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Offline FromMaine

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Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« on: January 30, 2016, 05:36:12 PM »
This months winner is more than just about the bike, its about the rider also.

Because at some point, the point, is to ride these things. And this guy knows how to ride a V4. Having owned a Sabre, Magna, VF1000R, and CB1100XX, he has settled on a VFR as his ride of choice.

He is one of the best known Board members here having attended many SGT's, spur of the moment rides, and hosting a BBQ every year for the V4 faithful.

I have had the pleasure of riding with him numerous times, but when its kickstands up, visors down all I've ever seen is a glimpse of his tailight in the distance.................... If I'm lucky.

So, to kick off 2016, Congratulations Magoo (Mike) your 98 VFR is January's Bike of the Month.



This picture was taken on the Dragon a few years back when I was last able to attend. I rode it earlier in the morning in the rain also. The weather was so bad that I was the only bike on either side of the road for the entire 11 miles to the dam, and I only saw one bike on the return trip. I guess I wasn't surprised to hear Magoo showed up later in the day.

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Offline John Hilmer

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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2016, 05:45:45 PM »
Michael & All,

I have been waiting for this for a long time. In my perspective Mike deserves this and has for quite a long while.

Congratulations Magoo, this is well over due as I see it.

Thank you Michael, for continuing the forum, it means a lot to me and others I'm sure.

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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 08:19:46 PM »
Congtrats Magoo!!
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 09:47:48 PM »
I haven't posted in awhile (sort of been busy..) but wow Magoo, lookin good!  :thumb
Very well deserved indeed!!
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 11:00:32 PM »
Congratulations Magoo
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 11:08:42 PM »
This is about the cleanest you'll ever see this bike. Its always dirty from... usage. I agree Michael, Magoo is a true rider and gentleman.

Congratulations Mike, an honor well deserved.

Edit: Just to add, I was at the dragon the day this picture was taken and that was no little sprinkle. The only bikes that came out of the dragon during the ran was Magoo and his gang. All of the other sissies (me included) were holed up in the Deal's Gap restaurant.
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 09:47:19 AM »
 :beer:
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2016, 10:23:50 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2016, 10:26:26 AM »
good choice
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2016, 07:06:52 PM »
Great one... The VFR800F.. Sort of last of the "Cam Gear Drive" interceptor's. Great picture, esp. in the wets..

I met Mike at SGT2010. I think he was on a Blackbird then, but not sure 'bout that. I do remember, allthough it was just a short week,  the great time we all had. To me the SGT event still brings back nice memories, and still wish to attend one again in the future..

Congrats Mike !! A well deserved spot.
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2016, 09:41:22 AM »
Thank you, Michael.

It is truly an honor. 

I know many a member who have long since moved on from their old V4's and it reminds me of something Michael wrote.  It's about the rider.  Or, in other words, it's about people.  The bikes don't matter a bit compared to the people.  The friendships.  Relationships.  Making memories.  Adventure. 

I am truly unmechanical.  I have very little to offer this collective other than a good riding buddy, friend, a beer or two, a good laugh and maybe a little bad advice.  I've taken more from the board than I know how to give back and understand what a priviledge it is to be part of this thing.

So thank you, Michael, for this recognition that I'm doing something right.  And for the kind (and exaggerated) words about my riding prowess.   
And thank the rest of you for your kindness to me.  Your advice and especially...your friendship.

Magoo   

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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2016, 10:34:04 AM »
Congrats :beer:
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2016, 09:02:45 PM »
Well deserved, congrats Mike!   :beer:
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2016, 11:56:02 AM »
Congratulations on your selection, and well said with respect to the character of the members who make up this forum (board). I haven't yet met any members in person, but have always felt welcome, despite a near total lack of mechanical knowledge and experience. Each and every time that I've been stumped after attempting to address whatever the issue was by searching the site's extensive cumulative database, I have been able to readily resolve the issue by either posting it, or by texting one of the sites' many v4 gurus. This site may not have the breadth of the other main v4 forum, but it's depth is magnatudes :-) greater!! Congrats again bro!!!
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2016, 08:43:37 PM »
Nice, now his head will be even bigger..... ;)


Good choice though Michael.  Magoo does deserve it.
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 09:09:03 PM »
congrats magoo 
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2016, 05:44:48 PM »
This is about the cleanest you'll ever see this bike. Its always dirty from... usage. I agree Michael, Magoo is a true rider and gentleman.
That's how Magoo washes his bike.

Magoo is an arsho........er, great guy. At this very SGT he won the 1st across the bridge contest by one heckuva comeback.  He got the jump on the rest of us by passing a septic tank truck on 215. I figured it was over and he would be half through a beer and smoke by the time we could make it back to camp. To my surprise, I see him a few miles down getting gas at the last store before camp! Dang! I got the lead! With a toot of my horn and a big grin, all I had to do was block Clay and I would finally be 1st across the bridge. I wicked it up to the speed limit and put some distance and a couple cars between me and the rest of the guys and I was home free. About 2 miles from camp, out of nowhere a red flash goes by me on the right and it's Magoo!! He somehow passed 5 bikes and 2 cars to snatch my well deserved victory out from under me!

This year I might have to cheat!

Oh yeah, Congrats on BOTM.
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 06:47:32 PM »
One of my proudest memories, Hunter.

Just ask my local buddies.  They're sick and tired of hearing the story.   :rolling:

My gas light had been blinking for 10 miles and there was no way I was making it to camp without a quick pitstop. 

Or, what I meant to say was I didn't know we were racing.  I was just cruising back to camp with Busch beer on my mind.

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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2016, 09:31:24 AM »
Congratulations Magoo on this prestigious award. I think keeping Hunter in your rear view might prove to be problematic this years F.A.B.. Attending a SGT is on my bucket list. I hope to fill that order in the next few years, as there's not much in the bucket anymore. Give Heidi my best and keep your front wheel grounded.  :thumb :beer: :thumb
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Re: Jan. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2016, 08:41:33 PM »
Awsome,...and Congrats.
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