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Monday, November 16, 2009


Didn't have much time tonight because my daughter and grandson came over to visit, but I did at least manage to get the loom routed correctly and tied in place. You know, you'd think it was very easy and obvious where such a simple loom went on a bike, but when you look at the original photos, you'll be surprised at the twists and turns. Anyway, it's all pretty much in place now.

As you can see, I placed a strip of insulation-tape at strategic places around the frame to avoid the cable-ties rubbing against the painted frame.

Next job will probably be the fitting of the battery box.

6 comments: said...


I have been rebuilding a CB400N here in South Africa, and it is now complete and on the road. I just need to do the cosmetics, and I have just bought the decals from Sunrise Graphics (after reading that you used them).

I have the official Honda manual, for the 400, and in this it shows the correct routing for the wiring loom and control cables. If you need access to this I could photocopy it and fax it to you, or scan it in as a PDF and email it.

Let me know if you need this.


MadDogMcQ said...

Hi Paul,
I have a copy of the manual as a PDF already. Never thought to look in there! LOL.

Send some pix of your project mate - be interested to see it.


krazyjuicedan said...

Hi Tom

Your doing a great job on the superdream been following it for a while now.

Just wondering if you could email me the PDF manual you refer to in this blog, as i am a proud owner of a CB400N superdream. I am thinking of striping it down to the frame and powder coating it, the manual will help give me confidence to do the wiring job when rebuilding.

Thanks Dan

krazyjuicedan said...

email address -

MadDogMcQ said...

Okay Krazy Dan - On its way!

MadDogMcQ said...

File is now available in the DOWNLOADS section, or go to

Bike Details

Honda CB250N Superdream
Reg No : ORH746W (ORH 746 W)
Reg Date : 1980
Orig Colour : Blue
New Colour : Black
Current Owner : Tom McQuiggan
Current Location : Horwich, Bolton, UK.