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Offline FromMaine

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July 2015 Bike of the Month
« on: July 07, 2015, 05:24:59 PM »
There are times when I see a bike and the post with it that something just resonates inside me.

Someone see's a bike they had years ago and buys another one, a bit doggy, but no matter they are going to make it right.

There's no talk about how little was paid, or how much they are going to make when they sell it on. No they bought the bike because they really loved it. And after fixing it up they proved it by making it their daily rider.

What's interesting about this months winner is he managed to convey all that in his single and only post on this Board.

In one paragraph, with two pictures.
 
Congratulations Bill (NAVMAV), your 1985 VF500F is July 2015's Bike of the Month.



A link to the post. http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=68480.0

Looking at the before and after pics is quite interesting. I assume the added lower fairing is a Lockhart you found somewhere? Like John Hilmer said, what did you do to the exhaust? the before pic shows just the pipes from the collector, the after, well something that would go unnoticed on a GP bike. Have to say I like the seat recovered in red with that livery. I recovered my 1000R in black because I could not find a red naugahyde that did not look like a lipstick color. The grips look exactly like the ones I installed on my bike in England, and now on my 1000R, really like them. Looks like from the pics you changed tires, if you did maybe post up what you chose. I know the 16" front 18" rear is a problem with these and other early Honda V4's

Nice job overall, and a good save. If you have any resto pics please do post them. You'll be helping the next guy along with his, or convincing another to take the plunge.

Glad to have you, and thanks for posting.

Michael





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Offline FiremanBob

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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2015, 08:36:26 PM »
Holy Beautiful Ride, Batman!
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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 05:13:59 AM »
Congrats Bill, sure you did not expect this to happen on your first post. :thumb
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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 12:15:07 PM »
Nice ride, well done !!  :beer:
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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2015, 12:57:51 PM »
Well done and nice save

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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2015, 07:58:59 AM »
Simply beautiful.  tenof10
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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 08:04:48 PM »

  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH,........WOW. All these GREAT bikes,....Thanks again. I won Bike of the month,...Very COOL !!!!

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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2015, 01:02:11 AM »
BEAUTIFUL BIKE!!!  :thumb :thumb
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Re: July 2015 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 06:44:46 AM »
We know the hours of work you put into her. The result is breathtaking. Well done and Congratulations Bill!  :thumb :beer: :thumb
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