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coolhand
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Motorcycle: 1978 GL-1000

New guy,wanted to say hi

Postby coolhand » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:16 pm



Hi; Coolhand here, Wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I have had alot of goldwings and have never come upon a site quite like this one. Love the way this site puts alot of information about all Goldwings. Currently I have a 1975 and a 1978 Gl-1000. as well as a CB-750 Custom and a Harley Road King. I have spent a good amount of time as a Police Motor Officer, and have also worked as a Funeral Escort. I have rode a bunch of different bikes. But my Goldwings are my favorite. I really hope to learn alot in this forum and hope to be an assest to it. Hope everyone Has a Great Christmas. By for now :)



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WingAdmin
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Re: New guy,wanted to say hi

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:44 pm

Nice to meet you Coolhand. I always want to try to be able to ride at slow speeds like a motor officer. They make it look so easy! :)

coolhand
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Re: New guy,wanted to say hi

Postby coolhand » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:11 pm

Its really not that hard,it just takes a bunch of practice. Check the internet for police motorcycle rodeos. There should be some in your area and you might pick up some tips. also there are videos you can purchase to increase your slow speed skills. When I teach rookies I always tell them that good low speed skills are really important.

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1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: New guy,wanted to say hi

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:32 pm

I spend a lot of time practicing at low speeds. I want to know that I can perform a U-turn in any road without putting my feet down. I think you get a lot better feel for the bike the more time you spend with it at low speeds.

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Re: New guy,wanted to say hi

Postby Digitalsaw » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:53 pm

I concur with you Coolhand...this site is awesome. I just walked through a post by WingAdmin in the DIY section of the site about replacing the rear wheel bearings on an older wing and wow...it was awesome. Thanks for taking all the time to record that stuff WingAdmin. It is great! I just wish you had some for a 1986!
I'm new to the site as well and know it will help me tremendously. I just purchased a 1986 Aspencade SEI and it needs a stator and a new rear tire and frankly a thorough going through so I am going to rely on this site a lot.
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