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This should be so much fun, I stumbled across an identical except for color bike to my first bike and I couldn’t resist adding it to my garage.

1978 Honda CB400t Hawk II. They only came in two colors, red and blue, so it was a 50/50 shot.

It starts off the kickstarter , charges, runs and rides. It has a few rough spots but considering its 42 years old really doesn’t look that bad, a little TLC should have it looking much better too. It’s been on the road and used occasionally all these years, the guy I bought it from got it from his dad who bought it from the second owner in 2003.

The kicker is that at 12k I think it has less miles on it than the one I owned back around 1988 :)











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I'd say it looks in dam nice shape for the year. Fun little bike and low miles to. Congrats!

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Yours is 2 years older than my second bike. A 1980 CB400 Hawk. So no kicker on mine. Good find Mike. (y) (y) (y)
 

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But it is so tiny.............you could carry it on the back of the vision as a spare :)

Nice find
 

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Yours is 2 years older than my second bike. A 1980 CB400 Hawk. So no kicker on mine. Good find Mike. (y) (y) (y)
I’m glad this has the kickstart.
I don’t know if the electric start works or not, he told me it works sometimes but not today :). Funny thing is that my original was the same way.

It’s kind of fun kicking it over anyway.


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That does bring back memories, I haven't kick started a bike in decades. Definitely a nice find. Watch out for rust in the tank, them old Honda's are known for it.
 
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