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post #1 of 37 Old 07-01-2013, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for something to ask about

I have had several questions I intended to ask about and every time I think of something I come here and do a search and there is the answer. Seems every possible topic has already been covered. Good job guys.
I am a member, actually a guru on a Goldwing forum and it's the same thing, pretty much every question has already been covered, you just have to search for it. Goldwings are a lot more complicated and have been around a lot longer and something new does come up once in a while.
I started doing a little maintenance this evening, changed the brake fluid and adjusted the pedal a little higher. Then I needed the owners manual so had to go to the house for it, got distracted and forgot what I went for so showed up back out at the shop without the book. Guess I'll start again tomorrow.
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post #2 of 37 Old 07-01-2013, 10:20 PM
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You're correct, Dave.

I kinda get frustrated when someone comes on and asks about fuses or tires or a seat. I wanna say, "Do a friggin' search. you bonehead!" But I usually don't.

I realize we have a bunch of retired guys on this site who really don't ride much anymore and enjoy sitting home answering the same questions over and over again.

Yeah, there's an awful lot of knowledge here.

BTW: Where does the oil stuff go?

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when did the first goldwing hit the streets? late 70's?

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I realize we have a bunch of retired guys on this site who really don't ride much anymore...

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when did the first goldwing hit the streets? late 70's?
1974
They've been around a loooong time!
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I have had several questions I intended to ask about and every time I think of something I come here and do a search and there is the answer. Seems every possible topic has already been covered. Good job guys.
I am a member, actually a guru on a Goldwing forum and it's the same thing, pretty much every question has already been covered, you just have to search for it. Goldwings are a lot more complicated and have been around a lot longer and something new does come up once in a while.
I started doing a little maintenance this evening, changed the brake fluid and adjusted the pedal a little higher. Then I needed the owners manual so had to go to the house for it, got distracted and forgot what I went for so showed up back out at the shop without the book. Guess I'll start again tomorrow.
Hello and welcome to the forum Dave .
Your gonna love the KLR, very simple bike compared to the Goldwings! I just picked up an old classic wing a while ago and I'm absolutely loving it
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post #7 of 37 Old 07-02-2013, 01:07 AM
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You're correct, Dave.

I kinda get frustrated when someone comes on and asks about fuses or tires or a seat. I wanna say, "Do a friggin' search. you bonehead!" But I usually don't.

I realize we have a bunch of retired guys on this site who really don't ride much anymore and enjoy sitting home answering the same questions over and over again.

Yeah, there's an awful lot of knowledge here.

BTW: Where does the oil stuff go?

Welcome aboard!

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No need to become frustrated Dan! Some of the new members are so new that they may not even be aware that there is a search function. I know that I was like that when I first joined here. This was one of the first internet forums I ever joined.
If someone is abusing the hospitality of the group by continually asking basic questions without using the search function, then yes they need some additional guidance....maybe in the form of a PM to straighten things out.
By the way....the oil stuff goes on the salad.
Best Regards....justjeff....not retired....ride lots....still enjoy helping out the newbies!

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Not touchin' it.

Besides, I ride a lot.

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post #9 of 37 Old 07-02-2013, 10:34 AM
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Welcome Dave. What GL forum are you on? I have an '85 GL1200 in addition to my KLR.
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post #10 of 37 Old 07-02-2013, 10:44 AM
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What?!?! C'mon, I threw the bait out there and NO ONE took it?

Oh, you guys are good. Real good...
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