Don Hughes’ 1976 Honda CB400 Four

| 3/25/2011 1:39:29 PM

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Don Hughes and his 1976 Honda CB400F. 

Bike: 1976 Honda CB400 Four
Don Hughes
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation: Full-time motorcycle restorer
Etc.: Don also owns a rare Aurenthetic electric scooter

Don’s reputation for taking care of stray motorcycles has spread so wide that many “projects” come looking for him. So it was with his 1976 Honda CB400 Four.

“I got it from a chap in Kelowna. He was the original owner and 90 years old by then. The bike hadn’t been run for 10 or 12 years. It has 11,000 original miles. It’s all original, and it doesn’t look like it’s ever had anything done to it,” Don says.

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That didn’t mean it required no work, of course. The carburetors were completely gummed up with oxidized gasoline, requiring a full strip and rebuild. Don also had to overhaul the hydraulic system, rebuilding the brake master and slave cylinders, which were seized solid. Apart from that, though, it was mostly a matter of cosmetic work and getting the little Honda caught up with its routine maintenance program.

“Other than that,” Don says, “it’s just the way it came. I don’t think he ever rode it in the rain, and it runs like a Swiss watch.”

12/25/2014 10:56:06 AM

Merry christmas to every body and a happy new year 2015 my Honda have a nice powerfull Engine 408cc it runs at high speed 189km at 12000RPM in Aruba gasoline is very good thanks to every that believe in Honda cb408 four the best 1975 byby

Harold Valdron
4/3/2011 8:13:56 AM

I had the yellow version of this bike back in the '80's. Fun little motorcycle and aesthetically pleasing in my opinion. Wouldn't mind finding another one, but they are getting scarce! Thanks for sharing.