I hope to own one someday!!!

by Joey
(Salem,MA)

This bike is amazing, I love it! I first saw it about 4 months ago just browsing around online and fell in love with it. I currently drive some no-name scooter and wish I could be driving this bad boy instead. It really is an amazing bike. I wish they would put these back into production. I can't afford one as it is so rare, but if I had it, I'd definitely be driving one. This bike is ill. Good times ahead for the person who buys it!!!! Enjoy!!!!!


Editor's Note: Joey, these bikes are often more affordable then you would think. Just because they are old doesn't mean they bring in a lofty price. Talk to the guy..you might be surprised. One person's junk is another person's treasure.

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my 1981 sword blue cm400a

by Kent Shaffer
(Austin, Texas, USA)

I recentley (2010) bought a Sword Blue 1981 Honda CM400A NEW IN THE BOX. A friend of mine has more money than he knows what to do with and bought this 81 CM400A from a dealership buddy of his new in the box and never serviced. It stayed in the box in his cliamate controled warehouse until he sold it to me in 2010. Me and a buddy took it out of the box and put it together. I then took it on a trailer to an old honda mechanic for srevicing. Since it has not been registered before, I can get a one warrenty on it. Today (05-12-2011) it has 23 miles on it. It will without a doubt be the lowest milage CM400 in the world at this time. However, I am thinking about taking it on a trip to Ark this summer and riding it on a semi-routine bases around Texas. It came with no extras, however I have found engine guards for it (NEW) both large and small. I am looking to buy a windshild and I have a man that is going to make a Hondaline luggage rack with the adjustable back rest as close as original as poss. I would love to find a set of Hondaline hard bags with the crome guards in Blue but all that Hondaline stuff is pretty much all gone now. Just look under google for a new Sword Blue 1981 CM400A and that is what mine looks like, runs like brand new. Nothing can beat a Honda.

Editor's Comment: Wow..wow..wow...what a wonderful story and an incredible find. Congratulations and enjoy. When you're ready to sell it...let me know.

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Return of the Hondamatic

by Ed Hunt
(Grays River, WA)


When I was down and out in college 20 years ago, my car had broken down and the financial aid check was late. I had to pay my tuition on my credit card and take an extra job just to keep from getting kicked out. It was April and school was almost over when the check finally came. After paying off the credit card, I still had $500 left over. I climbed on an orange 1978 CB400A, and took off. It was a blast. My friend called it "a scooter for dudes" and I had fun cruising around campus and even carving canyons with my friends on the Snake River. I had it for a couple of years and rode it all over. I finally sold it before going up to Alaska to work -- thinking I'd make enough for a Harley. I didn't. This past year -- twenty years exactly after selling my Honda, I bought a blue CB400A. It rides great, but had a lot of things that needed repair. (frozen choke cable, wiring harness is a mess) It is in pieces down in my basement right now while I restore it. It is a great bike to ride when you are new to motorcycles since it has the dynamics of a motorcycle without the clutch. It's a fun little bike and I plan on teaching my wife and kids to ride on it.

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My Mother's 1978 Hondamatic

by Keith Rogers
(Thomaston Ga. usa)

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In 1978 i turned 16 and my mother and father took me to Blalock honda in Macon Ga. I found a 400 hawk.My mother began looking around and saw a 400 hondamatic.the dealer told my mother how it was an automatic with 2 speeds and she had to have it.she rode the bike until 1986 and put it in storage,in 2007 she finally gave it to me.the bike had 5600 miles on it.I love this bike as it has alot of centimental value to it.it is all original except the seat. the tires are in amazing shape and i still ride on them.Thanks for the site.really nice. Keith Rogers

Editor's Comment: Keith, I hope you never get rid of the bike. Sometimes sentimental value can not be replaced by money. Please change the tires though...for your own safety because even though the tread may look good, the sidewalls are probably weak and dried out. Thanks for a very nice story.

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