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Newbie from Ireland - no bike, yet!

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Hi folks, my name's PJ from Ireland, I'm 44, and I'm an alcoh..... hang on! Wrong forum!!

Well I have developed a strong interest in getting a new bike, but gone are the days of aching backs and warp speeds, as I'm getting too old (and MrsMac says "NO"), so I've been looking at STs & GLs.

My last bike was a Honda VFR, but that's gone a good few years now, as kids and finances took over.

I reckon I'll be in the buyers market for a bike in about 2 - 3 years, as I went back to college to do a degree, and realise that a job might help me pay for my new bike.
First, I'll have to get a shed/garage beside the house for the bike, and all going well, I'll have that before next Summer.
Any advice of workshop tools/kit/layout would be very welcome, especially if it's a bargain!

My initial look at GLs has me drooling at late 90's 1500s, and the prices for these seem fairly reasonable (budget will be €6-7k, may even get an early 1800 when the time comes?).
Again, any advice from members, especially from Ireland, UK & Western Europe, regarding prices and models, would also be very welcome.

I've been a casual visitor to this site, for a few years, but now I'm determined to reward myself with a new (to me) bike, and who better to talk to, than other GL owners???

Hope to get to know ye all better over the next couple of years.

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Hallo MrMac

Welcome on this nice forum. Wish you al the best.
And good luck with your search for a nice Wing.
Hi PJ!!! - Welcome aboard the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum! It's a pleasure to have you with us! Please feel free to browse around and make yourself at home!

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Welcome from Oklahoma :waving: Enjoy the wing :cheesygrin:
welcome to the forums
Welcome, Welcome To Steve Saunders Goldwing Forum so with any Maintenance you do.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 'Goldwings in their previous lives and can answer any question you have. The forums that I get the most from are::

Goldwing Technical Forum
General Motorcycle Discussion Forum

These have the best info about your bike and are where you ask questions and get help..

For Sale/Wanted Forum Good stuff for Sale....

And when you just need a good laugh:: Fun Forum
Again Welcome to the Forum...

And A Big Welcome From Clermont, Indiana.....
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Howdy and welcome to the forum! :waving:
Welcome from Bismarck ND
Warm welcome to you buddy

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Hello from Virginia,

Welcome Aboard!!!!!

Glad to have you with us!

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I hope MrMac from Donegal didn't get a fright with all you cowboys sending greetings.....:ROFL:
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