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post #81 of 277 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 06:57 AM
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Not trying to hi-jack the thread but when I go swimming I am like a shark. If I quit swimming I sink like a rock. So if I went scuba diving would I need ballons to help out?


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Not trying to hi-jack the thread but when I go swimming I am like a shark. If I quit swimming I sink like a rock. So if I went scuba diving would I need ballons to help out?
You wear a buoyancy compensator (BC) anyway. It is a vest that the tank mounts too, and has an inflatable bladder. It connects to your air supply/regulator with a hose. The idea is to stay neutrally buoyant when under water, so you can easily go up or down and so your are not being forced either way. You are adjusting your buoyancy while you are under water to stay neutral. Some of the gear you wear is also positively buoyant, such as the wetsuit/drysuit, so you are compensating for that as well as your own buoyancy with the weights.

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I bought my first Goldwing back in 1978 and I googled for the Steve Sauders site, but unfortunately he was only about 3 years old back then, soI had to wait until about4 years ago when Ihad justchanged from an 1100 to a 1500 and I wanted some information on it. I did a google search (again) and this time, Steve's site was up and running and I got a warm welcome and a quick response to my questions.

Since then I have popped in here once in a while and made the odd post but mostly I am quite quiet.



I consider myself very lucky to have met so many of the members, lots in the UK, many in Ireland, including the Big Man himself and his family and of course we had our most memorable Meet & Greet experience in the US last year, which will be hard to surpass.

It is great to be part of a friendly International forum that is second to none. I do not visit any other Goldwing sites, since none could compare to the flavour of this one and in fact I am only a member of one other web based forum, the RBLR which I became involved in as a result of being introduced to it by Geordiemuppet.

Believe it or not, about the only other thing I come on the computer for is to peruse ebay, email friends from on here and elsewhere and to sometimes lookat links provided by members.

The past years have been great and I look forward to many more and making even more internet virtual and real time friends.





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Don't remember how I found this site. Lurked awhile and then hung up my hat and stayed. glad I did. Have met lot's of new friends. Rekindled my love for motorcycles and riding. That is whenever the warm weather sticks around.

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I was introduced to this site when I attended the Scottish motorcycle show and had been speaking to papajoe and another on a goldwing stand and they suggested I try over here for any questions I had about Goldwings. They said it was a friendly place and the guys on here would help out if they could.

I must admit I've never been on a site quite like it. The help and advice is second to none. I suppose trying to fix things blindly is pointless when you have so many guys here with a wealth of experience under their belts, the advice given has saved many hours of searching manuals or just breaking something because I didn't know better.

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I found it either referenced on the GL1800 or the New Riders Ralley Forum.

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I joined within days of buying my one and only wing. Foundthe forumthrough internet searches, and without a doubt, have learned and enjoyed it. It's benefited me as a rider and in my learning doin' my own wrenching.



This being my first winter as a reborn rider......it's been tough. I understand a bit more about those who fight addictions. I really DO. I check this forum several times, each and every day.....it has to replace my riding time. You know when you have a love in your life.....something that's all yours.....you just want to live it constantly.I've made my winter much more bearable by learning more about my wing, starting my own maintenance and following through, making improvements and fixing small problems. Starting now to work on restoring some badly faded paint on certain parts, which adjoin nice, shiny parts.....apparently replacements from the PO. It's fun, and I'm dyin' to put all the plastic back on and get on it!



Thank you to all those who've helped me in my threads, and those who've written as I've lurked, learning silently in the background. You are all great, and like a family, while all don't get along just EVERY day, it all comes together in the long run.



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Thank you to all those who've helped me in my threads, and those who've written as I've lurked, learning silently in the background. You are all great, and like a family, while all don't get along just EVERY day, it all comes together in the long run.
Glad you came out of Lurking mode and started posting who the hell is not getting on with you just PM his/her name to wexy and he will sort them out


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LOL.......well thanks, but I'd hate to sic Wexy on anybody! He looks pretty tough to me!



No, was talking about minor skirmishes here and there, only a couple in six months I've seen, and I know all will be right with the world in no time. Great people here, and occasionally a difference of opinion, or way of stating one's opinion.



If this were a 1%'ers site, anything but fun-lovin', comfort-diggin' Goldwingers, heck, I imagine we'd have all-out war now and then......but then, maybe Wexy keeps all that in check!



If so, he makes a great Sergeant-At-Arms!





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Like my friend Redwing, I was a member on the short-lived forum that Steve ran before he bought this one. I think that one ran from late 03 up to the time the hosters went belly-up and Steve hastily moved here in summer 04 and sent us all heads-up emails. This one is a daily dose of good cheer for many of the old timers like me.

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