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wildbill

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on: November 09, 2019, 05:50:33 AM
Been thinking about which new bike to buy after selling off all my bikes. I decided to give up the idea of just buying and collecting and hopefully ride just buy the one bike and ride it for a change. Finally narrowing it down to three units. Honda CB650S-Interceptor 650-Honda CB500X
here is the link to my video of the bike picked up yesterday

https://youtu.be/6ZRg9a65D_g
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Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 12:26:36 PM
Congratulations Bill
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Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 01:48:40 PM
Yes, congratulations Bill. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.  Looking forward to your next motorcycle purchase.  ;)
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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2019, 02:58:43 PM
Bill, next year you are going to have to dump that new Interceptor and buy one of the RE 650 Scramblers shown in the beginning of this banana-toting video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN4Os-S112M
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Reply #4 on: November 09, 2019, 09:33:47 PM
Well done! I have the same bike with the S&S pipes. Its a fun bike! The engine is willing and likes to rev. Enjoy!!!
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Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 04:26:16 AM
roshiba777
thanks and appreciated.
warwick
thanks. it was the colour I missed out on months back so more like a second chance.
richard230
looked at that video-saw the 500 trials. that's the exact one I inquired about at the dealer 3 weeks ago and asked when will it arrive here...lol
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


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Reply #6 on: November 10, 2019, 02:29:02 PM
Cracking bike,don't forget to lubricate the locks this time around.
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Reply #7 on: November 10, 2019, 04:50:59 PM
Good looking bike Bill!  Congrats!


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Reply #8 on: November 10, 2019, 11:07:28 PM
thanks-bikes been here two days. have not actually started it yet. hopefully the locks will work when the time come to gas it up ;D I pushed it over to take that video. noticed after I linked it here the usual ONE forumite gave it a thumbs down-but thats ok! im use to him now and I  guess I have to live with his senile childish ways plus throw in a friggin lot of jealousy from that low life louse!
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


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Reply #9 on: November 11, 2019, 12:25:33 AM
few photos of the new bike


















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


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Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 01:27:33 AM
I have to admit that is a nice looking motorcycle.   :)
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Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 01:35:21 AM
doing a test ride video now so I will let you know...lol
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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


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Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 01:45:10 AM
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.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 01:57:01 AM by Bilgemaster »
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.


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Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 02:21:01 AM
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.

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 ;)


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Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 03:42:27 AM
"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". However, in the hashtag #MeToo Era of Woke "Rapier" might be a tad dicey for the gals in the Marketing Department, even Edwina, who's kind of a kinkster hosebeast and a sprag's sprag.

Thing is, I doubt most folks, apart from Boston Latin School washouts like me, know that a gladius was the short sword used by Roman gladiators, for which they were named.


« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 05:54:05 AM by Bilgemaster »
So badass my Enfield's actually illegal  in India.