New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

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TomLum
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New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by TomLum » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi everyone,

just wanted to say hi. Ive recently bought a 1993 cb400 sf. Someone has already started work on it but there is a lot I want to change and make my own. Ive joined the forum as I hope there will be a wealth of information and advice. Id consider myself an amateur when it comes to these bikes/build but I'm in it for the love of working on bikes.

First on my list to change is the nasty seat/back end! and my wish list currently consists of;

-modern fork swap (gold)
-wire wheels (excel?)
- exhaust (reverse cone short?)

I welcome any comments, observations on the bike :rocks:

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by CB1pod70 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:31 am

Welcome to the forum & good luck with the build. The CB400 is one of the few bikes on here which suit the café racer look. Early Fireblade forks (94-97 or 98 - 99 to suit bigger disks) where quite a popular swap on the CB-1 so might be worth looking into. Just check the fork length

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by TomLum » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:32 pm

CB1pod70 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:31 am
Welcome to the forum & good luck with the build. The CB400 is one of the few bikes on here which suit the café racer look. Early Fireblade forks (94-97 or 98 - 99 to suit bigger disks) where quite a popular swap on the CB-1 so might be worth looking into. Just check the fork length
Hi and thanks for the information, this is exactly the kind of advice im after. My biggest concern with the fork swap is how difficult it will be to get them to fit the CB400. Seems people are going for GSXR or R6/R1 forks but I assume these will needs lots of adaption. Cognito Moto seem to do kits for this but they're expensive!

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by TomLum » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:07 pm

Forum seems very quiet!...

I change the rear suspension today and took it for a blast, also added a baffle to the (horrible looking) exhaust. On the hunt for a more subtle stock looking replacement. Liking the bike the more I ride it.

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by Daveh444 » Thu May 30, 2019 9:31 pm

I nearly bought this, looked an alright bike

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by TomLum » Thu May 30, 2019 9:47 pm

Daveh444 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:31 pm
I nearly bought this, looked an alright bike
Its been absolutely spot on, very sweet engine. Going to run it over the summer then strip it down over the winter and build something special.

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Re: New member CB400 SF Cafe Racer {PICS}

Post by alaxjordan0 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:56 am

Welcome to this forum guys, nice bike, black too.


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