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Hi Folks,
I picked up a CM400A hondamatic with 11,399 miles on her to fix up as a project with my son beginning of March for $400 Delivered. It's been very cold this spring and only have a shed to work out. The shed is currently storing my 1999 Kawasaki Drifter, the Wife's 1993 VS 800 Suzuki and a nice CB 750 K I was given.

Hopefully next weekend will be warmer to get some things done on the bike.

The CM400 A is in running condition albeit, currently poorly.

Some of the problems:
1.) Needs a good wash
2.) It runs but however the carb boots were epoxied many years ago did find some new ones on ebay.
3.) Needs tires ( got a great deal on a set) Need shed to put the bike up on the jack.
4.) Odometer was broke, Previous owner lost balance and it hit the wall. Do'h, I fixed the damage however the bezel gasket is gone. It Crumbled when taking the Speedometer apart. Need to most likely make a new one.
Dent in tank.
5.) Side cover decals are badly faded. I bought new ones on Ebay.

I always a Hondamatic when I was young and finally found one.

Anyone know of a site I can obtain new Speedometer bezel gasket?
 

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Hi Bill, sorry I can't help with a new gasket other than suggesting a spool of o-ring material and a tube of crazy glue to make the seam. You may find a shop that'll sell the stuff by the foot. This method is also good for float bowl gaskets.

What part of NH are you in? I'm just south of the border in MA.
Oh and what year is your CB750? Lots of us here also frequent SOHC/4.

Welcome.
 

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Hi Alan,
I like the idea of a spool. I see I can buy o-ring material by the foot.
I live around Manchester, NH not far from the border I work near the MA border.

I'm going to ultrasonic the carbs and change over the tires this weekend if weather permitting.
 

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That sounds like a good plan, the weather might just cooperate for a change - i'll keep a good thought.

What tires did you choose?
 

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You'll need a proper Factory Service Manual. PM sent.
Post pics of the bike.
 

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Welcome,I love those old autos,lots of fun to ride in town.
 

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That is a good deal, I hope they're new enough to get plenty of life out of.
 
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