Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 11 of 11

    Thread: What did I see today?

    1. Member EdRacer71's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2006
      Location
      Providence RI
      Posts
      4,186
      Vehicles
      2002 Jetta GLX Wagon
      07-30-2012 09:23 PM #1
      Kicking myself for not taking a picture of this bike, and I had my phone with me...but. Ok, it was a Honda, that much I know. V-Twin, shaft drive, Kind of a dirt tracker look going on with it, low, flat bars. Wasn't a cruiser bike. And it was small. A good bit smaller than my Suzuki VX800. Vintage I would guess would be around mid 80's. Anyone have any idea of what I was looking at?
      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

    2. Member EdRacer71's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2006
      Location
      Providence RI
      Posts
      4,186
      Vehicles
      2002 Jetta GLX Wagon
      07-30-2012 09:30 PM #2
      nvm...found it. Honda Ascot 500...

      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

    3. Member Knock Sensor's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 29th, 2009
      Location
      MA
      Posts
      6,671
      Vehicles
      2005 Accord LX, 1980 Yamaha XS850(sold), 2002 Honda VTR1000, 2011 Triumph Speed Triple
      07-30-2012 10:09 PM #3
      Looks like it uses a shadow vtwin motor. (without looking at wikipedia....)
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      It ain't easy being an overweight, uneducated, Sunfire driving whoop whooping clown.

    4. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 26th, 1999
      Location
      The Blueass State
      Posts
      22,371
      07-31-2012 07:26 AM #4
      Have I gotten so old that it make me sad to hear that an 80s bike is called 'vintage' Kinda like hearing AC/DC on the oldies station
      Germans are white people. Look up #84 on the list of things white people like: Gear. Lots of Gear. We even have gear farkles over here. -Atomicalex

      James May claims that he knows when he is driving a car with character and panache because a fizzing sensation engulfs the root of his penis. -Clarkson

    5. Member EdRacer71's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2006
      Location
      Providence RI
      Posts
      4,186
      Vehicles
      2002 Jetta GLX Wagon
      07-31-2012 07:38 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Silly_me View Post
      Have I gotten so old that it make me sad to hear that an 80s bike is called 'vintage' Kinda like hearing AC/DC on the oldies station
      umm...not how it was intended...It's vintage as in it's age...
      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

    6. Member
      Join Date
      Oct 31st, 2011
      Location
      Louisville, KY
      Posts
      1,077
      Vehicles
      2014 Focus ST and lots of bicycles
      07-31-2012 08:19 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Knock Sensor View Post
      Looks like it uses a shadow vtwin motor. (without looking at wikipedia....)
      It uses a majority of the Shadow's parts. Same service manual for both bikes.

    7. Senior Member
      Join Date
      Jul 26th, 1999
      Location
      The Blueass State
      Posts
      22,371
      07-31-2012 08:52 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by EdRacer71 View Post
      umm...not how it was intended...It's vintage as in it's age...
      You aren't helping!
      Germans are white people. Look up #84 on the list of things white people like: Gear. Lots of Gear. We even have gear farkles over here. -Atomicalex

      James May claims that he knows when he is driving a car with character and panache because a fizzing sensation engulfs the root of his penis. -Clarkson

    8. Senior Member TBT-Syncro's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2001
      Location
      Vancouver
      Posts
      20,345
      Vehicles
      92 VR-T syncro GTI, 2011 husaberg FS570, 2014 Aprilia Tuono V4 APRC
      07-31-2012 01:39 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Silly_me View Post
      You aren't helping!
      ha ha. you're old !!!!



    9. Member EdRacer71's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2006
      Location
      Providence RI
      Posts
      4,186
      Vehicles
      2002 Jetta GLX Wagon
      07-31-2012 01:51 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by TBT-Syncro View Post
      ha ha. you're old !!!!


      don't feel bad....so am I
      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

    10. 08-03-2012 11:07 AM #10
      Where did you see it? I picked mine up a month ago and have done some major overhaul to it...waiting for my Kenda street knobbies to get here and she's done (well, that and the retro seat cover and retro tail light and...) ...mine is black, BTW.

    11. Member EdRacer71's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2006
      Location
      Providence RI
      Posts
      4,186
      Vehicles
      2002 Jetta GLX Wagon
      08-04-2012 05:13 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by D-Tung View Post
      Where did you see it? I picked mine up a month ago and have done some major overhaul to it...waiting for my Kenda street knobbies to get here and she's done (well, that and the retro seat cover and retro tail light and...) ...mine is black, BTW.
      This was in Providence down near East Side Marketplace and it was a white one. It did have street tires on it.
      "You've seen it, you've heard it, and you're still asking questions?!?"

      "Yeah, when do we go for a ride!?!?"

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •