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post #31 of 277 (permalink) Old 12-25-2008, 09:37 PM
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In December of last year , my wife finally gave in to me having another motorcycle. She was so afraid that this friend of mine was going to talk me into buy me a Harley, that she, my wife, said OK lets go looking, and we went several places looking at motorcycles especially Gold Wings....I found one and knew it would need some "minor TLC" ..That was a joke it needed more than a "little TLC" ...I typed in "Honda Gold Wings parts", on my computer, some how this site was listed. I made the visit here read a bunch of threads oversome of the problems I washaving and the answers that other people were getting...I found the information I needed.

I joined and meet my first Texas member. In the processof looking for information,I chatted with this Texas member, who said said "come on to my home and look at my restored Wings. That's how I meet Teacher, then Rudy gave me some rather valuable information and today my Wing still needs a few things and I'm not in a big hurry to finish it..I want it as safe as I can make it and hope I get many trouble free miles from it...

In the past year I have learned a lot, and I try to pass on any tips that I do have experience in doing, and try to point a newbie in the right direction for help with the things I personally don't have the experience in that our Guru's have....

Thanks Steve for giving us "newbies" and "old hands" a place to find and share our knowledge of these old Gold Wings and in theprocess, I like to think of this forum as a place where I too have found and extended family.....

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Well, I got my first Wing in 1986. I got my first computer in Feb. 2004 and started to search for all things Goldwing related. Found a site in California,(now defunct), that led me here. I think back then all the State-side members were refered to as "Cowboys" by our reclusive forum greeter RED WING

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Gotta blame Flyone for bringing me and Beaver Bill into the fold, he just kept harping until we had to check it out. Got hooked and the rest is history

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I ran across it after doing a google search. It was right after I bought my first wing, and was looking for a place to find maintenance tips and where to get parts. This has been a great place for information plus friendships!!

Hats off to Steve!!
This is also the way I found this site but found several others. But this is the only site that view daily. Lee



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The first time I found this forum was a long time ago. I needed 2 things for my bike, and came looking for resources.

I needed to figure out if it would have been easier to rebuild my forks (Thanks to my "helpful" son), or just grab a replacement set from Flea-Bay.

I was also researching the easiest way to permanently de-rust a fuel tank.

With 2 searches, I determined that the $25 set of forks on Flea-Bay were the way to go, and gathered alot of good data on tank rust in the process. Bookmarked the site, didn't register then went on about my business, and somehow completely forgot that this place existed.

Then earlier this year I was again hunting around for information, I'd forgotten about this forum buried deep in my bookmarks, but what I was looking for was not the numbers printed in the book, but the technique for properly setting my float valves. Google brought me back here. In the process of reading several dozen threads on carb settings, I found that there were other things that interested me about this place, I joined, and y'all have been putting up with me ever since.

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

The seat is RED!!:P:P
Hope his friends think so too.






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When I bought my 1100 I was googleing for a place to find safety chrome and some led lights. I found this site and Dan Filipi site for 1100. At first I joined Dan's site (still a member but don't post no where near as much as I do here) because it was exclusively 1100's. Then I decided to try this site, well, Dan has a great site but no where near the traffic this site has so I started playing here on this site. Yesterday (Dec. 26 2008) I met Rabbit and Bagmaster. Carol and I hope to meet other's eventually. Luckily I have not got in any pissing matches....


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1977 GL1000 Nekkid Wing - 19,1000
1979 GL1000 Nekkid Wing - 58,180
1982 GL1100 Interstate - 100,000
1982 GL1100 Aspy (parts bike) - 61,522
1985 V45 Magna - 50,985
1986 GL1200 Aspy with Champion Escort II Sidecar - 128,911 (odometer broke in 9-12. around 180,000)
2003 GL1800 10,000

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I searched for a goldwing info site before there was a forum here. I kept coming back for info and one day their was a forum. Eventually I joined. I still use it mainly for my own benefit. You can see my posts are low for the time I've been here. I do read it almost every day though.

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I searched for a goldwing info site before there was a forum here. I kept coming back for info and one day their was a forum. Eventually I joined. I still use it mainly for my own benefit. You can see my posts are low for the time I've been here. I do read it almost every day though.
That brings back memories...

I remember being on a Norwegian GL board way back but the thing just couldn't get going. Also there were lots of posts in the native tongue. It wasn't long before it was obvious that they didn't really want to be international in the longer term.

Can't remember what happened to them.





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I Googled and found it right after we bought our wing. It took several months before I joined, but sure am glad I did. Soon after, I met Oregonwinger and Exavid. Allthough I haven't been on too much lately, I read it almost everyday. Just haven't had too much to say lately!

Hey Bob, we just gotta get together for coffee! Bring Paul along too. We will be in Bend this weekend, but perhaps over the long New Years break we can get together. I have four days off.

Ahhh the sweet life! Kids married well, grandkids...well what can I say? Awesome!
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