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Offline FromMaine

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March 2017 Bike of the Month
« on: March 04, 2017, 12:41:24 AM »
This months winner has been on my list for a little while, but since I like to spread things out a bit it has waited till now.

When I decided this would be the month I looked into where the owner lived and discovered I had really spread things out a bit as he lives in Asia, a first for BOTM.

When I looked it up, I discovered his bike was never officially sold there,. Add to that it was a small run to begin with and  now that it is 29 years old, parts are scarce and that customs duties are quite high on imports where he lives. So what does that say? It says "True Enthusiast" to me. To live somewhere where scooters are ubiquitous, and cheap small motorcycles the norm and choose this bike because he really likes it despite the difficulties and cost involved, well that deserves a tip of the hat. So without further prattling from me.



Congratulations V45man1988, your 1988 VF750 Super Magna, in Thailand, is March 2017's Bike of the Month.

A link to the original post.

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=68175.0


 
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 07:12:44 PM »
Congrats...nice looking bike, love the back wheels on those.
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 08:07:56 PM »
Nice!!! Congrats!
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 08:16:56 PM »
 :beer:
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2017, 09:02:03 PM »
 :thumb
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 02:50:43 PM »
Congrats!!  :beer:
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 04:56:30 PM »
Nice bike.. Allthough I like Interceptors, I always have a weak spot for these Supers.. As said, the back wheel, but also the 4 pipes sweeping up got my attention.. Your cannisters don't have the heat plates on the end.. Whas that only on the EU models??

 
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Offline FromMaine

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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2017, 06:09:03 PM »
Raymond:

Notice the Super Magna takes a styling cue from the First Gen Interceptors and has a small chin fairing.................

Just saying...:)
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017, 06:24:49 PM »
Michael,

From my perspective, like yours for all the reasons you enumerate, I agree.

What a sweet machine.

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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2017, 10:31:21 PM »
Very nice bike, congrats.  :beer:
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2017, 06:14:15 AM »
Beautiful
well done :beer:
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2017, 06:09:48 PM »
Raymond:

Notice the Super Magna takes a styling cue from the First Gen Interceptors and has a small chin fairing.................

Just saying...:)

That must be it... Let's get a VF1100C and put a Interceptor belly pan, or as we Dutch say "Tart Scoop" on it..

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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2017, 09:07:59 PM »
 :beer: nice...
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2017, 08:35:15 AM »
Nice ride.  :thumb

I've never been on one but hopefully someday.  :thumb :beer: :thumb
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2017, 10:42:42 PM »
congrats  hope he sees it
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 11:02:08 PM »
Well, me to., I sent him a PM and an email.

Have not heard from him yet.

I ship out in a week so he may have to wait until I get back for his trophy.
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 07:10:52 PM »
Nice....Always kind of "half looking" for a nice one.

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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 07:45:52 AM »
Nice ride.  :thumb

I've never been on one but hopefully someday.  :thumb :beer: :thumb

 I know where there is one you can ride anytime.

Nice bike

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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2017, 07:04:32 AM »
Nice ride.  :thumb

I've never been on one but hopefully someday.  :thumb :beer: :thumb

 I know where there is one you can ride anytime.

Nice bike

Gary

Thanks Gary.

there's a slight chance I may be in your neck of the woods. Still waiting to here back from Hydro One.  :thumb :beer: :thumb
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Re: March 2017 Bike of the Month
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2017, 10:31:39 AM »
Very nice!!  I liked these from when they first came out but couldn't come up with the bucks to make it happen as I had a very expensive ex-wife I was making payments on -  :eek:  best money I ever spent though.
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