Featured Honda 400/4

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  1. Pedro1340

    Pedro1340 Senior Member

    Jan 31, 2018
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    400/4 waiting to get picked up today and taken to honda classics restoration for a complete engine strip and refurbishment.
    Hopefully it will be back looking and running sweet in time for spring. IMG_20220113_135600.jpg
     
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  2. Mark9

    Mark9 Senior Member
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    Very nice, had one in 1981, loved it
     
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  3. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

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    Nice, does it run at the moment ?
     
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  4. Pedro1340

    Pedro1340 Senior Member

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    Not very well,, I had hoped it was a carburettor issue, but I decided that after the amount of money that was spent replacing parts I would be better getting the bike stripped and complete refurb on the engine.An attempt at painting the engine by the previous owner was also very badly done.
     
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  5. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Always liked these 400's. Hope it comes back sweet as a whistle.
     
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  6. curly

    curly Noble Member

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    looks great already
     
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  7. Pedro1340

    Pedro1340 Senior Member

    Jan 31, 2018
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    Cheers curly, all the major components have been replaced it just the engine that needs done, I will also have the clocks refurbished next year. Hopefully that will finish my spend on what is really just a hobby bike,, take it out on sunny days. Its a nice ornament in the garage next to the moto morini,, I wouldn't want to go too far on them.
     
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  8. DCS900

    DCS900 Careful, man! There’s a beverage here!
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    Great bikes, I loved mine and wish I still had it
     
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  9. RazMan

    RazMan Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2022
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    Fabulous bike and one of the few bikes I have owned for longer than a couple of years. I had one in the late 70s and toured all over Europe on it. I then treated it to a 500cc big bore kit which turned it into a rocket! Handling and performance were unmatched in its day.
     
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  10. Markus

    Markus Noble Member
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    The bike looks great!
     
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  11. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning! aka Mr Wordsalad :)
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    Time machine. Very nice
     
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  12. Pedro1340

    Pedro1340 Senior Member

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    IMG_20211005_130100.jpg IMG_8112.jpg It shares garage space with these 2,,i think I have good taste :)
     
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  13. joe mc donald

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    Yes you are probably right there. Lovely bikes thanks for the pictures.
    Joe
     
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  14. curly

    curly Noble Member

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  15. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Blimey. The 400/4 was my dream bike when I was in my late teens (1978/9) :heart_eyes:
     
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  16. newT120

    newT120 Active Member

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    Great bike the 400/4.
    I had a red one in the 80's, with a white full-fairing and a straight through exhaust - epic sound !
     
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  17. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    In 1975 I did the RAC/ACU training scheme on my Starfire. The instructors came on their own bikes ranging from a Velocette Thruxton to a Norton Commando and loads in between but the one bike that drew lots of attention was a 400 four, so smooth and clean looking with those 4 pipes going into one.
    Never had one myself but had a 750 four.
     
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  18. curly

    curly Noble Member

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    Way back in 1976 me and 2 mates were off on a camping holiday on our mopeds to North Wales, I was on my FS1E, the others on a Garelli Tiger Cross and a Gilera Trail.
    We were steaming along somewhere between Audlem and Whitchurch at 30mph when a brand new red Honda 400/4 came flashing by.
    It sounded and looked just great, we all remarked on it later that day ( much later ) when we arrived at the campsite.
    Left a memorable impression on me for sure.
     
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  19. STIFFLER

    STIFFLER Well-Known Member

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    Lovely bike Pedro,
    When my wife passed her test in early 90`s i bought her a maroony/red one of these & we both loved it. It was in vgc but nowhere near yours! I paid £750 for it , kept it 3 years & sold it for the same money. Cant say that about many of my motorcycle purchases:)
     
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  20. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    Still got my Haynes manual and a clutch holding tool for one of those.......had one for three years, blinding little bike. :)
     
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