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Offline amx1992

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"Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« on: March 23, 2019, 09:19:08 PM »
Hi all, new to the forum, amazing amount of information here!

Ive got a 1975 cb400f which someone had started a cafe racer build on. Ive done a few bits and peices (weld in rear hoop, install clip ons, custom top yoke etc)

Anyway ive been making some rearsets, only finished the mounting bracket so far. Took some video of the machining and installation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5kGMLmpVHk&t=1s

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Now, i consider myself relatively smart, but this has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever done, welded the bracket  mount upside down.....

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 09:23:29 PM »
Welcome to the upside down world of the CB400/4. I have put plenty of bits on upside down over the years but only bolted, not welded 😀😀😀😀
Im a Nurse, trust me, this won't hurt.....much !!!

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 09:30:53 PM »
I didnt even realise until i welded on the other side, and wondered why they weren't lined up with each other. Good thing i didnt do them both upside down or i might have never noticed

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 09:56:31 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Nice machineshop there, I like the high speed hand drive on the rotary table  :)


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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 10:11:39 PM »
Cheers, since i started as a manual machinist, my arms have pretty much doubled in size   :D

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
Looks good.
But, I think the upside-down position would be more comfortable for my old knees.   :P
It appears, rightside-up places the pegs almost halfway to the passenger peg location.

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 06:46:12 PM »
Ha, i could do the same to the correct side and have them "adjustable", with two positions available

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 07:03:39 PM »
pretty much finished these now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyT87SS3m1s

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Re: "Homemade" CB400f rearsets
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 08:20:52 PM »
Interesting work :D keep up the pictures and videos.
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