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Old 12-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #106
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I'm with Carmina, just love street trackers, have done all my life.......only now that style even has a name!

Classic satin black always looks cool, especially when accessorized with a few colour highlights, like a chrome pirate "skull-and-crossbones" (if u c it on a black 640 Kato, say hi ), tasteful red/yellow/white flames, gold-leaf (?!?!?) scallops edged in blue, the possibilities are endless........
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:43 PM   #107
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Sorry Guys, things are a bit slow as I had a bout of appendicitis and was in Westmead Hospital Last Friday to have them removed. At 46

Must have used a blunt axe as I am pretty sore at present. Actually they were really good and I have no complaints at all. I however will take a little while to recover, given my other conditions.

I will be back on the work really soon.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:48 PM   #108
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OUCH!!

Only a year behind you, know (sort of) how you feel.

Take it easy man, get better soon.........and don't lie there dreaming up ideas and sending yourself nuts!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #109
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Well things have been quiet, Im about to pull the carbies down and the Oil pump and clean up the head.

I will post some pics soon
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:24 PM   #110
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Cmon cmon cmon! You've been threatening to do this all day! Have you got em cleaned yet? I got the body on the truck like i said i would
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #111
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Cmon cmon cmon! You've been threatening to do this all day! Have you got em cleaned yet? I got the body on the truck like i said i would
All that on your Birthday OldDog . . . . . .
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:01 PM   #112
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Well it’s been a while since I updated this thread, so here goes.

I had Odeano and ATGreg over for a cup of tea and a chat to pull the head and barrel off to get bored and overhauled. We didn’t do much but it was good to catch up, Thanks Guys.





The motor looked like this inside



The head looks like it may need a clean


It now looks like this, the valves have been de-carboned and cleaned, just need some valve stem seals and it can go back together.


I have the parts fische for the CB400 Four and looked up some of the parts needed to get the bike built. It was amazing the price difference between here and Overseas. The list mainly made up of Seals, Gaskets and O-rings etc

David Silver Honda in the UK worked around $280 + freight
Service Honda in the USofA worked out $256 + freight
Honda Australia worked out $596

After some sourcing O-rings locally I got the US order down to $116 Aussie + freight.

It pays to shop around. One o-ring from Honda was $9.75ea from CBC Bearings $0.17ea, when you need 4 it saved me close to $29.00. Another o-ring from Honda was $11.25ea from CBC Bearings $0.30ea, when you need 4 it saved me close to $44.00.

The barrel has been bored and just need to gap the rings and wait for the parts to arrive. I decided to paint the barrel satin black, for heat dissipation. Looks nice too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #113
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Pezz...what are you doing mate - you let Deano loose near your bike

Good to hear there's some progress though

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Well it’s been a while since I updated this thread, so here goes.

I had Odeano



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Old 01-12-2010, 02:55 AM   #114
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Well Im at a bit of a stalemate with the back end of this build . . . .

The front end will be a snack, I want to match the travel, front and rear. The XL steel swing arm is 540mm long. However the top shock mount is way too far back to make it work with what I have in the shed.

In wanted to be sympathetic to the little 'Supersports' and try to make everything reversible. But it just doesn't work the way it is????
If I butcher the frame I will condemn this bike to Off-Road for ever

Probably not the worst fate . . . . but it will take a lot of time to get it right, and I only have 4 weeks to finish the build, with the parcel arriving any day from the UK with the Parts I ordered to finish the engine.

Decisions, decisions.



I have a LC4 sub-frame and seat unit there . . . . Just cut the 400 back end off and bolt on???? . . . .

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Old 01-12-2010, 03:43 AM   #115
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[quote=Pezz_gs]Well Im at a bit of a stalemate with the back end of this build . . . .

The front end will be a snack, I want to match the travel, front and rear. The XL steel swing arm is 540mm long. However the top shock mount is way too far back to make it work with what I have in the shed.

In wanted to be sympathetic to the little 'Supersports' and try to make everything reversible. But it just doesn't work the way it is????
If I butcher the frame I will condemn this bike to Off-Road for ever

Probably not the worst fate . . . . but it will take a lot of time to get it right, and I only have 4 weeks to finish the build, with the parcel arriving any day from the UK with the Parts I ordered to finish the engine.

Decisions, decisions.



I have a LC4 sub-frame and seat unit there . . . . Just cut the 400 back end off and bolt on???? . . . .


Nooooo ... give the little ol' 400/4 a chance! Do the Banshee shocks thing that you were talking about!! They'll fit!!!
Or you could go Italian style!?!? ]
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:10 AM   #116
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Nooooo ... give the little ol' 400/4 a chance! Do the Banshee shocks thing that you were talking about!! They'll fit!!! Or you could go Italian style!?!?
Welcome to the Asylum Mr Viking

The Banshee shocks will not work unless I move the top shock mount forward.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:52 AM   #117
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How about scrounging wreckers for a swingarm off a 750/4K, they're 2.5" longer with the shock mount in the same spot?

Longer arm for better traction and travel, and need longer shocks by about 2" to fit in the gap left over. If it's not long enough, then cut and shut both to make it long enough to suit.

Works on old-school drag-bikes running 2 Dellorto's off an Alfa.......
AH, those were the days!
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How about scrounging wreckers for a swingarm off a 750/4K, they're 2.5" longer with the shock mount in the same spot?

Longer arm for better traction and travel, and need longer shocks by about 2" to fit in the gap left over. If it's not long enough, then cut and shut both to make it long enough to suit.

Works on old-school drag-bikes running 2 Dellorto's off an Alfa.......
AH, those were the days!
Thanks Modnrod, if it was a road bike that would be fine, as this is an Off-Road bike the geometry doesnt stack up. I need to get the travel the same front and rear and the XL swingarm is already 100mm longer than the CB one.

Dellorto's mmmm and what was the fuel economy like on that bike
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #119
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Just won these on Ebay USofA

Twin Ohlins off an old Husky - 500mm between the centers.

That should lift the back up a bit

I think I will still have to butcher the back of the frame to make it all work.

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Just won these on Ebay USofA

Twin Ohlins off an old Husky - 500mm between the centers.

That should lift the back up a bit

I think I will still have to butcher the back of the frame to make it all work.

nice score mate...hopefully there in good working order

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