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jcbkettleburgh
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:18 am
Location: Torquay United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Undressed

Newbie

Postby jcbkettleburgh » Sun May 22, 2011 7:07 am



Hi all

Yesterday we picked up a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100. We live in the UK and rode my Aprilia 25ie scooter 180 miles to collect the wing! We then rode back!

I have always wanted a Wing. My first bike in 175 was a CX 500 and I have had a few of those! My largest was a Pan European ST1100. I found her to be somewhat top heavy but lovely to ride.

So now a Wing. Gosh! Well you are all converts I suspect so really we just wanted to say hi to you and hope to be around on the forums sometimes. Already read the subforum bits and looked through the rest for my model!!!!

Speak soon

Clive & Jess :D



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lbman
Posts: 97
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:04 pm
Location: Bellingham, Washington
Motorcycle: 1982 1100 I
ex bikes
82XJ Yamaha
76 R90/7 BMW
72Harley sportster.pos
90 FLHTC Harley
86 FXRT Harley
74 Glide Harley
72 750 Yamaha
too many more to list.

Re: Newbie

Postby lbman » Sun May 22, 2011 7:59 am

Welcome ,
I have only been on this site for a short while. there are some Great folks here to chat with about wings and all kinds of stuff.
personaly I joined to get as much info I can about my wing and How to fix it. since I have joined I have rebuilt my front and rear shocks and upgraded to Progressive springs. I also leaned how to fix all the plastic on my 82 1100i, It had large cracks in Fairing and cracks became soo bad a hole developed on the right side behind right pocket. It looked like a getto bike when I purchased it a year ago. Now outside perminate rust damage on some chrome parts ,(not to visable) I get compliments about it and how it runs and looks. You can learn to fix any part of the bike if you want. . from simple maintenance to major repairs.
If you Don't do the work yourself at least you will know if a Mechanice iw trying to send a kid through college on your dime.
LB

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GreenDragon
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: Newbie

Postby GreenDragon » Sun May 22, 2011 8:54 am

Welcome to the board!! We like to see photos of members rides. Best of luck with the Wing. I started with an 1800, after many other types of bikes, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Triumph, HD, the 1800 is a dream.
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!

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jcbkettleburgh
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun May 22, 2011 1:18 am
Location: Torquay United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1981 GL 1100 Undressed

Re: Newbie

Postby jcbkettleburgh » Sun May 22, 2011 12:13 pm

Hi Green Dragon. Tried to upload via Avatar my bike as is before I do any work! It is under 10,000 pixels and is right size but will not upload. Sorry not sure what to do!!

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GreenDragon
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: Newbie

Postby GreenDragon » Sun May 22, 2011 3:23 pm

Wish I could help with that, but the best way to learn is to go to the how to forum and follow the instructions. It is usually something simple you are doing wrong.
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!

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GreenDragon
Posts: 251
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Location: Dillsboro, IN
Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800 GoldWing

Re: Newbie

Postby GreenDragon » Mon May 23, 2011 7:10 am

Glad to see you figured out posting the avatar. Good job. Looks like a very nice ride. :D
Light travels faster than sound, that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak!

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themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: Newbie

Postby themainviking » Thu May 26, 2011 10:17 am

Welcome to the forum. I began by reading only GL1800 as that is what I have, but I soon found that all the subsections contain tidbits of info, so I spend rainy days reading here. I have learned lots and but in the ole remember bin. Great place.

Viking


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