100.00) and not a G note (1000.00)   ;D

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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2014, 09:06:51 am »
here are my 400 f..it live on the attic for some years..final gear bearings are gone..and cam chain tensioner adjuster..as all stored bikes they get stuck

its vas the 400 four vho got me in this old sohc 4. sav one at the ferry in 1980...and vas lost. but have to vait some years..liked speed(not that speed) and beer to mutch to stay alive on a bike..so it have to vait..but up in the mid 40..i vas old inof to get the licens
 have a 550 k3 as daily runner...but one day the 400 vill live ..
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Re: Show me your 350/400F, I'll show you mine! Little F'ers thread?
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2014, 09:23:28 am »
My (sold) 72 350F w 11.5k mi.

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