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Offline FromMaine

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Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« on: February 19, 2016, 08:10:12 PM »
On Oct. 1st 1932 the New York Yankees were playing the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd game of the World Series at Wrigley Field. They were up 2 games to  nil over the Cubs, and despite Babe Ruth hitting a 3 run shot in the first were tied at 4 all in the fifth inning. The Cubs bench were giving it to the Babe when he got up to bat, and he was soon at a 2 and 2 count. Then before the next pitch he made a gesture with his left hand out to center field, this was the famous "called shot", as he hit the next pitch out of the park. The Yankees won.

On Jan 31st of this year one of our members here did the V4 motorcycle equivalent, he posted some pics of his finished project and suggested it would make a nice BOTM.

I could hardly argue with that statement.

Congratulations Gary (Zarticus) your 1984 V65 Magna is February's Bike of the Month. Ruth called his second homer of the game and won. You called your second BOTM winner and won.

Coincidence? I think not :)



A link to Gary's post.

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=68963.0

Nice work buddy.
Michael: 
 
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Offline Stretch

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 08:57:59 PM »
 :thumb  :thumb  :thumb
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 10:55:04 PM »
Wow !!!!, Thank you Soooo much. While my post did kind of hint  :rolleyes: about a possible BOTM I really was not expecting to actually be awarded the honor again !!!!. Mike, I really like your Babe Ruth "called shot" analogy  :rolling:. I guess I'm going to have to buy another V4 to restore if I ever want to win again !. Maybe a VF1000 for the next go around  :thumb   
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Offline Miecul

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2016, 08:46:37 AM »
A person can't see too many of these beauties. She's definitely up there Gary. Congratulations!!!
Mike
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2016, 09:29:21 AM »
 :beer:  :thumb
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 08:36:45 PM »
Congrats Gary!!  :thumb
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 02:44:28 PM »
that looks fantastic! Great job!

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 06:03:38 AM »
 :beer: nice ride, congrats. :beer:
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2016, 09:48:10 AM »
Looking good! :beer:
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 07:38:25 PM »
way to go
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2016, 06:22:09 AM »
Double ++!  tenof10
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2016, 08:47:58 AM »
Thanks everyone, Been really enjoying the bike. Put over 500 miles in the last 2 days  :beer:
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Offline Malm

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2016, 10:05:56 PM »
 :thumb She is a beauty....
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Offline The Dutchy

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2016, 02:07:52 PM »
Couple of weeks ago, I created an overview of the BOTM winners, and by mistake, I didn't enter november 2013 which happened to be Zarticus 1986 V65 Magna..


Coincidence?



Anyway, a great looking V65. Congrats, and welcome to the BOTM Twotimers Club Gary  :thumb
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2016, 04:38:58 PM »
Couple of weeks ago, I created an overview of the BOTM winners, and by mistake, I didn't enter november 2013 which happened to be Zarticus 1986 V65 Magna..


Coincidence?



Anyway, a great looking V65. Congrats, and welcome to the BOTM Twotimers Club Gary  :thumb
Thank you Dutchy, The one time in my life I'm proud to be called a Twotimer  :rolling: , I believe we are the only ones so far ?.  :beer:
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2016, 05:02:16 PM »
Just went over the statistics.. John Hilmer is also a Twotimer. First one was March 2015 with his 1985 VF500F. His second was October 2015 with the 1987 VFR400R project.

So more  :beer:
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2016, 06:26:22 PM »
Just went over the statistics.. John Hilmer is also a Twotimer. First one was March 2015 with his 1985 VF500F. His second was October 2015 with the 1987 VFR400R project.

So more  :beer:
I'm honored to be with you & John as Twotimers  :beer: 
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2016, 08:13:36 PM »
Well, It probably don't count in this rebuilt BOTM, buuuut, I was a two fer on the old BOTM that Wally did. My BUFF Sabre and CLT VFR700 won the same time!! Kinda like my two bikes tied! I think that was/is the first and only time it happened on the board. I think those old posts got lost in the bbs software change.  :mellow:

I be dawged if I ain't found the thread!!! Whoa! Ten years ago? Dang, I been :pot: here a while!
 http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=20845.msg175403#msg175403

Pics got lost, though. They were on Golfer's Imageshack. I'll go through My files and try to find the pics.  O0

Have a good'ern!
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2016, 06:22:54 PM »
Hunter and All,

Even with the missing images I think that you should be included in the club of two-timers given that it is all just between friends here.

I think that you are well founded in asking to be included.

John
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2016, 08:55:57 AM »
Congrats Gary!  Very nice!

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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2016, 10:35:48 PM »
Shameless hijack!  :wacko:

I found the long lost pics of the BUFF and CLT and put them on the thread!!


http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=20845.msg175403#msg175403
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Re: Feb. 2016 Bike of the Month
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2016, 08:38:42 PM »
Beautiful,....congrats.
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