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Big Red will be setting off some car alarms in NYC. Had the pleasure of turning the keys over to John W. who lives about 20 miles south of NYC in NJ. John has been driving a smallblock.

One look at this dude and you know it's going to be a good fit for Big Red. John owns a gym and is a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder. One badass dude on one badass bike. Perfect.

A few minutes after flying down, John took off on Big Red for Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Looked totally comfortable and said he had a great ride there and back the next day. The shippers are coming this week to get Big Red up to John.

For any of you Jersey/New York guys, you should try and get together with John for some rides. He's going to look in on this board. You won't find a nicer person anywhere. Hoss, Ed, Joe, et al...hope you guys have the opportunity to hook-up. Big Red's going to be badly missed but going to someone like John brings a smile to my face.

Best to all my BH buds in spite of my now not being part of the great fraternity through ownership. Thinking of John reminds me of Arnold's most famous line...."I'll be back".

Elliot
 

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Sure glad Big Red got a nice home but because you don't ride a Boss (maybe a Look-a-like) be sure and keep us up to date of all the happenings. I know how it feels to send a bike down the road and some times you want to say think God and some times you feel like you lost a good friend.

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MY NAME IS JOHN WARDELL AND I AM THE NEW OWNER OF A 2001-502 BOSS HOSS.(AKA- BIG RED)AS NEW AS I AM TO THIS BOARD, I HOPE YOU DO NOT MIND ME MAKING A FEW COMMENTS.I APPOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR MY WORDIENESS.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE BETTER THAN OWNING A BOSS HOSS? FROM MY STANDPOINT-IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT YOU MEET ALONG THE WAY. IT IS A RARE OCCURANCE TO SEE PEOPLE PUT FORTH SO MUCH OF THEMSELVES INTO THERE ENDEVOURS.I AM COMING TO REALIZE THAT BOSS HOSS OWNERSHIP IS A CULTURE ONTO ITSELF THAT TRANSENDS INTO EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF ONES LIFE. I AM ADDICTED TO THE AWESOMENESS OF THIS INCREDIBLE MOVING ART. HEAVEN HELP ME THINK OF MORE THAN GETTING BACK ON THIS RIDE TO FREEDOM FROM MY EVERYDAY LIFE. HAVING SAID THAT-I FEEL MUCH BETTER.
I JUST RETURNED FROM FLORIDA WHERE I PURCHASED BIG RED FROM ELLIOT. IM SURE EVERYONE ON THIS BOARD KNOWS MR. BIGMAN. I MUST SAY, WITH MY BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH THIS MAN-(I AM A MARRIED HETEROSEXUAL)-I HAVE GROWN AN INCREDIBLE ADMIRATION FOR HIM. NOT SO MUCH BECAUSE HE HAS CONTRIBUTED
A TON TO MY NEW RIDE-MORE FOR HIS GENUINESS. PERIOD.
I HOPE TO CONTINUE THE INTEGRITY HE HAS PUT FORTH INTO THIS BIKE. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE BOSS HOSSES ON THE ROAD. ANYONE IN THE TRISTATE AREA WHO IS INTERESTED IN RIDING-GIVE ME A SHOUT.
 

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Big Red

John, welcome.

I live in Central Florida and I know Elliot quite well. Your assessment of him is "right on". My wife and I have spent quality time with Elliot and Jeanette, always a pleasure.

Although I live quite a ways from you, I am familiar with Big Red and I offer my long distance assistance if you have any questions. I know most of the history of the bike and the upgrades that have been done to it.

Enjoy it!

Neil Weber
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Welcome Bro you got a great bike that has never seen the north side of 80 mph :wink: I got a chance to ride that bike and it's a dandy. Hope to see you at one of the rallies Take care.
 

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Hey Elliot,

Remember, this site is called "V8BikeRiders.com"............any V8 qualifies and you certainly have paid your dues and given a lot to the V8 art form as John W stated.

Keep us up tp date on your new projects. Think you'll make the rally??

Tim
 

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Welcome John

Welcome to the group John, I'm always up for a ride and live at the base of the Pocono's....Ray
 

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John,
If you can, keep Sunday, July 11th open. There is supposed to be a big Open House at Stamford Boss Hoss, located in Stamford Ct. Stay tuned, and visit their website from time to time.

http://www.bosshossct.com/
 

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El, What Grumpy said goes double for me.

Welcome to the world of the Boss Hoss John. You won't be dissappointed.
I am in UpState New York, Syracuse area. There is a good guy in Union City that you may cross paths with. Name is Rene. Good guy. He reads here but doesn't post. Rene rides a black one speed with nitrous. There is a handfull of us in Central New York. Maybe you can make it up for the "Thunder at the Griff" event next month. That is a good sized rally that takes place at the retired Griffiss Air Force Base. The same place that the last Woodstock concert was at where they started burning down the MTV towers and such. Not to far.

See ya,

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Elliot

Congratulations on the sale of Big Red. I know how tough that decision must have been. Sounds like BR got a great new home ... that makes the sale just a little easier. Looking forward to seeing the new bikes in OCT - unless something changes and it's sooner.


John

Welcome
to the Boss Hoss World! You definantly found an awesome bike there with Big Red - now you found a great website too! There are a lot of guys here with LOADS of information on the Boss Hoss and willing to help out a "newbie" like me. Great bike, great people - hope to meet you sometime on the road. I live in southern Maine but often ride routes in VT, NY, MA, NH.
 

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Just in case John was bashful and didn't want any notoriety, I was pretty quiet re: his acquiring Big Red. Just a quick blurb up here on another thread. Now that he's "come out" (hee hee) and is a poster not just a reader, I'll yak a bit more.

Thanks for all the kind words from you guys. A great group one and all. I'm very lucky to have rubbed shoulders with most of you in person and always enjoyed your company and friendship. In the big scheme of things, we V8 riders are a rare breed and share a lot in common both with the bikes and beyond. Really glad to have added John to the group of friends I've met through the V8 bikes. A super guy and if you get the chance to meet him, I think you'll see how John and Big Red were a match made above. Both very big and badass. Ever get the thought our gas tanks resemble a 300 lb gorilla? Take a look at John's biceps. I looked in the mirror after he left and wanted to beat the crap out of myself. In any case, saw the posts from the Jersey guys, Joe and Ed, and hope you and the other N.E. guys have a chance to hook-up and ride with John. He mentioned by the way, Americade. I just read up on it and via their own sites, reference no tolerance for loud pipes, baffles necessary, zero tolerance, checkpoints and all kinds of law enforcement, etc. If anyone else is going, please prepare to bail John out of jail. Big Red will set off car alarms 1/4 mile away with it's exhaust note and the 3" pipes!

The V8 choppers have been a bunch of fun and Gary and I have found a number of items that have been improved upon after some riding and wrenching. They are much simpler than the Boss because they lack many creature comforts the Boss enjoys. In spite of some of my factory bashing over the years where I thought they could build a better mousetrap, I've come to appreciate the many comforts that make the Boss a truly great V8 cruising machine. Whether hitting up a spot for suds or cruising many miles, it is a versatile and rugged ride. In spite of the rag-tag dealer network, it still offers the best factory support out there.

My plans are to hang on to the chopper for a while, ride the FJR in the mountains, and get another Boss once our new house gets built next year. Most likely to be the 3 wheeled variety. If anyone ever gets to see Geezer's or Neil's trikes, they will understand. The '57 I had was too much fun and I hope Stuart and wife are enjoying it half as much as I. I simply ran out of garage space as John, Neil, Gary and others can testify to and my 4 wheeler was tired of all the bird **** in the driveway, hee hee. Have also been talking to and seen some pics of Tom's new 3 wheeler which is one wild ride. Converting a Boss 2 wheeler to t 3 wheeler! Who but Tom!!!

Well, the king of "long winded" did it again. Unfortunately, a real busy summer prevents me from enjoying what I'm sure will be a great rally with you guys, but Daytona is a sure thing. Hope to see as many of you guys in Daytona at Biketoberfest as 4 days permit. I look forward to reading and talking with you guys via this board til then. If anyone is going to be in or around SW Florida anytime, I'd be pissed if I didn't hear from you or get a chance to visit. Very best regards to my friends here.

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I have learned alot from you guys here on both this board, and the other one. I haven't been able to attend any of the rallies or got to meet any of you all. Hopefully Biketoberfest will be different..I have been lucky enough in the past few years to make a few of them..I work international on a rotational basis and a schedule is hard to change. Unlike alot of the guys here, I am not retired....Still paying College for Kids....Work...YUCK but one of the necessary evils...
Russell
 
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