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Offline Matt_Harrington

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Where does this go?
« on: November 17, 2023, 11:23:02 AM »
Left over in the tray from when the 400 was stripped is the part below:

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Anyone know where it should live? Of course the PO could have fitted it but it does look commercially made....
Matt
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Offline Laverda Dave

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Re: Where does this go?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2023, 12:15:09 PM »
I've never seen that on a 400/4 Matt. It looks like an earth wire of some sort.
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Offline Laverda Dave

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Re: Where does this go?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2023, 12:17:11 PM »
Unless it's a home made replacement earth wire that goes from the starter solenoid to the battery? All the ones I have ever seen though are black and have a bigger terminal on one end to fit the battery.
1976 Honda 400/4
1977 Rickman Honda CR750
1999 Honda VFR 800FX
1955 750 Dresda Triton
1978 Moto Morini 350 Sport
1978 Honda CB400/4 'Rat' bike
1982 Laverda 120 Jota
2020 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650

Offline taysidedragon

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Re: Where does this go?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2023, 01:09:36 PM »
Could be a homemade earth wire for inside the headlamp.
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Re: Where does this go?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2023, 03:04:05 PM »
Looks like an added extra earth wire to me as well,
oddly enough I have a similar one left over from my 500 build except it's the same cable diameter as the battery earth.
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Link to my full restoration http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,23291.0.html
This is a neat 500 restoration in the USA.
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,151576.msg1731556.html#msg1731556

Offline Matt_Harrington

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Re: Where does this go?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2023, 01:07:12 PM »
Mmm, strange. I'll put it to one side as earth is all OK and all electrics work fine! Hey ho!
Matt
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CB400F 1976 -  Almost finished
CB400F 1977 - On the road!
Moto Guzzi Le Mans 2 - 1981 (undergoing a spruce up)
CD175 - To be restored
Triumph Speed 400
BMW F800GT

 

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