Posts Tagged: 1978

1978 Honda CB400 Before and After

I’ve owned this 1978 Honda CB400 Hawk II since 2013. I paid $650 for it. I’ve cleaned it up a bit and did a few performance upgrades and I’m into the bike for about $2,000. Here’s what it looked like when I bought it. It ran OK, but it was all 1970s. Those mirrors, big… Read more »

For Sale: 1978 Honda CB400A (Warrenton, Virginia) $2,800

I don’t know, man. Check out this 1978 Honda CB400A for sale on Craiglist in Warrenton, Virginia. The seller is asking $2,800 for it, which is crazy to me. I have this bike, but the non-automatic one. Now granted I have to shift mine the old fashioned way, but I paid $650 for it. This… Read more »

For Sale: 1978 Honda CB400 (Barre, Vermont) $1,000

I don’t understand what an automatic means in terms of a motorcycle, but here’s a 1978 Honda CB400 with an automatic transmission for sale in Barre, Vermont. I have this exact bike, except I have to shift mine manually. I paid $650 for mine and I actually bought it in Barre, Vermont. I think I… Read more »

#IAMADUMBASS :: Wiring Up a Kill Switch Blues

Today I was trying, and failing, to wire up a new kill switch on my ’78 Honda CB400. I spent close to an hour on it, before I realized that I just might be the dumbest person on the planet right now. Installing this kill switch is part of a larger project. I’m installing a… Read more »

Custom SR500 Scrambler by Vintage Steele

The Vermont Vintage Steele crew has turned out bad ass 1978 Yamaha SR500 scrambler. These guys have been building custom bikes for a couple of years and their quality is really improving. This SR500 shows some serious style and professionalism. I love the retro paint. My only complaint is with the tires. I don’t care… Read more »

For Sale: Custom Yamaha XS750 (Potrero, California)

Here’s a really nice looking custom 1978 Yamaha XS750 for sale in California. The seller doesn’t list a price, so it’s probably a lot. I’d wager it’s worth about $6,000, but it’s just a guess based on the photos.