a buddy of mine gave me a heads up on a 80 CM400A twin cylinder hondamatic. my dad's health has prevented him from riding these past few years (very weak left leg/foot). he sold his bike a few years ago (honda valkyrie) and has been pittling with his 75 z1900, but it is not ready to ride. so he bought a tw200. he likes it, but foot still gives him fits...(can't shift). so i bought tw from him, that way he can still ride it if he wants to. the hunt was on to find something he could ride... told my buddy about it one day while we were out riding. couple weeks later he sends me a link to a 80 honda CM400A hondamatic. i have heard of the 750 hondamatic, but never heard of the lil 400. turns out it was only 25 miles from the house, so, we went today and looked at it. it looked really good for sitting in garage for 15 yrs. turns out, original owner bought it, rode it some, and let it sit, then died. it is totally original with less than 7,000 miles. it didn't have a battery in it, so we couldn't try everything to verify it worked. owner assured us it did and wrote up bill of sale saying he would refund if not satisfied. so, after dad sat on it and could flat foot it with knees slightly bent...it was a done deal. we got it home and stuck it in garage, i had heater going as i was installing a set of hand warmers on my klr. he could not help but wrench on it some, we did not have a battery that fit, but my old klr battery would work if i sat it next to bike and hooked it up. but nothing worked....nothing! i fiddled with fuses and found all of em just crumbled in my fingers. replaced em all...turned ignition on, and everything worked! had to replace one bulb, but other than that...everything worked. it cranked over great, but would not fire. we removed air box cover and filter....squirted some starter fluid in airbox....and it fired right off, for about 3 sec, then died. tank looks nice and clean, but im sure carbs are gunked up and need cleaned. he got so excited when everything came on, that he started working on it some more. then when i got it to run, i thought he was gonna pee himself. this is when we got it in garage. turns out this thing is pretty easy to work on, took all of 5 min to get seat and tank off, and no surprises, the bike is complete and wiring un molested. fuse panel looks like it has never been touched...and very clean. the dash, no tach...just neutral, low and high range. and every light works! dad stayed out there with me and worked on it for couple hours. it was about 25 degrees out, but heater kept garage pretty warm. and one thing he thought was the cats ass...heel toe shift!! we were trying to figure out heel toe shift for tw, but weather got to cold. the little slushamatic is tight with no leaks, the engine sounded good and did not smoke. so far so good, he is already looking forward to warm weather so we can go for a ride again, it's been a few years since we have done that. he has already hit up ebay for a service manual... so, u guys know anything about these little machines. if so....do tell.