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Old 05-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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I Ride: 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
My daughter's new bike
I've been assisting my eldest daughter in searching for a starter motorcycle for the last few months. Once her husband was okay with it & agreed to fund it the search began. I was focusing on Ninja 250's etc but a few weeks back she informed she wanted more of a cruiser style.

Last week I found a clean 1986 Honda Nighthawk 450 in one on my customers barns. It was real clean & hardly ridden. He too had purchased it years ago for his daughter to learn on but she lost interest. We got it for a great price. It had new tires & battery & ran like a champ. I got it to 75MPH in sixth gear. After the deal was made, I rode it the 20 miles home from Quincy to Ephrata. What a fun old bike! I took twisty Martin Rd & enjoyed listening to the 450cc four cycle purr along. Nobody can bad mouth a solid old Honda. Honda got it right.

I'm looking forward to watching my daughter learning to become a great rider. That is two of her three kids in the picture. Her 10 yer old daughter was in school.

Ride on Anna!

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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Great looking bike. I think you would have had a hard time beating that purchase. Perfect bike for her to learn on.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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What a great find! I kinda like the old honda twins too. I am sure she will enjoy it way more than the 250

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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I Ride: GS1150 Rat bike, NSR(G)500cc two stroke,CBR 900rr,98 Super chicken
Thumbs up We nabbed another one!
Right on!
Welcome to the madness.

Take the motorcycle training courses if you can, you'll learn so much you'll be able to teach the old Man a thing or two.

Good job Pops!!!


Stay safe.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
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I Ride: Hither, Thither and Yon ... mostly day rides
nice, hope to see her riding down here after a while.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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Grats, awesome bike Weird too, an hour ago I posted how I'd love to find an old Nighthawk 450. You didn't see another in his barn did you lol

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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Grats, awesome bike Weird too, an hour ago I posted how I'd love to find an old Nighthawk 450. You didn't see another in his barn did you lol
No I didn't sorry.

Interesting. One of my fellow employees rode a Honda 175 when he was in high school/college in Canada & said he too lusted after a Nighthawk 450 in the mid-eighties. They must have been cool bike in thier time.

I rode a Honda MT250 in high school in the seventies. It was one of the few street Honda two-cycles that Honda ever produced.

I'll always be a Honda man at heart!

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:29 PM   #8
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I Ride: 89 VTR 250
Congrats! I passed the passion on to my daughter also. You should be a proud parent and I'm sure she will have a great mentor in you. LOL, now you need to get the little one's something to ride

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:27 PM   #9
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That is a good solid bike to learn on, and once she gets her riding legs under her, it will make a nice trade in a her new Harley.

After all, she deserves the best.

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:39 AM   #10
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I Ride: '06 Moto Guzzi Breva 1100 - '12 Honda GL1800
Great looking bike!

Now, if she just knew someone who knows how to ride that can teach her...

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Old 05-25-2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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that is a good solid bike to learn on, and once she gets her riding legs under her, it will make a nice trade in a her new harley.

After all, she deserves the best.
the best?

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:36 AM   #12
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Nice ride, I'd love to take that for a couple turns!

your neighbor still has his X-Mas lights up

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #13
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I was focusing on Ninja 250's etc but a few weeks back she informed she wanted more of a cruiser style.
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the best?
Yes.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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“ Quote:
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That is a good solid bike to learn on, and once she gets her riding legs under her, it will make a nice trade in a her new Harley.

After all, she deserves the best.
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the best?
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Yes.
I don't think he sees the humor.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #15
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your neighbor still has his X-Mas lights up
... Man, no way I'd have noticed that.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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I so dig those bikes. I'd love one for a commuter.

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