Jen, just as bad.Would you buy a 20 year old car ?probably not, so don't buy a very old bike either
Big Nige wrote
Underpowered, overweight, baaaad brakes, awful suspension, rust prone (like you wouldn't believe) not terribly reliable...but cheap.
what the wetdream or the superfour?
Dark Angel wrote
Ok thanks every one..think i will give it a miss then. I found a cheap one at £350 and thought it would do me untill I can get a new one... but there is no point if brakes and suspention are useless as they're the things I most need to be ok...
hi there, when riding my Honda CB400N Superdream I noticed oil pumping out of the bottom of cylinder barrel on right side of engine(where barrel sits on top of crank case). Having stripped,cleaned and replaced cylinder gaskets I rebuilt and fired up. Started first time, sounded lovely, running smooth. Took on test run after about 3 miles oil started squirting out same as before in the same place.
Compression test - see if rings are blowing.
No easy way around this one by sounds of it, think the top-end will have to come off again. Before you crack the spanners out, double-check the engine oil level to make sure it isn't over full - bit of a long-shot, but worth checking. Next, check all your barrel/head bolts are properly torqued down. If those don't do any good, it might be time to strip the bike. Incidentally, I'd be wary of using the bike just in case there's an oil feed blockage to the top-end.
If you do have to take her apart, try the following;
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