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Kerzo



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PostSubject: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:26 pm

Well I bought this machine as a non runner for the princely sum of £150



got it started today and started tearing it apart.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:46 pm





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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:29 am

Here's my first effort at some form of fab work for the seat unit and side panels which will be in chequer plate. Just need to sort out the hump and battery box along with the wiring. Then I can strip it all down and get it cleaned up proper.




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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:58 am

£150 quid is a bargain there mate Smile sound basis for a café racer aswell. you say its a non runner, any idea whats up with her, does the engine turn over ?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Bike is running after some new fuel carb clean and the nuts and barley removed from the airbox! Last tax disc 2005 so pretty impressive that it run smoothly if it's been off the road for 9 years
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:21 pm

Some progress with the bike, completely stripped, frame chopped, cleaned and rust treated, painted and all brackets not needed have been removed. Seat unit mocked up ready for fibreglassing. Next up is the swing arm and the forks.







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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:37 pm

coming along nicely kerzo Smile seat unit looks pretty good shape, is it all ally ? and where've you decided to put the battery?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:42 pm

The seat is the original plastic one botched up with expanding foam and shaped a bit. I'm going to have to think about the battery again now I've decided on this style of seat rather than a standard "hump" one, once I get the fibreglass seat made I'll see it there's any room under the rear end.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:11 pm

a firm called Odyssey make real small battery replacements if your stuck for space, they're tiny bit pricey but they are gel filled so can go in any orientation too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:07 pm



Some progress getting made on the bike, sorry for the multiple posts, couldn't get it to accept all the pics at once
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:11 pm



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