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I bought a 1979 GL1000 a few days ago. I am new to riding and thought a nice cruiser would be better to learn on then a rocket or somthing like that. I have only rode it 1.2 miles sofar. I am impressed with the balance of the bike and how relativly easy it is to ride. I'm a little worried about the power it will make when the bike is running as it should. As of now the carbs need synced and the intake tubes need new O-rings aswell as new points in the ignition. It Has a custom paint job on the bike that looks cool if it wasn't purple. i'll put up some pics tomorrow. I just wanted to say hello from michigan
 

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hello high-tech, welcome to GWOF
 

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welcome to the place High-tech. Cool choice for a first ride!
 

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Welcome to the addiction! I learned to ride a big bike on a 1981 Goldwing.

I strongly recommend that you take a MSF Rider Safety Course if you can. I learned a LOT of stuff that has probably saved my life many times over, and I am a cautious person anyway. You cannot go wrong, and the first thing they told me was that 90% of motorcyclists who get in a collision have NOT taken the course.
 

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High-Tech you will be fine if you just TAKE IT EASY. MSF for sure not if you can. Welcome to the site & enjoy.

Cool Ride be safe.
 
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