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Offline ozzybud

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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2024, 10:09:11 PM »
Got some minor bodywork and a nice shiny base/clear coat on the procured headlight bucket today.
Also started in on re-rimming the rear wheel.
This is very satisfying work for me, just to be able to do it and go from rusty and corroded to like shiny new. It looks like the bearings had been replace recently so we are going to roll with the existing ones.
Learning new things in retirement makes it all worth it!
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2024, 09:43:53 PM »
I got The top Bridge completed today and made sure all the electricals were back in working order.
I also Got the rear wheel re laced and trued. polished and clear coated the hub over the weekend.
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2024, 10:48:47 PM »
Coming on very nicely. 👍
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1977 CB400F
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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2024, 10:02:13 AM »
Nice shiny looking Instruments / Dash.
Respect that you are lacing your own wheels.👍👍👍
Did you replace the hub drive rubbers it's hard to tell from the picture, mine were rock hard.
Honda CB500 K1 (new pit dug out ready)
Honda CB400 four super sport (first money pit)
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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2024, 03:10:31 PM »
Thank you!
 I am not replacing the Drive Rubbers . They seemed okay and still flexible.
Are They easily replaced?
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2024, 08:21:10 PM »
It depends on your definition of easy - I managed it okay. Might be in my rebuild thread.
Honda CB500 K1 (new pit dug out ready)
Honda CB400 four super sport (first money pit)
http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,23291.0.html

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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2024, 12:45:26 AM »
Thanks for all the encouragement..

I got the clutch basket rubbers installed tonight.
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2024, 07:49:29 PM »
2 Coats of duplicolor DE 1615 and 2 coats Of Omni MC161 clear
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

Offline Johnny4428

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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2024, 08:58:45 PM »
Cases are looking good Ozzy, nice to see the progress.
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1974 Honda CB550K1. Running resto,
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
1975,1980,1984,1986 Honda C90’s
1973 Honda CB750K3

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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2024, 11:08:03 PM »
I made a lot of progress today. A lot of the parts and pieces i had detailed before i joined this forum.  first thing i was going to do was get the clutch cover on. come to find out CMS sent me the wrong seal.. another is on order. next comes re painting the tank and side covers
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2024, 01:15:12 AM »
Looking great! Your using PPG omni clear coat? If so I’d like to pick your brain on setup as I’d like to start shooting “real” paint.


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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2024, 05:44:36 AM »
Looking great! Your using PPG omni clear coat? If so I’d like to pick your brain on setup as I’d like to start shooting “real” paint.

Absolutely anytime.. I am retired and live near Seattle PST
I have a favorite little baby HVLP gun that I use for these small jobs. They are still $21.00 on Amazon. When done I only clean by running solvent though 3 times. They last a couple years. When they get plugged up. They get tossed.
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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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2024, 07:59:51 AM »
It's either much warmer in Washington or you have a heated workshop.
Great progress - if you finish it too quickly you will need to find another project.👍👍👍
Honda CB500 K1 (new pit dug out ready)
Honda CB400 four super sport (first money pit)
http://www.sohc.co.uk/index.php/topic,23291.0.html

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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2024, 02:54:51 PM »
Sunny and 70⁰ F in the shop. The spray booth is the room behind the bikes
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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Re: My 1975 CB400F restoration project
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2024, 08:28:38 AM »
That’s a very nice collection of bikes. Whats your favourite motorcycle brand ? 😁
500/4 in 79. No bikes for 30 years. 750/4 in 2013, 550/4 in 2023. Also own  R1100GS, RD350LC YPVS , Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha XT250

 

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