1978 CB400T I worked on and sold to finance KZ 1000 project!

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1978 CB400T I worked on and sold to finance KZ 1000 project!

Post  desautdw on Fri 30 Apr - 17:46

Here is a Honda CB400T I did some minor restore work on and resold to bank some money for the KZ 1000 project. A few weeks and a few bucks resulted in $325 profit to help move the Project KZ forward. I really wanted to keep the CB400, but there was not enough room or money for both and the CB needed more work.

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Tank, front brake caliper, master cylinder and carbs were a mess, but it ran when I bought it for $150US.
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After fixing what I could, buying a new battery and some paint the finished product I sold for $325US profit. It ran and I took it on a couple of short rides to gas it up but it still needed a new caliper and maybe mastercylinder and a major tune and the gas tank cap leaked so I decided to let it go,
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Post  Toecutter on Fri 30 Apr - 19:58

i think thats a good choice Cool

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Post  andreas on Sat 1 May - 16:31

This is really a "lowcost" project. Perfect - and for less money a "smart" bike. So the restwork us not a great thing.
What about the seat?
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Low cost project

Post  desautdw on Sat 1 May - 18:00

Yep, I put a total of about $225 into the bike for purchase and rebuild. I covered the seat cushion myself to dress it up a bit and also did my own paint and built the sidecovers from sheet metal. Yes, there was quite a few hours of labor, but that part is fun. The guy that bought it will complete the restoration and I get to pocket $325 US for my efforts.
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low budget

Post  nobudgetracer on Fri 11 Mar - 22:06

cb400n same frame engine
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