Fiberglass rear tail section with removable cover. Still, the bike needed to diet: At 444cc, it weighed 412 pounds dry—almost 50 pounds more than a 650 Triumph. We are here to serve you Tues-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. These side covers came originally chromed. Some things in life are all about practicality.
A large percentage of the rest came from England. I will be here for two days then heading up to Santa Cruz for a few days, then San Francisco. He didn't hang around long enough to exchange insurance information. A braided steel brake line increases stopping power up front, but a black vinyl coating gives the line that stock look. In 1959, their first year, Honda sold 1,732 bikes. American Honda embarked on a marketing effort that, like a successful military campaign, was well funded and carefully thought out.
And the 450 handles well — it handled better the faster I went. We try to make up for them by offering our customers the best prices in Florida, with flexible payment plans with low down payments on new and pre-owned motorcycles. We take trade ins year round! I still have the original rear shocks that will be included in the auction. I took the eBay bike and gave Bob a credit for the few things I could use off it, then sold Bob this bike with the agreement that I would fix it for him. You can always tuck in tighter when desired.
It would have made a much better desert sled. It delivers proportional rebound damping with firmer compression damping as the travel increases. But this is an old bike, after all. The 4-cylinder 750s were works of mechanical art. With long, low styling and lots of chrome, a great entry level ride, the V-Star 650 features clean, quiet shaft drive and an easy to ride demeanor. The 5-speed box is actually correct.
The senior plans to deliver more power. On the left are the rev-counter and speedometer; on the right are a fuel gauge, clock, odometer and the warning lights. We are here to serve you Tues-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. The result is a bike that looks exactly like a modern motorcycle should. Included will be a complete factory toolkit, owner's manual, original sales receipt and of course a clean, clear Title. The V-Star 650 Classic features and authentic 40 cubic-inch, air-cooled V-twin. Anything to keep the report from sounding like free advertising for the manufacturer.
Most of these parts will be included with the bike. Offering an 11,000 rpm redline, we gave it shorter gear ratios to ensure some rigorous acceleration through the midrange. No hack wiring on this bike. Later, Honda learned from a reliable source that the British were developing a three-cylinder 750, and instantly the target became clear. Bike has 20,500 original miles and runs and rides great. They actually require us to collect tax, title, license, and other fees.
Front forks rebuilt with new seals and fresh oil. They derive their spring function from twisting a bar, rather than applying bending force like a leaf spring. Six weeks after building it, the little bastard sold the bike. The 450 weighs roughly 80 pounds less than the 750 and distributes its weight differently, and it would seem that forks capable of controlling the ample avoirdupois of the Four would be far too muscular for its lighter little brother. Over-revving the bike when cold could cause premature engine failure.
Both sides are lit by a white backlight. The decision to purchase should be based solely on the buyers personal inspection of the lot at the auction site prior to the auction. I once purchased this one from a salvage yard and had it customized with I bought online. We are here to serve you Tues-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5. There are a few very small dimples in the tank that could be repaired if the next owner felt it necessary. Yes Honda was conservative and stuck with their designs for too long, which cost them the mantle of leadership.