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    My CM400t

    Ok, this site rules!

    Now that I got that off my chest, I can start.

    I have never had a motorcycle, and only been on friends bikes just down the street and back, so if I look like i have no clue what I'm doing, its because I dont.

    I stumbled across this site a couple of months ago by accident and ever since I have wanted to build a cafe racer , so when a neighbor to my autoshop was selling his CM400T, I jumped on it. Wife wasnt to thrilled, but such is life.

    I've gotten some good inspiration from pavel and tex, so hopefully I can put my own twist on it and come out with a winner.

    Here is the bike:[img][http://mattandashleybrautman.shutterfly.com/27/img]
    \"Riding fast is not important, it\'s that you\'re riding\"

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    someone needs to tell me how to get the image in the post, not just the url.
    \"Riding fast is not important, it\'s that you\'re riding\"

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    you need the image url, it'll end in .jpg or some other image file type.
    honk if youre horny.

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    alright, so after being a total retard and finding the post on how to post pictures, here is the bike:


    When I first got it, it had some major electrical issues. No lights, no starter, no signals, no gauges, it would run but only after a kick or two. Some previous owner clearly had no business working on this thing, wires everywhere. wires piggy backing off of others, and some cut and exposed for no reason. So after a few days chasing the gremlins out, and a new ignition switch, it lit up like a christmas tree and started with a quick hit of the button. Fires right up!

    The list of to-dos:
    fix electrical - check
    new ignition switch - check
    oil change - check
    new handlebars
    shorten cables - thanks pavel for the tut!
    relocate wiring/battery
    new seat
    new paint
    new chain
    rearsets - maybe, gotta see how my 6'4 frame sits on this thing. might just have to suck it up
    new/ fix hi/low switch - damn tiny spring keeps frying - more gremlins
    relocate headlight
    remove airbox
    rejet/clean carb - woohoo
    new gauges - digital?
    once I have the bike the way I want it, its all coming apart, every nut and bolt, to be painted, polished, overhauled....

    Any suggestions?
    \"Riding fast is not important, it\'s that you\'re riding\"

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    alright, so after being a total retard and finding the post on how to post pictures, here is the bike:


    When I first got it, it had some major electrical issues. No lights, no starter, no signals, no gauges, it would run but only after a kick or two. Some previous owner clearly had no business working on this thing, wires everywhere. wires piggy backing off of others, and some cut and exposed for no reason. So after a few days chasing the gremlins out, and a new ignition switch, it lit up like a christmas tree and started with a quick hit of the button. Fires right up!

    The list of to-dos:
    fix electrical - check
    new ignition switch - check
    oil change - check
    new handlebars
    shorten cables - thanks pavel for the tut!
    relocate wiring/battery
    new seat
    new paint
    new chain
    rearsets - maybe, gotta see how my 6'4 frame sits on this thing. might just have to suck it up
    new/ fix hi/low switch - damn tiny spring keeps frying - more gremlins
    relocate headlight
    remove airbox
    rejet/clean carb - woohoo
    new gauges - digital?
    once I have the bike the way I want it, its all coming apart, every nut and bolt, to be painted, polished, overhauled....

    Any suggestions?
    \"Riding fast is not important, it\'s that you\'re riding\"

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    Having fun?

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    Having fun?

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    Cool, good luck with it and post LOTS of pictures!!

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    Cool, good luck with it and post LOTS of pictures!!

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    Having so much fun it should be illegal! I have restored classic cars, but nothing like a motorcycle. You cant really make a major change on a car and then go out and see how it feels all in the same day. Plus I have never, ever, worked on a motorcycle. So it is a learning experience for me. A car I can do in my sleep, I couldnt begin to tell you how to remove the triple tree on a bike.

    This posting thing is new to me as well, but I will put up as many pics and details as I can.
    \"Riding fast is not important, it\'s that you\'re riding\"

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