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Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« on: July 15, 2020, 10:25:02 pm »
bluezboy's (Vern) CB750K “Pandora"
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pandora by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr


Doobie's CB750F
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cfairweather's 1971 CB750K
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,181943.0.html

DSCN3631 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3632 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3633 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3634 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3635 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3636 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3637 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr
DSCN3638 by Donald Leonhardt, on Flickr


69CB750’s CB750K0
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,181439.50.html



1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

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1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 06:03:10 am »
What a group of classic beauties.

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 08:56:48 am »
All very nice and I thought it might be a tough one but not to difficult after seeing them here Don.

My vote's in.

Sam. ;)
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 07:13:40 pm »
I've "known" Vern and Pandora since the first relay in 2011, so it was an easy choice for me. ;D
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 03:00:36 am »
I've "known" Vern and Pandora since the first relay in 2011, so it was an easy choice for me. ;D

Scott, I thought I knew that name from somewhere but with my messed up memory, it was difficult.
I think I met Vern on that first relay, probably at Rockingham NC.

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 09:01:47 am »
Stellar group!
1965 Honda CB450K0
1972 Honda CT70K1
1974 Honda MT125
1975 Honda MR50
1975 Honda CB400F Supersport
1977 Honda CB750F2 Supersport
1979 Honda CBX Supersport
1983 Honda CX650T
1995 Honda VFR750
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My 1977 CB750F restoration - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=66779.0
My 1975 CB400F restoration -
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'More Stock Than Not' thread - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=90807.500
My CT70 Resurrection - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=145221.0

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 08:15:15 pm »
 I make a motion to call it aug, sept, oct, nov, bikes  of the months. OK My motion is out of order. Wow.
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2020, 01:31:42 pm »
All are extremely nice bikes that I would be proud to own.

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 12:59:08 pm »
It's getting close.  Remember to get your votes in by the end of the month!
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

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1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 10:16:56 pm »
1 day left to vote and only a 1 vote gap!!
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 12:58:14 am »
Congratulations, Vern on a closely-contested and well-deserved W.
1975 CB550K1 "Blue" Stockish Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=135005.0)
1975 CB550F1 frame/CB650 engine hybrid "The Hot Mess" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,150220.0.html)
2014 MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800
2016+ Triumph Thruxton 1200 R (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,170198.0.html)

"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them — but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one.... Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba." Hunter S. Thompson, Song of the Sausage Creature, Cycle World, March 1995.  (http://www.latexnet.org/~csmith/sausage.html)

Sold/Emeritus
1973 CB750K2 "Bionic Mongrel" (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=132734.0) - Sold
1977 CB750K7 "Nine Lives" Restomod (http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=50490.0) - Sold
2005 RVT1000RR RC51-SP2 "El Diablo" - Sold

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 03:22:38 pm »
I thought this one was going to be close all the way but Vern was in front by a few votes all the way, only at the end did it get close.
Congrats all and Vern for coming out on top.

Sam. ;)
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 07:03:10 pm »
I've "known" Vern and Pandora since the first relay in 2011, so it was an easy choice for me. ;D
Thank you for your vote, all of those bikes are beautiful!

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 07:04:38 pm »
I've "known" Vern and Pandora since the first relay in 2011, so it was an easy choice for me. ;D

Scott, I thought I knew that name from somewhere but with my messed up memory, it was difficult.
I think I met Vern on that first relay, probably at Rockingham NC.Sam, you met me at Bills a while back :)

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 07:06:57 pm »
Congratulations, Vern on a closely-contested and well-deserved W.
. Thank you all for your votes, I can’t believe I won because I saw a few that were definitely better than Pandora. Maybe it was her glamour shot that swayed the vote ?

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 10:55:56 pm »
Congratulations, Vern on a closely-contested and well-deserved W.
. Thank you all for your votes, I can’t believe I won because I saw a few that were definitely better than Pandora. Maybe it was her glamour shot that swayed the vote ?
The glamour shot is what got her the nomination. ;) The vote was more swayed by the history, at least for me. IIRC, she was acting up before the relay, (which was later found to be a failed Dyna S??) so you took your wife's car as a support vehicle, and the water pump failed!?? >:( ;D ;D
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 03:45:24 am »
Congratulations, Vern on a closely-contested and well-deserved W.
. Thank you all for your votes, I can’t believe I won because I saw a few that were definitely better than Pandora. Maybe it was her glamour shot that swayed the vote ?
The glamour shot is what got her the nomination. ;) The vote was more swayed by the history, at least for me. IIRC, she was acting up before the relay, (which was later found to be a failed Dyna S??) so you took your wife's car as a support vehicle, and the water pump failed!?? >:( ;D ;D
. You have a great memory, yes that damn Dyna, I’ll never have another one in her, she will only run on points as long as I’m alive! I thought that shot of her was pretty nice I have to admit, thanks for your support!

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2020, 05:05:04 am »
I've "known" Vern and Pandora since the first relay in 2011, so it was an easy choice for me. ;D

Scott, I thought I knew that name from somewhere but with my messed up memory, it was difficult.
I think I met Vern on that first relay, probably at Rockingham NC.Sam, you met me at Bills a while back :)

Sam.

Vern, I had an idea that we might have met at Bills but I also thought we might have met at Rockingham on the first relay, was this the case also ?

Did we actually meet twice ?

Sam. ;)
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2020, 05:55:10 am »
Congrats, bluezboy!

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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2020, 07:33:30 am »
Congrats Vern!
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2020, 11:31:53 am »
Way to go Vern!! Congrats
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2020, 06:42:44 pm »
Congrats Vern! Hope to see you this fall winter?
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Re: Vote for Bike of the Month August 2020
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2020, 07:28:46 pm »
Heck yeah Verne.  Was a pleasure meeting you and our bike at Barber last year!
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