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Post by flowernp1 »

Hi Everyone.

My name Is Nick, I'm 37, I'm a Libra and from Worcester in the UK.
I'm a Graphic Designer, new dad and I'm knee deep into restoring my first house with my other half.

Ive been a biker since my mid 20s but had mostly sport bikes, did a little bit of motocross and have a supermoto thats in bits.
I'm a mechanical novice with no training.

I have been looking at getting an old bike to tinker with and to help me develop new skills needed to create my own vision. I was originally looking at old bmw's but they are too popular now. Then came across the naked gold wings and fell for them. Ive never ridden one or any kind of cruiser so i'm excited at the prospect of giving it a go.

Tomorrow i'm picking up 2 GL1000's that i got on a well known auction site. One is nearly complete, the other has been stripped to some extent. They come with boxes of parts so hopefully there will be enough between the two to make one sweet ride.

I plan to post my story on this site which i have fond the most helpful in quenching my thirst for knowledge so far. I don't earn big bucks and have a small family so this is going to be budget build using my limited knowledge and skills. i no doubt will run out of knowledge and skills pretty quickly and be asking a few questions on here. I promise to do my research and not to ask common questions!

Anyway i look forward to the experience and i hope my journey can help others in the future.


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Post by Oldewing »

Welcome to our little 'Wingdom" Nick. Sounds like your off to a great start. Shoptalk has lot's of info for you too.

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Post by CYBORG »

Welcome,...and thanks for the good intro. We are here when you have questions
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Post by Rat »

Great .... it's all here .... lots of ideas in the Gallery too.

Watch the bottom of the pages for related threads.

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Post by Sugs »

Welcome to the site!

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Post by 77Gowing »

Great introduction. What years are you GLs?
Lots of help here on this site. I too started with no experience and I now have a sweet ride aswell.

All the best.
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Post by flowernp1 »

Thanks for the warm welcome chaps. I’m not 100% on the year of the bikes yet as they were advertised as a 75 and a 72 and as far as I’m aware the first models came out in 74/75. I’ll have a closer inspection in the morning to find out the true year of manufacture. Cheers all

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Welcome from Wisconsin, USA...
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'Layla' - '81 Standard w/dealer installed fairing and Hondaline bags.
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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.
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Post by flowernp1 »

Hi gents, picked the bikes up this morning and they are a 1975 & 1977. Looking forward to getting this project started!

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Post by robin1731 »

flowernp1 wrote:Hi gents, picked the bikes up this morning and they are a 1975 & 1977. Looking forward to getting this project started!

Welcome aboard. When you get ready start a thread in the project section.

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1976 Goldwing Super Sport
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Post by chewy999 »

Hi Nick, great to have another Brit on board. You will soon find that this is the best place to ask for help or advice. The best place to start is David Silver. If you send them your engine and frame numbers, they will say what year and model you have.
Then just ask away and someone will help faster than a speeding slug!
Seriously, when I started here, I was a bit unsure, but like to think I've made many 'friends' here, just wish it was possible to actually meet some of them, but the majority are from the USA, but a great bunch of guys.

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Previous Rides,
1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.
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