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Other Bikes / Re: CB200
« on: January 22, 2019, 05:44:21 PM »
You're going great guns on this build John.

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Welcome to the Forum Brian. I'm from Tunbridge Wells originally so your area was a regular place to visit. I also worked at Queen Marys Hospital in Sidcup at one time. Anyways, do you have any photos of your bike?

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CB350/400 / Re: Kick start return spring
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:25:44 PM »
Put the short arm up against its stop first and turn the shaft clockwise as far as it will go - then you need to be stretching the spring to hook the long end onto its ledge.

That's what I needed to do anyway, with my CL450 I didn't stretch anything, just put the spring where it seemed to fit straight away, and ended up with a limp shaft, oo er missus.  8)

Trigger or Julie will tell you if this is b*****ks but that's what worked for me.
Nothing worse than a limp shaft Dave  :o :o :o
Yes, your 2nd attempt was the correct way of fitting it.

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CB350/400 / Re: Kick start return spring
« on: January 22, 2019, 04:23:20 PM »
Thanks Julie....you are a gem! So I fit the short one first and strain back on the longer one until it's in position.   ;D
Yep, you may need a spring puller, or anything with a hook on it, to pull the long end up and on to the ledge on the casing.

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CB350/400 / Re: Kick start return spring
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:57:28 PM »
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New Member Introductions / Re: New to SOHC
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:57:39 AM »
Sounds like the bike for sale in Sheffield at the moment.....i could be wrong of course.Absolutely no paperwork is always a huge risk, especially on an import. Good luck.

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Project Board / Re: 1975 400/4 project
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:50:29 AM »
My indicator stalks are chrome aftermarket ones.

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CB350/400 / Re: 400/4 restoration - it begins at last
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:57:37 PM »
Ooooooh, this is just so exciting Tim. Heat them nuts 😀😀😀

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CB350/400 / Re: New (to me!) '77 CB400F - US model
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:05:40 PM »
Yep, same as the 400/4 then Bryan.

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CB350/400 / Re: 400/4 restoration - it begins at last
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
That's great news Tim, well done 👍

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CB750 / Re: to re-chrome or not...?
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:09:30 AM »
Get them re chromed at Philpots. Cheaper than buying pattern parts and vastly superior quality.
http://www.amphardchrome.co.uk/index.php

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CB350/400 / Re: Front brake master cylinder
« on: January 20, 2019, 02:39:24 PM »
Either are fine Chris.

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Misc / Open / Re: Opinions - 400f or 550f
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:35:13 AM »
If it's a CB550 four K3 you are looking at, they have PD carbs fitted and the carbs block for fun if the bike is not ridden regularly. F's don't have PD carbs fitted.

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Misc / Open / Re: Opinions - 400f or 550f
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:42:57 AM »
Just to clarify, is it a CB550 F1 or F2 or a CB550K ?

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Misc / Open / Re: Opinions - 400f or 550f
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:37:07 AM »
Both totally different bikes and cannot be compared. The 400 is buzzy, needs to be ridden like a 2 stroke, loves being thrashed, hates being ridden with the engine lugging. Hard work to ride properly as need to be up and down the gearbox all the time. Incredible fun, great handling and a true 1970's sports bike. Uncomfortable seat.
550F. Easy to ride, very comfortable, will pull in any gear, doesn't mind being lugged. Great handling. Good on longer journeys. Handles exceptionally well. Comfy.
I have both and love both for totally different reasons.
Edit....parts alot harder to source for the CB550F

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