What's Happening Today?


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bled the front brake on the 450 and got the wheel to roll so I moved it and gave it a bath. uncovered the wing started it up then gave it a bath
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Took a ride to clear the head and cure cabin fever. Today is the first sunny day in two weeks felt great the forecast for the next 5 days colder and rain. Pretty soon I will think I live in England :lol: :lol:

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yesterday I played with the 450 some more and found a blown fuse, I wish this bike had blade style fuses. I tried to start it with the old battery from my 750f but it wasn't any good either. I called lisa a couple times but got the phone out of service message so I took a ride over to her house. on the way home I remembered to stop and get a pic of this mural
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played around with the CB 450 nighthawk some today, got all the old fuses changed, new sparkplugs installed, and the new battery installed. got dash lights now and it even cranked over but didn't start for me. I put the charger back on the battery and got it covered up, i'll go at it again tomorrow if it isn't raining
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haven't had much time to play with my nighthawk 450 but " its alive "
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Brings back memories of my VF700C Magna.
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tamathumper wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:40 am
Brings back memories of my VF700C Magna.
my best friend had a VF750F Magna, he stopped letting me ride it cause I wouldn't keep the front wheel on the ground :)
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As I recall, it was the VF750 until the U.S. passed a regulation limiting the import of motorcycles over 699 CCs? So it then became the VF700, although it was probably still branded the "Magna 750"?

That was about the time we all got that silly arrow on our dashes, too, that told us when to upshift.
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tamathumper wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:15 pm
As I recall, it was the VF750 until the U.S. passed a regulation limiting the import of motorcycles over 699 CCs? So it then became the VF700, although it was probably still branded the "Magna 750"?

That was about the time we all got that silly arrow on our dashes, too, that told us when to upshift.
why yes he had a 750 magna but i'm not sure of the actual lettering so i'm not sure if it was a vf 750 or vf 750f. I just know that it was one of the easiest bike to wheelie on :)
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V4, shaft drive, liquid cooled, and the dreaded ADV. Not bad for the early 80's!
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first ride since 2013
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tamathumper wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:32 pm
V4, shaft drive, liquid cooled, and the dreaded ADV. Not bad for the early 80's!
What is ADV?
I'm not so sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that surfaces every now and then.. :mrgreen:

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ADV stands for Anti-Dive Valve
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out and about on the Mighty CT 70
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'06 ST1300a
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I rode here for fun and ice cream
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no nite time traffic during lock down, a great time to ride if the weather is warm enough for you and you're not afraid of the dark :)
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'06 ST1300a
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That bike brings back memories of my CT-70. Of course, there wasn't a DQ for about 65 miles from where I grew up, so riding it to town wasn't happening.

And this wasn't today, but it was just a couple days ago... Wiseman's View, NC. It's actually a 180-degree panorama, squashed a bit to fit on the screen.


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over at mom's to celebrate, around to ford park to chill, and a stop at ST, Martin's for a pic
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Happy Birthday, Grandma! 🎂 Stay safe. :D

Ron in AZ
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landisr wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 8:08 am
Happy Birthday, Grandma! 🎂 Stay safe. :D

Ron in AZ
thanks Ron
yesterday I was over at my sister Sandra's riding around
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
.... william

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spent some time getting the Goldwing running again. put some air in the tires, washed it up again and took a short ride. once back home i did some carburettor work on the Mighty CT 70 to fix a gas leak. happy to say that i was sucessful
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'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
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took the wing for a spin yesterday, my foot doesn't like the weight of it on these potholed streets
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'06 ST1300a
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Nice 1500, William! I love that bright blue!
How many miles on that one?
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I had one of those VF700s years ago. It was a snail but it was easy to look at and the handle bar placement was right enough so that it was fairly comfortable to ride. It had around 22,000 miles on it and it ran good.

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offcenter wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:56 am
Nice 1500, William! I love that bright blue!
How many miles on that one?
just under 105,000
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'99 ST1100, '93 se
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cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 ST1300a
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