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Fatty Arbuckle
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New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:30 am



Hi All

Just thought I’d pop my head around the door and say hello.

We are from Hampshire England and have this little tinker to potter around on.

Isn’t life sweet? :D
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Mk1 Mobility Scooter (but they won’t let us use it in the Mall)


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Re: New member says hello

Postby thrasherg » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:53 am

Welcome to the club, nice looking wing.. I see you have all the important additions, back rests and CB!! Who did the trike conversion?

Hope you can make a few of the ride-outs and get together's..

Gary

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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:29 am

thrasherg wrote:Welcome to the club, nice looking wing.. I see you have all the important additions, back rests and CB!! Who did the trike conversion?

Hope you can make a few of the ride-outs and get together's..

Gary


Hi Garry

Thanks for the complement.

The donor bike is an 06 Gl1800 and the back end is a Lehman Monarch II.

Would love to come on a ride out and thanks for the invite, however it’s a ways to go as we are Hampshire England not Hampshire County, Massachusetts; although I do believe the North East of the US of A is almost as nice. :lol:

Ride safe

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Re: New member says hello

Postby thrasherg » Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:14 am

Hi Arbuckle,

I didn't mean to an Austin ride-out (although you are very welcome to come) :D Just come to one of the many organized ride-outs on this web site that are near to you.. :P

Gary

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Re: New member says hello

Postby twostrokes48 » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:34 pm

Hi Arbuckle,
Great looking trike.....Welcome to the site...best place I found to hang out , as far as forums go, in years. Hope you enjoy as much as I do. Enjoy the riding when you don't have that nasty weather.

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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:55 pm

thrasherg wrote:Hi Arbuckle,

I didn't mean to an Austin ride-out (although you are very welcome to come) :D Just come to one of the many organized ride-outs on this web site that are near to you.. :P

Gary


:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: New member says hello

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:11 pm

I like your humor, Fatty Arbuckle, I started laughing just reading your name title..I thought mine was funny, your really funny... :lol: Welcome...Nice trike Hey Hey there's a guy here that goe's by Maestro...ha ha And And another that goes by twostrokes ha ha twostrokes and it's over ha ha :lol: his poor women...

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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:51 am

twostrokes48 wrote:Hi Arbuckle,
... Enjoy the riding when you don't have that nasty weather.


It's not that bad, we've had at least 3 days of sunshine this year.

And you can always tell when it's summer - the rain's warm :lol:

Arbuckle
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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:54 am

What’s with these random adverts popping up all over the place?

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Re: New member says hello

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:29 am

hello fatty arebuckle, welcome to GWD
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Re: New member says hello

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:30 am

Also hello from Sheboygan WI. been a long time since I read the name " Fatty Arbuckle "
I sure like the looks of your Scooter. I just installed a kit on my 29 old bike and love it.Other words I have
4 wheels now, which I call the poor mans trike...
It sure doesn't ride like two wheels, and I lost about 4 MPG in the city. But at least the wife now gets on with me. One other thing I like is how I can turn around on a dime, well almost !!

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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:49 am

WA9FWT wrote:4 wheels now, which I call the poor mans trike...


Looks cool. Is the conversion one of the easy on and off kits or a permanent fix?

Arbuckle
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Re: New member says hello

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:04 am

littlebeaver wrote:I like your humor, Fatty Arbuckle, I started laughing just reading your name title..I thought mine was funny, your really funny... :lol: Welcome...Nice trike Hey Hey there's a guy here that goe's by Maestro...ha ha And And another that goes by twostrokes ha ha twostrokes and it's over ha ha :lol: his poor women...


Now littlebeaver you had to go and spill the beans....I keep tellin everyone the name came from a twostroke yamaha I used to ride. What you didn't know is that those are two very very long strokes, so not too many complaints...nice to go places that no ones been before..hehehe (in my dreams)..

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Re: New member says hello

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:06 am

Fatty Arbuckle wrote:
twostrokes48 wrote:Hi Arbuckle,
... Enjoy the riding when you don't have that nasty weather.


It's not that bad, we've had at least 3 days of sunshine this year.

And you can always tell when it's summer - the rain's warm :lol:

Arbuckle


We have had the opposite here, about 3 days with rain all year....dry as a bone and fires everywhere. Would gladly give up a few weeks of riding for a few weeks of rain.

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Re: New member says hello

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:41 am

twostrokes48 wrote:We have had the opposite here, about 3 days with rain all year....dry as a bone and fires everywhere. Would gladly give up a few weeks of riding for a few weeks of rain.


I'd gladly trade your nice dry weather for our continuous rain.

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Re: New member says hello

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:00 pm

Fatty Arbuckle wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:4 wheels now, which I call the poor mans trike...


Looks cool. Is the conversion one of the easy on and off kits or a permanent fix?

Arbuckle

This conversion is made by Instatrike by Tow-Pac made in Aroma Park, Ill USA.You remove 3 bolts, and slide off the extra wheels and you are back to a two wheeler. So far I have not tried to remove it, no reason I guess.Also no change to the bike what so ever, that stayed stock. It's like I said, the poor mans
trike. Total Cost was $3850.00 delivered to my door. It handles well, but I do notice the ride over bumps now compared to two wheels.I'm still tweeking here and there for better stability, and if I would know how to get a better ride I just may find that one day.I have less then 400 miles on it so far,but it did get
a number of miles to get useto it. But I must say, I would do it again in a heart beat.
I still get the feeling at fasterspeeds around curves that it's going to tip, but it never does....well so far!!

I was told by a triker that if the curve says 40MPH and your new by all means do 40 MPH. Like I say, this is
all new to me, but I sure like it....
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: New member says hello

Postby racing chevy 67 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:17 pm

welcome from Florida..

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Re: New member says hello

Postby Fatty Arbuckle » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:16 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
Fatty Arbuckle wrote:
WA9FWT wrote:4 wheels now, which I call the poor mans trike...


Looks cool. Is the conversion one of the easy on and off kits or a permanent fix?

Arbuckle


I was told by a triker that if the curve says 40MPH and your new by all means do 40 MPH. Like I say, this is
all new to me, but I sure like it....
WA9FWT Phil

I can relate to that, I drive mine like a car and it's like it's on rails.

Did hang the back end out the other day though, just a tad of opposite lock and managed to drift it round a roundabout. Must have looked good because the guy in the car behind tooted and gave big thumbs up as he overtook me. :D

The back end is a bit stiff and you do feel the bumps. It is a fantastic ride but sometimes it's all of the worst things between a car and a bike with regards to bumps, in a car you can straddle them, on a solo ride around but on a trike you just have to take the hit. As a passenger that can be uncomfortable as I can now attest to when my wife drives.

What licence do you guys need to ride a trike? We can drive on a regular car licence without having to take a test, which is handy as in my youth, although having a bike (models you probably never even heard of), I never got around to getting one. Simply because all of our bikes were faster than anything the police had. :lol:

I’ve always wanted a wing though ever since I was a passenger on one when I was in CFB Cold Lake. A guy called Stu in the Canadian Forces and I went to a store called Hunters which was one hell of a long drive away, must of been in the 80’s, one hell of a bike and one hell of a guy, and he could drink like an Englishman – we drank the whole cocktail list in a bar and some, that’ll teach the barman to say “if you can drink the list you can do it for free”
Happy days. 8-)
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Re: New member says hello

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:32 pm

It has to be 56 some years ago, when we went to our local police Station to take a drivers test for a car.
When I was there it came up about having a stamp put on our license showing we are capable of driving a cycle.
I knew the officer and he saw me several times driving a cycle,so he stamped my license, and that was it.
I never to this day took a cycle test.On the back of my drivers license it just says ( M-Motorcycles )
It looks like what I just typed. Every state may be different,and in this state of Wisconsin we do have to
take a test now on a cycle.It will be interesting to find out what requirements are to drive a Trike or a Reg
cycle.
What do you really call mine with four wheels, or do I stick to poor-mans trike :lol:
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: New member says hello

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:41 pm

Field test is probably the only test I ever got 100% on.[ever].. :lol:

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Re: New member says hello

Postby twostrokes48 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:50 pm

Since in Texas, and I think all of the USA but not sure, a trike is considered a motorcycle so you must have a motorcycle license. I had lost me license for MC in a strange way, as I had the same stamp as above on the back of my Calif license, but the ink had worn off which I was not aware of. When I came to Texas, they said they checked with Ca and they had no record of it so I had to take the test again. I took the written test but did not take the actual driving test at that time as the wait was like 3 hrs. I knew the safety course was required for driving on the military base, so I went ahead and took the safety course to get that out of the way. By doing that they also waive the driving test, so I just went back and showed them my safety course completion card and they added the motorcycle on the license.

Those with the instant trike kits, since you have 4 wheels, I guess you could beat any ticket for no MC license, as you have 4 wheels. So as long as you have a car license technically you should be legal.

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Re: New member says hello

Postby dgilesii » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:12 am

I am a new member my name is Dennis and I live in wisconsin just recently bought my first goldwing it is a 1984 1200 interstate am looking forward to reading all post and tips. thanks

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Re: New member says hello

Postby WA9FWT » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:28 am

dgilesii wrote:I am a new member my name is Dennis and I live in wisconsin just recently bought my first goldwing it is a 1984 1200 interstate am looking forward to reading all post and tips. thanks

Welcome aboard Dennis...Post some pictures of that new ride !
Also I'm sure you have seen some up dates that you can check on that 1200 Interstate and see if they have
been done.
WA9FWT Phil

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Re: New member says hello

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:10 am

Welcome too the forum...Have a 84 wing myself..Be sure to check out everything before you spend time on the bike.. New timing belts if you have no history. Flush ALL fluids, (clutch,brakes,coolant) and replace, new oil change and filter, fuel filter. And the most important besides timing belts is the 3 yellow wires(connector) from the stator...See if they have been redone, hardwired, also the connectors to the rectifier. There are a number of threads on this stator issue, search them and read them. If I had done that I would have saved a stator and a whole hell of a lot of money. Unfortunately I did not research the bike for problems before buying/riding it. I am even going through this process on the 98 I just bought a month or so ago. Anyway, good luck with the new2you bike.

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Re: New member says hello

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:50 pm

Hi Dennis, I gotta say, it's awesome that your aboard, this is Fatty's post though, can you please go to the Chat area and post that your a new member there and then we will all throw rocks at you and greet your proper, thank's again ... And bring some photo's please pretty please, the reason for this is that, it becomes your very own post, it's yours and I gotta say how cool is that....




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