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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2018, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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1975 Honda 400 Four Cafe Racer

$6,000
If you want a tastefully modified Honda 400, this is the one to get.
About 6,500 miles. The bike runs very smoothly, starts right up, does not smoke or use oil and is very strong throughout the RPM range. It has a 6-speed transmission and turns about 5,000 RPM at 60mph. I spent a lot of time with the front brake, modifying it with stainless lines, a perforated racing disc, EBC pads and installing a new Honda master cylinder. It now stops a lot better over the stock set up which was a major complaint with these bikes when they were new. If you take a look at the list, you can see that I did a lot of both maintenance and sensible modifications to this bike to keep it Honda reliable, ridable and visually appealing. So, it is a “ride away” bike with no disappointments. It gathers a crowd every time I take it out.
Features:
• Custom, tri-color (red, white and blue) racing paint scheme
• Repainted frame and components
• Many stainless fasteners
• Blue tinted headlamp
• Café fairing
• Custom, flat track stainless handlebars
• Shouldered aluminum race wheel rims front and rear
• New tires front and rear
• Stainless steel spokes
• Custom café seat
• Custom tail piece
• Aftermarket turn signals
• Aftermarket rear brake light
• Blacked out, highlighted engine
• Rust free fuel tank
Detail services and parts:
• Installed new 4 into 1 Honda exhaust
• Cleaned, tested and installed original wiring harness
• Installed new custom HD ground wire
• Installed new ignition switch
• Modified seat lock to match ignition key
• Installed new right-side controls switch
• Fabricated front stainless brake line from master to splitter
• Installed stainless brake line from splitter to caliper
• Installed new front brake pads (EBC)
• Installed modified drilled front brake disc
• Cleaned, refurbished and bled front brake caliper
• Installed new Honda throttle cables
• Set ignition points and timing
• Cleaned and adjusted carburetors, installed new float needles and seats
• Changed oil and filter (15w-40 Rotella)
• Fabricate and installed rear muffler hanger bracket and center stand stop
• Replaced shifter shaft seal
• Fabricated and installed aluminum rear wheel bushing spacers
• Painted engine side covers gloss black (epoxy)
• Installed new sealed AGM battery with external charge lead
• Replaced seat hinge pins with stock parts
• Replaced rear shocks and springs
• Installed custom aluminum rear brake stay
• Installed new left side café bar end mirror
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What a beautiful example. Should sell quick.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the compliment! As long as you're not expecting 160 rear wheel hp, the bike works really well. The front brake work really made a difference and the thing is so light it's amazing. I also have a set of new rear shocks for it that I have not installed.

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2016 Tri Thruxton R
2005 Ago F4 1000
2005 BMW 1200GS
1995 Duc 916
1994 Bim DB2
1986 Duc MHR Mille
1983 BMW R100S
1975 Hon 400
1975 BMW R90S
1974 Duc 750 Sport
1972 Hon 750
1966 Hon S90
1965 Duc Monza
1971 Norton 750
1971 BMW R75
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