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Offline ozzybud

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Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« on: January 11, 2024, 09:33:13 PM »
I just finished the Gauges on the CB400F. Thanks to Tips and tricks from this forum i managed to get it done without destroying anything . The Trip arm and Boot was my worry at first. They came out great!
« Last Edit: January 11, 2024, 09:35:53 PM by ozzybud »
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Offline Athame57

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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2024, 09:49:52 PM »
They look great!  ;D Can you link to the thread?
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Offline ozzybud

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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2024, 10:38:49 PM »
Not sure how to do that?  one was about the trip arm removal
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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2024, 05:45:46 AM »
Well done - I'm to hand fisted for that sort of delicate work so use KENT400 I know my limitations.

When I tried to put a new battery in a ladies wrist watch the hands fell off. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2024, 08:52:44 AM »
Well done - I'm to hand fisted for that sort of delicate work so use KENT400 I know my limitations.

When I tried to put a new battery in a ladies wrist watch the hands fell off. ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2024, 10:41:25 AM »
Well done - I'm to hand fisted for that sort of delicate work so use KENT400 I know my limitations.

When I tried to put a new battery in a ladies wrist watch the hands fell off. ;D ;D ;D
Well done - I'm to hand fisted for that sort of delicate work so use KENT400 I know my limitations.

When I tried to put a new battery in a ladies wrist watch the hands fell off. ;D ;D ;D
Your's or her's????

How very dare you - my arms are too broad for a Ladies watch.😀
« Last Edit: January 15, 2024, 01:03:19 PM by McCabe-Thiele (Ted) »
Honda CB500 K1 (new pit dug out ready)
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Offline Mikep328

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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2024, 12:56:28 PM »
They look good!  I've been wanting to do this but have been reluctant concerning the uncrimping/recrimping of the rings.

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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2024, 03:42:11 PM »
Nice work on the gauges Ozzy, we are fortunate to have a dab hand at the gauges on here.
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Offline ozzybud

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Re: Restored and re faced the Gauges on the CB400f
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2024, 08:49:46 PM »
They look good!  I've been wanting to do this but have been reluctant concerning the uncrimping/recrimping of the rings.

I can share the simple jig that i built from wood/plastic and the tools that i use  that work well for me if you like?.

i have 2 different setups one for the smaller gauges and one for the large.

The Trip Knob on the CB400's are a little tricky . the method i use you can get it off with ease.

Ozzy
« Last Edit: January 16, 2024, 08:53:24 PM by ozzybud »
1976 Z50 YELLOW
1970 CT70 BLUE
1971 CT70H ORANGE
1972 CT70H GREEN
1973 CL200 BLUE
1975 CB360T RED
1975 CB400F BLUE
1975 CB550 ORANGE
1976 CB750F RED

 

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