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Offline catang5oh

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« on: July 16, 2017, 10:48:01 AM »
So, we have a program where we shadow Japanese Honda associates here in Alabama and trade knowledge, ideas etc. Yasu came last year, then was offered a 3+ year visit to America. I took them shooting last trip since they had never had a chance to do it in their home country. Well, he's back and 1st thing on his list was a Harley to ride for the next 3 years. He currently has a new CB 1100 in storage in Japan that he misses. So, he saw my Moto pictures on my screensaver and the discussions began. Yesterday I took him to pick up his new to him Dyna. He may sign up here, if so give him a big American welcome. He is a very good rider.








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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2017, 12:24:11 PM »
Welcome, Harley-son!

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 02:02:28 PM »
That sure does look like a bolt action .50. If so, kinda like teaching a first time rider on a litre bike. Just let a rip, hold on, and hope for the best.

Nice bike though, hope joins up and enjoys.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 02:07:25 PM »
That sure does look like a bolt action .50. If so, kinda like teaching a first time rider on a litre bike. Just let a rip, hold on, and hope for the best.

Nice bike though, hope joins up and enjoys.
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Good eye, yes .50. I worked them up from .22LR  all the way to .50.


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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017, 02:09:03 PM »
That sure does look like a bolt action .50. If so, kinda like teaching a first time rider on a litre bike. Just let a rip, hold on, and hope for the best.

Nice bike though, hope joins up and enjoys.
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Good eye, yes .50. I worked them up from .22LR  all the way to .50.


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Awesome!!! A great welcome to America. Cool program Honda is putting on.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 03:53:17 PM »
So, we have a program where we shadow Japanese Honda associates here in Alabama and trade knowledge, ideas etc. Yasu came last year, then was offered a 3+ year visit to America. I took them shooting last trip since they had never had a chance to do it in their home country. Well, he's back and 1st thing on his list was a Harley to ride for the next 3 years. He currently has a new CB 1100 in storage in Japan that he misses. So, he saw my Moto pictures on my screensaver and the discussions began. Yesterday I took him to pick up his new to him Dyna. He may sign up here, if so give him a big American welcome. He is a very good rider.

 Ya know there are a few (well more than a few, actually) Japaneses motorcycles that are over in Japan that are not imported here........
 :)

Maybe some sort of informal trade agreement could be worked out.

 Just saying.  ;)


Oh and let him know he is cordially invited to Thursday night GP8 and any Gymkhana that is put on.  ;) ;)



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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 03:56:17 PM »
Springer, after he amazed the Harley dealership guys with his turning and control in the parking lot, I made sure he knew about the gymkhanas right down from his place.


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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 04:15:50 PM »
Springer, after he amazed the Harley dealership guys with his turning and control in the parking lot, I made sure he knew about the gymkhanas right down from his place.


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 #1 reason for him to show up!! :D

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 06:34:47 PM »
Oh just what I need to do..... Drop my new Wing in a GP8 while a Japanese Honda associate is watching....  :-X

Welcome to America and mostly..... Welcome to ALABAMA!!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 02:19:07 PM »
Right on glad to see he digs Harleys! Welcome from Hoover!