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Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« 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.


















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









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

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 04:51:05 PM »
 Nice motorsickle now.  That model is reliable as a truck
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #2 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:

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #3 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



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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 07:48:48 AM »
They are nice bikes. Real powerfull also. My BIL had one, and me Nephew still done.
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2020, 08:05:44 AM »
This showed up at last weekend’s bike meet. 160 raging cc’s.





And I ran across this out in the wild.



He lost the run of himself.

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2020, 08:43:38 AM »
Thankfully, I have never felt the need! :evil: DonG

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2020, 11:48:12 AM »





 I dont know what it is, but It seems lately, that Hondas are popping up everywhere here! :grin:
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2020, 03:28:13 PM »
I needed a little project, and this 2006 Honda VTX 1300C fit the criteria.



Little project?

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2020, 05:49:23 PM »
 My wife telling me "buy a Honda" every time i need a tow....
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #12 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👍

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2020, 09:57:54 PM »
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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.....

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2020, 11:23:03 PM »
Looks nice Kev..........Missed you in Bandera this year.

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2020, 06:47:25 AM »
Looks nice Kev..........Missed you in Bandera this year.

Tim

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2020, 01:31:50 PM »
I want THIS little vintage Honda!!! :cool: :boozing: :thumb: :smiley: :wink:



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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2020, 02:15:28 PM »
Hondells did it 1st then Beach Boys. Both versions are fun😃

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #19 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





Thats a NICE bike!   :thumb:
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #20 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:






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.
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #21 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:






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.
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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2020, 06:06:44 PM »
Thankfully, I have never felt the need! :evil: DonG

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2020, 06:23:57 PM »
 So who makes Hondas ?

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Re: Sometimes ya just need a Honda
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2020, 10:22:16 PM »
I want THIS little vintage Honda!!! :cool: :boozing: :thumb: :smiley: :wink:





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