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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptyMon Dec 08, 2014 12:53 am

Wrapping is straightforwards, just take your time and yes, some extra hands can help come tying-off time.

Just remember when wrapping to start at the bottom of the pipe and work up, that way the overlaps are pointing downwards and don't get so much road crud accumulating. Most people start at the head end and wind up with the leading edge of the wrap facing upwards/forwards where it picks up everything, dust, dirt, dead insects etc.

It also helps to soak the wrap in warm water for a few minutes, it makes it much more pliable and slightly stretchy so when it dries it grips the pipes more tightly, it also tends to stick to itself better so makes it much easier to fix the metal ties.
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 03, 2015 2:32 pm

Well I've done some research and rejetting seems to be the way to go, I've removed the carbs and replaced the main and secondry jets to 95 and 127.5 respectively which is apparently what they'll need torun right. I now need to get the carb tops off and adjust the needle height, it's one step forward and 3 back with these builds it seems. But hey that what it's all about! Right?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptySat Mar 14, 2015 11:58 am

Been a while since I looked at the bike so got out today and did some work, indicators fitted, lights sorted and now working and finally finished mocking up the seat and rear light. Bike is running ok aswell.
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Need to look at filling in around the rear light though
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 23, 2015 5:24 am

The build is coming on well mate, I like the look so it so far!
Will the rear light be inside the seat hump? Or is it as far back as it can go cause of the battery?
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptyMon Mar 23, 2015 5:35 am

At the moment it will have to stick out due to the battery, I'm planning on a smaller light though. Front brakes overhauled and fitted and the tank given a coat of matt black.
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Need to get the bolt heads sorted out though
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PostSubject: Re: 1980 cb400 budget cafe project   1980 cb400 budget cafe project - Page 2 EmptyMon Apr 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Almost finished, just the number plate to fit and the seat pads to stick on.
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I had to move the battery from under the hump as it was hitting the rear wheel when the suspension was compressed.
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