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Old 02-11-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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Honda CM400 Decision

I am trying to decide between purchasing two CM400, one needs work but runs, oh yeah and it is bobbed. The other is in good running condition and has new brakes, chain, and tires.

Honda CM400A(~$900):


Honda CM400 bobbed($350):



I would appreciate any advice on this decision.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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Really depends on what you're looking for. If you want a project, and don't really care for the original looks, that bobber would probably be a fun project, but since it's already been modded, you'd end up having to come up with custom solutions if you found something wrong/unwanted.

For me, 900 bucks isn't a bad deal at all. That thing looks pretty good for its age, I like the stock look of the time, and it moves. Depending on what's wrong with the bobber, you could easily go through the $550 difference just getting it road-ready.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:01 AM   #3
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The bobber needs a battery and starter solenoid, I would have no problem working on it, but I also really like the stock look. I was just unsure whether I was willing to pay $900 for a road ready bike that needs no work or a $350 project bike that runs.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #4
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The bobber needs a battery and starter solenoid, I would have no problem working on it, but I also really like the stock look. I was just unsure whether I was willing to pay $900 for a road ready bike that needs no work or a $350 project bike that runs.
Go with the stocker. It (probably) hasn't been too fucked up by previous owners. Who knows whats been done to the bobber?

I ride a CB450 and its great, totally reliable and it goes.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:19 AM   #5
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Thanks, for the advice.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #6
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Where are you located? Send me a PM if you're in NJ, and I'll get you to another CM400 for free
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:35 AM   #7
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I owned a CB400T briefly, nowhere near as good as the later 450. From what I read they made huge improvements between the two.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #8
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Dang, I live in the Minnesota/Iowa area. Yeah, I have been trying to find either a 400 or 450 and these were within my price range. I have been keeping my eyes out for both.
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