Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Angeles, WA
If you look at the picture posted by Quack (#823), with all the reflectors on the back and the MOA sticker on the top box... this one is mine (jfodge), bought from TexanWest on April Fools Day, 2016. I am really glad to confirm that I was not a fool to buy this beautiful thing.
At the time, I was riding a 2004 K1200LTC (named Wolfgang) and had put nearly 40k miles on it in two years, traveling between home and TX or Alaska multiple times.
I bought the K16 because of all the lights and reflecting materials that TW had installed. I like big and visible. The name "Hawkeye" seems to fit this big bird-of-prey that comes hurtling out of space toward you with it's sharp, curved nose and piercing eyes...at speed.
It had 27k miles on it when I bought it. Last week I topped 83k miles (56k in 2.5 years). It has been to Alaska (1x) and TX (2xs) and across the lower 48 (2xs) along with a couple of provinces around the Great Lakes region.
TW had earned an Iron Butt award, and so had rewarded the bike with a couple of stickers...so, I felt that if I was going to leave those stickers on, I should make a ride that deserved such. So, I did a 1,200 mile/24 hours ride and followed it up on the next 12 hours with another 600 miles; qualifying for the first two levels of the IB.
It sure was fun meeting Quack and talking about our rides. Oh, BTW. Quack - I happened to be coming back into Port Angeles later that evening and saw that you were safely on your way home again. Good news.
Kawasaki 350 Triple - 1st bike
Honda 750 SS
Honda GL1000 Goldwing - Gave it up for 6 Children - no bike for 20 yrs
2000 K1200LTC (40,000+ miles in 2 years)
Bought K1600 GTL...April 1, 2016...LOVE IT (over 51,000 miles in just over 3 years-June 2019)
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