Honda CM400 Decision

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by DClamps, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. DClamps

    DClamps n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5
    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):
    [​IMG]

    Honda CM400 bobbed($350):
    [​IMG]


    I would appreciate any advice on this decision.
    #1
  2. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,107
    Location:
    Chattanooga
    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.
    #2
  3. DClamps

    DClamps n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5
    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.
    #3
  4. Goggles Paisano

    Goggles Paisano La Muerte Peluda

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,475
    Location:
    Entropy isn't what it used to be
    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.
    #4
  5. DClamps

    DClamps n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5
    Thanks, for the advice.
    #5
  6. GHO100

    GHO100 Crazy George

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,106
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Where are you located? Send me a PM if you're in NJ, and I'll get you to another CM400 for free
    #6
  7. twinsarehot

    twinsarehot n00b

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    8
    Location:
    Small State
    I owned a CB400T briefly, nowhere near as good as the later 450. From what I read they made huge improvements between the two.
    #7
  8. DClamps

    DClamps n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    5
    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.
    #8