Saturday, May 20, 2017

Remember that Honda XL600R?

A couple weeks ago I shocked the world by disclosing that we were actually reducing the stable by selling the Honda XL600R.  Trobairitz had asked if clearing space in the stable meant there might be a backfill…  I was pretty emphatic that there wasn’t going to be a replacement.  Yeah..hold that thought…

I was in some intense training in NJ Wed and Thurs of this week.  I hadn’t looked at my phone all day.  When I had a quick break at the end of the day this is what I saw that I had missed…
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Of course, I looked at Oilburner’s messages first.  The three messages here were foreboding.  Then I went to another thread that had about 23 messages waiting to be read in a group chat with good friend Alex. And this is what I saw…
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So guess who came home late Thursday night to see her new bike?  Guess I’m getting rid of the R1200R sooner than expected. 

P.S.  She is fun to ride…

10 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of good things about that bike. Congratulations!

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    1. You've done your research! Are you looking? Oilburner did lots of research and watched lots of videos. He liked the way it handled. I don't like not being able to ride a bike, but as Honda doesn't service them...you have to make a leap of faith. I put about 250 miles on it on Saturday. It handled very well.

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  2. A man after my fancy. Ride, enjoy, and tell us about it.

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    1. Sometimes he can be good, and other times he can be very good. :) It was a good ride on Saturday. It handles very well and was fun.

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  3. Sweet!! That was the other bike on our short list - and that color too. Almost pulled the trigger last September but waited for the Versys 300. Will be looking forward to your reviews.

    Congrats on the new bike.

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    1. Hmmm....now you are making me overthink this! If you turned it down... :) It's been broken in and she is fun to ride. Strange to compare it to the 1200CC and how it is nice to have smaller bike. HA!

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  4. You'll really like and hopefully love that 500....I know 2 people that do! Have fun with it!

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    1. I'll need to go read about your adventures and opinions! I've got 500 miles on it now and she is very fun to ride.

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  5. Just looked up the bike. Sweeeeet! Bike gifts always a great thing. Enjoy your new baby.

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  6. Those are great bikes, love the color too. Wish you many adventures on it. Maybe you guys can come with me to Dawson City next year ;-)

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