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post #17 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2018, 07:51 AM
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Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Denver CO
Year: 1993
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500 Aspencade 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter
Posts: 478
A great milestone, 50 Years. I'm still 12 yrs short of that milestone.

I got my first bike, a '72 Honda CL-350, back in 1980. But since then I've never been without a running bike, and there were some times (like now) I had two bikes in the stable.

That said, both wings are currently in various states of dis-assembly for mods.

The first two bikes, although I owned them both for many years, never really logged that many miles annually, probably <3k /yr avg though there were a couple years I took the Suzuki on a trip. There's nothing like having to find a motorcycle parts shop half-way thru your cross-country trip and working in the parking lot changing worn-out drive chain and sprockets!

I don't miss chain-drive one little bit!

Since owning Wings, my annual mileage is up considerably. I figure at this point I've totaled 150K miles on bikes.


1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
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