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    Default Re: Thinking of a CB400F

    Hi Pete.

    I'll probably hold off till next year but would be interested in seeing details of your wife's bike.

    Any interest in a deal with my 1999 SLR650 in excellent condition?

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    too tall for her I'm afraid. You're welcome to come and have a look if you want to, we're just North of Derby, pretty easy run up from Brum. Or do you just want the numbers?

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    I put a few miles on CB400Fs and Bike Breaker has covered just about everything I would have mentioned. Only thing extra I could think are that the seat bases are metal and can rust through (but Big Pete covered that ), the timing needs constant attention to keep it spot on for easy starting, and that when one of mine turned into a 200-2 on the way back from Heidelberg two-up, it turned out to be a condenser.

    PS, did you ever get my old one restored BB? You were going to let me have a ride on it when you did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    too tall for her I'm afraid. You're welcome to come and have a look if you want to, we're just North of Derby, pretty easy run up from Brum. Or do you just want the numbers?
    The SLR is lowered giving an easy flat footed stance for me (31" inside leg) but appreciate it may still be on the high side especially getting on / off which was why I lowered it in the first place, ageing hip joints starting to dislike high seats.

    The numbers for your 400 would be handy although as I say the SLR will have to go before I can find it garage space

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    No problem, I'll dig them out. BTW, electronic ignition is the way forward. Set it once, never touch it again. Newtronic by personal choice, but there are others.

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    Thanks Pete, and any photos would be helpful although as I say you may be wanting to move it on before I'm ready.

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    I must say that sanity may be beginning to penetrate and the later post-92 bikes, as well as being cheaper, may be more sensible as a modern machine as 40-year old bikes cannot really be considered such. Those elegant exhausts are still calling however. Must lash myself to the mast.......

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    I'll send you some pics......

    49k miles IIRC, just passed it's MOT yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansoady View Post
    I must say that sanity may be beginning to penetrate and the later post-92 bikes, as well as being cheaper, may be more sensible as a modern machine as 40-year old bikes cannot really be considered such. Those elegant exhausts are still calling however. Must lash myself to the mast.......
    Get one of each. Sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    I'll send you some pics......

    49k miles IIRC, just passed it's MOT yesterday
    Thanks Pete.

    PM with email sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansoady View Post
    I must say that sanity may be beginning to penetrate and the later post-92 bikes, as well as being cheaper, may be more sensible as a modern machine as 40-year old bikes cannot really be considered such. Those elegant exhausts are still calling however. Must lash myself to the mast.......
    I've got one of the post-92 bikes and they're a nice little bike. a bit bouncy (shocks need sorting for someone of my weight) but handles well and goes okay

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    Default Re: Thinking of a CB400F

    Is it (or may it be in the near future) on the market?

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    CB400s can be better

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    Default Now I've gone and done it

    Bought this one:



    which will shortly be winging its way south from Scotland. Looks very nice and my brother in law has had a good look over it and pronounced it sound.

    Now if I can only get used to a 15,000 rpm red line.....

    Any pointers Julian?

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