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Gl1100tom
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new to the biking world

Postby Gl1100tom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:54 am



Hi every one. New here. 56 Years old and just got my first bike!



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Don A
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Location: Villa Ridge, Illinois
Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: new to the biking world

Postby Don A » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:59 am

Welcome to the community. You'll find this is a great and knowledgable bunch always willing to help with a wing problem

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wally
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby wally » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:35 am

Welcome! We hope you'll post a picture of your bike.

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Bamaeagle
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1997 GL1500

Re: new to the biking world

Postby Bamaeagle » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:07 am

Welcome to the forum and to the wing world.

If this is your first bike then you should look into a riders safety course in your area. You will learn a lot taking one of these courses.

Ride Safe Always!!!!
JERRY

Ride Safe Always!!!

Roll Tide Roll !!

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Double Darkside - Bridgestone Battlax BT45 130/70/18 Front, Achiles Platinum 195/60/R16 Rear (GL1800)

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Possum51
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby Possum51 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:27 am

Congrats on the bike ! and I agree take a riders safety course soon, you'll be glad you did !!!
Rick.....

bustedwing
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby bustedwing » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:44 pm

Welcome from the U.P of Michigan and I hope you are a frequent visitor to our site. There are some things we just chat about but of course Gold wings are the biggest topic.I am in favor of a rider safety course along with some practice on your own just to be more familiar with your own bike.Ride safe.
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themainviking
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby themainviking » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:09 pm

I would like to be fourth to jump in on a riders safety course. I have been riding a long time, and I still take part in Parking Lot Practices and take riding courses whenever I can. Good practices on a motorcycle are real easy to forget, so I imagine, if we don't have them in the first place, we are endangering ourselves and others. Above all, enjoy your bike.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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GreenDragon
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby GreenDragon » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:37 pm

Welcome to the bored, I mean board. How about some photos?
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tandem54
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby tandem54 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:21 pm

Congrats on the bike! and I agree, take a riders safety course, you'll be glad you did. I was away from bikes for 15+ years before getting back on one and the course helped bring it all back!!!
I’d rather be Riding my Motorcycle thinking about God
Than sitting in church thinking about my Motorcycle

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rooferx
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby rooferx » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:53 am

:D Now you can really start living..congrats

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GRAWER
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby GRAWER » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:12 am

Witam
ja w tym samym wieku kupiłem pierwszy motocykl Honda GoldWing 1200, do tej pory jeździłem skuterem Yamaha Majesty 250 który dalej używam do jazdy po mieście, jednak jazda GL daje więcej radości. A nie mogłeś lepiej trafić jak na to forum pomiędzy wspaniałych ludzi posiadających ogromny potencjał wiedzy.
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Gl1100tom
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby Gl1100tom » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:31 am

All ready signed up for a course! Wouldn't dare hit the road without taking one!

bustedwing
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby bustedwing » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:25 am

Grawer, I am sorry but I only understood "honda goldwing 1200" and if you are are a new member welcome and if you can understand me , which I doubt, but thank you for joining and I do hope we can help if you run into problems.
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GRAWER
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby GRAWER » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:15 am

bustedwing wrote:Grawer, I am sorry but I only understood "honda goldwing 1200" and if you are are a new member welcome and if you can understand me , which I doubt, but thank you for joining and I do hope we can help if you run into problems.


I'll try to translate my text in the Google translator, so I browse goldwingdocs if it's quite clear for easy reads that way I'll write the next posts, I ask for an opinion on whether what I wrote is somehow understandable but otherwise does not know how to contact .
I greet all the readers and I apologize for the inconvenience - Christopher

Hello
I am the same age, I bought my first motorcycle Honda Goldwing 1200, and has ridden the Yamaha Majesty 250 scooter which is further used for city driving, but the GL driving more fun. And you could not get better as a forum between the great people with great potential for knowledge.
Farewell :oops:

bustedwing
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby bustedwing » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:39 pm

Thank you for the translation, and I do hope the Gold Wing is more fun.Keep us advised on how you are doing with the two bikes, it sounds like you can enjoy both .
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jerry8671
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby jerry8671 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:54 pm

never too old to start riding. i just started last year myself and enjoying every minute. just be careful and watch out for the idiots. be safe

ingebretson2
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby ingebretson2 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:07 am

It's about time! Just kidding, good riding ahead. Only thing I've ever done that feels truly free!

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Sidcar
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby Sidcar » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:17 pm

I'm struggling with the concept of 56 years without a motorbike but well done, better late than never.
Now the bad news, one bike is never enough. Two is the birthright of any male and is generally considered a minimum (by the male population anyway).

Sid

Gl1100tom
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Re: new to the biking world

Postby Gl1100tom » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:27 pm

My only problem is that I need knee replacement surgery. Hope my knees will hold up.

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Re: new to the biking world

Postby bustedwing » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:24 pm

That's what trikes are made for, real easy on the knees.


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