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Received my hardcover copy today :D

Learned several new things within minutes of opening it for the first time!

Thanks again Mark!

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Received my hardcover copy today :D

Learned several new things within minutes of opening it for the first time!

Thanks again Mark!

mystic_1
Thanks for the heads-up!
I hope it helps.  ;)
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Got mine on Wednesday. By all means if you work on 750's it is a must in the shop. No question about it. Talk about understanding the details with great pics and directions. Marks keeps the discussion to an understanding level so even a novice should be able to follow it. Thanks again Mark for your time and effort. So many will benefit....
« Last Edit: March 11, 2010, 11:59:12 am by Johnie »
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but what about us 550 guys?

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but what about us 550 guys?

You need more CCs...  ;D (Sorry, couldn't resist...)

It will be a 500/550/400F/350F book. I need a 350F in the worst way, have since they came out in 1974... In between, I'm gonna need to build/borrow-build/buy a 550 or 500 and maybe a 400, too. I like the junkyard-to-street approach for its visual impact in the book, like this one was. It sure was gratifying: I usually get one that's almost streetable and do some work to it. This one was a 100% rebuild. And 3340 pictures!
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
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Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #55 on: March 04, 2010, 12:37:42 pm »
 :D Got my copy of the"HONDAMAN CHRONICLES" last night. Talk about a motivational tool for kicking your projects into high gear. I love it. Now if I could think of a good excuse to not finish painting the living room I would get out in the garage now. You hit one out of the park Mark!!!
THANK-YOU!!!!!

Now how am I going to keep the greasy fingerprints off the pages?
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 12:48:09 pm by zzpete »
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #56 on: March 04, 2010, 12:46:13 pm »
Now how am I going to keep the greasy fingerprints of the pages?

Buy another one.

One for the coffee table and one for the shop!
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #57 on: March 04, 2010, 02:10:57 pm »
.. or have scunny's alternative persona do the book holding and page turning for you.   ;)
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #58 on: March 04, 2010, 04:24:23 pm »
:D Got my copy of the"HONDAMAN CHRONICLES" last night. Talk about a motivational tool for kicking your projects into high gear. I love it. Now if I could think of a good excuse to not finish painting the living room I would get out in the garage now. You hit one out of the park Mark!!!
THANK-YOU!!!!!

Now how am I going to keep the greasy fingerprints off the pages?

Well, now you're "hitting" me, putting it on the side of that beauty! Ever since the 750 came out, I've wanted the blue-green one (my leathers are that color, bought in anticipation of the bike I never could get!). One other SOHC4-er sent me a blue-green Dondirtbiker kit, so I might finally get m my dream 750 this summer, 38 years later!  :D
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
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Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #59 on: March 04, 2010, 04:25:53 pm »
Now how am I going to keep the greasy fingerprints of the pages?

Buy another one.

One for the coffee table and one for the shop!

There's 3 riders I know of that have done that.
I'm honored!  :o
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2010, 08:54:10 pm »
:D Got my copy of the"HONDAMAN CHRONICLES" last night.

I think the name "HondaMan Chronicles" is very fitting. 

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #61 on: March 05, 2010, 04:57:47 am »
:D Got my copy of the"HONDAMAN CHRONICLES" last night.

I think the name "HondaMan Chronicles" is very fitting. 



+1. Ive been "using" mine ever since it arrived - a few smudges here and there as I reassemble the steering head bearings and swingarm - the colour photos really help!

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I got my copy today.  I read it for an hour, seemed like 10 minutes.  Motorcycle heaven.  Great book, well written, and entertaining to boot.
Thank,  Mark, it was worth the money, a good thing to have.  My 750 is calling!
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2010, 07:16:53 pm »
This is really bad ass!!! Someday when I'm not broke, e.i. employed, I'll definitely get one of these.
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2010, 08:24:00 pm »
Congrats

I think I'm confused by various post about the book.

I need one...signed of course.

Seeing as how I have so many ignitions and I've enjoyed talking airplanes with ya.

How much do I send you?
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #65 on: March 10, 2010, 08:25:50 pm »
Mark,
I sent payment back a month ago to get a first edition signed copy. Haven't received anything yet. :-(
Could you please check to see what happened? Thanks....

ray
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2010, 07:19:12 am »
Mark,
I sent payment back a month ago to get a first edition signed copy. Haven't received anything yet. :-(
Could you please check to see what happened? Thanks....

ray

WHAT!?  :o
That one went out on the "book rate" postage: they said it would be slow, but this is nuts. I have to go to the Post Office this morning for other reasons: I'll ask them how long it should be taking to Ohio. I have your order right here from 2/13: I think the first batch of books (10) went to the Post Office on 2/19 AM. Yours was in that batch, but was the only one going by Book Rate. I do know that the next week I sent one 8 miles across Denver on Tuesday 2/23 via Book Rate, and it took 4 days to go the 8 miles.   :(

Keep in touch with me about this? I'll get back with you tonite. I also remember trying to decide if it should be to "Myhondas" or "Ray".  :) (I think I went with "Ray"...)
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2010, 10:35:45 am »
Mark,
I sent payment back a month ago to get a first edition signed copy. Haven't received anything yet. :-(
Could you please check to see what happened? Thanks....

ray

Ray:
I talked with 2 clerks at the Post Office and got 2 very different answers: the first was a guy who barely speaks English, the second was a lady who had been there for years.

The guy: "The computer says Book Rate only takes a week". Yeah, well, Priority Mail usually takes a week, but the computer says 2 days...

The lady: "To the Eastern U.S., book rate can take 3 to 4 weeks from here. I have seen even 6 weeks."
Holy cow.

I found that I can jam a paperback copy into their "flat rate envelope", but I'm a little concerned about possible damage, because it does not leave room to wrap some protective bubble wrap or such stuff around the pretty covers. I sent one this way to my brother, because he wouldn't mind the scratches (and I'm cheap...). He said it came without any damage, but I asked him for a picture of it so I could see if the corners got dinged or something.

So, if it is 3-4 weeks, that would mean it would be about Thursday next week (4 weeks) before it might arrive: let's keep in touch about it, and we can figure it out then. Tonite, I'll try to find the Post Office receipt that has your ZIP code on it (I'm at work now), so I'll dead sure about the day it went out. At the beginning of this, I was at the Post Office every day for about 10 days in a row, so I could be off a little on the ship date.

I'm sorry it's taking so long: I haven't used Book Rate since the 1980s.  :-\
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

Link to website: www.SOHC4shop.com

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2010, 10:42:57 am »
Ok Mark, sounds good. I will keep an eye out for it. Probably should have sent it 1st class or parcel post. We learn from our mistakes don't we? I'm should be a freaking genius by now! ;D
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2010, 07:44:24 pm »
Ok Mark, sounds good. I will keep an eye out for it. Probably should have sent it 1st class or parcel post. We learn from our mistakes don't we? I'm should be a freaking genius by now! ;D

Yeah, me too!  :D
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2010, 06:14:04 pm »
I recently received a copy of "THE BOOK" and wanted to say thanks.  Well worth the money!  I have purchased every book I can find on the 750 over the past 15 or so years and even though I have only read around 30 or so pages of your book, and done my share of flipping around,  it is better than any other book I own that covers the subject.

The fact that if I had a question about something I read in your book, and potentially get an answer directly from the author?

Priceless!!!

Thanks! 

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #71 on: March 15, 2010, 10:24:01 pm »
Mark,
I sent payment back a month ago to get a first edition signed copy. Haven't received anything yet. :-(
Could you please check to see what happened? Thanks....

ray

Ray:
If you don't get it by Wednesday this week, please drop me an e-mail at mgparis@concentric.net. It should not be taking this long, according to most Post Office people I can find. It may be lost. I won't send another via Book Rate. I'll send you another one then. There was one clerk who said it could take 4 weeks: that would be Thursday this week since I mailed it.

I'm sorry about this big delay.  :-\

If it ever does show up, I'll cover the postage back to me: maybe we'll auction it off to the SOHC4 site or something.
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

Link to website: www.SOHC4shop.com

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #72 on: March 15, 2010, 10:40:45 pm »
Mark,
I sent payment back a month ago to get a first edition signed copy. Haven't received anything yet. :-(
Could you please check to see what happened? Thanks....

ray

Ray:
If you don't get it by Wednesday this week, please drop me an e-mail at mgparis@concentric.net. It should not be taking this long, according to most Post Office people I can find. It may be lost. I won't send another via Book Rate. I'll send you another one then. There was one clerk who said it could take 4 weeks: that would be Thursday this week since I mailed it.

I'm sorry about this big delay.  :-\

If it ever does show up, I'll cover the postage back to me: maybe we'll auction it off to the SOHC4 site or something.

I've heard that book rate can take freakin FOREVER! So don't give up.

It just blows me away though. I mean are they segregating the book rate parcels and just sitting on them for weeks on end? The slowest truck on the longest route would have to get there sooner than that.  It is totally rediculus, but its the USPS, not the sender.
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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #73 on: March 18, 2010, 06:28:55 am »
Ok Mark, sounds good. I will keep an eye out for it. Probably should have sent it 1st class or parcel post. We learn from our mistakes don't we? I'm should be a freaking genius by now! ;D

Ray:
I haven't heard that you got it, so I'm sending another one out today (NOT by Book Rate...). They will both be in padded yellow envelopes: this one will be First Class or Priority Mail (whichever turns out to be less). If you get the other one in the future, please send it back: I'll cover the postage. I wrote a big "2" on the back of the envelope so you'll know it's the second one when you get it.

I've recently had 2 Ignitions take over 6 weeks (via Priority Mail!) to get to the Georgia/Tennessee/Florida area.  >:(

Mark
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 06:49:37 am by HondaMan »
The demons are repulsed when a man does good. Use that.
Blood is thicker than water, but motor oil is thicker yet...so, don't mess with my SOHC4, or I might have to hurt you.
Hondaman's creed: "Bikers are family. Treat them accordingly."

Link to Hondaman Ignition: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=67543.0

Link to My CB750 Book: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=65293.0

Link to website: www.SOHC4shop.com

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Re: My CB750 book, by Hondaman: "coupon" for March discounts! (Edit 3/2/10)
« Reply #74 on: March 18, 2010, 05:26:36 pm »
Mark,

Thanks, You're right. Have not received it yet. Will keep an eye out for both of them. And I'll cover the postage. Not your fault that the snail mail is just that.

ray
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1974 CB 750 K4 IN PART-OUT PROCESS (my original bike)
1965 C100 CUB 50 (PIT BIKE)
1996 VF 750 CD daily rider
1983 VF 1100 V65 Magna in restoration process
SOHC# 5105 11228

 

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