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  1. Complete Noobie to Motorcycles! 1981 Honda cm400t with more than electrical issues!

    Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I’m from Vancouver, BC Canada. Pleasure to meet you all! I just bought a 1981 Honda cm400t, it was a project bike for the past two previous owners. Which means that it has got some work that needs to be done on it. I found hondatwins while I was searching for resources to learn...
  2. 81 CM400T in Texas

    Member Introductions
    Been getting lots of great info from this site and decided it was time to get up on here. Just gonna start with some pictures and the work I've done to get rolling on this baby. PO got it from somewhere where it sat for a long time, had recent receipts for a carb cleaning and put new tires on...
  3. 81 hawk cb400t II electrical help

    Electrical Discussion
    Hi guys ive been working on my new project bike and I am getting so confused on whats wrong. Im trying to turn into a cafe racer but im having no luck. Ive been trying to do a complete rewire job and I cant get it to work out. It is almost impossible to find any help from just searching so now I...
  4. **update** no crank/turnover rain riding problems with 1981 cm400t

    Electrical Discussion
    So my bike wasnt starting, which was very much a bummer. hit the ignition switch, and no crank, no click, nothing. kaputski. After pulling my hair out for a good two months, testing, cleaning, dielectric-greasing, i ordered some of the cheaper parts because, hey, why not. I ended up switching...
  5. Hello From Ontario!!!

    Member Introductions
    Hi all :) so I'm pretty new to all of this and just got my bike a few months ago and I'm loving it. I do not have any kind of background in mechanics though so this will be a very interesting experience for me and Im excited to learn and become more comfortable with my bike. I look forward to...
  6. Wanted: left side cover 1981 CM400C good, original condition

    Wanted Parts and Bikes
    I know this is a bit of a longshot, but I'm giving it a go. I've got a 1981 CM400 Custom, midnight blue with lighter blue inset color. When I bought it the left side cover was just the darker blue/no decal. I'm putting it out there that I'm looking for a left side cover *with* the decal. I know...
  7. 81 CB400T Sprocket replacement problems

    Tires, Wheels, and Brakes
    Good morning everyone, I apologize that my first post is a problem post, but you guys seem to be the most knowledgeable about my 81 CB400T and I'm dying to finally get riding this week. This is my second season with my bike and it is time to replace the final drive on it. Sorry for any misuse...
  8. Clacking metallic sound coming from '81 CM400C

    Engine Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm having some disturbing sounds coming out of my bike and it seems to be getting worse. There is a high speed/high frequency clacking and almost sometimes grindy metallic sound coming from my '81 CM400C that I recently got (this is my first Honda). It was fine for the first...
  9. Newbie from South Carolina

    Member Introductions
    I am a new member from Sumter, SC. I joined about a week ago and picked up my bike this weekend. It's a 1981 Honda CM400 Custom with a little over 6700 miles. PIcked it up yeterday, but it was raining so I didn't get to ride much, just around the block a time or two. Just got back from DMV and...
  10. First bike, first project

    Project Logs
    Just bought an 81 CM400 from doofus in gathersburg. ( you can read about it in the introductions forum, called "the cobobulation of a doofus") I brought it home and then decided where I should start first. The carbs. I took off the tank and the seat. Looked at the stupid pods took those off then...
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