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Cat3625

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Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 08:48:31 am
Think you may find
Prescott is connected to the Speed Hill Climb https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/ and not a former deputy prime minister of the u.k. Who punched a protester that threw an egg at him on camera ????,turns out he was a former boxer in the navy,kinda always liked him after that ????
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Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 11:28:19 am
after the bike had sat for 2 days I decided it was time to kick it over and take it for a quick run and see exactly how it performed. after-all the previous unit I had did run well apart from one minor issue so I expected the same from this.

https://youtu.be/bLug4HKv9pM
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Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 01:54:19 pm
Yes, she IS a fine looking chromey beast, ain't she? And what is more, she gets to wear a proper "INTERCEPTOR" decal on her sidebox instead of our Americano "INT650", which kinda sounds like a deworming med for pets..."Is your dachshund dragging its ass around the carpet in circles? Ask your veterinarian about INT650!"

I finally saw a Honda "Interceptor" today, cause of the legal trademark infringement kerfuffle that led to the special decals here in the Land of the Plastic Spork, and had to resist the urge to kick it over.

Here are three photos of my daughter's 1986 Honda VFR700FII Interceptor taken four years ago. The bike has another 20K miles on it now.
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Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 09:09:09 am
The name game goes the other way too. Watsonian Squire just renamed their coolest looking sidecar. The one that was a copy of a fuel tank from a WWII bomber. How cool is that? It was called The Meteor! Last week they renamed it Prescot. That's not a typo. It is either a misspelling of the town in Arizona or more likely the name of someone who works for them. Why in the hell would they do that??? Probably because Royal Enfield just reregistered the name Meteor.

I wrote to Watsonian to express my displeasure. I even used Suzuki as an example of a company making mistakes with product names. The SV650 was one of the best budget sportbikes ever made. Then one day they renamed it Gladius. Nobody bought them. Gladys?? Gladiator? Gladiolus?  Know what they call it now? SV650. And they are selling once again.

And who remembers their Madura? Really? A bike named after a swollen foot disease?

RE could make more money off us by leaving the INT decal off and selling us Interceptor decals, as long as we promise not to put them on our bikes ;)

They are available like that in Europe. Stuart F. has them on his bike.......I am going to get a pair also.
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Reply #19 on: November 14, 2019, 11:35:44 pm
The current trend seems to be to give the "rights" to a name to whoever first pays the registration fee at some obscure clerks office somewhere, regardless of past history.

it is only a matter of time before some bright spark registers the names "water" and "motorcycle" and bans everyone else from using them.


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Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 11:46:34 pm
"Gladius" is actually semi-cool in a manly-man slashy-stabby glisteny and vaguely homoerotic kind of way, like "Scimitar" or "Sabre"...especially if you say them kinda "lispy".

Well it must be said the  North American version of the Korean era Sabre with just 6 x 0.50 cal and a J47 engine was a touch insipid ... however the Aussie version produced at the Commonweath Aircraft Factory, fitted with a Rolls Royce Avon engine and a pair of 30mm Aden revolving autocannons was faster had a higher operational ceiling and had ridiculously more firepower.


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Reply #21 on: November 15, 2019, 10:06:41 am
latest running in video

https://youtu.be/HkD1YAaiyfg
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Reply #22 on: November 18, 2019, 10:51:53 am
latest release in drones from DJI -

https://youtu.be/SDS21tQ-XMM
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Reply #23 on: November 18, 2019, 11:08:24 pm
Nice video! Keep up the good work. I have never used a drone. Been thinking about one for a while but all of my "disposable" income has gone into bikes this year, like most years.


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Reply #24 on: November 19, 2019, 11:24:21 am
THANKS..
try this one. just fitted this cut/slash exhaust today.one of 3 mods. looks pretty wild!

https://youtu.be/7guWMWbc8KI
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2016 lagoon blue 500
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2018 gun metal grey 500
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Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 04:49:56 pm
Whole lotta chrome there!  Gorgeous bike!
I LOVE my Interceptor!
  I hope you love yours as much as I love mine!


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Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 04:52:43 pm
Whole lotta chrome there!  Gorgeous bike!
I hope you love it as much as I love mine!


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Reply #27 on: November 21, 2019, 06:19:03 am
yep! don't mind the bike at all. here's todays country ride

https://youtu.be/aCYriaMhTu8
2011 C5 black/chrome
2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
2013 B5 black
2014  gt
2014 C5 tan
2015 black/chrome
2015 dispatch
2016 lagoon blue 500
2016  ash white 350
2017 graphite/chrome 500
2018 gun metal grey 500
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Reply #28 on: November 22, 2019, 04:53:23 am
first 100 klm review of the bike-couple of small issues

https://youtu.be/JVX1ib6G0PA
2011 C5 black/chrome
2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
2013 B5 black
2014  gt
2014 C5 tan
2015 black/chrome
2015 dispatch
2016 lagoon blue 500
2016  ash white 350
2017 graphite/chrome 500
2018 gun metal grey 500
2018 C5 Pegasus 500
2017 C5 Redditch 50
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2019 650 interceptor


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Reply #29 on: November 23, 2019, 10:34:15 am
300 klm update video -bike running well

https://youtu.be/eAzVBJdPwi0
2011 C5 black/chrome
2012 C5 maroon/chrome 
2013 B5 black
2014  gt
2014 C5 tan
2015 black/chrome
2015 dispatch
2016 lagoon blue 500
2016  ash white 350
2017 graphite/chrome 500
2018 gun metal grey 500
2018 C5 Pegasus 500
2017 C5 Redditch 50
2018 C5 gun metal grey
2019 650 interceptor