Saving my 1978 Honda CB400A “Decaf” bike from a near fatal blow – lower gasket blowout and huge oil leak! (like, dumped a quart+ of oil in minutes while riding fast on highway at high temps). It was inadvertently overfilled with oil (my bad) and driven too hard (twin brother’s not so good) combination that killed the Beast!
I’m about to sell, with some sadness, my 1978 Honda CB400A “Hondamatic” motorcycle.
Two weeks ago, Green Magic Man became the top poster on kawasaki ZX6 forum
One week ago, Hyperlapse hit the App Store
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The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer – AKA “decaf”) went almost dead.
Labor Day 2013, Monday night, ~10pm
The Bay Bridge opens 7 hours before the widely reported 5am tuesday reopening, after being completely closed for 5 full days.
After months of work, Russ finally gets his Ninja 600cc working!
Hunter, Russ, and I celebrate with an 85-mile day trip during the three day weekend around Mount Diablo, through the legendary Morgan Territory.
Russ and I changed our motorcycle’s oil and oil filters today. This was the first time I’ve ever changed oil in a vehicle – I guess it sort of was a life goal I figured I’d never get around to – part of understanding cars/bikes more! So it was a nice way to kick off the start of our 3-day holiday weekend.
Here’s a short video mid-way through a 50-mile day of canyons and twisties. Fun!
Everything is working again with my greatly streamlined instrument cluster is in place! (Well my LED “idiot light” for “neutral” is always on now so one last adjustment/fix sometime soon!)
Thankfully, found this post on hondatwins that mentioned the orange and light blue bike lines were actually active lines for when left or right turn signal was on – not that they were positive and negative general lines. It also mentioned a (cheap/simple, yay!) fix to use two 3-amp diodes and tie them in together. A quick putt-putt to Radioshack and $2 later…