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  1. Ignitech Settings for a CB400T

    Electrical Issues
    Hello Everyone, First as a long-time forum stalker I justed wanted to send out a big 'thank you' to the entire community here for the invaluable information this forum has provided in getting these old bikes running in top shape. My CB400T would still be sitting in pieces in my parents back...
  2. CB450 Nighthawk won't start. Gas tank rust??

    Engine Discussion
    Hello! I bought a 1984 cb450 Nighthawk (Canada version, possibly the 1983 model) earlier this year. It started cold, worked great on a test ride, then I put it in storage for a few months (with little fuel, maybe 1 litre). The previous owner told me the carbs were timed very recently. Last...
  3. Honda CM 400 T, wont crank the engine

    Electrical Discussion
    Hello everybody I have a Honda cm 400 t, and it worked just fine the other day as i was riding around my hometown. However when i wanted to adjust the valves, so that i wouldt click as much i broke one of the bolts. This meant that me and my friend had get to the the remaining part of the bolt...
  4. Nighthawk 250 dies on throttle.

    Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Recently acquired a 2000 Nighthawk 250 for $200. couldn't help but buy the thing. It's in bit of a rough condition. It was dropped few times, dings and dents are everywhere. It does start right up, and everything seems to be functioning for the most part. After starting up, it sounds like the...
  5. **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...
  6. No lights and solid blinkers, electric start works

    Electrical Discussion
    I'm currently working on a 1976 CB500T. I replaced the brake piston yesterday because the other one had some pitting, and took the bike out for a little cruise to see how it rode with the brake now fixed. The bike was running great and everything was fine, until I noticed a severe loss of power...
  7. honda cb200t i need help

    Project Logs
    hello all. I am very new to this forum and to re building motorcycles. I am 16 years old and decided to try and get my grandfathers old cb200t up and running again its been sitting for about 30 years. The first step i took was to check if the battery was any good and it wasnt so i purchased a...
  8. What did I screw up now?

    Engine Discussion
    Howdy! Hope my bike is okay on this forum. Its a 99 shadow vlx 600. So my choke has been stuck closed for awhile. I'm convinced the cable is good but the jam lies in the carb. Point aside, the bike runs and starts great...except the weather's getting cold now. So I had the bright idea to take...
  9. cm400a wont turn over (vid included)

    Engine Discussion
    Ironically enough two weeks after inspection bike has problems haha. The video pretty much says it. Regardless of kickstart or battery start it refuses to turn over. Try your best not to get jealous by my dog-chewed work sneakers :D It's been running fine all month, last ride was 3 days...
  10. Engine won't start, need some help

    Engine Discussion
    Hi all- This is my first time really working with motorcycles at all. I am currently starting the process of restoring my father's 1970 CL350, which was parked in a garage for 40 years. I replaced the ignition coils. I am getting a strong, blue spark from both plugs, but the engine won't start...
  11. First Start up after rebuild

    Engine Discussion
    Hi Gents, So I'm near completion of re-assembling a '80 cm400t. usual top end rebuild (new oem gaskets, cylinder honing, new rings, valve seals, valves, cylinder jug and cylinder head planing, etc.. ) But i'm wondering if i should rebuild now? or later.. Basically i won't have enough cash...
  12. Carburation troubles

    Fuel Supply and Carburation
    I recently bought a 1973cb 350ss, the bike is in good shape with only 21000 miles. However I am having a little bit of trouble when I start to ride the bike. It will start up good usaully first kick, and it will idle around 1300 rpms, if I rev it at all past 3000rpms it will not come back down...
  13. Won't start after rebuild. Dry Carb Bowls

    Fuel Supply and Carburation
    Hi All, Here's the situation. I had running issues last summer and ended up tearing the engine down over the winter. I cleaned and reassembled, replacing gaskets and worn parts as I went. I also took apart, cleaned, and replaced the o-rings in both carbs. I finally got to where I could...
  14. Replacement Handlebar Switches

    Frame, Suspension and Steering
    Rebuilding a 1974 CB360 i got in boxes and the turn signal switch is non existent and the START STOP switch may or may not work but the 'START' button is completely gone. For the START STOP switch - has anyone had any luck with a switch from a different model bike that would be cheaper than...
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