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Offline Bob Wessner

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2008, 08:52:39 am »
How do the 400s compare dimensions wise to the 500/550? are they around the same over all length, height and weight?

i think i've sat on at least one of each model and i'm always surprised at how much bigger the next step up is (except 350 to 400 and 500 to 550)... i don't think i'll ever own a 750 for that reason... not really too much bike... just too much boat!   ;D  its like walking around w/ a load in your pants.   ;D :P ;D  take that 750 heads!   ;D

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2008, 04:49:31 pm »
How do the 400s compare dimensions wise to the 500/550? are they around the same over all length, height and weight?

i think i've sat on at least one of each model and i'm always surprised at how much bigger the next step up is (except 350 to 400 and 500 to 550)... i don't think i'll ever own a 750 for that reason... not really too much bike... just too much boat!   ;D  its like walking around w/ a load in your pants.   ;D :P ;D  take that 750 heads!   ;D

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Who ever said that never tried to take a row boat to England  ;D
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2008, 01:48:56 pm »
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2008, 02:52:22 pm »
Damn I shoulda bought yours mike...... :-[
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2008, 06:44:01 pm »
Damn I shoulda bought yours mike...... :-[


Yup. I decided to keep it. I really don't need 6 cb350's, but I'd kind of like to have the one 400f.
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2008, 06:45:46 pm »
Damn I shoulda bought yours mike...... :-[


Yup. I decided to keep it. I really don't need 6 cb350's, but I'd kind of like to have the one 400f.

Awww well the one I bought is an early low miles runner....

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2008, 10:26:12 am »
Lots of nice bikes here.  It's hard for me to justify anything bigger than this 400 right now.  I have two young kids, so when the seat and bars get uncomfortable it's time to go home anyway.

Here's mine (I apologize in advance to the restorers - but it already had a dodgy sidestand repair):

Manx seat
clip ons
shaved triple tree
fork brace
shouldered aluminum rims
electronic tach/bicycle speedo
900F shocks - soon to be replaced with "Type D" adjustable Konis
Kerker header/supertrapp baffle
relocated ignition switch
adjustable steering damper (not pictured)

to do:
rearsets...when I can find someone reliable to weld mounting tabs
paint/body work - but the beater tank is nice when I leave it parked somewhere



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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2008, 04:37:06 am »
1976 CB400F.  First bike and still the favorite.  I normally ride a 750 now, only because of the freeways around where I live.  I MUCH prefer the character of this bike. 

Mostly original, mods include UK-spec light switch, Dyna-S ignition.  Future mods include conversion to smaller UK-spec winkers and taillight, ttr400 tensioner arm, HD DID camchain. 


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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2008, 05:17:37 pm »
Here's mine fresh off the impound lot.
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2008, 11:34:46 am »
I fergot to register. Been a member for about 8 months.
I have 2 of these and 1 200T.
Wouldn't trade it for anything!

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2008, 11:39:41 am »
Here is my other 400f

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2008, 09:54:31 am »
 Here is my CB400F - note the custom paint job  ;).  This was done by the previous2 owner - not me.  I particularly like that this is apparently a "H" motorcycle.  One day down the road, I may try to roll it back to a stock paint and with logos - but not soon.  Money is going into making it run.  I don't know why the front, front fender support is not on it - but I have it and will add it back.

I will keep this bike relatively stock - only changes will be for ridability.  This is not a show/project bike, but a daily driver.  Had it 2+ weeks and 1000 miles.  Currently just about to hit 31K.

Details:
- Needs tires - after payday.
- Napoleons on order (arrive today).
- running about 80% right.



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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2008, 06:49:40 pm »
1976 model 23,000 miles, runs great. Bought twenty-five years ago from the oiriginal owner with 8,000 miles. It has been my wifes bike until recently... she has taken to a CB550. Alas it is now for sale.


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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2008, 04:26:31 am »
A post from Norway, this is my CB400 1975 mod.
I use her as a student bike :)

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2008, 07:03:47 pm »
Matt Daniels
Simi Valley Ca

just bought by first motorcycle, a 1977 cb400f. Cant wait to learn all about it and do some restoration/ modification! ;D


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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2008, 11:52:03 am »
Well, I'm new here and probably not for the last time. Here's my 1979 400F2:

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2008, 11:55:32 pm »
Hi guys, here is my 1976 cb400f. Still dead standard and going great.

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2008, 11:23:08 pm »


Mine...  In Perth, Australia.

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2008, 11:24:07 pm »
Gosh, that photo was bigger than I thought it would be...

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2008, 02:18:48 pm »
Okay, here is my basket case 1975 Cb400f from ebay.

Has had about three PO's in last 4 years who have managed to take things off it and lose them - like the head nuts!

Just started after full engine rebuild this week, very happy to hear that i can tell you.

Going to do full Cafe rebuild over the next few years.

From Baradine, North-West, NSW Australia

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2008, 05:57:51 pm »
looks oil tight.   ;)

way to go, working thru POs' numbskullness. 
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Past Rides: '72 tc125, '94 cbr600f2, '76 rd400, '89 ex500, '93 KTM-125exc, '92 zx7r, '93 Banshee, '83 ATC250R, 77/75 cb400f

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2008, 08:53:55 am »
Good Luck.
I would guess petrol from flooding carbs, don't ask me how I know :(
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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #47 on: November 27, 2008, 02:13:58 am »
fixed the oil leak, now i have a leaky carb! >:(

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2008, 11:55:54 am »
Hey guys, let's see if you can point out the mods on my lil toy, AND name the bike the parts came off...

You'll never get em all, i guarantee it!!! :P

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Re: Registry of 400 Owners
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2009, 11:20:56 am »
Here should be my 1976 model. Completely standard apart from a halogen headlamp conversion, though I intend to put my machining skills to good use and start making lots of stainless bits. Just cos I hate polishing things regularly.

 

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