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« on: August 11, 2018, 02:57:53 AM »

Just added a new bike to the garage, now I got three beasties... really need to sell my Ninja now.

Anyone care to guess what the new bike is, make and model?  I'll drop hints here and there.  Paul isn't allowed to play as he is being the great guy that he is and helping me pick it up tomorrow... in the rain.  Friends with trailers are great!
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 03:47:22 AM »

Anyone care to guess what the new bike is, make and model?

On your 2018 Americade demo ride thread, you were most complimentary of the Honda CB1100 of all those sampled. Three motorcycles in the garage is out of the ordinary for you, even if one is currently for sale.

Speculating a bit... something not always available in a dealership must have become available, and you needed to make your move. For these reasons plus your good taste in motorcycles, the CB1100 is my guess.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 04:19:15 AM »

Interesting deduction but incorrect. First hint, itís used.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 05:44:43 PM »

Indian?
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 06:52:17 PM »

Nope, not an Indian. Next hint, itís Japanese.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 07:17:25 PM »

Used and Japanese... 10 or more years old used?
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 08:12:15 PM »

Used and Japanese... 10 or more years old used?

No hints until a guess. Make and model, year if you are adventurous. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 12:53:39 AM »

2002 to 2007 Goldwing? (at first I was going to say a Triumph something, Before I saw the Japanese)
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 12:59:11 AM »

Not a GoldWing.

Next hint, it was built in the 21st century.
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 01:21:09 AM »

ST1100/1300?
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 01:46:53 AM »

Nope, but it is a Honda.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 02:41:07 AM »

Nm4
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 03:20:23 AM »

Not the NM4.

This hint should give it away. I will need to buy a red, white and blue helmet.

You guys can guess more than once if you like.
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 05:43:09 AM »

Africa Twin.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 06:14:15 AM »

After Teresa sold her Harley yesterday, we we're down to three, then this afternoon, I traded-in my BMW for a new Triumph Thruxton R, so we're still at three.
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 07:58:00 AM »

Not the African Twin.

Next hint, the bike has been sold under two different names in the USA.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2018, 03:24:47 PM »

VFR or Interceptor!  What did I win?
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2018, 04:29:23 PM »

VFR or Interceptor!  What did I win?

I have to agree with Bruce. Can we share the prize?  :D
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 04:35:16 PM »

VFR or Interceptor!  What did I win?



DING!, DING!, DING!  We have a winner.  And for all your effort you win a few photos of my new Interceptor!





And thanks to the Smart car and a little strategic rearrangement in the garage I got all three bikes to fit.



Seriously though, I need to sell the Ninja... any takers??

In regards to the Interceptor I've long desired either an early 84 or the anniversary 2007 edition.  I found the bike during a late night insomnia induced craigslist viewing session.  This particular bike has had two owners, the first was ultra meticulous, keeping all information and service records.  The following owner put a lowering kit on it and kept it for two years and only riding it for one year.  It's been neglected for a year and badly needed chain maintenance and undoubtedly an oil change and most likely air filters.  The motor sounds a little rough but I think after a bit of work it should be a-okay.  My first order of business after the general maintenance will be to return the bike to stock height.  Have to decide if I want to replace the clip-on risers with the stock as well.

Looking forward to get this bike on the road.
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 04:36:10 PM »

VFR or Interceptor!  What did I win?

I have to agree with Bruce. Can we share the prize?  :D

Sure, you can have one of the photos.  You two can decide who gets which one!  :D
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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2018, 04:45:45 PM »

Nice bike Dan.  I have yet to test ride the new VFR 1200 with DCT.  Just haven’t got around to it. Bob is still trying to sell his 2004 BMW R1150R. Still waiting for him to list it in Cycle Trader again. It would be nice to have more room in the garage. 

How will Bruce and I ever decide on these photos.  Decisions decssions! 
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2018, 05:03:44 PM »

Nice bike Dan.  I have yet to test ride the new VFR 1200 with DCT.  Just havenít got around to it. Bob is still trying to sell his 2004 BMW R1150R. Still waiting for him to list it in Cycle Trader again. It would be nice to have more room in the garage. 

How will Bruce and I ever decide on these photos.  Decisions decssions! 

You know, I seriously considered Bob's BMW.  I was going to keep it in Wisconsin for when I visited but I just don't get there often enough in the summer to make it practical.  I do hope someone realizes what a great bike that you have and it goes to a good home.

I would like to try the VFR 1200 sometime.  When I was at Americade the demo ride leaders said their favorite bike to take out was the VFR 1200X, and adventure style bike with the V4 motor.  If you are tall enough or don't mind tall bikes you should give that a look.

You and Bruce enjoy the photos!
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »

That Interceptor is a beauty.  I had a 2000 VFR 800 in a beautiful yellow, the last one before Honda came out with the V-Tech engine that boosted the power.  And now it's a 1200!!  It should be a lot of fun to ride.  I loved mine until a serious hand issue dictated I get rid of it and get something with a more upright sitting position.  I installed the Heli bar risers on it and that helped.  It was a 158 mph motorcycle.  I can't imagine what the 1200 is capable of.  So enjoy your new VFR and have a ball.  Any further photos of it should likely be of a red,white and blue streak!!
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2018, 12:59:31 AM »

My favorite Honda paint scheme ever, congratulations.
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2018, 01:19:08 AM »

A Mustang saddle makes it pretty comfy.
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2018, 03:20:30 AM »

My favorite Honda paint scheme ever, congratulations.

Mine too!  Thanks.

A Mustang saddle makes it pretty comfy.

Iím actually trying to get it back to stock form. The last owner put a lowering kit on it as well as risers for the clip-ons. I donít plan on using it as a tourer, thatís what the Versys is for so an all day comfort saddle isnít high on my list.
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2018, 01:23:57 PM »

I had a 2000 VFR 800 in a beautiful yellow, the last one before Honda came out with the V-Tech engine that boosted the power.

I believe that's the 5th generation VFR and one of the favorites because of it's gear driven cams and lack of Vtec.  It's also described as more sport and less tourer.  I seriously considered finding one of those instead but I really like the looks of the sixth gen better, especially with the rwb paint.
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2018, 06:07:09 AM »

I had a 2000 VFR 800 in a beautiful yellow, the last one before Honda came out with the V-Tech engine that boosted the power.

I believe that's the 5th generation VFR and one of the favorites because of it's gear driven cams and lack of Vtec.  It's also described as more sport and less tourer.  I seriously considered finding one of those instead but I really like the looks of the sixth gen better, especially with the rwb paint.

I never felt the need for more power.  I'd likely have left it stock, but I have short legs and a tall torso, so it had me reaching a long ways to the handlebars, so I put the Heli-bar risers on it.  The VFR in any of its iterations has been a wonderful motorcycle.  It certainly was entertaining to ride.
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2018, 01:54:09 PM »

I've been travelling, so I didn't see this until now.  That looks very nice! I can't imagine needing more power than the 750/800 models.  I was hoping to win taking it for a quick spin, but I'll settle for the picture.....
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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2018, 02:16:26 PM »

Congratulations on the new ride, Dan. Your helmet probably won't hide your smile during the ride!

I found the bike during a late night insomnia induced craigslist viewing session.

Sounds familiar. I've had a few of them over the years.  :D
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