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My daughter's new bike

Discussion in 'Moses Lake' started by Saddletramp, May 24, 2012.

  1. 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!
    Last edited: May 24, 2012
  2. Great looking bike. I think you would have had a hard time beating that purchase. Perfect bike for her to learn on.:mfclap:

  3. What a great find! I kinda like the old honda twins too. I am sure she will enjoy it way more than the 250
  4. Right on!:mfclap:
    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!!!:notworth:

    Stay safe.
  5. nice, hope to see her riding down here after a while.
  6. Grats, awesome bike :mfclap: 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
  7. 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!
  8. bikenut

    bikenut Crazy Bad Ass BITCH

    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:mrgreen:
  9. 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. ;)
  10. Great looking bike!

    Now, if she just knew someone who knows how to ride that can teach her... :nana
  11. crackup: the best? :ROTFLMAO:
  12. Nice ride, I'd love to take that for a couple turns!

    :secret: your neighbor still has his X-Mas lights up
  13. Yes.
  14. Texasl

    Texasl Totally Charming Retired Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think he sees the humor. :secret:
  15. crackup: ... crackup: Man, no way I'd have noticed that.
  16. I so dig those bikes. I'd love one for a commuter.
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