Taken by Eda
Taken by Eda
A non-bike photo feat. Eda
The front end is starting to take shape.
Upper triple tree, clip-ons, tach and grips from dime city cycles
Motion Pro MX clutch lever
Harley Davidson head light
Today marked day two of work on my CB400f cafe racer project. While on day one I had quite a few hours to work today I only had just over one hour.
I started the day installing one of the best performance enhancing pieces on a motorcycle - valve caps thanks to David Silver Spares.
Up next was adjusting the valve clearances to ensure a .005mm gap. Turning the engine over until cylinder #1 was TDC it was time to adjust clearances on #1 intake and exhaust, #2 exhaust, #3 intake. Rotating the crankshaft 360* so cylinder #4 is at TDC and then adjusting intake and exhaust for #4, #3 exhaust and #2 intake.
Scrapping the old points system for an electronic which I began installing until running out of time.
All work is taking place at Piston & Chain in San Francisco. www.pistonandchain.com
Today was the first day of work on my CB400f cafe racer project.
The day started with the instillation of a billet aluminum upper triple tree and a set of clip ons.
The previous owner powder coated the hubs and rims but did not true the wheels after installing new spokes. Listening to Matt Works advice I first went through and made sure all of the spokes were adjusted to the same tension based on sound. This alone evened out the wheel quite a bit - when I first started there was more than a quarter inch of movement side to side. About another hour went by while making minor adjustments to the tension pulling the wheel side to side and finally I ended with a set of true wheels.
All work is being done at Piston & Chain motorcycle club in San Francisco. www.pistonandchain.com
Honda CB400f cafe racer build starts next week at Piston & Chain.
The previous owner started the project but there is still quite a bit of work to complete the build.
Step 1: Make the “bicycle” work
- true and balance wheels
- check front forks
- install brake levers / pedal
- connect and bleed front brake
Step 2: Engine
- check valve clearances
- install electronic ignition / set timing
- touch up paint
- install chain
- install gear shift
Step 3: Electronics
- install coils
- install headlight bucket
- install controls
- wire engine
Step 4: Carburetors
- complete rebuild
- install pod air filters
Obviously there will be more than 4 steps but this will be a great starting point.
#moto #honda #caferacer #cb400f #pistonandchain
Picked up some NOS cb400f rings. To bad the seller didn’t have a set of four
Thermal imaging #f1
Pulling the head last night #pistonandchain #honda #moto #caferacer