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A couple years ago I had been wanting to get another bike sooooo badddddd!

Everytime the wife and I were in town and I saw one in a yard for sale I would stop and dream.

A guy just up the road from my house had two Goldwings sitting in his yard not being used. He offer to sell them to me, but I was leary of such a big bike, having never had one that big.

Long story short, without me knowing Nancy talked to Jim about buying the bikes and he gave them to her for a surprise birthday present.

When I found them by accident before the special day, I couldn't believe it, but had to get the ole girls going. So the only place to look was the internet.

So my second blessing was looking for information and finding this great Forum and the wonderful people on it.

So as so many people have said before me,,,,,

Thanks to Steve for what he has created, and thanks to all the good friends I have made for accepting me here.

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First of all, thank you Greg for having started this wonderful thread.

I can't remember just how I came across the forum, but I did not know anyone with a Goldwing, so it just about had to be from a google search looking for info on the gl1200se my son pushed off on me before he went to Iraq.

"Dad, you just gotta keep my bike from rusting up. Those carbs are expensive to clean up if they get gummy again."

Ended up with me buying the bike off him and me on the forum somehow or other.

Before the forum, I used to just wander aimlessy around the internet. After joining this forum, I kept noticing that it became a more important part of my life and that I wanted to help give something back to it.

When I was hurt real bad last January, the forum and its' members were instrumental in making me want to recover from that accident and rejoin the human race.

You just meet the "Nicest People on a Goldwing".



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For bikes, I was originally on the GWRRA board and hating it. I was looking for something that was a bit more civil and fit me a little better.

I saw a post there referencing this board and another Goldwing Touring board that was small. I tried the touring board for a while but it was run by a guy who wanted to be the do all to end all. Got tired of that pretty quickly and wandered over here instead.
Immediately got into a pissing match with exavid and took off again.

Came and went for a while and decided to land back here to see if I could adjust to it.
That was 3.5 years and over 11 thousand posts ago.

Some of the goings on here drives me nuts sometimes but it's still the best board going on the topic so here I am, in and out still, but mostly in.

I visit some of the other GL wannabee boards but they are too personally managed to be something I would consider home plate.

Made a goodly number of friends here and that is something I don't do easily or often so there you go. And here I am.






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I got turned on to it by my son. I already had a GL1200 and he had just bought one. We were looking for information on charging issues and he found this place. First thing I did was get into a pissing match with someone over the DC ignition harness, which by the way, I am still a fan of the guy, but I digress. I had emailed Steve, asking him to remove my account, because I wanted as far away from some of these guys, I could get (I also had an issue with some of those across the pond, that culture difference thing, that I was sure I was correct, and they were wrong). Wexy wrote back to me, encouraging me to hang around and give it a chance. Many members caught my interest; Redwing, Taffy, Rudy, Exavid.......the list goes on......and so do I.


If my mummy could see me now........


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Immediately got into a pissing match with exavid and took off again.


Made a goodly number of friends here and that is something I don't do easily or often so there you go. And here I am.
Now those two statements are just really hard to believe!!!!!!: cheeky1::cheek y1::c heeky1:

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That is 3 statements but I know what you mean.

Hey Night. Did you really buy your son a bike with a pink seat?







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What would we do without Rudy?

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That is 3 statements but I know what you mean.

Hey Night. Did you really buy your son a bike with a pink seat?

Matches the pink helmet



The seat is RED!!:P:P

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How did I find this forum?

Lord..........!

Had been a serious, touring Winger since 1989; and Ialso wanted to return to Europe, especially to see Ireland and Scotland, since a trip I made to Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland in 2004.......

I participated for awhile on the MCN forum, and the BIKE Magazine forum, both UK, to get an idea of the UK motorcycling scene, but I kept getting in fights with them because it seemed to me they blamed the U.S. for all the worlds troubles.... took exception to that... very unpleasant.....

but somehow I landed here, and loved it from the moment I found it: Rudy and Exavid taught me some mechanical skills, and Azgl1500 and the other moderators some human being skills..... and I have been here ever since. Only place I've found that I can get along on, and the only place that will put up (sorta!) with my windy posts!

Thanks to all who made this forum possible! I love it, truly do......

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Thanks for starting this thread Greg. It's a good one I think.

I found the forum on either a Google or Yahoo search, don't recall which for sure. It was in October 2005, after I bought my first GoldWing, my 86 Apencade. I am a heavy Internet user and a bit of an information hound, so frequently go looking for info before and/or shortly after a purchase. I had some questions about my new ride and what a treasure this forum was and is. Besides all the help I've received here, I've made some great friends too.

Thanks again Steve for providing such a great place for us Wingers to get together.

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Sounds about like my experience, too. It was earlier in 05, I think, just after I bought bargoyle....

I've met many new friends here. Hope to meet more..


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