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Offline TheCappii

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Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« on: September 18, 2016, 08:34:59 PM »
Hi everyone.  Just picked up my 85 650 'hawk on Friday.  My previous bike was a Hyosung GT650S, which was stolen within two weeks of buying it.  So, I still have very little riding experience, although I've easily doubled my riding miles in the past two days.  Still intimidated by the interstates, but did take my first ride on I-85 today (about 4 miles in each direction).

A little about me:  Most people call me Cappii, or Goat.  It's derived from Capricorn.  I'm 41, a father of two teens, married, and work as a cell phone and computer tech.  My hobbies include guitar (moderately), piano (poorly), and martial arts (Sanshou, if that interests anyone.)  I paid $800 for the bike.  It has a few bugs, but I'm thinking that they came from the bike not being ridden recently, as most seem to be ironing themselves out.

  <i hope that works....

Anyway, nice to meet you all!! 

Offline ExTex

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 07:54:56 AM »
Good looking bike.  The 650s are the best.
Ride Safely
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Offline Wahrsuul

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 08:34:38 AM »
Nice looking bike.  Where are you located?

Offline Captainkirk

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2016, 12:45:41 PM »
Welcome! Great bike, you will learn to love it!
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Offline MrF

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 04:31:46 PM »
 wlcm1  Nice looking bike! 

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Offline TheCappii

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 08:03:55 PM »
Nice looking bike.  Where are you located?

I'm in Upstate SC, between G'ville and Anderson.

Welcome! Great bike, you will learn to love it!
Good looking bike.  The 650s are the best.
Ride Safely{/quote]

Thank you very much!!

I have an 80 CB750F that is in a very sad state, and needs extensive work before it's road ready.  Bought it as a project that never got off of the ground due to work, and the associated time restraints.  Part of me is afraid of it because I know how powerful it is...

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 05:59:13 AM »
I thought I'd seen that bike on Craigslist.  Thought about getting it for a project, but just didn't need another one at the moment.  I rode an 83 650 when it was new, really liked it.

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Re: Hello everyone. New member, new bike!!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 08:51:25 PM »
 wlcm1
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