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 Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS

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PostSubject: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:45 am

Hi everyone,
This is my first project… I got this Honda CB400N superdream 1978 off ebay for a small sum of £387.. I thought this would be a good first time café project and so far it going well….
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Started the strip down..

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I was so glad that the engine hangs from the frame so much easier for me to get it out on my own..

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by this time its getting cold out, so the engine ends up in the livingroom. The frame and bits and bobs head off for sandblasting...

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Its to cold outside to paint so I have turn my spare room into a paint booth... I have done all the paint myself.

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The engine was moved into the livingroom, it was a cow to clean the 30+yr plus of crud. I swear I didnt have much skin left on my finger after cleaning it...[img][/img]
and after
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The seat and hump I am well proud off it turn out well...
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Got this old seat of ebay for £50..... I stripped everything off the seat pan...


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I chopped up the seat and made the hump and fiber glassed them together....
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I gave my seat to a local guy I know to do the upholstery.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:49 pm

well impressed with that. gonna look sweet when all back together.

i'm not brave enough to strip my bike in the house though, let alone paint it in there too.

respect. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:40 pm

Nice build! I'm just starting with mine and i kinda wish i had started with 400, the 750 is heavier than it looks and my back is not thanking me! How long has it taken thus far? And any pics with it all laid on the frame?

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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:27 pm

It's looking superb. Can't wait to see more pics as the build progresses.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Im getting there.... I reckon I will be finished by the end of Feb, well maybe.... Here some more pics.

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Iv not got much more to do part from figuring out the wiring, put the chain on and sort out the exhaust then the tuning to be done... I was looking at some of the other projects on here and thinking maybe I should move the wiring under the seat but then I will have to mess about with the seat.. so i might just stick to my original idea and keep everything behind the side panels...

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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:51 pm

That is very impressive and is going to look superb when it all comes together. I just hope that's not an upstairs room! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:08 am

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All most finished now... ready for a tune up and M.O.T....
Very happy with the way it came out... cant wait to take it out for a ride....

I will post some better photos when I get it out of the livingroom....
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:56 pm

looking sweet.

i used to know a bloke who built a chopper in his livingroom.

unfortunately it wouldnt go out the door and he ended up removing part of a wall rather than disassemble it. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:53 pm

Think it will fit through the patio doors... I left off the mirrors so it will fit.. I think...
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:32 pm

looking good m8,take it your not married or very understanding wife
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:25 pm

The other half is gutted that I finish my bike first.. go girl power.... he's gutted that i didnt need his help....
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:54 pm

Pud wrote:
looking good m8,take it your not married or very understanding wife
Pud, the clue's in the name "Harriett". Laughing

H, that bike is a peach and a real credit to you, all in super quick time too. Now, what's the next project? (and don't say a trike 'cos you certainly won't get that out of the patio doors!)
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:10 am

Think I will help the other half with there project... Honda CB550 Chopper thats in the livingroom as well.... dont know what project to do next but im sure when i see the right bike it will hit me........
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:14 am

i 'spose the joy of doing it inside is the warmth. i'm personally struggling to get owt done in the garage at the mo.

i'e got as far as rebuilding carbs on the kitchen table but anymore than that tends to get very stern looks.

roll on the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:45 am

thats a beaut Harriett you must be well proud of what youve acheived Wink Wink
hope my seat turns out as good as yours Cool
so whats the other halfs project ?
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:26 am

pauliexjr wrote:
Pud wrote:
looking good m8,take it your not married or very understanding wife
Pud, the clue's in the name "Harriett". Laughing

H, that bike is a peach and a real credit to you, all in super quick time too. Now, what's the next project? (and don't say a trike 'cos you certainly won't get that out of the patio doors!)

EEERRRRR its the drugs im on Embarassed Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:30 am

It a Honda cb550 K or F 1979 chop... but having really headache with the wiring... As the last person who own it chopped all the wiring out and put back just the bog standard of head lamp brake light and ignition with bits of wire taped together... cant get anything working......

I am happy with my bike but paint work not perfect but not bad for halfords spray paint, but I think I may invest in a spray gun for the next one..... I'm just being picky....




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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:32 pm

these might help


or cb750 should be the same
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:48 pm

Hi,
Amazing work, looks fantastic!

How did you mould the seat hump? Never done any glassing before, is it easy enough?
Looks the dogs danglies, gotta say Cool Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:27 pm

Si78 wrote:
Hi,
Amazing work, looks fantastic!

How did you mould the seat hump? Never done any glassing before, is it easy enough?
Looks the dogs danglies, gotta say Cool Very Happy

Si

Hi Si, glassing is easy but the only thing is you have to be lighting fast before it sets. You can get all the stuff you need from Halfords....
You can build your mould from plywood then fill the gaps with expanding foam then sand it down. Then once you have the shape you want.... cover with cling film, then sort out the glass fibre sheets, you can just use the sheet whole but I find it an arse to work with, so I cut it into strips easier to work into corner.. And with strips you can criss cross and make it stronger.. I would do about 4 to 6 layers. After it hard which won’t take long at all. Use some body filler to finish and smooth out and sand with 800, 1200 2000 grit, and then use filler primer sand with 2000. Then paint....
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:10 pm

Thanks for that Harriett, you make it sound easy enough. Looking forward to giving it a try! I'm sure I will get messy...

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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:03 pm

Here some more photos [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:23 am

Looking verra nice, next project please!
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PostSubject: Re: Honda CB400N superdream cafe project, ALL MOST FINISHED, NEW PHOTOS   Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:42 pm

looking good as Paul whats next
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