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Honda June 14, 2008 posted by

Yet Another VFR400 For Sale in the Bay Area

This one is a touch older than the one I posted yesterday, but is even cooler with the vintage colors and logos.

1988 Honda VFR400 NC24 For Sale on Craigslist (California, $4250)

1988 Honda VFR400 NC24 For Sale on Craiglist1988 Honda VFR400 NC24 For Sale in California1988 Honda VFR400 NC24 For Sale Vintage

quote from Craigslist listing:

1988 VFR400 NC24 Japanese import. If you're looking at this add you probably know all about what this is and specs etc. This one is street legal and titled though for some reason the title lists it as a 1977 CB400F if this bothers you don't call me and complain - I'm not messing with it. Bike has 26,000 KM on it or around 16K miles on it. Motor is strong. Carbs have been gone through. Has "cheap" Chinese replacement plastic on it but tank is original paint. Some numb skull rattle canned the old fairings purple and pulled the stickers off! (I will slap them if I ever find them) I have the old plastic and will give it to whoever buys the bike. This one is de-restricted ( 2.2K resistor installed in lieu of speed sensor cct) which removes the 112MpH top end limit. I've got another ignition box on order which should remove current 12,500 RPM limit and set it to 14,500 - but I'm not going to bother trying it out as I want to live to see 50. New parts just installed - Chain, Battery, Plugs,fork seals,exhaust pipe treated and plated, fan temp switch etc. It's not perfect but I use it to go to work and back everyday. I'm getting too old to be squashed up like a pretzel for more than 30 miles so she's going to have to go. On the flip side of that - this thing is more fun than a barrel full of monkeys in the twisties and can seriously embarrass neophyte boy racer types (you know who you are!) I'm only half heartedly trying to sell this thing so unless you're seriously interested - please don't bother me - and no I do not want to trade it for your Chevy Blazer or anything else but money. Thanks

I quoted the entire ad because it so full of detail and killer commentary! Bike looks like a fantastic and affordable early example. How many of these could there be in the U.S. that are titled and alive?

dc

Honda June 13, 2008 posted by

Clean Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale in Cali

The bay area continues to produce tons of great gray market bikes for sale and here's a great one for the weekend:

Honda VFR400 nc30 cali titled - $6500 on Craigslist

Honda NC30 VFR400 For Sale California TitleHonda NC30 VFR400 For Sale Gray Market

quote from Craigslist listing:

Vfr 400 nc30. cali titled and current reg.
awesome street bike and would make a great track bike
red/white/blue. full exhaust with custom cans, jet kit, foam filter, new daytona reg/rectifier, ss brake lines (galfer and goodridge), fox twin clicker shock, jack up plates. tons of spare - rvf400 nc35 race glass, misc fairing bits, tank, forks, wheels, clutch, sprockets, chain, plugs, stand, sliders, repair manual, parts book.......

Serious Inquires Only
No low ballers, No SCammers
Lets Make a Deal
Asking $6500

This ad is lacking some important details, like year and mileage. But it looks sharp and the stacked pipes are awesome! Read more about NC30 VFR400's here.

dc

Honda May 29, 2008 posted by

1991 Honda CBR400RR Baby Blade $3,700 For Sale in California

As a sucker for dual headlights, the 400rr always gives me a bit of a tickle when I see one for sale. Check out this highly attainable example, with title, for sale in San Jose:

RARE * 1991 Honda CBR 400 (NC29) CA. Street-Titled on Bay Area Riders Forum

1991 Honda 400RR For Sale in California on Craigslis1991 Honda 400RR For Sale in California on Craigslis

This is a clear street-titled grey-market CBR400. The Odometer reads less than 16,000 kilometers (that comes out to be less than 10,000 miles!) This CBR400RR is not a museum piece or a beauty queen. The bodywork does show signs of cracking and repair. All locks use the same single key. (I have two spare keys for the bike).

No doubt this one is a bit rough, but can you think of a cooler beginner bike? Or first entry into track days or amateur racing? Or replace all the plastics with OEM, which couldn't be more than a couple thousand, and ride this low mileage bike for the rest of the season and flip it next spring. This a buy!

dc