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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by BRAD SASALA » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 am

redial wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 pm
That is an impressive thing to do for your father. I wish you well in your challenges.
Thank you. I know he will enjoy it.

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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by NOVAwing » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:03 pm

Hello everyone.

I forgot to do this sooner, sorry gang.

Greetings from Northern Va USA.

I am finishing up restoring the stock blue 93 GL1500 Aspecade I bought from my next door neighbor.

He left it rotting in his backyard for 4 years with a ripped open cover.

Commute to work on it weather permitting.

See my thread in the GL1500 section on the work so far.

Hope to see you in the road, stay safe everyone.

1993 GL1500 Aspencade, restored from 4 years rotting outside.

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

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Motorcycle: 1980 GL-1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
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1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:19 am

I Like the blue, and '93 is a good year!

Last year when I went shopping for a new-to-me bike I looked at two other bikes before finding the one I have now. The first one was a Blue 1988, 145k Miles for $4500. Paint a little faded. The owner already had it running when I got there, choke on, 'idling' at 2000 RPM. I spent maybe 10 mins looking it over, turned the choke off and it promptly stalled (AFTER at least 10 mins???). It restarted right away with the choke, the owner said it is cold-blooded and you have to leave the choke on for quite a while before it will run without it. I didn't even test-drive it. Two months later it was still listed for sale.

The second bike was an absolutely beautiful 2000 SE (also Blue, two-tone) with 58K miles at a consignment shop for $5300. It had just listed the day before (Craigslist). I would have bought it on the spot, but I was informed it had just sold two hours before. :cry:

Third bike was the '93 Aspy you see in my Avatar (Photo taken day of purchase). It had 44K Miles, $4800, excellent condition, Turn-key ready. Absolutely fabulous stereo system with CD changer and 7 speaker system with AMP and equalizer. After taking her home I fixed the cruise control (Spray-cleaner in the Cruise-"on" button) and replaced the rear tire with an E4, Timing belts and coolant, added trailer hitch and lights isolator. She pulled my camper cross-country to Michigan and back last year, issue-free.

So Red is the 'Fastest' Color, '93 the 'best' year, but I still like the two-tone Blue....
They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
(I stole this from somebody on another GW site...) :roll:

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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by JohnUSA » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:45 am

Hello, gang. I did an intro in general chat, won't duplicate here. Picked up a 1993 Aspencade, nice runner. Have been lurking here for awhile, trying to learn while I was searching for the "right one".

No comparison to the Wing I rode in the 70's. On the way home from the sellers house, encountered a long, sweeping banked curve on the highway...what a feeling, just rolling on the throttle through felt like the Wing "settled" into the curve, and wanted more. What a visceral feeling.


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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by JasonRussell1979 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:01 pm

Hello all. I'm from Seymour, IN. The wife and I bought our first road bike 3 weeks ago. 2002 GL 1800. Sure is a lot of bike but man am I lovin it. I am the 3rd owner. It has 55,000 miles. It has been well kept but needs a little tlc. I used a nickel in the anti-dive device because it seemed so harsh on breaking bumps. It did help out. I've been practicing my low speed stability. I do feel like this suspension leave something to be desired. I guess I had very high expectations from everything I've heard about these machines. This winter I'm going to take it down for many parts swaps and I'm still torn on whether I'm going to do stiffer springs front and rear and bushing seals and oil up front or if I'm just going to go with a full traxxion upgrade. Other than the harsh suspension and the tough time at low speed stability I am absolutely loving this machine. My goal was to get my wife involved and she is actually enjoying it. I bought a bike for crossing the country but yet my wife and I just go to local restaurants. We will work our way up to some long travel hopefully. Sorry I couldn't think of a cool nickname and sorry I keep blabbing on but I do want to say thank you all for the great advice that I've been pouring over these last few weeks.

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Re: First time posters, say hello!

Post by landisr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 pm

Welcome from the desert southwest. I have close friends in North Vernon.

Ron in AZ

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