1975 Honda CB400

Classic motorcycles, everyone I know likes them, and wants one. If you read blogs like Pipeburn and Bike Exif, it’s hard not to get caught up in the romance of cafe racers, bobbers, board trackers, flat trackers, and all the other sub-categories that I don’t have enough time to Google. With second-hand retro Japanese bikes available for more than affordable prices, and many online outlets selling the must-have accessories, it seems the perfect time for outsiders to step into this world. But what if your knowledge of bikes isn’t terribly strong? Could you give it a shot anyway? Well, Rick did, and the result certainly has me inspired…

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4 thoughts on “1975 Honda CB400”

  1. Anth, have spent the last week reading through this whole thread. If I didn’t hate the thought of dying on a crotch rocket so much I’d love to tackle such a build myself…and probably get carried away with it all over again like my Silvia.

    Thanks again for doing buildthreads, great way to pass the time and be inspired.

  2. I totally understand, Brendan, I’m dying to get an old classic bike to tinker with but my sensible side tells me not to. I think I need to tell my sensible side to shut the hell up! Thanks for the kind words, positive feedback keeps me going.

  3. Wow, I had no idea this article was up. Fantastic, thanks Build-Threads! I’ve been meaning to get some nice photos taken of the finished bike but you know the story, it’s never finished!

    I never knew I had such a passion for motorcycles but now, it’s all I can think about. I highly suggest you jump in Brendan. It’s not all about going fast and scaring yourself.

    Anyway, thanks again for posting this,


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