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Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:57:22 am »
Picked this up upon returning from Florida. I purchased this off the original owner. I'm currently in the process of cleaning it up. Tank looks brand new inside and out. Luckily the owner saved everything including the sales brochures. He had a collection of 125,200, 360 and this 400. The 400 is the last one to leave. This summer the bikes have been everywhere.

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 09:00:53 am »
  Very Nice !  Has it had its first oil change yet   ;D ;D

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 09:01:22 am »
Damn Nick, you are on a roll.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 09:07:43 am »
 Keeper or a flipper ?

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 09:29:27 am »
Keeper or a flipper ?

As of now my wife likes it a lot as she can touch the ground. Also my youngest is getting into riding and I gave him a 72 750 for his first bike. So maybe this will finally become a family affair of riding??? I don't know to be honest.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 10:11:10 am »
  One dilemma with a bike that nice and less then 900 miles is do you pickle it and preserve it or ride it.  Wish I had that problem to deal with.  Great example to take around to the shows.

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 11:47:51 am »
Damn. it's a 77 but still, holy #$%*. That's cool. I would buy those panniers for my 400 if you don't want them. They're cool.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 12:00:29 pm »
  One dilemma with a bike that nice and less then 900 miles is do you pickle it and preserve it or ride it.  Wish I had that problem to deal with.  Great example to take around to the shows.

That is another perspective I've taken into consideration. We have the vintage races next month at Road America.

Jakec, what are panniers? The luggage system?
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 12:36:43 pm »
What a nice vintage find Lews.. clean it up , ride it , show it and enjoy.  Extremely low mileage examples are a lucky grab . Enjoy!

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 01:12:34 pm »
Yeah! the luggage. I have only seen a 400F set once before for sale here on the forum. I think they're sweet. I'd have to paint them blue though ;)
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2019, 01:30:50 pm »
Yeah! the luggage. I have only seen a 400F set once before for sale here on the forum. I think they're sweet. I'd have to paint them blue though ;)

Those are similar to the Shoie bags I put on my 550
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2019, 01:35:42 pm »
Just finishing up a cool barn Grab restoration here also. 82 Sc650. Low mile survivor. Much elbow grease and polish its look pretty good.
 

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2019, 06:10:19 am »
Hi!

Since this is an unrestored bike, would it be possible for you to post pictures of the cables and wires routing around the headlight / triple-tree area?

That would be really helpful.

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2019, 06:26:34 am »
Hi!

Since this is an unrestored bike, would it be possible for you to post pictures of the cables and wires routing around the headlight / triple-tree area?

That would be really helpful.

Absolutely! When I get home later today I will.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2019, 08:34:40 am »
Absolutely! When I get home later today I will.

Thanks!  :)

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 09:55:01 am »
Alaxy the 400F supplement manual shows routing for most things in that area.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 03:00:12 pm »
  One dilemma with a bike that nice and less then 900 miles is do you pickle it and preserve it or ride it.

Ride em, dont hide em!!!

Tews is certainly on a roll...
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2019, 12:19:22 pm »
Thanks Jake for sharing the link! She is up for auction and if a member is interested I'm more then willing to sell to them outside of ebay.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2019, 12:22:30 pm »
I bet you'll get a good price. I'm jealous of the find! thanks for the side bags.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2019, 12:54:35 pm »
Too good and new to be used except a few daily rides to meets and shows?
Museum standard. It is not a restored bike, all original!
Lets hope you'll get a good price for it. The buyer must be happy, old low mile bikes as this in as new condition can't be that common
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2019, 02:05:57 pm »
I wonder if David Silver will reach out to you. They were buying up 400's a few years ago.
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2019, 02:37:01 pm »
I want that bike!
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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2019, 02:54:42 am »
Wisconsin was adding ethanol to public pump gas in the late 70's?  :o

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Re: Low Mile '77 400F survivor
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2019, 05:15:17 am »
Wisconsin was adding ethanol to public pump gas in the late 70's?  :o

No clue,  I'm merely sharing what the original  owner stated.
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