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Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« on: November 15, 2020, 02:54:58 AM »
I can't find this item anywhere on the web and I really doubt I will either, any ideas?
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 09:42:56 AM »
Any part number as I can't find it in the parts book, thought it was on the headstock but doesn't show it.
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 12:43:43 PM »
Same as 550K3 i think if its a neiman lock and on that one the spring comes with the lock,

Somewhere on the frame page but the 400 parts book is a nightmare to use
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 11:09:53 PM »
I can't find this item anywhere on the web and I really doubt I will either, any ideas?

DS does one it has the spring shown as genuine part.

https://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/CB400F-SUPER-SPORT-FOUR/part_3415/
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 12:15:03 AM »
I've got one of DSS, trouble is I've lost the spring somewhere before I even fitted it , and I can't find a new spring without buying the whole unit, maybe I could try a toy maker lol?
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 05:21:55 PM »
I've found a spring in my box of bits and it looks the part.

It's around 17mm long with a bore of around 10mm, looks very similar to the pic of the DS one. Anyone confirm the dimensions are right?
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2020, 05:34:26 PM »
All i know is its a very light spring mate

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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2020, 06:18:27 PM »
It's around 17mm long with a bore of around 10mm, looks very similar to the pic of the DS one. Anyone confirm the dimensions are right?
I've just measured what I see in the image against the lock I've got here it looks right, as is the bore!!!!  :D
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2020, 06:59:03 PM »
I've found a spring in my box of bits and it looks the part.

It's around 17mm long with a bore of around 10mm, looks very similar to the pic of the DS one. Anyone confirm the dimensions are right?

It is 10mm ID, 16 long with a 0.80 wire dia  ;)

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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2020, 07:47:39 PM »

It is 10mm ID, 16 long with a 0.80 wire dia  ;)
Hi Trigger
Well that's what I call precision! How Oddjob is going to measure the diameter I don't know but if it looks right it probably is?
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 11:37:08 PM »
The one I have matches those specs, it’s a quite light spring, narrow wire and tbh it’s been sat in my bits and bobs box inside my toolbox since I worked at Queens Park Motors, must have replaced a steering lock at sometime and I’d always keep bits like that as a just in case part.

The bits and bobs box has loads of switch parts etc and I knew I’d seen something like that in there when I’ve been looking for stuff, load of CBX550 stuff in it from when I broke one right out of the crate, just small bits like cam cover bolts and stuff.

If you want it then it’s yours my friend foc, send me your address and I’ll pop it in the post.
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2020, 12:13:17 AM »
Thanks a zillion for this Oddjob , I seem to be having a lot of trouble with springs lately! :o
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2020, 02:37:42 PM »
Packed and will be in the post later today all being well.
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2020, 12:19:48 AM »
You get it yet?
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Re: Spring for CB400F2 steering lock
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2020, 10:18:35 AM »
Yep....came yesterday...thanks mate!  ;D
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