OldGold13 Intro (13 years a member)

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OldGold13 Intro (13 years a member)


Post by OldGold13 »

Hey all! I'm OldGold13, having been a member for 13 years now. I have been a Goldwing owner since 1983, when I traded my 1972 Honda CB500 for a black 1979 GL1000. It was a full dress with a Vetter fairing, saddlebags, and trunk...a gorgeous machine with low miles. I also searched for and found a pristine 1976 LTD that I traveled nearly 800 miles to bring home.
I love riding the Colorado Rockies with my Goldwings. I still haven't found a way to post photos of my bikes and bike trips, so I'll work in this. I've only been an occasional visitor until more recent years when I began dreaming about modifying my '79. I have been customizing it for a few years now and am getting close to transforming her into a beautiful bike. I hope to soon post the resulting, one-of-a-kind bike. And I'm glad I can often peruse the postings to get ideas for maintaining and fooling around with my Goldwings...since I have no interest in newer bikes, but love my GLs!

Proud owner of:
customized '79 Black GoldWing, owned since '83
totally original '76 GoldWing LTD, 8900 miles; a Triumph TR6...a red car, wishin' it were a TR6 bike; 91 Porsche 944S2, low miles; 53 MGTD on blocks.
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Post by Track T 2411 »

A very belated welcome from Wisconsin! I'm sure many of us here would love to see pics of your bikes. There's a tutorial on how to post pics in ShopTalk page/ST near there bottom of the page...

Enjoy the ride!
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail" - Abraham Maslow

"If you can't take the time to do it right the first time, how are you ever going to find the time to do it over?" -Unknown

Current Rides:
'Grumpy' - '81 Standard, now fully dressed.
'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
'Scarlett' '76 'Survivor' nekkid as a j-bird!

Under Construction:
The 'Jalopy' '78-'79 Mash-up
'Quikie' '81 gl1100I back on the lift, project with the step-son!

In The Shed:
'81 gl1100I barn find aka "Josie, the farmer's daughter." (almost comatose build)
'77 gl1000, roller parts bike.
'82 gl1100I, 'Old Crusty' titled roller parts bike (free!)
'82 gl1100I, My first 'Wing, and an expensive lesson!
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Post by Rat »

Glad you decided to pop out in the open .... looking forward to seeing your work ....

"I'd rather Ride than Shine"
‘84 GL1200 Interstate ‘R2B6' (Rat to Be 6)
‘76 project .... R2B3 ....
Team 898, Team LTD 993 ....
My Original 'RAT' was an '82 CB900/1100F
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Post by pidjones »

Welcome! I love my '79. And my '78 with '75 motor. And my '06. And my '78 rescue.
"Love 'em all.... let God sort 'em out!"
1976 Yamaha RD400c - rolling basket case winter '20-'21 project
1978 GL1000 - winter project for 2020 challenge - SOLD!
2006 GL1800 - the Black Pearl
1979 GL1000 project - to be restored
1978 GL1000 with '75 engine - the Hunley
Ex '79 CB750F rat bike - the Rocket - SOLD!
Ex '86 SEi
Ex '77 GL1000
Ex '76 RD400
Ex '72 Penton 125 set up for flat track
Ex '73 RD250
Ex '68 TR6C - chopped
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Post by desertrefugee »

Welcome to the club - finally! I love my GL’s too, but I have a few other love interests as well...
'97 Valkyrie, '86 VMax, '83 ZG1300-6, ‘82 CX500 Turbo, ‘79 CBX, ‘78 GL1000, '78 750F Project

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Post by rcmatt007 »

welcome to NGW.... well, maybe welcome to coming out.... no, that doesn't sound quite right either
all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke
The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
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78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... 30&t=65511
76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
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Post by AZNGW Rider »

1976 Goldwing GL-1000
1998 Royal Star 1300
2001 Honda Shadow Spirit 750
Past Bikes
1975 Kawasaki KZ400
1977 Goldwing GL-1000
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