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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-19-2014, 03:39 PM
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I had a '76 750 Hondamatic. It was a two speed automatic, chain drive. They also made the Hondamatic in the 450 size.



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I know that the small Honda-matic was a 400cc, not a 450. My mom and dad rode back in the day and my dad had a 450 standard shift and my mom had the 400 honda-matic. I had a CL-360, moved up to a Z-1, then a Honda 900 shaft drive, 2 range transmission, then on and on.. to about 60 other bikes. Now that 1975 Z-1 was quite the machine.. Flat out RIPPED.

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That was late 70's to early 80's. The Honda 400 and 450 were 1977 or 1978 and I THINK the Honda 900 was a CB900F and I believe it was a 1982.

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My 1981 CM400 could have been purchased as an automatic.

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That was late 70's to early 80's. The Honda 400 and 450 were 1977 or 1978 and I THINK the Honda 900 was a CB900F and I believe it was a 1982.
The CB900 came in two models, the CB900F and the CB900 Custom. F model was the supersport (headlight nacelle and sport ergos, 4 into two exhaust, more hp than the Custom, chain final drive. Produced from '79 to '83; sold '81-'82 in the US), lots of owners equipped them with the bags like the CBX for sport touring. The Custom was the sport cruiser with the dual range transmission (stepped seat, more relaxed seating position and two tone candy paint schemes, dual upsweep pipes on each side, shaft drive and it also had an external oil cooler. Produced from '80-'82). Classy looking bike, but the valve train was sometimes problematic keeping it set right, and the suspension was too soft for magazine tester's tastes; they loved the F though.

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The CB900 came in two models, the CB900F and the CB900 Custom. F model was the supersport (headlight nacelle and sport ergos, 4 into two exhaust, more hp than the Custom, chain final drive. Produced from '79 to '83; sold '81-'82 in the US), lots of owners equipped them with the bags like the CBX for sport touring. The Custom was the sport cruiser with the dual range transmission (stepped seat, more relaxed seating position and two tone candy paint schemes, dual upsweep pipes on each side, shaft drive and it also had an external oil cooler. Produced from '80-'82). Classy looking bike, but the valve train was sometimes problematic keeping it set right, and the suspension was too soft for magazine tester's tastes; they loved the F though.
Musta been a custom then, I know it was shaft drive.

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No worries, I forgot that the headlight nacelle was an accessory, not standard. The tail piece was stock. Here's a couple pretty good '82's. I much preferred the silver and blue on the F, but the black is pretty nice too. My '82 750 was candy blue & navy (both models 750C/900C had that combo) but the brown and burgundy was nice on the 900C
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I remember the bike was burgundy, had the dual range trans and was shaft drive. Dont remember much else about it. Been a lot of year and a LOT of bikes ago. Was not a favorite as the Z1 was very special to me.... Funny how I ended up a Honda guy tho..

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I had the 900c way back when. It had the two speed gear box on it. The one I had also had a Vetter fairing and windshield with Vetter bags. I bought it used. I'm thinking it was brown. Rode that bike all over the country. Never a bit of trouble. I also had the cb750. I bought the 1970 model. I'm thinking they came out in 69. Rode that bike for years and it never gave me any trouble either. Brakes,batteries, tires and oil. Neither one of these bikes ever leaked a drop of oil. Amazing! Hopefully this Wing will be just as dependable. Oh I forgot to mention the cb750 had a RC Engineering 850 kit in it. I had it installed right after I bought the bike. It was quite fast with only the Kawasaki 750 and the latter I believe the 900 could touch it. If I recall right that Kawai 750 was a 2 stroke. It was quick as shit. OK that's enough of the Jap stuff. Let me know if anyone out there wants to talk about the old BSA's or pre unit Triumph's, or Nortons. I've had them all. Man that's going back in time.

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