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Offline Can550

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My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:32:10 pm »
Addiction of SOHC4 and here comes one more. Got it delivered last Sunday. Not being familiar with the bike I was not very well versed with what to check before buying other than hear it run. I did not have the luxury of time to read forums before committing to this purchase. Thought if there are things not right, with help of you all here, can always fix it up to be a great bike.

Here are some photos for you to see and educate me on this bike. Little I have read and observed, foot pegs, handlebars, shifter are replaced with earlier models (76,75), anything else you notice, would appreciate your input and guidance.

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 08:58:31 pm »
  I like it. Looks pretty good.
 
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 12:46:03 am »
Wow that looks to be in excellent shape.  I really like the paint colour and Avon Roadrider tires too


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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 06:19:06 am »
There were US models after the original with footrests on the swingarm and i thought all the gearchanges were like yours
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 07:35:50 am »
 I'm wondering if the Canadian 1977 models retained the early handlebars and rear set pegs? 
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 08:05:11 am »
Thanks everyone
Yes I too would like to know if it’s stock Canadian model or foot pegs and bars were changed

I liked it, bought it but liked even more sitting next to my 75 cb550f. Headers on both bikes are like poetry


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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2018, 08:11:25 am »
Congrats.

That swooping exhaust is sexy!  [that led me to my first SOHC, a 550F years ago]

Bike looks real nice, hows it run?
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 09:05:19 am »
I like it!

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 08:53:49 pm »
Thanks all
Now I show the weakest link on this bike.

If anyone has a clean tank in yellow for sale, I’ll be interested


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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2018, 08:53:00 am »
I'm wondering if it's not an earlier bike titled at 77, and with later side covers and tank. That could explain the earlier shift linkage and passenger pegson the swing arm. Have you checked the VIN?

Other than that, nice bike despite the dent. The clamps for the exhaust are aftermarket as well as far as I know, I think all the OEM Honda ones came with fins.

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 01:49:25 pm »
Lovely bike, pity about the tank dent.  Certainly looks like a 77, which is a very rare model, as well as the fuel filler it has the 77 front fender and exhaust clamps. Odd about the footrests etc, but it's probably an improvement anyway.

The attached pdf has the different vin numbers between US and Canada models, might help.

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2018, 04:32:53 pm »
If you want to get that dent fixed, I can refer you to someone.  He's in the US though (Georgia). You could email him for a quote. Stephen Hamby

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 05:58:26 pm »
If you want to get that dent fixed, I can refer you to someone.  He's in the US though (Georgia). You could email him for a quote. Stephen Hamby

http://dentrepairgeorgia.com/dent-hogs/

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2018, 05:35:45 am »
I have a suspicion the bike is an earlier model with some 77 dressings.  The brake lever looks like the older model and yes, the foot pegs and bars as mentioned.

I have a true 77 model in the same color (Cdn I believe as well). I'm doing a resto and the only thing I really plan to change from stock are the handle bars (the 75/76 look so much nicer) and then of course the corresponding cables will need to be the shorter ones.

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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2018, 05:41:49 am »
I have written an e mail to Honda asking to ensure if this is how it came for Canadian market or it was changed to earlier specs. VIN shows 1977


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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2018, 05:49:15 am »
 In the earlier 70's leftover bikes would sometimes get a new title in the dealership. The neck tag however, didn't change. There are a batch of French sandcast 750's that fall later than the 7414 cut off, even into the 14,000's. That proves Honda used what they had at times and any rule of part and model year is open to exception. The US 1972 750's are another case where mix and match parts were put on the same model bike. I believe Hondaman had a new one with indicator lights gauges and the light console on the same bike.
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2018, 07:38:16 am »
I have written an e mail to Honda asking to ensure if this is how it came for Canadian market or it was changed to earlier specs. VIN shows 1977

Can, have you consulted the CB400F Parts Lists? They're here: http://www.honda4fun.com/materiale-documentazione-tecnica/parts-list/parts-list-cb400
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2018, 09:05:52 am »
If the seat cover has no rips I would keep it. Even the highest quality seat cover reproductions are not as thick, and a time-worn seat has a patina to it that many people can appreciate.

As for the dent, my roommate's 400F also has a pretty nasty dent. He got a quote from a guy in Florida. However the quotes go so high it's almost like you just buy a new tank and be at the same spot.
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Re: My recent acquisition 77 CB400F
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2018, 05:36:56 pm »
So I spent sometime looking at parts diagrams for Canadian 77 and it sure has same foot pegs throughout 3 years of production whereas US model is different.

So two confirmations 1): it’s a Canadian bike 2): it’s with correct pegs




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