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Offline mike the bike

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2017, 05:43:13 PM »
Mine were chopped by the cnut that nicked my bike; I repaired it with a length of steel tube from B&Q, brazing it back in place.
Why did I get rid of that one

Offline Craig CB400

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2017, 06:14:37 PM »
Mine were chopped by the cnut that nicked my bike; I repaired it with a length of steel tube from B&Q, brazing it back in place.

Not a bad idea, have all the pieces just not necessarily attached into one, may look at removing the old broken stems and welding the separate indicator stem in its place.

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2017, 07:23:35 PM »
There's a couple available on 400fourbits.co.uk
search GG - 083 and GG - 336
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Offline Craig CB400

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2017, 03:10:11 PM »
Well it has been quite a while since the last update, work has been progressing but a couple of family dramas have had an impact which has slowed things down a bit. Anyway below a few pics of some other bits that have been done.

Firstly the front brake caliper assembly. The piston was well seized in the caliper but a good blast of compressed air soon got it out and then stripped the caliper and mounting down to bare metal. Also sourced new piston, seal, spring, and adjuster bolt to go in.

Before painting was looking very tired


But after a bit of graft and TLC unit came out quite nicely and quite pleased with the end result


Might yet re-plate the caliper bolts, but nearly there

Next up were the front forks. Whilst the chrome was actually in really good condition after a quick clean, the lower sections were in a real state.


So another strip down and also purchased new top nuts and seals as the ones fitted were way beyond any kind of help. Ideally I wanted to restore the lower sections to original, but the condition was too poor to get a satisfactory finish, so resorted to refurbishing and painting and whilst not OEM I have to say again really pleased with the finish.



Next instalment - the seat!

Offline MrDavo

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2017, 03:32:49 PM »
While the silver paint is not the original finish for the sliders, the finish you have achieved is really good considering that they looked as if they had been stored under the sea for a long time.
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Offline Integra99

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2017, 04:13:03 PM »

Great build so far.. I'm loving my own project.. if you are after any parts let me know. Also did you throw the fiberglass mudguard away.. if not I may be interested.

Also I have indicators, possibly a seat, chain guard , etc rims

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2017, 04:53:02 PM »

Great build so far.. I'm loving my own project.. if you are after any parts let me know. Also did you throw the fiberglass mudguard away.. if not I may be interested.

Also I have indicators, possibly a seat, chain guard , etc rims

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No mudguards when I bought it Integra, seat is good but may need a few bits, possibly the chain guard and maybe wheels as well.

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2017, 04:54:18 PM »
While the silver paint is not the original finish for the sliders, the finish you have achieved is really good considering that they looked as if they had been stored under the sea for a long time.

I know what you mean, got suspicious when the V5 stated the last owner was a Mr J.Cousteau  ;D ;D

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2017, 05:06:32 PM »

Cool just let me know or drop me a PM.. 

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Re: New CB400/4 project
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2017, 05:24:30 PM »
While the silver paint is not the original finish for the sliders, the finish you have achieved is really good considering that they looked as if they had been stored under the sea for a long time.
They look like barnacles have moved in  ;D ;D. Lovely finish on the paint, they look well smart now.
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