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comanche
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Location: Copperas Cove, Texas
Motorcycle: 2006 GL 1800P triked

newby from Texas

Postby comanche » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:31 pm



Hi, I will take possession of my GL1800P which is triked on Saturday Jan 18. I cannot wait. Its been three months since I have ridden except for a friends trike which I tested for about 90 miles last weekend.

On Oct 18, 2009 while riding my Suzuki C50T at 70 MPH a deer ran out in the road and we collided. She went to Bambi heaven and I almost did as well. Had it not been that I am a tough old crabby 71 year motorcycle rider who was wearing a great full face Shoei helmet I would be dead. Its nice to be here. Hope to share with you all. Two photos one is my 2006 trike and the helmet I was wearing.
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Re: newby from Texas

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:09 pm

Hi Comanche,

Wow, that's quite a picture, that helmet. I've always worn a full-face helmet (also a Shoei), as I'd rather not leave my face behind scraped off on the asphalt - and your helmet is good evidence of that.

Glad that you're still here with us!

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Re: newby from Texas

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:40 am

Glad to see you are still riding at that very old age......me too. :lol: got back on late this fall with a old 1982 GW A ..I love it.It was about ten years since I was riding and after I got one old bike out of the garage, a CB-750K 1975 the wife said what are you doing, as I stode there looking at it.I just said I want to ride again.Thats when we got into a conversation about the time we rode those old GW's too. So it didn't take me long I had one in the garage. She wanted a bigger seat with a back rest I guess.
We can't wait until the weather warms up so we can ride again, I too have a helmet that looks like that, and have had a few spills my self over the years.So when I ride now, it's not like when I was twenty any more, but I seem to enjoy it even more at
70 now. Talk about deer, we have thousands here on the shore of Lake Michigan.
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: newby from Texas

Postby Newwinger » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:21 pm

Wow! :o I'm in the market for a new helmet and have been wearing a borrowed open faced one. I'm seriously rethinking the half/open helmets I was looking at.
The wife says she would feel better if I wore a full faced too.
Rick - 83 GL1100

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Location: la grange, ky
Motorcycle: 2006 gl1800 goldwing
2005 Suzuki Boulevard c50

Re: newby from Texas

Postby rider88 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:46 pm

I guess I'm a newby, too. In my 80th year I just bought a 2006 GL 1800 with everything except ABS and an airbag. I've had it since the end of November but with the lousy weather around La Grange, KY I've only been able to ride it a couple of days - and am going slowly stir crazy and suffering from a seemingly terminal case of PMS. (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.)

I live in the middle of a 15 acre self-operated game preserve and I see deer every day - and am constantly amazed by how well they blend in with the sides of the road. You guys are causing me to think in terms of a fullface helmet! I'll probably get a modular as I have to get it on over glasses and hearing aids.

Konrad Poth

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Re: newby from Texas

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:03 am

rider88 wrote:I guess I'm a newby, too. In my 80th year I just bought a 2006 GL 1800 with everything except ABS and an airbag. I've had it since the end of November but with the lousy weather around La Grange, KY I've only been able to ride it a couple of days - and am going slowly stir crazy and suffering from a seemingly terminal case of PMS. (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.)

I live in the middle of a 15 acre self-operated game preserve and I see deer every day - and am constantly amazed by how well they blend in with the sides of the road. You guys are causing me to think in terms of a fullface helmet! I'll probably get a modular as I have to get it on over glasses and hearing aids.

Konrad Poth

Nice to see you are still riding Konrad and welcome to one of the best sites on the computer from WI. I liked your PMS explanation ha ha Same here, but I bet you will be riding before we do up here. What were you riding before that new toy ?
It took me ten years to get back into it, but I can't tell you how it felt riding again for the first time and in the rain on a day that was 37.
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: newby from Texas

Postby rider88 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:23 am

In 1947 I had a 1946-74 Harley and rode it for about a year. Then 4 years military service, marriage, college, raising four kids and earning a living kept me away from it.

Then in 2002 my wife arranged a "vacation" with some some people in their 70's to Greece and I though I would go crazy with all those old people so I walked to town and rented a motor scooter and spent 7 days riding that little thing up and down the goat trails in the mountains - and loved it. When we got back to the states I bought a Burgman 400cc maxi scooter. In 2005 I sold that and bought a 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C50 (now for sale) and the 2006 Goldwing last November. So I didn't ride from 1949 until 2002 - a 53 year hiatus! And I'm not about to quit now - planning on riding cross-country this summer - while I'm still physically able.

Konrad Poth




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