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The new bike arrived Friday. Riva has a giant warehouse and assembly operation in an industrial park. The sales guy took me there to see the new bike come out of the crate and get built. This is serial number 29.
 

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GEICO isn't as dumb as most insurance companies!

I just got off the phone with GEICO insurance. You don't have to have insurance on a bike in FL (go figure), but even if you aren't financing, it seems pretty dumb not to cover it.

Anyway, I went through the quote process with the agent, using the coverage I had on the Vee. That was $495 a month. The agent came back with $1,350! I asked the guy if he was rating it as a supersport. "Yes, it's a CB, so that's how we're rating it." I explained it's an 80 hp bike, more of a cruiser, and asked him to speak with a supervisor or look the bike up on the Honda website. Luckily they're intelligent enough to do that, and he came back with a new rate of $280 per year, with double the coverage amounts the Vee had. I have to say, it's pretty unexpected when a call-center agent has that type of flexibility and authority to make decisions.
 

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Huge decrease.

When I went from sport bike to a standard my rate fell by 75%. I insure with USAA. They have some of the best rates and best coverages. You made a great choice in bikes. Good luck and good riding.
 

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I just got off the phone with GEICO insurance. You don't have to have insurance on a bike in FL (go figure), but even if you aren't financing, it seems pretty dumb not to cover it.

Anyway, I went through the quote process with the agent, using the coverage I had on the Vee. That was $495 a month. The agent came back with $1,350! I asked the guy if he was rating it as a supersport. "Yes, it's a CB, so that's how we're rating it." I explained it's an 80 hp bike, more of a cruiser, and asked him to speak with a supervisor or look the bike up on the Honda website. Luckily they're intelligent enough to do that, and he came back with a new rate of $280 per year, with double the coverage amounts the Vee had. I have to say, it's pretty unexpected when a call-center agent has that type of flexibility and authority to make decisions.
What a bunch of evil capitalists.
 

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I know. I put them up on Google+ and tried to link from there, but I must be doing something wrong.

However, Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums doesn't have any issues displaying photos (even though they use the same forum engine MO does). So you can see them here:

And now for something completely different... - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
If you use Google Plus make sure you post them to Public.

Right click Copy Image Link and then post that link in the image link thingy button in advanced posting.

Come on KMo! This is easy stuff for a nerd.
 

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I know. I put them up on Google+ and tried to link from there, but I must be doing something wrong.

However, Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums doesn't have any issues displaying photos (even though they use the same forum engine MO does). So you can see them here:

And now for something completely different... - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Actually, they don't display unless you're a forum member.

See, this is why liberals can't govern! :p
 

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Actually, they don't display unless you're a forum member.

See, this is why liberals can't govern! :p
Not a forum member? What the heck does that mean? By God I was on MO when it was 2400 baud modems and green phosphor text!

I'm watching Claude Rains slowly poison Ingrid Bergman in "Notorious.". She just figured it out when Alex grabbed her cup away from another stinking Nazi who was going to take a sip
 

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Not a forum member? What the heck does that mean? By God I was on MO when it was 2400 baud modems and green phosphor text!

I'm watching Claude Rains slowly poison Ingrid Bergman in "Notorious.". She just figured it out when Alex grabbed her cup away from another stinking Nazi who was going to take a sip
I was talking about the pics you put on the Strom forum. You're 0-for-2.

Ingrid Bergman. Yum. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
 

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I was talking about the pics you put on the Strom forum. You're 0-for-2.
"Forums." "Memberships." Your modern world frightens and confuses me. I'm just an un-frozen cave-man lawyer. These "cell-phones;" are there tiny demons inside speaking to me? I don't know. But I do know that when a forum like the one at Motorcycle.com can't support it's built-in feature of simple, low-resolution photo uploads from it's paying members, that's an actionable failure to meet implied contractural obligations created when Vertiscope accepted those member's fees. The liability for damages and punitive compensation could easily extend into six-figures; high six-figures when attorney fees are considered. Nobody wants to see this issue come to litigation, but perhaps that's all that will get the attention of the management.
 

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This thread is worthless without pics!

PS. Congrats on the new bike! Or haven't you picked it up yet? See .. if I could see the pics, I might be able to figure that out, since I'm assuming at least one pic would show you with your bike and a big smile on your face.
 

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Congradulations K K Ken, new bikes are fun, specially when thy are crate fresh, their seats unsullied by the sweaty asses of lookee-loos and wanna-bes, grips untouched by the great unwashed, (God knows where their hands have been) nary a flake of dust or human detrius to tarnish the lovingly applied factory candy apple paint....Ahh, lucky you my friend. Not only a new bike but the first b*tchin' ass Honda worth owning in a long time....
 

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Congradulations K K Ken, new bikes are fun, specially when thy are crate fresh, their seats unsullied by the sweaty asses of lookee-loos and wanna-bes, grips untouched by the great unwashed, (God knows where their hands have been) nary a flake of dust or human detrius to tarnish the lovingly applied factory candy apple paint....Ahh, lucky you my friend. Not only a new bike but the first b*tchin' ass Honda worth owning in a long time....
You are SO right. I've owned a lot of bikes, but this is the third I bought brand new. The others were a VFR and the DL1000.

This one is by far the best. It has the retro panache of my '77 Low Rider, but in a package of Honda quality and tech. The engine is the smoothest I've ever ridden, with the possible exception of a Gold Wing flat six. They say its only 80-some hp, but even being ridden in break-in mode it feels like a lot more. Perhaps that's due to its "2-seat sports car" design; without all the bodywork, luggage, windscreen, etc. All I know is that it reminds me of when I traded in a Honda Element for my Mini. Both great cars, but I never jumped out of bed early to take the Element out for a drive.

Luckily I'm off till Monday, its cool and sunny out, and I don't have anything else to do.
 

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You are SO right. I've owned a lot of bikes, but this is the third I bought brand new. The others were a VFR and the DL1000.

This one is by far the best. It has the retro panache of my '77 Low Rider, but in a package of Honda quality and tech. The engine is the smoothest I've ever ridden, with the possible exception of a Gold Wing flat six. They say its only 80-some hp, but even being ridden in break-in mode it feels like a lot more. Perhaps that's due to its "2-seat sports car" design; without all the bodywork, luggage, windscreen, etc. All I know is that it remme of when I traded in a Honda Element for my Mini. Both great cars, but I never jumped out of bed early to take the Element out for a drive.

Luckily I'm off till Monday, its cool and sunny out, and I don't have anything else to do.
Enjoy your new engine cycle!

Email a few pics to me and I'll post them for you since our strange and bizarre picture posting regimen seems to elude you.
 

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All I know is that it remme of when I traded in a Honda Element for my Mini. Both great cars, but I never jumped out of bed early to take the Element out for a drive.
My Element is ideal, especially since I removed the passenger seats in the back. Go somewhere with my two big dogs? Check. With my gf and two mountain bikes and a cooler? Check. Need to haul a couch or some bricks? Check. So I'm not trading it in for a Mini anytime soon (ever).

I have a ZX10R for the other thing. Or one of my other bikes.

I do admit, however, that my gf would love it if I had a Mini in addition to the Element.

Glad you like your CB.
 
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