Answered an add in the Hartford Current for a "Honda 400" for $400. Surprisingly it was 1/2 mile from my house. Met the guy and saw that the bike was rough, but realized that the parts alone on a '75 CB400F SS were worth the $400, and I Also realized that he didn't know what he had
. I was ready to offer him $100.
Just as I was about to speak, the guys wife stuck her head out the door and said "hey, is he gonna get that thing outta the yard?" The guy looked at me and said "if you can pick it up today, its yours".
DONE FRIGGIN DEAL!!
Took it home 30 minutes later.
When I got it home, I realized that beside the faded paint, varnished carbs, wrong muffler, (but more importantly the correct header), and the fact that he apparently tried to jump start it off of a Peterbuilt, that it was totally stock and a sweet restore project. Stripped it down to the frame, pulled the heads (pistons, valves,etc just like they were in 1975) and have been picking at it ever since.
I'm refocused on it now and want to have it registered by the end of July!!