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Newbie here from Albuquerque
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3rdbike Offline
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Newbie here from Albuquerque
Well. I'm here for the same reason as everyone else: I've fallen in love with this real motorcycle of Honda's. I looked at one on the showroom floor today, and The Disease has its steely grip around my neck again.

So I'm educating myself by reading everything I can find on the bike, and now joining a forum to associate with those who own the bike to learn more about living with the bike and mechanical details.

A bit of background: Kansas farm boy, transplanted to Albuquerque. It's a motorcyclist's paradise with great weather and twisties all over. And a whole lot of nothing in between! Been riding since '67, celebrating 50 years! Current rides are a '76 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 and an '02 Moto Guzzi California EV. I'm a Life Member of Moto Guzzi National Owners Club and also an Associate State MGNOC Rep. So no, I'm not switching over to a Honda, I'm adding another classic to the garage!

Thanks for having me on here!
12-02-2017 08:22 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Hello Howdy and welcome to the forum

A Guzzi guy huh? Aren't you guys all kinda weird? Aaa just messing with ya. We love all bikes here. Glad to have ya.

You probably know forum member Rboe... He's a Guzzi dude too

I think you'll enjoy a CB. Pretty nice motorcycles.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
(This post was last modified: 12-02-2017 08:39 PM by The ferret.)
12-02-2017 08:38 PM
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RockHop Offline
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Lubbock, TX
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Welcome 3rdbike.

Just moved from Jemez Springs to Lubbock in June. You’re right about the roads, lots of twisties with open roads in between. Scenery up North is breathtaking.

Looking at the CB1100EX at ABQ Honda Powersports? Great folks and they encourage test rides.

PS: Sounds like you’re the right age for this forum. Lot’s of “seasoned citizens” here Cool

Honda CB1100A
Triumph Tiger 800 XRx
Montesa (Honda) Cota 4RT260
12-02-2017 09:40 PM
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3rdbike Offline
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Albuquerque, NM USA
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
(12-02-2017 08:38 PM)The ferret Wrote:  Hello Howdy and welcome to the forum

A Guzzi guy huh? Aren't you guys all kinda weird? Aaa just messing with ya. We love all bikes here. Glad to have ya.

You probably know forum member Rboe... He's a Guzzi dude too

I think you'll enjoy a CB. Pretty nice motorcycles.

Yes, I know Ron! He has a nice Guzzi Griso, and rides over every year from AZ to our New Mexico Rally. I've seen pictures of his red CB1100.

Yeah, I guess we could be considered 'weird' for our undying love for a motorcycle so many people have never heard of. For me, it's one of those bikes that "just does that thing".

Also, let me be quick to point out that I don't actually OWN a CB1100 ... yet! I'm here to research and learn before I write that check.

(12-02-2017 09:40 PM)RockHop Wrote:  Welcome 3rdbike.

Just moved from Jemez Springs to Lubbock in June. You’re right about the roads, lots of twisties with open roads in between. Scenery up North is breathtaking.

Looking at the CB1100EX at ABQ Honda Powersports? Great folks and they encourage test rides.

PS: Sounds like you’re the right age for this forum. Lot’s of “seasoned citizens” here Cool

Thanks, RockHop! Ah yes, the Jemez loop! A fine example of the twisties available here. High Road to Taos rates high with me too. Scenery? I'm aware of some green stuff on the sides of the roads.....

Yes, ABQ (R&S) Honda on Wyoming. I had inquired about the CB in May, the salesman was pretty vague on when they might have one. So I stopped on a whim today and lo and behold... one on the floor!!
The salesman said they had sold several, most people want the RS.

Well, our age group is precisely who Honda is marketing the bike to. I hope we all step up and satisfy our nostalgia fetish so Honda will keep this bike in production.
(This post was last modified: 12-02-2017 09:53 PM by 3rdbike.)
12-02-2017 09:42 PM
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LongRanger Offline
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Evergreen, CO
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Welcome! I'm about six hours north of those wonderful roads you're talking about. I can ride on wonderful roads all the way down to your wonderful roads. I'm a recovering Guzzisti myself (two V7Cs which ultimately gave way to my DLX). Charming motorcycles, and if the dealership situation wasn't so dire, I'd still have one.

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length." - Robert Frost
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'13 BMW F800GT
'06 Ducati Monster 620
'98 BMW K1200RS
12-02-2017 10:41 PM
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RockHop Offline
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
(12-02-2017 09:42 PM)3rdbike Wrote:  Yes, ABQ (R&S) Honda on Wyoming. I had inquired about the CB in May, the salesman was pretty vague on when they might have one. So I stopped on a whim today and lo and behold... one on the floor!!
The salesman said they had sold several, most people want the RS.

Actually, I was referring to Honda Powersports Albuquerque at 1220 S. Renaissance Blvd NE. They are the dealer I would go to and their on-line inventory shows the EX in stock with a discounted price.

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Montesa (Honda) Cota 4RT260
12-02-2017 11:12 PM
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popgun Offline
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Virginia Beach
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Welcome 3rdbike!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
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12-03-2017 06:09 AM
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SportsterDoc Offline
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southern Nevada
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Welcome, from southern Nevada.
My previous street bike was a 2016 Moto Guzzi V7II

(12-02-2017 10:41 PM)LongRanger Wrote:  I'm a recovering Guzzisti myself (two V7Cs which ultimately gave way to my DLX). Charming motorcycles, and if the dealership situation wasn't so dire, I'd still have one.

In Las Vegas, I can certainly identify with the Moto Guzzi "dealership situation", but very glad I ended up with the CB1100!

That situation (ownership) killed my options for Moto Guzzi, Ducati, another Triumph or even a BMW.

And in 2009, Harley-Davidson quit making a Sportster of interest to me...883 or 1200...the lows or super lows have greatly reduced lean angles.

Recent bikes:
2014 Honda CB110 standard (new 7 Nov 2017)
2018 Yamaha XT250
2016 Moto Guzzi V7II
2017 Yamaha TW200
2012 Triumph Bonneville
2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 Harley-Davidson Sportster XLH883
(This post was last modified: 12-03-2017 09:42 AM by SportsterDoc.)
12-03-2017 09:37 AM
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Cormanus Offline
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Queensland, Australia
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
G’day and welcome to the forum, 3rdbike.
12-03-2017 12:54 PM
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suhawk305 Offline
Running Like a Top

Westtown, NY
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RE: Newbie here from Albuquerque
Welcome to the forum. Good luck on your adding a great motorcycle to your stable.

2014 Honda CB1100 Std
1967 Honda CB77 Superhawk
12-03-2017 06:13 PM
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