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.
The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer – AKA “decaf”) went almost dead.
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.
When my local bike store set me up with my new great ride, I agonized over getting the easier-to-shift double (2 ring) front gearset vs. a triple (3 ring) easier-to-climb option. Turns out, you can have your cake and eat it, too!