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|Posted: 15:25 - 02 Sep 2018 Post subject: SOLD -1988 Honda Bros 400 - Slightly ratty but very reliable
I'm very sad to say that I'm putting my long time steed up for sale. I've had her since 2010, just before I passed my test and it has been ridden by either me or my now wife more or less constantly since then. I'm selling because I changed job in May and have a much longer commute and my family and other commitments mean I just don't have time for riding anymore.
Right...emotional rubbish out the way. The bike is a 1988 Honda Bros 400 and as you can probably tell from the photos is cosmetically a little bit ratty. However it has:
* Moderately nippy 33bhp engine topping out at around 105mph
* CBR600 (I think F3...) fork internals - This was done recently with new seals, the gaiters are to protect against stone chips and the like
* Hagon Rear Shock
* Pilot Road 4 tyres - somewhere around half worn
* Possibly Yoshimura stubby stainless exhaust with removable DB killer baffle
* MOT until December
* Tax is about £35 a year
* Insurance is stupidly cheap
Mechanically it is stupidly dependable, despite the choke being non-functional (I have tried and failed to fix this...) since I bought it, I've never failed to start it regardless of the temperature. I've never had any electrical issues with it at all despite the age. It has always been regularly serviced and the valve clearances were done a couple of thousand miles ago with the last oil change.
I'm not completely certain what the mileage is, as that portion of the speedo was broken when I bought it (stuck at 25000km - about 15000 miles) possibly because it had been sat for a decade. However I quickly replaced it and I've done about 20,000km (about 12000 miles) on it since then. So I don't believe the mileage to be particularly high.
I'd like about £700 for it, as it is a good running bike and I have no reason to believe it won't fly through its next MOT. However sensible offers are welcome.
Riding: Does an Audi estate count?
Fixing: Honda VFR750 RC36 '94 and MZ ETZ 251 '90
Gone: ZZR600 '00, TRX850 '97, RXS100 '93, JS125-6B '07, BMW R1100RS '93, Kawasaki ZX-6R-J2 '01,Honda Bros NT400 NC25 '88