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You test sit each mod to foam height or density until your backside is happy.
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And it really is my birthday, today. [/QUOTE]

happy birthday old man.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:42 PM
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Funny - I ran in to this too! My occupation tends to shall we say, have a bit of ego? I started with my first Goldwing around 23 or so (48 now and had 4) and that was what a few of my friends said.

Until the big group ride where the wife and I were the only ones comfortable for longer than a 30 minute stretch.

Until they saw how much I rode, and enjoyed it, putting miles they only dream about on the bike (I have a couple co-workers who are 'riders' that average maybe 800 miles a year)

Until they found I could out ride them in the twisties because I had a lot of saddle time and knew for a fact what my Wing could and could not do.

Now they ask me advice and questions.

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Its funny how a bike the size, and weight of a Gold Wing can be called a old mans bike,when the lighter, sports bikes are considered a bike for someone under 30. At 67 I still prefer the 2 wheeled Wing over a trike because I like the feeling of leaning into a corner. The weight just melts away when I`m riding in town or out. When I`m not comfortable with handling the Gold Wing I might go to a trike.

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Originally Posted by Bike...and Dennis View Post
May 15th. 1987, less than a month after my 39th birthday,

And it really is my birthday, today.
Happy Birthday Dennis!!
I'll rise my cup toyou.
But how comes you're not listed under "Today birthdays" section, I can't believe they forgot about you

And still riding...
I just regrets the things I haven't done.

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Had my first Wing' before I was 19, but I am the exception to every rule...

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I bought my first wing (83 1100i ) from a guy that bought it when he was 18. One day I had stopped at the grocery store after work and was loading my groceries in the trunk when a guy asked me how old you had to be to own 1 of those, I told him 18 I guess because that's how old the guy I got it from was when he bought it.

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Originally Posted by browner_77 View Post
Had my first Wing' before I was 19, but I am the exception to every rule...
No such an animal when I was 19 .....
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Originally Posted by CrystalPistol View Post
No such an animal when I was 19 .....

The GL1000 was in SOME dealers showroom when i was 19 , but not many 19 years old guys had the money for it .LOL
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