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Offline Bigboy61

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Greetings from Virginia
« on: July 05, 2013, 09:01:14 PM »


Just wanted to stop by and say hello.

I have spent the past two months browsing the Internet and visiting bike shops for that one new bike that will get me on the road again.

I sadly admit that I have not had a bike for the past 20 years. The bug hit me a few months ago and I am glad that I made the decision to return.

I sat and tested the Kawasaki's, Susuki's, and some Honda bikes and I finally made my decision.  Today I tested the CB500X and I am in love!  Perfect fit and size for me to get back into riding.  I will use this bike to get my experience level back up to par and maybe in a couple of years I will migrate to something bigger.

The shop did not have any CB500X with ABS, so I placed an order for one today. They will not be in until the middle of August. The only 500X on the floor was the non-ABS version.

The second and third choices were close, but you know when you sit on the bike and it fits like a glove, there is no more looking. The second choice was a Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS and the third choice was a Susuki Vstrom 650 ABS.

At any rate I found this site and I wanted to get more info on how others enjoy their new toy and get some tips on upgrades and accessories along the way.

Cheers!  :008:

Cheers!

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 09:39:57 PM »
Welcome mate.

It has been hard for me to wait a week for mine, I couldn't bear having to wait until mid August, although it will be worth the wait  :002:

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 12:10:17 AM »
Baggy,

I am ok with the wait on my end. I am just glad that the "searching" part is over. In the meantime I get to read the reviews of all my new mates on their 500X bikes.

I look forward to reading your views and experiences when your new baby arrives. Need pics too!

Cheers! :001:
Cheers!

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 01:35:13 AM »
you made the right choice, my friend
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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 03:02:43 PM »
 If you've been off a bike for 20 years, what's a few more months to get the one you really want?  :002:

Congrats on the order!

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 08:00:36 PM »
Just got a call from one of my local dealers. They just had a new CB500X ABS delivered and the person that put a deposit on it negated the purchase. Black in color with the digi-camo look.

They contacted me and I put a deposit on the bike. They will have it ready on Monday!

Man, this is great news.  :080:

I will post some pics and other accessory laden pics when I get her home!

That was a quick wait!
Cheers!

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 12:01:24 AM »
That's awesome, congrats on the new bike!  :821:

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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 01:56:47 AM »
You got it right my friend. I've had Hayabusas, big cruisers ect but this is a proper bike for the real world. You may never want to trade up!
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Re: Greetings from Virginia
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 10:42:46 AM »
Great news about your new bike :D

Welcome to the forum  :152:

 


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