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Mongoose
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Hello from a new Member, and quick question!

Unread post by Mongoose » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:13 am

Hello all,
just joined and am returning to biking after many years-Owned a 250 superdream last time! :o
Im looking for something oldish to tinker with that will not tax me too much to start with-general tidy up/strip and polish/ carb refurb etc
Quite like the look of the Honda 400/4, but don't care if it's Jap or a British bike.
Any suggestions on bikes that would suit and are at rock bottom, price wise now?? Ive got a 3-4k budget max, but am quite happy to spend less!
Any help would be appreciated-it's just the more I look into things, the more confused I get-Typical newbie really! :D
Thanks

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Re: Hello from a new Member, and quick question!

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:18 pm

Welcome.

Greenbat on here has a 400/4, not seen him about much lately to say what the prices are like though.
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Re: Hello from a new Member, and quick question!

Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:55 pm

Hello Mongoose,

400-4 prices have been on the rise but you could still get a good example within your budget. As ever a concourse standard restoration would be expensive but very presentable example is easily within range for £3-4k. You could get a cheapy at £1000 but be prepared to then spend loads (£2-4k or more depending upon the level of restoration) to restore it.

On the "what's at rock bottom" why not consider the 400 Superdream. I believe they were comparable on performance to the 400-4 and they go for a damn sight less. They are also beginning to become noticed again, particularly with those who like to change and develop their bikes (café racer, flat tracker etc.)

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Hello from a new Member, and quick question!

Unread post by Mongoose » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:35 am

Thanks for the reply's.
I have actually decided to do a Yamaha YDS6.
Have found a pretty much all there straight 1969 bike.
And so the fun begins!

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Re: Hello from a new Member, and quick question!

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:07 pm

A 2-st, good choice :D

The YDS6 is certainly a classic, good luck with the restoration.

Cheers Geoff

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