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  1. Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I'm new here, and new to full size bikes in general. Having rebuilt a number of 2 stroke mopeds years ago I have a level of comfort going into my first project bike. I just purchased my first bike, a 1979 CM400T (model variant to be confirmed once I get possession in a couple of...
  2. Project Logs
    Hey guys here is the CB175 K7 project I'm calling "The Abarth 175" for the combination colors, sleek and small design. I owned a 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth black with red tand silver trim, dual exhaust, turbo 5 speed. I recently sold it. I miss it dearly. I bought it about 8 months ago not running...
  3. Member Introductions
    Hi Guys, My name is Mike i am a 27 year old Web Developer From Gauteng, South Africa. I have owned a few 125 Pit bikes up until now, but i love vintage, so i decided to take on a 1970's CB 360 Cafe Racer Project. Im not sure exactly which year it was manufactured in the 70's, but will update...
  4. Project Logs
    Hello everybody, So here I am again, finally making a project log as recommended by many. After starting my endeavor I now realize as a newbie I have more questions about this bike than I do dollars to build it :D. After my previous inquiry about painting the frame, I was so impressed and...
  5. Project Logs
    Hello everyone. First post. First cafe project. Picked this beaut' up for $600 in the Seattle area, 1978 Honda cb400T. Same make and model of my first bike I learned on when I was 16 (now 32) so there is some sentimental value. I know this frame isn't the most conducive for a cafe, but I have...
  6. Engine Discussion
    Just bought this new project bike and got it to start and throttle up but it dies when I let off the throttle. After running the bike for a bit the left exhaust pipe was still cold and while the right was hot. Any ideas on what could be wrong? Spark plug has a spark because when I removed the...
  7. Engine Discussion
    Hey Fellas, I'm a long time lurker here on the site, and have already learned a great deal from you guys, but need some help. I have a 1976 CB500T (20,000 original miles) that I bought for next to nothing last year from a guy in Luray, VA. The previous owner said the bike shut off after a...
  8. Member Introductions
    Hi from Edmonton, Canada. I think I made the last two-wheeled commute of the year today, and with the end of the riding season it's time to get serious my winter project. That would be the CJ360 I've had kicking around since 1980. After I rode it avidly as a teenager and 20-something in the 80s...
  9. Project Logs
    I recently bought a 1976 Honda cb360 that seemed to be in decent shape. It does not run but has good compression. The wiring seems to be a little messy and may need to be checked out. The first thing I am going to do is rebuild the carbs and see if that gets her running. The previous owner had...
  10. Miscellaneous Discussion
    hi guys, i bought this seat off of 4into1 recently to install on my 71 cb175 Tracker Brat Style Seat - Chocolate / Black Piping anyone with knowledge on working with this aftermarket part or installing these style seats have tips or instructions on how to properly connect it to the frame? new...
  11. Member Introductions
    Looking at this 1972 Honda CB350 for first bike & project Hey All -- I'm super pumped about getting my bike license and first fixer-uper. I'm even more thrilled to start working on a bike than I care to ride around, but I'm sure that will be fun too. I've been wrenching on old trucks for...
  12. 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...
  13. Pictures and Videos
    The start. A non-running, undocumented, heap. The engine filthy. No exhaust. carbs fully of goop. First to strip the bike down. And here let me give anyone reading this and thinking, "I'll do that" a word of hard won knowledge. Don't do that. Buy a rough running bike and fix one thing per...
  14. Member Introductions
    Hi, I live in West London UK. I have a Cb160, which I bought as a heap and cafe racerised. Purists may not like it.
  15. Parts For Sale
    *SOLD* License Plate Mount & LED Tail Light w/ Indicators for sale (Items sold) Hey-o, Just looking to see if anyone could use these two parts. I purchased them early on in my rebuild and decided to go a new direction with it. TC Bros License Plate Bracket, Axle mount, 20mm, horizontal or...
  16. Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, i'm very glad i found this forum and am excited about reading and posting about rebuilding my 1979 Honda CB400 N ! i hope i can find somebody on this forum who used the same bike as me. to get me started, i would like to know if you can interchange parts for the Honda CB400 series...
  17. Project Logs
    I thought it would be cool to document my CB360 build now that I am finally getting into it. This is my first bike and my first build. The initial plan was to become a better rider last summer and then over the winter build it to be more of a cafe bike. Below is what the 1974 bike looked like...
  18. Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Hey folks, I'm looking to get a new tank for my project bike; will be cafe style. I'm looking at a CG125 and wondering if anyone has used this tank on the 450 frame. Also, I'm open to other suggestions for similar style tanks that will present minimal modification for to the tank and/or frame...
  19. Project Logs
    I have enjoyed lurking on this forum for quite a while, and finally took the plunge. Just purchased this bike, it's been 25 years since I owned my last one (Yamaha Heritage Special 400). Need to clean it up a bit then start the changes :) Currently I need to do the following to get a...
  20. Electrical Discussion
    I'm building a cafe/brat out of a 1980 CM400T. Looking for a low profile battery that will work with the factory electricals and able to mount sideways. Also, any tips for new battery leads? I plan on mounting the battery under the seat. I'm dropping the signals and only running a brake light...
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