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post #3621 of 5497 (permalink) Old 05-04-2015, 06:17 PM
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Took her out for a 50 mile ride.

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Installed an XGrip and played with taking some riding video. Was pretty cool and was working good. Its funny but my helmet mic was picking up my engine and stereo great but didnt pick up my voice very good. Rode to a local dam to check it out. Found some awesome roads with loads of riders. The dam and park were disappointing.

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I rode mine Over the creek through the dirt and gravel to the road. Waited for a farm truck to pass and got on the road.

Shifting from first to second at 4 grand and to third at 5 grand in anticipation of the 60 degree turn ahead. I simultaneously press the right bar firmly and open the throttle all the way pinning me and my bride to the seats. Exiting the corner at near 65 mph with the front tire as light as a feather.

I then shifted to 4th and slowed to the speed limit with a big smile. Thanking God for the small things in life.

I only had one guy try to run me over just before my fuel light came on.
34.42 miles per gal on that tank adding 4.532 gallons.

Life is good.

The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

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Went for a ride. Cleaned it up a bit.

2013 GL1800 Comfort/Navi
2014 Harbor Freight Tag-a-Long
Currently stuck in Las Vegas, Nevada

Previous bikes (in reverse order) include:
Harley 883 Sportster
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Honda 750A Hondamatic (second best bike I ever owned)
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I rode mine Over the creek through the dirt and gravel to the road. Waited for a farm truck to pass and got on the road.

Shifting from first to second at 4 grand and to third at 5 grand in anticipation of the 60 degree turn ahead. I simultaneously press the right bar firmly and open the throttle all the way pinning me and my bride to the seats. Exiting the corner at near 65 mph with the front tire as light as a feather.

I then shifted to 4th and slowed to the speed limit with a big smile. Thanking God for the small things in life.

I only had one guy try to run me over just before my fuel light came on.
34.42 miles per gal on that tank adding 4.532 gallons.

Life is good.
Well written................now get out there and find the next mark for the Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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Will be riding one of the Goldwings today, supposed to be a nice warm sunny day in Alaska, but on a non Goldwing note i am trading off my 95 Virago 750 to a fella for a supposedly pristine 86 Yamaha Venture Royale today, he wants a smaller work commuter bike for in Anchorage, the Virago is worth more than the Venture so its a trade plus some of his cash. I love riding my other 89 Venture Royale, it was built to compete with the Gl1200 and to many at the time was considered a better bike, but with Goldwings rolling off the assembly line like Model T cars and being built in the USA and so the Ventures never really caught on.

The introduction of the Gl1500 finally killed of the competition, you can get a more cruiser looking variant of the old Ventures but nothing like the 1st or 2nd generation Ventures of the mid 80'S. I really like the when it works front and rear auto adjusting air suspension, plus the anti five front actuators.

Of my hop on and go riding bikes the 93 and 95 Goldwings get more miles, then its the Venture Royale followed by the 85 Vmax. Riding the Goldwing is like having a courtesan woman, the Venture is like a tomboy, riding the Vmax is like a an epileptic call girl.


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Since the warmer weather is now here I dont have to keep the Wing in the garage. So I bought her a new cover to keep the dirt off and new grips for me.

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Since the warmer weather is now here I dont have to keep the Wing in the garage, I can keep her outside under the deck.So I bought her a new cover to keep the dirt off and new grips for me. My hands were cramping up with the factory grips. They were so small of a diameter. I hope these new ones will work.
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Have you tried them out yet? Myself i like the Iso grips with the throttle rocker. But i have xxl hands.

I just got back from riding 50 miles to deliver a 95 Virago and to then pick up an 86 Venture Royale, Virago had stock grips, my hands went numb, Venture had stock but thicker foam grips, no problemo.

Heading out for an evening ride on the 93 Tribute bike in a little bit, very warm at least by my standards day today, gonna make the most of it before summer ends in a few months.


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post #3630 of 5497 (permalink) Old 05-10-2015, 10:25 PM
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Just about to start the rear wheel removal process and driveline servicing. Having an Austone Taxi tire put on the rear wheel, adding 3oz. of Dyna-Beads. Curious about how it rides. Hopefully, I'll find things, including the U-joint in good shape and just in need of cleaning and lubrication.
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