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Two months ago I thought I was getting a Wing ..Thanks to the solicitors I didnt get it untill yesterday...but boy am I one happy bunny. Its an 87 ( well looked after) 1200 Aspencade and for those that didnt read my first posting...I havent ridden a Wing for nigh on twenty years. If you had seen my first tentative steps when I took it out of my mates drive you would have thought I hadnt WALKED for twenty years...I was Sh****g myself.

285 miles later...Its like riding a bike.

Thank you all for your encouragement and support...not to mention the wifes birthday ideas.

In the way of putting something back to the forum I would just like to tell you my experience with insuring the Wing.

Being the sort of bloke that likes to deal with people face to face, I tried to find a broker locally. The cheapest fully comp cover I could get was £444...plus two nights with my wife and a signed contract with the devil in blood........having a phobia about blood, I thought ..sod that...and tried the internet. The upshot being I got fully comp for £154.65...and I took out the optional £25 legal cover.

Shop around folks....that was with no alarm..no garage...no security device and no no claims...in fact its cheaper than the rider policy I had with Norwich Union twenty years ago.

No doubt someones going to tell me they have fully comp for 6 quid that includes two tickets to see Status Quo and free tube of Autosol...but I dont care...in the words of Willie Nelson...Im "On the road again"
 

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That's great ! Ride safe, don't get in over your head and have fun!

got to love it when a "UK" guy quotes "Willie Nelson" !!
 
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Hey Armitage Shanks :waving: Well done :clapper:glad to see that you got your :12red: and everything has worked out well for you. Ins is a tricky issue, it's better to shop around before you part with the hard earned bucks. :crying:Enjoy all the miles in safety. :jumper:

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Armitage Shanks wrote:
Two months ago I thought I was getting a Wing ..Thanks to the solicitors I didnt get it untill yesterday...but boy am I one happy bunny. Its an 87 ( well looked after) 1200 Aspencade and for those that didnt read my first posting...I havent ridden a Wing for nigh on twenty years. If you had seen my first tentative steps when I took it out of my mates drive you would have thought I hadnt WALKED for twenty years...I was Sh****g myself.
I know the feeling, I was off bikes for over 25 years when I got my '86 SEI about a year ago. Did fine except for awhile I thought I'd have to get a turntable at the end of the street to turn the thing around. I can comfortably do figure eights with the woman who hangs around here on the back in that area now. Like they say, 'it's like riding a bike, you never forget how', but they failed to say how rusty and intimidated you can get!:goofygrin:
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LOL!! My first "To the Rear March" ended in my gently just setting the thing down on the asphalt and then playing the devil to bring it back up again!!
 

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Well done Armitage Shanks. Go out and enjoy your Goldwing in th egood weather, and when it's too bad too take the bike out, the company here is always good. :waving:
 

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I can relate to your present state of mind. Idecided to getback into bikes after a break of 35 years and puchased my 1992 Interstate from the states. I had forgotten how much fun riding a bike can be. I have been taking it real easy but have just passed the 500 mile mark. With hindsight should have purchased a bike with reverse, never mind, next time. Suns up off for a spin.

Regards to all.
 

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my first trip after a ten year lay off was a 250 mile trip back home on my new to me 1500 and as you rightly say i was sh**ing myself as well. 30000 miles in 18 months later and an IAM course under my belt i feel a lot more confident on the 1800 i now own.

recommend the iam course if it is a few years since you have ridden well worth the money and effort

rgds

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Have to agree, I was scared to death the first 500 miles after being out of the saddle for 15 years. I am finally feeling better and a little more confident. Good luck and remember Willie said "On the Road Again". So keep it on the road.

Billy
 
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