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« Reply #4460 on: March 19, 2018, 05:50:06 pm »

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« Reply #4461 on: March 20, 2018, 03:28:17 am »

Welcome indeed!  Bigok
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« Reply #4462 on: March 20, 2018, 03:47:58 pm »

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« Reply #4463 on: March 23, 2018, 11:18:38 pm »

I'll go out on a limb here and guess your last name is Jones. And welcome.
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« Reply #4464 on: March 24, 2018, 07:17:27 am »

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« Reply #4465 on: March 24, 2018, 11:01:19 am »

Hey Jonesy -- great tag line...  
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« Reply #4466 on: May 02, 2018, 05:41:46 pm »

I just signed up to be a member of this forum. Like a lot of people, I rode a fair amount when I was in my teens and 20's (70's and 80's) but got away from riding for most of the years until about 10 or 12 years ago. I'm 65 years old now and over these last 10-12 years have had the pleasure of owning a wide variety of bikes. I quit actually keeping track of the bikes, but I'm sure the number would be about 25 by now.

I currently have a '06 GSX600F Katana that I intend to be my solo touring bike. I don't think we will go on any epic lengthy trips but I do hope to get in several 3 or 4 day rides this year.

I also have a 2011 GSX-R750 that I take out on occasion. It's a pristine showroom-stock bike and it took me about 1 1/2 to 2 years to find a sportbike that I wanted and that was "un-molested". I just have an appreciation for the stock item and don't care for a lot of the typical mods. I don't have the skill or nerve to ride it to it's potential and hate to see it sit so much so I will probably list it for sale in the classified soon.

My all-round go-to bike is an old '83 GL1100I Gold Wing. I use it for two-up trips with my wife, running errands since it has a lot of storage, and have done some long solo rides including an Iron Butt 1000 a few years ago. It's just an old reliable bike and I've really grown fond of it over the 7 or so years I've had it. It has quite a history, but I'll save that for another time.

Last...I have a '73 HD XLCH1000 Sportster that I've owned since 1974. At one point it sat for about 18 years. I then got it out and did some work to get it back on the road, and then lost interest in it once again. Honestly, the only reason I keep it is for sentimental reasons and someday it will go to my Son who is 27 years old. As soon as he has a place to keep it safe and indoors it can drip oil in his garage!

So there you have it. Probably more than you care to hear. I look forward to spending more time with my '06 Katana and do more solo touring like I've wanted to for years. It's probably not the sport touring bike that many would have, but I find it relatively light and simple, comfortable riding position and good fuel mileage and tank range.

Thanks for having me on board.

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« Reply #4467 on: May 02, 2018, 06:48:36 pm »

Hi Lynn!!
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« Reply #4468 on: May 02, 2018, 07:12:14 pm »

Welcome...where ya from?
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« Reply #4469 on: May 02, 2018, 07:36:53 pm »

Welcome, Lynn!  Thumbsup

Yeah, fill out your location in your profile. Even a rough location, if you're trying to stay kind of anonymous. You might meet a nice person or two here to ride with, if that info is handy. (it shows up below your name, to the left)

It's cool to see someone who can appreciate older bikes. Goldwings are just so cool. That 1100 is a fairly rare one, I think. They went from 1000 to 1200 pretty quick, didn't they? Is it a fully faired and bagged one? I'd like to see more longitudally-mounted flat and V twins and fours. BMW makes the fussy expensive twins, Honda makes mostly just big V4s and V6s now. They still make the VFR800, I think...

I hear you on the Katana. I remember when they were still being sold, folks put them down as being made from cheap, left-over components and ugly and old tech. When I sat on one, I was impressed. Good wind protection, fast enough, affordable, easy to maintain. I think some of them were even just oil-cooled, weren't they?

Do tell us the history of your Goldwing. It's not like this place is so busy we haven't got time.
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« Reply #4470 on: May 02, 2018, 07:53:08 pm »

Hello there, Lynn.

What was it that WC Fields said? I'd never join a club that would have me as a member!
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« Reply #4471 on: May 02, 2018, 08:08:41 pm »

Thanks for the welcomes! I'll get into the profile page and put in some info. I just quickly completed the registering process and didn't think of doing that.

FWIW, I'm from Southeast Missouri, Uniontown, MO to be precise. Tiny town about 1.5 Hr. South of St Louis.

Yes, the GL1100 is the Interstate model, so it has the full fairing, side cases and top box. I've always thought I'd like to have a newer, faster, fancier two-up bike, and I've had my wife's blessing on getting a FJR1300, but hey, she's comfortable on the back of the "Old" Wing, I hardly have any money tied up in it so why would I just spend more money and still probably not ride any more?

I agree that the Katana's get little respect but I really like mine. To date the longest day I've done on it is a tick over 400 miles, but I think it's easily going to be a 600+ mile per day bike for me. I have several sets of soft side bags, a tail bag and a decent sized tank bag, so I'm sure I can pack way more stuff than I could possibly need for a few day long trip.

Thanks again for the welcome, and yeah, the quality of people here probably went down with my arrival.  Lol

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« Reply #4472 on: May 03, 2018, 02:02:32 am »


Thanks for the welcomes! I'll get into the profile page and put in some info. I just quickly completed the registering process and didn't think of doing that.

FWIW, I'm from Southeast Missouri, Uniontown, MO to be precise.


Yeah, but it still isn't showing up under your avatar. Do it again!  


Thanks again for the welcome, and yeah, the quality of people here probably went down with my arrival.  Lol


Well, when Blue joined it really lowered the standards so I think that you'll be fine  Bigok
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« Reply #4473 on: May 03, 2018, 06:15:46 am »

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Well, when Blue joined it really lowered the standards so I think that you'll be fine  Bigok
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« Reply #4475 on: May 03, 2018, 10:54:14 am »

Welcome Lynn.

Those GL1100 I bikes are nice! Several years back I was out tooling around No Cal into Southern Oregon. Rode in to Goose Lake State Park on the Cali Oregon border. As I was setting up camp a cherry GL1100 I towing a small tent trailer rolled in. The owner turned out to be a woman of about 65, who was the original owner of the bike. We got to chatting. As of that trip, whivh was in '08, she had about 250K miles logged on that bike. According to her, it still ran strong and smooth.

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« Reply #4476 on: May 03, 2018, 12:43:49 pm »


Last...I have a '73 HD XLCH1000 Sportster that I've owned since 1974. At one point it sat for about 18 years. I then got it out and did some work to get it back on the road, and then lost interest in it once again. Honestly, the only reason I keep it is for sentimental reasons and someday it will go to my Son who is 27 years old. As soon as he has a place to keep it safe and indoors it can drip oil in his garage!


Serious jealousy!  Would love one of those and a XR1200 just for eye candy and bike shows!
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« Reply #4477 on: May 03, 2018, 01:59:47 pm »




Serious jealousy!  Would love one of those and a XR1200 just for eye candy and bike shows!


Well, that's flattering, and thank you, but I'd rather the Sportster didn't insist on marking it's territory so thoroughly. When it sat for so many years I couldn't imagine that it could have possibly even had any oil left in it. In all the years I owned it I don't think it ever did not leak, somewhere. I guess I'm lazy, but the Sporty just isn't high enough on my priority list to get the attention it needs.

As far as the GL1100, I don't have any where near the kind of mileage that many have on theirs. In a nutshell, I bought the bike after it was tossed about in a tornado, while the bike was having some work done on it. It was then moved to a small shed that only had three walls, and no one bothered to screw the spark plugs back in. After sitting like that for about 2 or 3 years, the motor was locked up and the bike was a basket case. I fiddled with it for months, got the engine un-stuck, and put the jigsaw puzzle back together. I bought it from the original owner about 7 years ago with less than 9,000 miles on the odometer. It's now up to 42,000 and has only needed a couple small things repaired/replaced, and of course several new tires. It still has the scratches from the tornado damage, but I look at them as it's battle-scars and a big part of it's story.

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« Reply #4478 on: May 04, 2018, 10:42:18 am »

That Goldwing story is an awesome one!

It survived a tornado and 2+ years with both the inside and outside of the engine exposed to the elemets...

It seems you put more work into it than the Harley, even though the Harley has been with you since Day 1. Goldwings are better bikes, so it was not a bad idea. Why not sell the Harley to someone who will  really love it? It's admirable that you want to give it to your son, but don't you love him?  Wink
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« Reply #4479 on: May 04, 2018, 11:22:06 am »


That Goldwing story is an awesome one!

Why not sell the Harley to someone who will  really love it? It's admirable that you want to give it to your son, but don't you love him?  Wink


Thanks, I appreciate the thoughts. Regarding the last sentence, that is quite funny! I guess the answer to the question about loving my son is, yes.....most days....other days.....ummm...not as much. He still drives me crazy and he lives 5.5 Hrs away! Perhaps the Harley would be more payback than reward?  Lol

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