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Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:03 am



Hello I am new to Goldwing Docs and I just purchased a 1986 Goldwing aspencade GL1200a. This is the 5th motorcycle I have owned in my life.

1. 1955 Harley Davidson 250 enduro
2. 1975 Honda 70cc dirt bike
3. 1978 Yamaha 80cc dirt bike
4. 1984 Honda Sabre VF700S
5. 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200a

The first 3 bikes I owned in the late 80's, the Sabre was purchased last year and the Goldwing only a couple weeks ago. Out of all the bikes, the Goldwing is my favorite. I have posted pictures in my gallery for your viewing pleasure. Let me know what you think.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:05 am

I had a look at the pictures in your gallery: http://www.goldwingdocs.com/UserPicture ... dwing_1088

Looks very nice! It could be brand new from the looks of it!

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:14 am

Thank you! I picked it up for a steal. It is in show room condition and handles extremely well.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:26 pm

Thats a good looking bike, congrats and welcome to the club. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:40 pm

Thank you very much!
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby themainviking » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:08 am

Just curious as to why your profile shows an 83 Honda Aspencade with your list of bikes you have owned, :lol: :lol: :lol:

Welcome to the list... Good looking 86 Goldwing.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:27 pm

I have not figured out how to change it yet. :-)
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Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:23 pm

Quarteg wrote:I have not figured out how to change it yet. :-)


Click here: ucp.php?i=164

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby bwagner6 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:06 pm

Very clean looking bike! Welcome to the gang.

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:59 pm

Thank you. Is your bike an '86 also? It looks nice.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Pam » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:23 pm

Welcome, Nice clean looking bike

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:25 pm

Thank you very much!
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby seabee_ » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:41 pm

Welcome to the forum and enjoy the nice looking bike. Sucks that the cold weather is right around the corner and you just got her.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:47 pm

I agree. I had it out twice today and it is in the 40's here in Wisconsin. My Sabre I was able to ride every month last winter, and I am hoping for the same chance this winter. Of course if we actually receive a lot of snow... then in the garage it will stay. ;)
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Sidcar » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:41 am

Greetings from the UK, nice looking bike you have there.

Sid

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby bwagner6 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:46 am

Yes mine is an 86 with only 8000 miles! I bought it this spring with 5000 miles.

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby bustedwing » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:57 am

Welcome to the site from the U.P of Michigan and I am in the same boat as you, but still get a good daynow and then. Enjoy it while you can, then save up for spring. Ride safe.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Also welcome to this great site Quarteg.And yes, you do have a nice looking bike.
I see you are not that far from me, just a bit North of Sheboygan.I think this summer we went through Hilbert
on some week end run.There sure are plenty of benefit runs and poker runs in the area.I'm sure we will run into each other one day.Not to far from you is one I remember, called the " Vintage Run " It starts out in St,Nazianz WI
and we ended up in Kiel at a car and bike show.It was a nice slow ride with about 70 bikes.

WA9FWT Phil

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby Quarteg » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:16 am

That is fantastic! I am so out of loop. Last year I purchased the Sabre and even then I did not know of any local runs. I am constantly looking for events to ride in so if you know of any, please let me know. I am unfamiliar with what a Poker run is. As I had to stick a bit of money into my bike to restore the damage it had when I purchased it, I was short on cash for the collector plates. I am planning next spring to purchase the collector plates to enter into shows. The man I purchased it from decided to keep the original collector plates for some reason. So the question I have for you is, do I need collector plates to be in a vintage run?

Thank you for the compliment. Hope to see you on the road some time.
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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby gompa » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:59 pm

welcome tothe form, i hope you enjoy it as much as i do, and enjoy your ride

gompa

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Re: Hello, I am new

Postby WA9FWT » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:21 pm

Quarteg wrote:That is fantastic! I am so out of loop. Last year I purchased the Sabre and even then I did not know of any local runs. I am constantly looking for events to ride in so if you know of any, please let me know. I am unfamiliar with what a Poker run is. As I had to stick a bit of money into my bike to restore the damage it had when I purchased it, I was short on cash for the collector plates. I am planning next spring to purchase the collector plates to enter into shows. The man I purchased it from decided to keep the original collector plates for some reason. So the question I have for you is, do I need collector plates to be in a vintage run?

Thank you for the compliment. Hope to see you on the road some time.

John....
The answer to your question is " NO " The fellow that started that run is into older bikes, and I guess that is what he used to call it for the Charity runs each year.They don't care what you drive,and that you check in with a $10.00 donation for each person ridding. Some charge only $5.00 for a passenger.You do have to sign in with names...This place also put on a breakfast for all you can eat for $7.00.......How can you beat that !

A poker run is different then a plain charity run. You start out with paying your $10 or 5 $ and they give you a map with all the place's you are to stop at, and have them sign or punch your paper or card.Most runs are about 100 miles.And when you get too the last stop, you draw out of a deck of cards, and see what hand is delt to you.
My son beat me out with a flush, and won $100.00 You can go at your own pace on a poker run, or travel with several, it's up to you how long you stay at each stop.

What I like about a charity run compared to a poker run, is that you travel in a group, and the trip is all planned out and they have people or cops blocking cross traffic. Just makes it a lot safer when you have over 100 bikes.

WA9FWT Phil




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