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Hi new guy here

Postby Wing10 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:22 pm

I just found this site,,,,,it looks like there is a lot of usefull info here....I have a 2010 GL1800, been riding for 45+ years. Yup, that makes me an old guy....... :lol:

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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:26 pm

Hi from southern In. I have 84&85 aspy,s and have found a lot of good tips and some funny stories the guys on this site are great and have a lot helpful tips and sometimes wild ideas good luck and enjoy your bike. Hal
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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:02 pm

Kansas says Hello and welcome..Littlebeaver

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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:26 pm

Welcome from The Great White North.Lots of good helpful people here
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby mrrotervater » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:23 am

Hi mate. It looks like you have plenty of years off bike riding under your belt, I have just returned to riding after a break off about 30 years. you know with the family etc. the cage was the main transport. then after working in the city of London we moved to this little village in Ireland where not a lot goes on. Now I am 64 I had this yearning to get a project, so when I saw this GL1100 import for sale I had to have it. At first I was going to just do it up and sell it on but it got under my skin and no way would I let it go. It will be 30 years old in January next and over here it will be classed as Vintage. So now I am saving up for the riding gear, helmet got just need to sort out the leathers. The wife thinks I am mad, but I am loving every moment that I work on it. I am waiting for some new front brake pads and master cylinder kit to come over from England, as that is the only place they don't shake their heads and say no way can you get parts for that old machine, and the prices are out off this world over here for any parts without it being Vintage. I should know I have a small engine repair shop and just to get a few parts for Lawn Mowers will break the bank. I wonder what my wife would have said if I told her I was going to spend that amount on a new bike, I think she would have had me committed to the local hospital. So the bike will be out on the road next year, feeling nervous but that is understandable after all the years off not being on the road. Good luck with your new bike and boy am I envious, YES.

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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby grandpa » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:24 am

Hi mrrotervater and all others.
I am same adge as you and allmost in the same situation. My wife also think I am crasy and don't understand my fasionation for the bike. But as she say,it is my hobby and as long as I don't force her onto the bike it is ok. And I may say I also prefer to ride alone. When we are wisiting famelies round in DK she is going ind the car and I am traveling on the bike.
In DK a bike must be 35 years to be classified as Vintage and the the roadtax is half and you also get a possiblity to get a lower insurance. :D
So welcome ind the forum.

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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:37 am

It's times like this that I realize how lucky I am, being that my wife LOVES to ride, is constantly asking to go somewhere, and says next year that she's going to get her OWN license. Oh boy.

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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:33 pm

hello wing10, welcome to GWD
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Re: Hi new guy here

Postby Wing10 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:34 pm

Thanks for the welcome everybody.........I'm kind of in the same boat. My wife used to like to ride but now she has no interest in it, but I also like to go off alone. When you are alone you are more appt to talk to strangers who love to ask questions and are interested in what we do. At 67 yrs old I just can't seem to get enough of it.........crazy, huh........ :?

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