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I love it!

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Finaly took the bike home tonight. I love it. I skipped class since I know what's going on for the most part and mounted my tires.

Getting the old ones off was pretty time consuming. Silicon, some hacksawing, swearing, sweating and finally pulling it off with my own arms freed the front wheel.

Mounted my pirelli and balanced with half an ounce of weight. Then the rear, silicon was all I needed. Came off under a minute and threw the new rear on. I didn't bother balancing it. Just placed the dot on the valve. Checked all my bolts and fired it up. Went around the block and adjusted the rear brake and took off 13 miles home. Loved all of it. Worth skipping auto trans class.... Me thinks so!
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You better not let the excitement of a new bike interfere with your studies. School is expensive, and if you don't graduate, jobs are hard to find. The bike will always be there when you finish class. Plus, I don't want a guy that was skipping class working on my auto trans.
I'm sure the CM400As have torque converters. I had a 1977 CB750A that had a torque converter, reportedly the same as those fitted to the Honda Civic of that period, mated to a two speed gear box.
I lived in California in the '60s and '70s. Saw CHiPs and local departments mostly riding KZ1000s and some Harleys. Just because I never saw them don't mean some departments didn't have a 750A. Mine would red line at about 100mph. It took a while to churn the oil in the torque converter up to that speed. That was plenty fast though as the highest speed limit anywhere in California at that time was 55mph.
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