Wildgoose Chase Moto Guzzi

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: kballowe on July 13, 2020, 04:46:56 PM

Title: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: kballowe on July 13, 2020, 04:46:56 PM
I needed a little project, and this 2006 Honda VTX 1300C fit the criteria.

It got the "once-over" and pulled both wheels and sanded n polished.  Fluid changes, carb cleaning, valve adjustments and general cleaning polishing, etc.


(https://i.ibb.co/9vZB2TZ/IMG-20200703-202751-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9vZB2TZ)


(https://i.ibb.co/tHbXRNN/IMG-20200705-070354-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tHbXRNN)


(https://i.ibb.co/F3g2H7h/IMG-20200705-172933-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/F3g2H7h)


(https://i.ibb.co/VL19HYS/IMG-20200707-194047-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VL19HYS)


(https://i.ibb.co/VDgXrrv/IMG-20200709-195008-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/VDgXrrv)



Added the galactic standard Cobra sissy bar/ rear rack and then fabricated some lower wind deflectors.


(https://i.ibb.co/bv7f5bk/IMG-20200708-163023-3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/bv7f5bk)


(https://i.ibb.co/182pjnb/IMG-20200707-194057-2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/182pjnb)



Put about 700 miles on it and it's behaving well. 

 :bike-037:
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Sasquatch Jim on July 13, 2020, 04:51:05 PM
 Nice motorsickle now.  That model is reliable as a truck
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: usedtobefast on July 13, 2020, 06:25:18 PM
Wow, very shinny!  Do you have any before pics? 

And by "project", did it need any work done on it? 

I often get the desire for a project (not a big one, just one of those "hasn't been started in 3 years" types), but then I realize I have several bikes in the garage that need some work/attention and I should just go work on what I already have!  :grin:

Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: lti_57 on July 13, 2020, 07:46:40 PM
I just picked up a 2010 NT700 with ABS  original
Owner 14K on the clock
Got to say that is one sweet ride
Every time I ride it  I know I made the right choice
(https://i.ibb.co/NLNkfFJ/4-E462948-4593-4574-AD39-025-D459-DBA89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NLNkfFJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/ChLgrfj/B3-CB8-B2-F-9785-43-BA-87-C8-89853967-D49-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ChLgrfj)
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: s1120 on July 14, 2020, 07:48:48 AM
They are nice bikes. Real powerfull also. My BIL had one, and me Nephew still done.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: john fish on July 14, 2020, 08:05:44 AM
This showed up at last weekend’s bike meet. 160 raging cc’s.


(https://i.ibb.co/tQyqfCK/D3209-AA3-F15-B-492-F-A777-C8-C8025639-B0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tQyqfCK)


And I ran across this out in the wild.


(https://i.ibb.co/Fgg8vYh/64-B722-B8-E5-B0-4-EEE-BD3-B-71-D9-C3344-FC6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fgg8vYh)
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: kballowe on July 14, 2020, 08:26:56 AM
Wow, very shinny!  Do you have any before pics? 

And by "project", did it need any work done on it? 

I often get the desire for a project (not a big one, just one of those "hasn't been started in 3 years" types), but then I realize I have several bikes in the garage that need some work/attention and I should just go work on what I already have!  :grin:

I do not have any "before" pics. 

This bike was in decent shape for a 2006 model with 18,xxx miles. No real issues that couldn't be resolved in a few hours. 

The aluminum wheels had some pitting which required sanding/polishing.  All fluid flush, nut -n- bolt, valves, carb, remove wheels, shaft assembly, etc.

The paint is in nice shape with a couple of very minor paint chips.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Don G on July 14, 2020, 08:43:38 AM
Thankfully, I have never felt the need! :evil: DonG
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: bigbikerrick on July 14, 2020, 11:48:12 AM

(https://i.ibb.co/PW4wq6D/IMG-5608.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PW4wq6D)



 I dont know what it is, but It seems lately, that Hondas are popping up everywhere here! :grin:
Rick.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: cookiemech on July 14, 2020, 03:23:18 PM
I just picked up a 2010 NT700 with ABS  original
Owner 14K on the clock
Got to say that is one sweet ride
Everyone I ride it  I know I made the right choice
Damn, I like those! When they brought the Deauville (Euro name for it) to the States, I went to the Honda dealer to check them out. They even made them in my favorite color (a burgundy shade). But then, I compared it with my K75RT and couldn't convince myself to replace it (the BMW and I have a history).

But I love Hondas, and if you don't have a possibly irrational attachment to K75RTs, this one's a winner. I have only seen one in the wild, and it was well-run, with a lot of miles on it. Popular in Europe, not so much here.

Think you'll be very happy with it.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: kfz on July 14, 2020, 03:28:13 PM
I needed a little project, and this 2006 Honda VTX 1300C fit the criteria.



Little project?

Kev
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: steven c on July 14, 2020, 05:49:23 PM
 My wife telling me "buy a Honda" every time i need a tow....
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Ncdan on July 14, 2020, 09:29:39 PM
My wife telling me "buy a Honda" every time i need a tow....
Intelligent lady, hang on to her👍
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: bacongrease on July 14, 2020, 09:57:54 PM
 :boozing:
the more i work on the Guzzi, the more I appreciate my Hondas.  And the Harley.

Simple......easy to work on.  I promise never to cuss a Harley engineer, or a Honda one either.     :cheesy:

EDIT:  it's mainly that air box thing.  And the wiring.....

.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: toolittletime on July 14, 2020, 11:23:03 PM
Looks nice Kev..........Missed you in Bandera this year.

Tim
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: kballowe on July 15, 2020, 06:47:25 AM
Looks nice Kev..........Missed you in Bandera this year.

Tim

Ha!   How was Bandera this year ?
We very nearly went !
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: bodine99 on July 15, 2020, 08:46:21 AM
Very Nice!! :thumb: U meet the nicest people on a Honda and when riding it U can sing the Beach Boys Little Honda tune!!! The company Show Chrome has a lot of doodads and farkle for VTX's
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: JJ on July 15, 2020, 01:31:50 PM
I want THIS little vintage Honda!!! :cool: :boozing: :thumb: :smiley: :wink:


(https://i.ibb.co/Bn4szck/Screen-Shot-2020-07-15-at-11-29-23-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/Bn4szck)
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Daleroso on July 15, 2020, 02:15:28 PM
Hondells did it 1st then Beach Boys. Both versions are fun😃
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: bobrebos on July 18, 2020, 03:23:53 AM
I just picked up a 2010 NT700 with ABS  original
Owner 14K on the clock
Got to say that is one sweet ride
Every time I ride it  I know I made the right choice
(https://i.ibb.co/NLNkfFJ/4-E462948-4593-4574-AD39-025-D459-DBA89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NLNkfFJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/ChLgrfj/B3-CB8-B2-F-9785-43-BA-87-C8-89853967-D49-C.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ChLgrfj)


Thats a NICE bike!   :thumb:
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: centauro on July 18, 2020, 03:46:23 PM
Timely topic for me...
After over 20 years with my '84 SP/NT, I am guzzi-less. I sold it, as I could not deal with its heft any longer. My chronic back pain dictated that It would have been a matter of time before I would have ended under the bike.
So, I decided to downsize with a machine weighing at least 100 lbs. less.

And here it is:

(https://i.ibb.co/8PzNbg6/1973-Honda-350-Four.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8PzNbg6)

(https://i.ibb.co/X5xg2Wp/CB-350F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X5xg2Wp)


An almost completely original bike (minus the 4 into 4 original pipes) with 3600 miles on it. I would have loved it if a 350cc Guzzi had been available, but this will do for a few more years.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Ncdan on July 18, 2020, 03:53:09 PM
Timely topic for me...
After over 20 years with my '84 SP/NT, I am guzzi-less. I sold it, as I could not deal with its heft any longer. My chronic back pain dictated that It would have been a matter of time before I would have ended under the bike.
So, I decided to downsize with a machine weighing at least 100 lbs. less.

And here it is:

(https://i.ibb.co/8PzNbg6/1973-Honda-350-Four.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8PzNbg6)

(https://i.ibb.co/X5xg2Wp/CB-350F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/X5xg2Wp)


An almost completely original bike (minus the 4 into 4 original pipes) with 3600 miles on it. I would have loved it if a 350cc Guzzi had been available, but this will do for a few more years.
Those were really cool little bikes. It’ll be hard to find the original exhaust as the 350/4 was rare as hens teeth.
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on July 18, 2020, 06:06:44 PM
Thankfully, I have never felt the need! :evil: DonG

True.
Quote
Sometimes ya just need a Honda
No. No, I don't.  :evil: :grin:
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: oldbike54 on July 18, 2020, 06:23:57 PM
 So who makes Hondas ?

 Dusty
Title: Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
Post by: Muzz on July 18, 2020, 10:22:16 PM
I want THIS little vintage Honda!!! :cool: :boozing: :thumb: :smiley: :wink:


(https://i.ibb.co/Bn4szck/Screen-Shot-2020-07-15-at-11-29-23-AM.png) (https://ibb.co/Bn4szck)


A guy that hung around our flat had one many yeas ago.  Man could it wail when he wound it up!