I was a h/d rider when i broke down in the middle of the out back (not the first time)so i got out my i phone and pressed help and low and behold hear i am.
Joking aside, iwas on another site but unless your not into the battle of egos your not really there if you now what i mean,(need to be part of the furniture) so i tried this site and love it.
And thank you all for your exceptance,from a long long away but am with you on all rides nomatter what.
I was working on my 1200 and my wife was on the internet trying to trouble shoot the problem,when she found this site,I enjoy reading the forums and have learned alot,now its like an obsession.I've even learned enough to help others on the small stuff,and I am looking forward to meeting different people
I was poking around on google trying to figure out how to work on an old goldwing that I took as payment on an old debt... Plan was to get it running and move it on to the next owner. ( I was far too young to ride a goldwing!!) After getting it running correctly and putting a few thousand miles on it, I wouldn't even consider parting with my wing. I spend most of my spare time on here reading up on the old 1100's quirks... and searching craigslist for a good deal on another one!
I got my first motorcycle, an old Bultaco Alpina, when I was about 14 years old. Since then I've always worked on my own bikes. When I bought my first Goldwing however, I quickly learned that I had picked an animal unlike anything I had had before and needed some guidance, SERIOUS guidance. Well, I did a lot of lurking on different sites, getting a feel for not only knowledge, but the general attitude of the members on it as well. What I found was interesting, especially when compared to other sites.
There are rules of conduct. And the main rule was, respect of others, their opinions and their rides. But the rule seemed almost unneeded, the attitude was just there. I noted that when there were disagreements, other members joined in, not to take sides and fan the flames, but to get both sides to calm down and listen to the other. Yeah, sometimes the mods had to kick in, sometimes it seemed a little to quickly, but I guess even adults need babysitters sometimes.
The next thing I noted was that no question was belittled or put down. Any question drew the support and suggestions from all members who had a possible solution. In fact, members were going out of their way to help find a solution. And everyone else took an attitude of wanting the answer as well in case they should have a similar problem.
The last thing I noticed, and this is fat from the least, everyone seemed to genuinely care about each other, whether they had met or not. If someone had something bothering them and needed to share or vent, there was a camaraderie. Hell, that's hard to find in people we interact with in person, let alone "technical" strangers.
Yeah, Steve may have started this little site over in the Emerald Isle, and probably had no idea of what it would turn into. But wow, what it did turn into. In the time I have been here, I have received help, advise and guidance, and I have tried to offer back what little I had to give.
Consider this, I have no idea how many countries, races, religions, political beliefs, etc. are represented here, and yet all are there for each other. Seemingly with only two thing in common. One is our love for riding, even to those who join us but don't have wings, and second, the common agreement that Green IS the fastest color.
I haven't had my trike for a month yet, so being unfamiliar with the beast, am looking for any knowledge. Haven't even got a license as of this post. Gave up prior license from another state when we moved because I had sold my old bike and didn't foresee owning another. Fired up my search engine and here I am.
Google here. I was searching some info for a customer a long time ago and suggested three sites that seemed helpful. When I finally got around to joining myself, I joined the same three. I tend to spend more time here reading than the others.
Don't know if I posted to this thread but have posted to similar threads before. Me it was Google. I had just bought Baby Blue & went to the 'puter & searched Goldwing Forums & low & behold SSGWF came up as the # 1 site. Since then I have followed a number of members who have ventured out on their own & become members of those site. I am on a total of 13 wing sites plus 4 other bike forums plus about 5 more miscellaneous forums. I like these forum much better than FB Cheers Angela aka fysty-1:waving::waving:
Did a Google search looking for information on a centerstand lock for the gl1800 , the thread on this site is the only thing that came up. I had heard of the site before and had looked over the site before. (Not the forum)