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Old 12-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #2611
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Gotta keep this thread going, too many harley/cruiser/touring crap. Wanted one of these bad when I was young.

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Old 12-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #2612
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Gotta keep this thread going, too many harley/cruiser/touring crap. Wanted one of these bad when I was young.
Gawd. So did I. Back in those days, you could actually get a test ride. I rode one of those and a CB550-four back to back. I couldn't have bought one on a bet, but that didn't stop me.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #2613
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Gotta keep this thread going, too many harley/cruiser/touring crap. Wanted one of these bad when I was young.


I had two of them way back when. They sounded GREAT, but they didn't move or handle or stop any better than other small displacement stuff at the time.

Their mythology is way bigger than their reality. Nice bikes, for their era, but I don't miss 'em.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #2614
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I had one yellow just like the pic. Loved it. Would like one agian just for postarity.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:33 AM   #2615
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Gotta keep this thread going, too many harley/cruiser/touring crap. Wanted one of these bad when I was young.

Sorry here's another cruiser for you. I mean it must be a cruiser since it is an Indian....

Not a cruiser, since it is an Italian V twin.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:39 AM   #2616
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I want one of these. I am sure the experts on ADVrider will know what it is without an explanation.

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:27 AM   #2617
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:20 AM   #2618
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #2619
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Gotta keep this thread going, too many harley/cruiser/touring crap. Wanted one of these bad when I was young.

Well, I do know where there is one... a red one though...


A saga of lost and found love... and a CB400F


Besides, gotta make room for that new cruiser I posted a few pages back...

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #2620
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I have to quote this once more... I have one exactly like this bike now and I love it. This is my third CB400F that I have owned over the years and this is the model that really set the hook for me when it comes to motorcycles. I rode my CB125S to a dealer when I was 15 (they'd give you a MC license at 15 in California back then) and asked for a test ride on a CB400F and they gave me the keys and let me take it out! The speed blew my little mind! Compared to the 125 it was insane - so it is all a matter of perspective. My current 400/4 has about 5K miles on it, looks like new and, with the sticky Avons on it, is a pretty decent real world bike. Of course you need to rev the thing like mad to get it to go (but it sounds great when you do) and you can't be too big.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #2621
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I have to quote this once more... I have one exactly like this bike now and I love it. This is my third CB400F that I have owned over the years and this is the model that really set the hook for me when it comes to motorcycles. I rode my CB125S to a dealer when I was 15 (they'd give you a MC license at 15 in California back then) and asked for a test ride on a CB400F and they gave me the keys and let me take it out! The speed blew my little mind! Compared to the 125 it was insane - so it is all a matter of perspective. My current 400/4 has about 5K miles on it, looks like new and, with the sticky Avons on it, is a pretty decent real world bike. Of course you need to rev the thing like mad to get it to go (but it sounds great when you do) and you can't be too big.
I love mine too!


It is one of my favorite bikes (and I have many).
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #2622
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Yes, those are knobbies.. Not to mention an all black ducati with a red frame, is just hard to beat.

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:54 PM   #2623
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Same here, and managed to find a photo of it back in the day....



It was an '82 I bought new in '84 for $1800.00 cash....
My boyfriend has an IT. Everytime we go dirt riding, half the people we meet ask him what it is.. Just don't see these around often! But when one is around, you definitely notice.. Can see the 2t smoker coming a mile away
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:14 AM   #2624
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At the moment I'm looking more and more at smaller adventure bikes, like this one:



Or something older/cheaper like this:



With gasprices up to 1.75/l ($8.75/us gallon) and the total overkill of 75hp and more, it seems common sense to go light. 90% of my riding is on smaller roads, and with 50hp out of one cilinder you can make longer travels also :)
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:50 AM   #2625
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I downgraded from a big ADV bike to single slugger. No regrets (yet).
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