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Hey Everybody,

I'm a new GoldWing rider. I have a '82 GoldWing 1100. I bought it back in April and I've just started learning how to ride. I also have a VF500 Interceptor that I'm using as a training bike.

I bought this bike to satisfy a life long dream and as a graduation present for myself. I'll be 47 years old this August and I just graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science. Also, back when I was in high school my best friend had a Honda GoldWing and my first ride hooked me. I was in love, I had to have one. So this coming August, I'm taking my first road trip somewhere in northern Michigan. I would appreciate some tips from some of the more experienced riders.

While I'm here I'll be looking for information on taking care of my bike and I'll be reading about others experiences on their bikes.
 

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Welcome to the forum and greetings from Florida, I'm the first person to welcome you. you'll learn a lot from us.
 

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Welcome to the forum from the Keystone state and congrats on your new Wing. Lots of nice folks on here and good information. It's not hard to get "hooked" on a Goldwing. Ride safe and enjoy the forum...
 

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Welcome from Alberta Canada. I too had a VF500, used that as my commuter scoot and my GL1200i for touring with the Mrs. Wish I still had the Interceptor.
 

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Welcome from the Tar Heel state, hope you enjoy the wing :)
 

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Virginia welcomes you into the fold. If I'm not mistaken, our board moderator " detdrbuzzard " is also a Detroit rider. He's a morning person so catch him early.
 

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Welcome to the best goldwing site online!!
Sincerely ray in vermont!!
 

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Hey Everybody,

I'm a new GoldWing rider. I have a '82 GoldWing 1100. I bought it back in April and I've just started learning how to ride. I also have a VF500 Interceptor that I'm using as a training bike.

I bought this bike to satisfy a life long dream and as a graduation present for myself. I'll be 47 years old this August and I just graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science. Also, back when I was in high school my best friend had a Honda GoldWing and my first ride hooked me. I was in love, I had to have one. So this coming August, I'm taking my first road trip somewhere in northern Michigan. I would appreciate some tips from some of the more experienced riders.

While I'm here I'll be looking for information on taking care of my bike and I'll be reading about others experiences on their bikes.
Congrats on finishing your degree and the buying the Wing! I live in Ludington. Give me a shout and I'll be happy to escort you up M22 on the west side of the state. Runs through Arcadia, Frankfort, along Crystal Lake, up through Empire, Glen Arbor, Leelanau, Northport and down to Traverse City. Best stretch of road Michigan has to offer.
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF wil462. have you taken the mfs course yet? do signup for it so you'll be legal out on the road. i'm in your area on the west side so let me know if you need some help
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF wil462. have you taken the mfs course yet? do signup for it so you'll be legal out on the road. i'm in your area on the west side so let me know if you need some help
Oh yeah, Me and both my sons took the course they give at Macomb Community College. We also went ahead and took the written at SOS the following Monday so we're good to go.

I do have one question for you though. I was reading in the owners manual and it states that I need to drain the gas before storing the bike for the winter. However, the manual does not provide any details on how to do that. Can you provide any guidance on how to do that?

BTW, I'm on the Eastside.
 

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there is no need to drain the tank just add some fuel stabilizer to the gas, close the fuel petcock and run the carbs dry. my niece ( bettyboop on this forum ) rides an '82 naked wing, her '79 wing was totaled last year
 

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there is no need to drain the tank just add some fuel stabilizer to the gas, close the fuel petcock and run the carbs dry. my niece ( bettyboop on this forum ) rides an '82 naked wing, her '79 wing was totaled last year
WOW!! She totaled her '79. I hope she wasn't hurt. My sons and I watch videos on YouTube just so that we can 'get it in our heads' to be always alert (not saying that was her case). But, anyway, I'm glad she got another bike and is continuing to ride.

As for the fuel stabilizer, thanks for the tip. That will save me from trying to drain the tank.

Getting ready for my first road trip. Just around belle Island. Plan on leaving early Saturday morning to avoid the rush.
 

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let me know what time and i'll meet you by the lighthouse
 

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i have to get a passport so i can head up to hamilton and a seperate trip to leamington maybe visit stratroy too
 

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let me know what time and i'll meet you by the lighthouse
I'm gonna have to get back with you on the bike ride saturday. I have to work this weekend (darn it). Boss knew I wanted this weekend off too. Anyway, I'll let you know when so we can hook up.
 

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I'm gonna have to get back with you on the bike ride saturday. I have to work this weekend (darn it). Boss knew I wanted this weekend off too. Anyway, I'll let you know when so we can hook up.
i'm going over to mom's house saturday morning to remove a bee hive, she lives near jefferson and conner and i'm near schafer and tireman
 
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