GETTING STARTED AGAIN


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norross
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GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby norross » Wed May 05, 2010 7:59 pm



Just purchased a 1980 Honda Goldwing GL1100. Now the big thing is to get my licence.
Had one when I was younger but let it go. Really looking forward to ride again along
with my wife.Wish me luck.
I have a back brake pedal that is seized does anyone know how the best way to free it up. I have tried WD40 to no avail.


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gnarlyroad
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Location: Nanaimo BC
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Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby gnarlyroad » Wed May 05, 2010 8:22 pm

Welcome to the forum. Might I suggest , since you haven't ridden for a while . That a riding class might be a good idea. Not being rude or anything, understand. Did one myself and found it really helpful. Saved my life more than once.
Gravity isn't just a good idea. It's the Law.

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fysty-1
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Location: S.Surrey, B.C. Canada
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 I with LTD body

Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby fysty-1 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:07 am

I agree and also this will allow you to use a smaller bike to take test with. The wing is a handful @ slow speeds when not used to the weight. If you have ridden before you will have no problems with your new baby once you get used to her. Congrates on your new wing. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
Angela (fysty-1) & Dani
85 GL1200I cloned LTD. Blue may not be the fastest color but it is the prettiest! No matter how blue things may get, there is always a rainbow in the sky

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thrasherg
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Location: Plano, TX
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Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 06, 2010 4:11 pm

I don't know what it's like in your state, but in California I was able to take the written test (Very easy) and then do a police run safety course. The safety course provided 125cc motorbikes and took 3 saturday mornings. The bikes are much easier to handle than a wing, plus after passing their test you get the full license and insurance companies offer a 10% discount as it counts as a safety course!! Well worth considering if you haven't ridden for a while.. I would imagine putting a wing around the test would be quite a handfull!! Welcome to the club and hope you enjoy the bike. :)

Gary

sosbert
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Location: Provo, Utah
Motorcycle: 1999 Goldwing 1500

Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby sosbert » Thu May 06, 2010 7:06 pm

I just bought a 99 1500SE and it is much more to handle than the VStar that I am coming from. I have never heard of a training course here in Utah. Anybody out there that has? :?: :shock: Bert

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fysty-1
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Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby fysty-1 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:02 am

Betr I live in Canada but I am sure that every state has a course offered . Check with you community colleges, yellow pages, contact the AMA or even just ask your local State police office. You insurance company shoud know as well. Good luck. Angela :) :)
Angela (fysty-1) & Dani
85 GL1200I cloned LTD. Blue may not be the fastest color but it is the prettiest! No matter how blue things may get, there is always a rainbow in the sky

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WingAdmin
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Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 07, 2010 12:12 pm

The MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) runs courses in every state, I believe. Here is the link to their courses in Utah: Utah Rider Education

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heidebill
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Location: Onoway Alberta, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Re: GETTING STARTED AGAIN

Postby heidebill » Sat May 08, 2010 12:39 am

Welcome to the Forum
We bought a 1500 several weeks ago and are enjoying it alot
Have Fun
Bill and Thelma




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