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Greetings from Mary Esther, Florida. My name is Don, a.k.a Wiggie. Originally from New Zealand. Bikes owned there included Kawasaki 350 Avenger, Yamaha RD350. Moved to USA in '79, lived in busy cities like St. Louis, Seattle, Atlanta and consequently talked myself out of owning motorcycles and riding in dense traffic. Fast forward to 2015 and found myself browsing motorcycle ads and forums. One could possibly say obsessively. Found a two year old but never sold Honda CBR500R at price I could not refuse so gave it a shot. Great city bike but not for the open road. At least not for me. Next up, 2007 Honda VFR800 found in Austin TX with only 5000 miles (have had a long time love affair with the Honda V4s starting on the 80's with the legendary V4 Interceptors). In the meantime rode a friend's 955 Sprint in the mountains of Colorado, and also test rode a Tiger 800 and 1050 Sprint, and loved the sound and performance of the 3 cylinder engines. While the Sprint and Tiger are more practical, my heart kept leaning towards the Daytona 675. Saw a 2013 675R at a track school and next thing I've clinched a deal on a 2012 675R with 6000 or so miles. Which should be arriving from Texas in a few days so I am super excited. So stand by for a bunch of stupid noobie questions!

After reading the manual, adjusting the chain, doing a full safety check and replacing all fluids my plan is to trailer it and my VFR (the VFR for some two-up riding with my thankfully indulgent wife) to Tennessee in August, camp in The Smokies, ride the iconic Dragon and Cherohala Skyway and observe the total eclipse.
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