I think a 650 or so cruiser would work well. I believe you shift between the 2 gears and it has a torque converter like a regular automatic car transmission. I know the old Japanese bikes pretty well, but I know nothing about the Automatic. I took a little steel wool and some dawn dish soap to the chrome and it cleans up nicely,I don't think anything would need to be replated. Would consider trade for a trike or bike with a trike kit in good to fair condition. If you're feeling a little slow off the line, check and adjust the accelerator pump, and you'll be quick again.
All electrical works as it should. Engine is real clean and sounds great. Speedo is clear and clean. But still he's not going to learn to shift on this. I do have a couple of controls that would work if you knew how to wire it all because it does not use the same colored wiring as my original used the original one had bad starter button that broke inside unit. I don't know why he wants automatic, but if he wants it thats his choice.
Comes with sissy bar and rack and leather pouch. Runs too lean and temps are about the same with or without exhaust baffling, so I'll be trying a rejet soon. Category Cruiser Motorcycles Engine 450 Posted Over 1 Month Estate, was stored indoors, we added a battery and started right up,shift just fine, 2 speed auto. And check out the rating of the bike's You can compare the rating with other bikes. It's basicly ridden as a sigle speed with the slip being the auto. If you are looking to export we are looking to help. Has to be choked and takes a minute to warm up even in 100+ temps.
Trades wanted please call us! I had a thread on it a couple summers ago. There were few suzuki's sold but there was never much demand and never seemed to attract collecters so if you find one it should still be cheap. It's perfect for in town commuting and 55mph or under back roads. Idiot lights indicated low, drive and neutral, as well as more usual functions like oil pressure, high beam and turn indicators. Maybe he could just learn how to ride on the street on it now and then worry about shifting later? It'll have absolutely nothing left in the tank to maneuver should that be required.
They go into a container go overseas. Valves seals leak oil onto pistons during storage longer than a couple of weeks, but the seals are cheap to replace. In fact, the little Hawk was pretty fast. Then you let off the gas, move the gear selector up another notch and you are in High gear. But he could probably handle a 650 or so cruiser. The bike thrums quietly in place, with only a slight nudging sensation forward until you twist the throttle and it accelerates smoothly and amiably away. I ride an 85 Shadow 700 so it'd have to have decent power.
Anyone who appreciates the older Honda's knows this would be a wonderful addition to their collection or an awesome starter bike! In the mid 1970s, at least one major motorcycle manufacturer took a crack at solving the problem. The speedometer had a 85 mph 135 kph limit. I have the bad harness wired in right now so that I can start the bike by bypassing the selenoid. There aren't many maybe any 400cc bikes that'll do a sustained 75mph without complaining. Nothing wrong with a Liter or more. Compare the strengths and weaknesses of this bike with others before you decide on your future bike.
But I don't think he's looking for a beginner bike basically. Could use a pipe strap on that side also. But to be honest I think the Helix is as fast or faster when it comes to acceleration. Downshifting is not really required, but does actually result in some degree of engine braking. I could easily fix the spark issue, give it to him and he could sell it for much more and upgrade maybe? Stalling the engine, missing shifts, and struggling to find neutral can add up to a very frustrating experience to the new would-be motorcyclist. Power literally flows from the crankshaft to the transmission through a vane-type hydraulic torque converter.
Bike used to have only one owner. Will ship if you pay for shipping. It sounds like it isn't what he's looking for. It has no rust but some aluminum stains. Has 17800+ miles and still rides like new. There aren't many maybe any 400cc bikes that'll do a sustained 75mph without complaining.
But the only thing is he won't learn anything about shifting from it. Category - Engine 450 cc Posted Over 1 Month 1982 Honda cm450a Hondamatic in excellent condition. Intended to transfer all of the dressings over to the first bike. Should have saved it for a cheap commuter and rat bike to ride on days where it might rain, etc. S Headlight assembly with fork ears and turn signals online. Not sure about the the whole hondamatic thing, but judging by the number of them you see around not many I'd guess that either they weren't too reliable and all broke, or never worked very well and didn't sell.