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...but did honda make this in 79?
There were a handful of Standards made in '79, before Honda pulled them from the US market mid-year, and replaced them with the Custom and Deluxe. I've only seen two in the wild.



It's also possible that, if it sat in dealer inventory long enough, it's a '78 that's titled as a '79. Legally, mine's a '79 Deluxe.





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Nice looking bike for the money, IMHO.
 

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There were a handful of Standards made in '79, before Honda pulled them from the US market mid-year, and replaced them with the Custom and Deluxe. I've only seen two in the wild.



It's also possible that, if it sat in dealer inventory long enough, it's a '78 that's titled as a '79. Legally, mine's a '79 Deluxe.





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It's not a '78, since the master cylinder is rectangular. The '78s had the round one.



Nice bike by the way, apart from the mufflers it looks all original.
 

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It's not a '78, since the master cylinder is rectangular. The '78s had the round one.
Good call. I didn't look that closely.





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It's also possible that, if it sat in dealer inventory long enough, it's a '78 that's titled as a '79. Legally, mine's a '79 Deluxe.


Title should be based on the year of manufacture -- which is stamped on the VIN plate. Year of purchase should be irrelevant... at least in states where I've lived.
 

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Title should be based on the year of manufacture -- which is stamped on the VIN plate. Year of purchase should be irrelevant... at least in states where I've lived.
"Should be" is often quite different from what actually happens.



When I wondered aloud on the old forum about my '78 being titled as a '79, I was told that it's a rather common occurrence. Maybe it's different now, with records being filed digitally rather than on paper. But I suspect it still happens, if the dealer submits incorrect information.





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I bought a 1979 Standard new, so yes they were made. I was dumb enough to sell it in the early 90's with 35K miles, & Krauser bags for $800. Should have kept it.


I should find a photo and post it.
 

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Title should be based on the year of manufacture -- which is stamped on the VIN plate. Year of purchase should be irrelevant... at least in states where I've lived.




"Should be" is often quite different from what actually happens.



When I wondered aloud on the old forum about my '78 being titled as a '79, I was told that it's a rather common occurrence. Maybe it's different now, with records being filed digitally rather than on paper. But I suspect it still happens, if the dealer submits incorrect information.





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Same here. My VIN plate says it was made in 1978. Title says 1979. I have to remember this when I go to get it inspected for the license tag. It has bitten me once when I "forgot" to put the titled year down on some paperwork.
 

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New cars and bikes are almost always made months before the year changes. Almost everyone is already selling the next years models in August of each year.



Building plates almost never reflect the the "Model year" that is sold, but rather than when it is built.
 
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