Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA
Model: GL1800 30th year anniversary model
Back in the saddle again
Well, I just couldn't stay away. I bought a 'wing after being bike deficient for these last several years. First it was the sciatica that caused me to sell my previous 'wing. Then, when I was thinking about maybe riding again, I needed surgery on my right shoulder. Some time has gone by since the surgery and my shoulder rehab is done. I also waited for a while after rehab was done to make sure I wasn't going to inadvertently mess it up again.
Today I purchased a 2005 30th Anniversary model in dark gray with 53000 on the odometer. I couldn't believe how much I missed riding until I got on it for the test ride.
There are some things I will have to change. The windshield is one of them. The seat another. One lucky thing is that the previous owner must have been as vertically inseam challenged as I am. I can sit on it and flat foot both feet with a 30" inseam without having to stand up. I need to have the seat built up in the area of the gluts and leave the rest like it is. It may take a couple of tries to get it just right but that's okay with me.
As for the windshield, that has a curl at the top and it is at just the right place for my eyes to see right in that spot. Massive distortion is the problem. Easy fix.
So, yeah, back in the saddle.
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