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    Honda CB400T? :Help Needed

    Hey all, recently got my hands on a Honda cb400t. I'm completely new to motorcycles, parts, and building. I've come to this forum to get the basics and possibly develop my skills along the way. The bike was in pretty rough shape when i got it and I've just been doing research on parts and reading through the mechanic manual in my free time.
    There are a few things I should note before the pictures.
    -The carbs were "rebuilt" and I have them and have to install them.
    -No battery yet and the electrical wiring is very sloppy and all over.
    -Airbox is messed up and I've been reading up on airpods but everyone says to keep the box, so I'm conflicted.

    I would love some input and maybe for someone to go over the pictures I post and label anything they see that might be off. I just want to get the bike able to start, but I'm pretty stuck lol.
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    Welcome aboard, good pictures.
    I would recommend the stock air box, makes life simpler and gets you riding faster than messing around with the pod filters and jetting. Here's one that's complete from a known good seller on eBay 1979 Honda CB400 T Twin H1261. air box filter housing inner fender | eBay There's cheaper ones but most of those are missing the airbox to carb boots which are only obtainable with a used air box.
    It looks like the clutch adjustment is off by the case lever positioning.
    What's with the red tape on the sparkplug end caps?
    It looks like the carb insulators are original, you'll want to change those before installing the carbs.
    There's a sticky in this section "Basic Checklist" that will help you out
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    Thanks a ton.
    Was thinking the same thing, I just like minimalist clean looks on classic motorcycles. I'll check out the listing, but I'm as broke as this bike is right now, so I'm going to have to wait a bit on that.
    I can always take better/closer up pictures if needed. I have no idea the actual condition of the bike besides the fact it doesn't run lol, so I don't have any idea about the red tape.
    I'll be sure to check out that 'checklist' asap as well!

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