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    New to the forum and cafe building

    Hello to all, Im new to the forum and building cafe bikes. I am very used to restoring old cars and working on dirt bikes. I am very skilled with tools and have everything but a lathe to build parts.
    I just got an 81' CM400C for free from my neighbor that has been sitting for around 5 years. I am in the process of tearing it down and getting it running again, and after that work on building it into a cafe bike.
    I know that these are not the best for a cafe build, but a free bike is a free bike. Just wanted to see about resources that people know for parts, conversions, upgrades, and just general knowledge.

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    Be this guy instead:
    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...ll-the-breaks/

    Fix it, make it pretty, and sell it this spring to get something more suitable. Plenty of people are looking for a summer bike and they'll pay a lot for it. Prices peak in the spring, then drop starting in late summer.
    Dictated but not read.

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    Be this guy instead:
    http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...ll-the-breaks/

    Fix it, make it pretty, and sell it this spring to get something more suitable. Plenty of people are looking for a summer bike and they'll pay a lot for it. Prices peak in the spring, then drop starting in late summer.
    Dictated but not read.

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    tearing it dowm to get it running?

    search is your friend......
    it will help you in getting to know newbie mistakes and the CM....
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    tearing it dowm to get it running?

    search is your friend......
    it will help you in getting to know newbie mistakes and the CM....
    I am Derby\'s Bitch


    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    Jaguar: Im not doing a complete tear down, just simple stuff like tank and seat removal, checking electrical connections, and cleaning repacking bearings. Im not planning on removing the engine, but I am going to take the carbs off to clean and rebuild. There is an gas smell in the engine so Im going to do a compression check and if needed replace the rings. Thanks for the advice on the search.

    Dielectic: good story, I see what you mean. It would be a good idea to repair the bike to sell it. I have some thinking to do...

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    Jaguar: Im not doing a complete tear down, just simple stuff like tank and seat removal, checking electrical connections, and cleaning repacking bearings. Im not planning on removing the engine, but I am going to take the carbs off to clean and rebuild. There is an gas smell in the engine so Im going to do a compression check and if needed replace the rings. Thanks for the advice on the search.

    Dielectic: good story, I see what you mean. It would be a good idea to repair the bike to sell it. I have some thinking to do...

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    *gas smell in the engine oil

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    *gas smell in the engine oil

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    great bike! good luck, brother!
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