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  • CBR400RR-inspection tips

    Have a lead on what appears to be a 1987 (1988?) CBR400 RR TriARM w gear drive - 18000 miles. - it's not cheap.

    A few questions from those in the know, before I travel to take a look.

    18k - Are these engines bullet proof as similar honda 4 engines of the period?

    Photos look decent, with typical scratches on fairings etc.

    Probably needs all the same period rubber and wear bits replaced. Claims it's got a rust free tank.

    Any tips are appreciated. Thanks.

  • #2
    would be good to do a compression test or at least inspect the sparkplugs. probably won't happen but at least check that it clicks into each gear.
    Last edited by squirrelman; 01-14-2022, 07:54 PM.
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    • #3
      If you have pics or more details of the bike, post them up. Several of us have owned NC23/NC29 before, and may have by chance owned the particular specimen you are looking at

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      • #4
        I second Mr. Wildwhl’s call for pics!
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        • #5
          It's gone, he who hesitates...


          • #6
            Originally Posted by Ssnead
            It's gone, he who hesitates...
            I'm usually pretty happy when somthing I'm hesitant about buying sells. Makes the decision for me.
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.