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"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
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fun read
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Great, nice.
82 GL1100 Interstate-Oldewing (under going work, fresh frame, NEW motor)
68 CB 350 Hiding in my shed, soon my darling soon........
06 GL1800 daily rider
83 QR 50 Wifeys bike
76 GL1000 Fur Sail............
Sometimes I wrestle with my inner demons.........
Other times we just hug.......

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action1 tumb2
Cliff

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They got hangry with each other! No doubt, huh. A couple a months to do all that work to get the bike ready. Would have cost him 3 grand or more in a shop I bet.
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Great read! Makes me jealous, lol!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

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I'd feel pretty confident crossing Canada on my $500 1100..
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
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Now I feel cheated since our trip yo the Vintage days was put off.
I have a clue though that it would have been tough on me.
Oh well nothing ventured nothing gained.
"Less is More" Anonymous

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77Gowing wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:20 pm Now I feel cheated since our trip yo the Vintage days was put off.
I have a clue though that it would have been tough on me.
Oh well nothing ventured nothing gained.
Life is an adventure ....... just another step along the way action1 action1 action1
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Good read. Thanks for posting
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CYBORG wrote:
Life is an adventure ....... just another step along the way action1 action1 action1
You & I are symatico on this idea. That is exactly how Im enjoying my retirement, just another step along life's adventure. You always make & take these things easier to take in stride. Thank you Cyborg.
"Less is More" Anonymous

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There was a similar article in a recent Motorcycle Mojo in which the author described travelling from Ontario to the Maratimes with a friend on a barn find 'Wing
https://www.motorcyclemojo.com/2020/06/ ... barn-find/
Mr. Honda ('83 GL1100/Dnepr) summer New Engine Thread
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Another guy with two sidecars..... Hmmmm... must be something to that....
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They usually have some pretty good stories.
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I can appreciate their ride. Picked up an '85 Limited Edition for parts couple of years back (no longer have it - sold), sat in the back forty for four years just outside Ottawa. Decided to determine if the engine would start, and to my surprise it did. No parts bike. Had it at my brother's in Larder Lake Ontario. Spent two weeks doing maintenance and such and rode it across Canada to its new home in Victoria. Great ride and BTDT got the T-shirt. VISA, a good roadside assistance package, and game plan are all that is needed. It's character building.
"When writing the Story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen."

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