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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Purple Rain

I pull up to a traffic light and someone asked me if I was riding the bike from Prince's Purple Rain. I brushed it off thinking that person was crazy, but the style matches my 1993 VN750.

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Yep, same overall style.

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Also my exposure to Prince was minimal since I was born a year before my bike was
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You have a purple Vetter fairing?

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Yep, same overall style.
But a lot smaller. I used to have a CM400. Compared to the VN750 it's tiny. Mine was something like 350lbs after a few modifications.
Is the 27BHP listed in the link really what the US CM400A had? Mine was a C and had 43BHP (don't think we ever got the A in Europe). 27 seems extremely low.
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I only find 43 horsepower too:
1981 Honda CM 400 T specifications and pictures

The 27 might have been rear wheel horsepower as most HP figures in bike specs are taken at the crank.
And yes you can lose 10 horsepower from crank to the rear wheel.....

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the 27 horsepower was the CB400a, not the CM

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I saw purple rain in the theaters when it came out with the hottest chick I have ever dated. Shame that didn't work out.

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I saw purple rain in the theaters when it came out with the hottest chick I have ever dated. Shame that didn't work out.
If she was a Prince fan it's probably a good thing it didn't work out.

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