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Post by slingshotm » Sat May 11, 2013 1:12 am

Hi all. I found this site looking for information on my bike. I have a 1983 GL1100I that I have had for about 6 years now. I have been in the Army for 27 years the last 17 in the Kansas Guard. Retired out of the Guard in 2010 and have been contracting in Afghanistan supporting our troops here with vehicle maintenance since then, so haven't been riding a lot. Just had the bike gone through in December while on R&R but was only able to ride it to the shop on the 1st day home and back home the day before I left to come back. Found out by reading on this site there are a lot of the things I could have done myself but just don't have the time as when I am home all my time is with family. But it is ready to ride when I come back in July for 2 weeks. :D My wife has taking up riding on her own bike that she purchased last year and is impatiently waiting for me to get home so we can go riding together. I have found a wealth of knowledge of things to check and fix the right way when I come back in December for good. I have really enjoyed reading through the different post on the site. Both for bike information and seeing how helpful everyone on the site is. Will add more later as now that I am a member I can join in on the on going topics. Will add pictures of bike once I am home on R&R.

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Post by themainviking » Sat May 11, 2013 5:41 am

Welcome to GoldwingDocs. It is not the only forum on Goldwing motorcycles, but it is probably the friendliest. Our Administrator has a great deal of knowledge, as do a lot of others, and they post How To's and Videos on how to for a lot of the older wings. We GL1800 owners just sorta sit back and look pretty. The big knowledge base is with the members who are older wing owners. Thank you for your service to YOUR country. I spent 25 years in my countries army.

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Location: sheboygan WI U.S. A.
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Post by WA9FWT » Sat May 11, 2013 2:31 pm

Also welcome to the site from Sheboygan WI. Also want too thank you for your service to this great Country.
You sure have something to look forward too in ridding with the Wife. Good Luck my friend.

We all like pictures, and will be looking for them one day.

73.... WA9FWT Phil

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Post by ka4yqi » Mon May 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Welcome Slingshotm. That for what you did and doing for our country. Hope you find everything you need here. Bunch of friendly guy and gals, and a few old goats like me. I am almost worthless for some info cause of CRS and OLD TIMERS. :lol: Put up pictures, cause we like them.
Happy to meet ya!


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Post by slingshotm » Mon May 13, 2013 10:50 pm

Thanks for the welcome. I have already found out all sorts of useful things on the site. The wife may not like it when I get home because will be spending more time with the bike (after time with her) :P . My wife already tells me I have CRS :lol: :lol: . As far as being older I am jealous of not having more time to spend riding, will get there one day.

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Post by Big Blue UK » Thu May 16, 2013 3:52 pm

themainviking wrote:Welcome to GoldwingDocs. It is not the only forum on Goldwing motorcycles, but it is probably the friendliest.
Could not agree more kidder.
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Post by bustedwing » Fri May 17, 2013 9:16 am

Welcome to the site Slingshotm from the U.P.of Michigan. And I salute you in thanks for your service to our great country, and thank you for fighting for my every day freedoms. I hope we can meet someday and I can shake your hand.
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Post by Mag » Sat May 18, 2013 11:10 am

....and (of course) welcome from the Mighty Northwest States where it is currently raining....what?? Raining? Ugh....typical spring, lol. Enjoy the site, and definitely "Thanks" for all you have done.


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Post by redial » Sun May 19, 2013 2:36 am

Hello SlingshotM from the Deep South! Thank you for your efforts in service, and I trust that you will enjoy your GW and riding with you wife for many years to come. Keep smiling.

Len in Kapunda

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