1978

For Sale: 1978 Honda CB400 (Howard County, Maryland) $2,999

Like late-1970s stock Hondas? Here’s a beautiful 1978 Honda CB400 with less than 7,000 miles for sale in Maryland for $2,999. Despite that I own this exact bike in black, I wouldn’t buy this one. I paid $650 for my all-stock 1978 Honda CB400. My bike wasn’t as perfect as this one, but this isn’t

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

1978 Honda CB400 New Headlight, Winkers & Fried New Tail Light

If you’ve been following along, I’ve been upgrading the lights on my 78 Honda CB400. Back in November I did the tail light and turn signals, now I’ve put in a new headlight and front winkers. I torched my new tail light in the process. I don’t recall what I was actually doing or thinking

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

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

#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

For Sale: 1978 Yamaha XT500 (Tacoma, Washington) $2,000

Check out this 1978 Yamaha XT500 for sale in Tacoma, Washington. The seller’s asking $2,000 for this bike, which is probably a bit too high, but it looks pretty sweet. It has some worthy customizations to it, like a Mikuni carb, new handlebars and a fiberglass seat pan. Depending on how well it looks in-person,

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