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Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Ech929 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:35 am



Hi all! This my very first post ever, anywhere. I purchased my first ever Goldwing in May of this year. Found it on Craig's list in Albuquerque, NM. It is now almost due for it's first ever oil change (had 882 miles when I bought it). I am currently working as a camp host 30 miles south of Santa Fe, NM. Enjoying riding the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Scary incident the other day, I mounted my own luggage rack. Drilling holes in that pretty paint job... Everything worked out ok and it looks really good. Put the Pet Palace on it for the Grandpuppy!



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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby tom84std » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:58 pm

Well welcome to the gang man. Good for you doing the maintenance. If you do the work and keep things taken care of, these bikes are good for well over 200,000 miles. Now have some adventures and enjoy the bike!

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby redial » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:26 pm

Welcome from the Deep South.

Now that you have broken the ice, you should gain more confidence in working on your GW. I trust you enjoy it as much as I do.
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby tom84std » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:41 am

You made me look at the map to locate Holliday. West of Witchita Falls. Lived in that area for a while in my early Air Force career. Aircraft mechanic school at Sheppard AFB. Reminds me of that horrible tornado in '78. You've got miles and miles of good roads out there. But good old Texas heat and not a heluva lotta shade. If you've got any questions these guys can probably help. Post often and enjoy your beautiful machine.

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby rooferx » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:14 am

WELCOME from Pasadena Maryland :D

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Ech929 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:37 am

Thanks all. I am currently in New Mexico between Albuquerque and Santa Fe at Cochiti Lake working :lol: as a camp host and riding the northern mountain roads. They think that 92 degees is hot here. LOL

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby WA9FWT » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:13 pm

Also welcome from WI. You think it is hot there, you should be up here next to lake Michigan. :lol: I think we hit 80 degrees twice this summer so far. Nights are in the 50ties lately.

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby tandem54 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:11 pm

Welcome from Arizona, and I won't even talk about the heat!!
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Ech929 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:54 pm

It was 105 back home today. The wife and I went for a ride in the mountains west of Bernalillo, NM today. It was cloudy and didn't warm up. Got down to 63 and we finally had to put on a jacket. It's just terrible out here!

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby redial » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:50 pm

Wimp!!!! Just because it gets a little warmer, there are complaints. When it gets a little cooler, you put your GWs away. Real motorcyclists ride all the year round! (Well in countries and places where you can, anyway).
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:11 am

Well, pay no attention to the man calling you a Wimp,,You are not a Wimp sir..... what you are is a new member and I'd like to welcome you to the site..... Redial is from the Land down under and is simply not right.... :lol:

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby redial » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:20 am

Just rereading your initial post, and it says that you have mounted a dog crate on the luggage rack. What sort of dog, how big is the crate? I have dogs as well, and was just inquiring. This site loves photos (hint, hint).
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Ech929 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:04 am

The "dog crate" is a Kuryakyn Pet Palace mounted on a Kuryakyn 7151 luggage rack. The dog is an 7.5 lb Peekapo (our Grand Puppy). She seems to be quite comfortable in it. She like the pet carrier better than her goggles.

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Ech929 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:44 am

Perhaps my comments on temperature were taken wrong, they were intended as humor. I come from an area in Texas were 104 degrees isn't really considered all that hot. I therefore think it's funny that out here in New Mexico,where I currently reside,that it's considered hot at 92 degrees and quite funny that I had to stop an put on a jacket in August. Yea, the weather out here is really terrible :lol: . 105 back home, 85 here yesterday - terrible? :roll:

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby bustedwing » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:52 am

Welcome to the website from the U P of Michigan. I am not going to get into what the weather has been like lately, you would probably freeze.
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby bstig60 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:58 pm

Welcome from Northern California in the Sierra Nevada Foothills..... Enjoy your ride.......
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby twostrokes48 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:34 pm

Another welcome from TX...(San Antonio)....We had a cold front come through the other day....they expected the temps to go all the way down to 99....but didn't quite get that cold...I think it has been 17 out of the last 19 days over 100...but hey,,we could ride in Jan and Feb...Was up you way (in TX not NM about 2 months ago for a Rally..Enjoy your riding....in those cool mountains.

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby bstig60 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:45 pm

Have a son that lives near Mansfield, TX. I will be down to visit him next summer sometime. Just did a trip from my place to my other son's in Tracy, CA. Went over into Nevada and down to Mono Lake and the back way thru Yosemite National Park. 380 miles on a Sunday. 47 mpg one tank and 48 on the next one. Wanted to check out my new Superbrace, it made a big difference in the way my GW handles in the twisty's. Temps in the low 80's and in the 60's in the park. Supposed to warm up a bit later this week. We have been having a cool August.
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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Richman2000 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:36 pm

Welcome to the group.

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Re: Newby from Holliday, Tx

Postby Mag » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:22 am

From the mighty mountains and mold from the Northwest.....welcome in ;)

There is no way I can ride in 104 anymore, used to do it when I was in Nor Cal, so when Redial brags all the time about his suntanning, you know he comes from a good spot (and always lets us know when we are dealing with rain, snow, sleat, hail, etc., etc,.rubbing it in, lol)




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