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Offline FromMaine

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August 2013 Bike of the Month
« on: August 04, 2013, 11:44:40 AM »
This months winner has to be one of the most determined members on the Board. Despite 2 engine rebuild projects not ending well, to be polite, he perservered a third time. During this time some members were advising him to "stop wasting parts' or to "buy another engine". He took all this with a sense of humor and patience which I have to admit I admired, and he just, well, perservered.

Along the way he took the time to post a number of video tutorials and How to's. I am still finding new ones as I read up on his restore. Many thanks from all of us for taking the time to do this. So..........

Congratulations Jon, (JonHawaii) your 1984 V45 Magna is August 2013's Bike of the Month.





http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=51090.0







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Offline zarticus

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 11:58:21 AM »
 :beer:
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 12:16:10 PM »
Yeah!  :beer:
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 12:27:56 PM »
Congrats!! :beer:
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Offline John Hilmer

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 12:28:34 PM »
Jon,

Congratulations!

Well done for sure.

Can we ask for some more images?

John
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 12:50:25 PM »
Kudos Jon, well done

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Offline JonHawaii

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013, 02:03:12 PM »
Thanks everyone. Here is what I started with.

1983 V65 Magna X2

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 04:48:19 PM »
Congrats!   :beer:
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Offline OregonMike

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 07:08:05 PM »
Nice Jon :beer:
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 07:47:39 PM »
 :beer: :beer:
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Offline Billy C

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2013, 07:52:04 PM »
It would look better if it had a half naked chick sprawled on it.  ;D
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Offline EV

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 07:53:09 PM »
Wow, nice save  :thumb
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2013, 06:37:24 AM »
Good choice for BTM :thumb
I remember those engine rebuild threads, this man has got perseverance, well don John.  tenof10
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Offline The Dutchy

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2013, 07:10:46 AM »
Congrats Jon.. A good example of "Nothings dead untill it is burried"..

Well done..  :thumb
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2013, 08:05:33 AM »
Well done Jon!   :thumb

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2013, 11:15:20 AM »
Great job!   Is that an old mustang seat?
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Offline subsidiarymaxima

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2013, 08:44:51 PM »
Congrats, Jon!   :thumb  Well deserved!
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2013, 07:02:34 AM »
Congrats.

Thanks for all the tutorials and videos as well.

Offline GreyVF750F

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 05:45:45 PM »
Well done sir! :beer:
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2013, 11:17:08 AM »
Another good pick, always great bikes in this category- congradulations sir! :thumb
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
Nice Work
Looks like it goes like a bat out of hell. :lol8:
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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2013, 09:33:25 PM »
 :beer:

Billy - do you think we should take donations for a BOTM girl to visit winners for the "glamour shot"? 

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Re: August 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 12:59:51 PM »
A well deserved award Jon. I think Michael nailed it with his intro. Well done. :thumb :beer: :thumb
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