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Hey all - Greetings from Illinois! I happened to 'acquire' a 1986 aspy/sidecar combo with around 9600 miles on it about 2 years ago. The guy that had it bought it about 8 years prior from a previous owner, barely rode it, did very little to take care of it, and was selling it in a moving sale. When I went to look at it, it was only really 'running' on 2 cylinders, shook like the dickens, had a thick film of road grunge on it, cracked windscreen, and rusty (but fortunately not pitted) chrome farkels ands what not. Ugly? Yep. As far as I was concerned though - a diamond in the rough and a deal I couldn't say no to... I really kicked myself for awhile wondering what I got myself into but the more I got into it, the more it really grew on me - I'm sure many of you know exactly what I mean.

A bunch of hours in the garage with a service manual, a bucket of carb soak, a sync gauge, a decent parts supplier, and the saintly patience of a lovely wife has now got me all set up with one fine dog hauler! Once I figure out how to post pictures, I'll get a few up.

Glad to have found this place and I look forward to learning lots more about keeping my hack on the road!



Be Well and Ride Safe!

KevinL
 

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Hallo kevinl

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your Wing.
 

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Welcome, WelcomeTo Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum.If you have any questions no matter how trivial they may seem this forum is the place to ask them. What I have noticed is that some of the people here were :15red:'sin their previous lives and can answer any question you have. Theforums that I get the most from are::

Goldwing Technical Forum

General Motorcycle Discussion Forum


These have the best info aboutGoldwing’s and are where you ask questions and can get help..

For Sale/Wanted ForumGood stuff for Sale or if you have old parts sitting around the garage you would like to get rid of....


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And when all you need is a good laugh to start your day try the:: Fun Forum After that it’s up to you which of the others you will like the best all I can do is suggest.

Again Welcome to the Forum...

Oh and did I mention everyone here loves pictures.. Show us some of yours... Even if it’s not a Goldwing just a pretty view
 

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
 

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Welcome from North Dakota
 

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Welcome I have a sidecar too. This forum is great and everyone likes pictures. I am also a member of www.sidecar.com which is OK But no where near what this forum is.
 

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Wow! Thanks for warm welcome all!



I think I figured out how to post some pictures... First of all, meet Ozzie - the Aussie (Australian Shepherd). Even when we're not going anywhere, he's in the hack... I was doing some work on the bike this weekend and he just took his usual spot. He's good company, but doesn't have much to say....









Here's a one of my kids - the 86 GL1200 Aspencade with a Motorvation Formula II sidecar. She was in pretty bad shape when I got her - but had lots of potential!







Thanks again for all the warm welcomes!!!





Be Well!

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:waving:Greetings from N.Idaho and welcome to the Best Goldwing Forum on the internet. If used, this forum will supply you with great information and hours of simple entertainment.




That Doggy looks happy !!!
 

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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!


Glad to have you with us!



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