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Offline FromMaine

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Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« on: October 01, 2013, 04:52:05 pm »
This months winner caught my eye when I spotted his response to a post in the Photo Gallery. He noticed the posters bike had the same fairing as he did and since it was fairly rare, posted a picture of his bike in the thread. I'm sure he thought nothing of it, but I noticed it was a nice example of a V4, unmolested and in a very interesting color. I dug around and found a few more pics, and thought to myself, the deal is done. So............

Congratulations Quinn, your 82 V45 Sabre is Octobers Bike of the Month.






A link to the post in  the Gallery thread.   

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=65066.0

Nice work, I'll PM you for an address shortly.



Michael: 
 
Midcoast, Maine 

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 05:07:15 pm »
Congrats!   tenof10
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 05:11:50 pm »
Congrats Quinn. Yep, still love that color!  :thumb

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 05:25:14 pm »
Yeah! :beer:
V4's are fun!

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 06:12:06 pm »
Quinn & All,

As is normal I have been waiting for the selection for this month, but I was distracted at work by work. Two four letter words of disgusting meaning in one sentence.

Congratulation Quinn!

John

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2013, 07:23:21 pm »
 :thumb  :beer:
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2013, 07:30:24 pm »
 :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: WOOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!   :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:    So glad I didn't do those LED turn signals after all.... or spinners  



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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2013, 07:32:28 pm »
Spinners....hmmmmm!

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2013, 10:01:10 pm »
 :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 01:12:52 am »
Congrats, Quinn!  Very nice!   :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 06:55:11 am »
Love that color, is it blue  ;D
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 07:33:31 am »
That blue does look nice. Looks great. :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 08:29:01 am »
Congratulations!  Very nice bike!

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 09:42:08 am »
Looking good! :beer:
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 03:40:12 pm »
 :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 06:18:48 pm »
Quinn,

Perhaps you could treat us to a couple more and perhaps better images?

John
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 09:33:05 pm »
Congrats Quinn!!
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 10:39:34 pm »
Quinn,

Perhaps you could treat us to a couple more and perhaps better images?

John

I'll see what I can dig up.  Not going to be too much 'new' here if you guys have already seen my other photowhoring posts  ;D







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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2013, 10:48:14 pm »








Ok, I'm done...I swear....
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 10:51:19 pm »
Oh, and this is what she looked like when my dad handed over the keys in Aug 2009, before YOU GUYS helped me save her, by answering all my stupid questions, giving me hours of reading material, and providing the best board I've ever been part of.  :beer:  :beer:



« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 10:53:34 pm by Quinn »
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 02:30:44 pm »
Quinn & All,

Thank you, thank you very much!

John
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2013, 05:03:44 pm »
looks great..........but whats the sticker on your front fork for? :???:........all that work looks great but the sticker
1983 V45 BABYSABRE
1984 V65 BLACKBOX SABRE

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2013, 05:14:13 pm »
He is one of our servicemen and that is a Dept of Defense sticker to access the base.
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2013, 05:49:46 pm »
Sort of... at the end of his Air Force career, my father was re-stationed at McGuire AFB after the BRAC closed Griffiss. To spare his family of relocating being true military brats, he commuted back home every weekend ...to Central NY...on this bike (6 hrs --one way).  Damn impressive on a Sabre, if you ask me.  So the sticker has kind of a sentimental value for me. 

I've never served, but every service man and woman has my utmost respect for their sacrifices.
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2013, 06:22:33 pm »
Quinn,

Now that impresses me; the preservation of the history of his sacrifice by you speaks volumes to me.

Semper Fi,

John
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2013, 06:55:02 pm »
Awesome indeed, Quinn!   :thumb
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2013, 07:08:18 pm »
That's the thing that catches me and what Quinn set in this bike..

A Sabre doesn't need chrome.
A Sabre doesn't need decals and stripes.

All those things distract you from a perfect lined bike.. And the paint looks very cool..
Always had a weak spot for the Sabre.. I like the line of the fuel tank going down in the sidepanel and the aluminium grabrail going up into the tail. Almost looks like the radius going down from the tank and the radius going up to the tail is nearly identical..

Anyway... Congrats Quinn... Welcome to the BOTM owners...

 
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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2013, 07:25:14 pm »
Quinn & All,

Raymond, sometimes it is best (my opinion) that there is a bit of a language issue.

What you typed to us here translates without error to me regarding the Sabre.

You and I see things in these areas similarly it seems, but it is all personal perspective.

I still like the lines of the '39 Indian Scout, so there isn't any accounting for taste, right?

John

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2013, 08:18:21 pm »
I still like the lines of the '39 Indian Scout, so there isn't any accounting for taste, right

Nothing wrong there mate..
To me the mother of V4 designs is the AJS V4 1939 ish..


A complete FU by design looking at the optics, frame rake etc... But stil I wish I had one...

 Anyway, talking about frames and radius... This guy, working as a apprentice for our european famous framebuilder, built his own bike..


Every radius on each bent came back identical...
That's what I like about a Sabre... I't is the mother of our Honda VF series. Some say it is ugly, some say it's... whatever...

Quin, you did a great job...

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Re: Oct. 2013 Bike of the Month
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2013, 10:09:12 pm »
I'd never heard of the AJS V4.  Beautiful machine!!!  Thanks for sharing, Raymond!   :beer:
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