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Greetings to all!
I am new to this site and pretty new to riding as well. I had a little trouble and was in need of finding a cheap way to get around. Gas was over $4.00 here and I don't make all that much money. A buddy told me about this motorcycle last May and as I was paying the widow for it, she informed me that her late husband had purchased it from a friend of mine that I used to play music with years ago. I had seen this bike about 5 years prior every Sunday. I know my friend took great care of it as did the fellow that owned it before me. I put new good tires on it and a battery and pretty much that was all it needed. It is so nice to have a form of transportation that doesn't have a huge oil slick under everywhere I park! This is kind of big for me to learn to ride on but I'm doing pretty good so far. I did dump it a few times learning to go slow but with practice, I'm getting much better. Gotta' watch those tight turns! I am really looking forward to traveling and seeing the country on this.
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hello and welcome to gwo forums eric. have you taken the mfs course? if not please do. what year is your wing and is it an aspencade, interstate or naked ( no fairing or bags )
 

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have the timing belts changed eric, if one breaks it will tear up the motor. honda has no interval for changing belts but a friend of mine changes his every 80,000 miles. if you don't know when they were changed change them
 

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Welcome to the GWO Forums, Eric!!! Enjoy! :D

By all means, do the MSF course! It's a great way to learn, or re-learn, and freshen up on safety issues, such as the slow speed maneuvers! Ya gotta watch for the "other guy" in the cars/trucks, for sure. They either wanna hit ya from behind, or they'll hit ya from the side trying to pass. I'm in the Dallas area of Texas, so traffic here might be a little more congested/dangerous than where you are, but...it only takes ONE to ruin yer day!
Ride Safe!
 
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