Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase


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Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase

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Hello motorbike people
Great info and shared experience here especially for a returning rider.thought I'd entertain you with this..

The Purchase

I decide to buy myself a wing. Always loved the boxer 6 engines. The Honda 250 Reflex just wasn't enough anymore.

So I test rode a 94 wing at when local HD dealer. Nice but didn't do it for me.
It was gold and very plain looking.
I didn't anything about wings at that time.
I began to shop on the web. A real looker found on eBay. So I bid and win.
I wanted it. $3951.
So two weeks after that test ride, I'm heading up 2.5 hrs into nice PA country to see it.
It is a beauty to my eyes.
Ran like a champ too.... as I hung on for dear life hammering a bit.

So I was lucky there I'll say.

Payed the man and she was mine.

Haven't been on a big bike in 30 years.
So a nice ride back I'm thinking, and that it was. One little mishap-right side cover blew off at 60.
My girl saw it go- it hit the deck and broke in two .
So I replaced that, the front springs and oil, changed oil n filter , and rode 4k in first 5 months of ownership .
It is a great bike.
I got lucky. It hasg cool led lighting too.
I'm lovin it.
And today I turn lucky 60.


Holy cow

See ya on the road
Scooters
Aka Murph
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Re: Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase

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Hey, Happy Birthday !!!
Nice looking present you got yourself.
Happy riding
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Congratulations on your purchase.....Enjoy many wonderful rides and good times with your GL1500!!
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Re: Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase

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Outfit it with lid keepers.Cheaper than any one missing cover.
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My local dealer had side cover grommet kits for about $6.
I considered tethering mine, but it isn’t necessary with good grommets.
When all else fails, RTFM!

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Post by Viking »

Earl43P wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm My local dealer had side cover grommet kits for about $6.
I considered tethering mine, but it isn’t necessary with good grommets.
Yup, Cyclemax sells em by the bag. I have a couple of bags of them here. If a grommet disappears or seems iffy, I just swap it out and throw the old one away.
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a very light coat of Vaseline on the grommet makes them last longer.

and removing them is much easier.
it should have no effect on them getting lost,provided the grommet is new or in good condition.
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Re: Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase

Post by Scooters »

Thanks for the well wishes and tips.

I like the Vaseline tip.

Went for a ride Sunday Dec 3.
May have been last one for a while . 47 degrees...first hour+ was ok, but last hour I was ready to park it.

I guess its time to figure out how to do some maintenance .
Planning trips to Tennessee , and later to Fla, for next summer.


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