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Honda Cafe Racers

Custom 1988 Honda GB500/GB400 Clubman TT Cafe Racer Collector Motorcycle


  • Custom 1988 Honda GB500/GB400 Clubman TT Cafe Racer Collector Motorcycle
  • Custom 1988 Honda GB500/GB400 Clubman TT Cafe Racer Collector Motorcycle
  • Custom 1988 Honda GB500/GB400 Clubman TT Cafe Racer Collector Motorcycle
  • Custom 1988 Honda GB500/GB400 Clubman TT Cafe Racer Collector Motorcycle
Description
Price : USD1,000 (Auction)
Date : November 16, 2020
Condition : Used
Year : 1988
Model : GB500/GB400
Bike Type : Café Racer
Mileage : 9140
VIN : NC21-1020723
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Location :Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Custom 1988 Honda GB400 Clubman TT.

9,140 original miles.
If you’re reading this, you probably know these  GB500 ‘s (in this case, a 400) are highly collectible.  They were the last of the single thumpers and that tank design is one of the most sought after by builders.  If you hunt around online, you’ll find the occasional clean, low-mile  GB500 ‘s selling for $10K.  This one could be in the $6K to $8K range once re-assembled and cleaned up.   A good condition tank sells for $500+ by itself.
This bike is currently not assembled and is located in Colorado.  In other words, “some assembly required”.
The 400cc Honda GB was not sold in the United States.  I purchased this motorcycle 15 years ago from a custom bike builder in Thailand.  I do not know of another GB400 in the states.  When I purchased it, I asked the seller to crate it and “slow-boat it as is”.  He said he’s got a buddy who is a manager at UPS and they can take it apart and ship it in pieces for a tenth of the cost and it would take 3 weeks instead of 3 months.  I re-iterated my request and explained the frame is too big and too heavy for international and US UPS shipping regulations, and the engine is too heavy.  The seller still took the bike apart.  He took it to UPS, found out I was correct, SHIPPED EVERYTHING except the frame and engine which he had to send via ship.  I was pretty upset, as you can imagine.  In the end, I did get and do have everything for it, it just came disassembled and took 3 months.  I had a buddy here who could build the bike blind-folded.  Honda guys love this era of bike because they’re so easy to work on.  Unfortunately, he and I never prioritized the time and he recently passed away.  I’d love to put it together still but I no longer have the time and my interests have shifted elsewhere.
The pictures are of the bike when I purchased it and of it in storage here in Colorado.  I have a video of it (it sounds great!) but I can no longer get the video to work.  I’ve kept the engine at my house so I can turn it occasionally.  Obviously, I’ve not run it since I’ve had it so this is a case of  “it ran when parked”.  I have this listed locally and have been getting quite a bit of interest.  If the ad disappears from eBay, that means it’s been sold.
No title.  I can help with packaging from this end.  Buyer is responsible for making all shipping arrangements.

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