Archive for the ‘sport’ Tag

1976 Honda CB400F Super Sport

There have been bikes I have posted before where I have implored everyone who might possibly buy the bike not to modify the bike. This is another one of those motorcycles. I don’t know if the 298.7 miles that the odometer shows are the true miles, but it is either true or the restoration job is masterful. Check out the pictures as there isn’t much to say about this bike given its stock condition.

There are about 17 hours left in the auction, and the price is approaching $5K with 22 bidders. This is a nice bike that could very easily end up in someone’s never-ridden collection, but I hope I see it up at Alice’s Restaurant or the Rock Store some time…

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1978 Suzuki GS1000

Here’s something we don’t see every day. It’s a very nice 1978 Suzuki GS1000 that has a mild cafe treatment done to it. I like the clean, somewhat stock appearance of this bike. It’s very much as if a guy back in 1978 rolled this bike off the showroom floor, stuck a cafe fairing and some shocks on a new bike, and went riding.

By no means is the bike perfect. The seller is very honest in the listing about the small things that are wrong with the bike, but I’ve owned new Suzukis in the last 10 years that have had far more problems than this bike. I think it will end up selling for a reasonable price if it breaks reserve, especially compared to the last bike I posted. But that could be perfect for someone who isn’t interested in a radical cafe build, and just wants a comfortable but sporty ride. There are four days left in this auction, and the price is only at $560.

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1976 Honda CB400F Super Sport

Before getting into the details of this bike, I just want to say something for the record. I am in no way advocating the tear-down of this motorcycle into a cafe racer or other modified form be it race bike, bobber, chopper, etc., etc., etc…

What we have here is an unrestored, but amazingly clean and beautiful CB400F Super Sport from the year 1976. It only has 6K miles, and the seller is supposedly a factory trained Honda mechanic who has adjusted all necessary doohickies (that’s a technical term for those of you not mechanically inclined) so the bike can be ridden immediately upon purchase. There are a few more pictures on eBay, and the seller has done a good job of describing the tune-up he gave the bike. His feedback is good, with a decent amount of selling over the last year, so if you decide to get in on the bidding or pay the Buy-It-Now price ($6.5K), it should be a pretty safe transaction. Bidding is pretty heavy with 12 bidders taking the price up to $1,925 with 3 days left. Awesome bike for whomever wins the auction!!!

Oh yeah. If you win this bike and then tear it apart to make a cafe racer, you will hear the cries and screams of thousands of classic bike fans who wish you would have started with a beater, and not this nearly off the showroom floor example…

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Honda CB550 Cafe Racer (and more…)

I found this CB550 on Google, and it turned out that the site hosting it was a whole lot more than just pictures of this bike. The bike itself is very cool with a beautiful paint job, and an overall nice aesthetic quality to it (check out the speedo insert). Clubman bars and a great seat mostly complete the look, but it really needs some nice rear-sets to complete the build.

What I found more interesting was that the couple who own this shop in central Washington state used to be locals at Alice’s Restaurant in mountains above San Francisco Bay. They supposedly had a shop adjacent to the restaurant, and were part of the scene for a few years until moving the shop up to Wahington, and creating this moto-destination. A motel, the motorcycle shop, a market, and a gas station make this a potential stop-over on a criss-cross Cascades ride, or even a destination unto itself as they also rent dual-sports and cruisers in conjunction with a local shop.

Visit their site (timberlinemotorsports.com) and show them some love both for the nice cafe racer build and for the creation of a motorcycle-friendly spot in the far northwest…


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