After rebuilding the CB550 in 2005, I
decided I needed to do another rebuild in
the winter of 2006/7. I was looking for a
1969 CB750 but they were all crazy money so
I looked for something more realistic -
after all, you never make money on these
things. Pretty soon I found a 1976 400/4 in
Bolton and with 11,000 miles on the clock,
it seemed like the perfect candidate. The
engine sounded and ran as sweet as a nut!!!
Beautiful sound. Shame the bike wasn't in as
good a condition. Anyway, I completed the
rebuild in February 2007 and like the 550,
it was just too good for these salty roads
of ours so I sold it to a guy in Japan.
Yes that's right - the bike went back to
Japan - 30 years after leaving.
LOTS AND LOTS of hard work and searching for
New Old Stock parts.
Worth it in the end though. I was very
proud of what I'd achieved. Now
what can I do next??
Here's some pix of the old girl before the
This is where it all started 30yrs ago