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Quit biking a few years ago. A couple of weeks ago my wife said "lets get a bike." I said I'm no good with someone sitting sitting behind me, so she bought a 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit, and I bought a 1983 Interstate GL 1100cc. A few problems as it had sat in the snow for a couple of years. Slowly getting them figured out. I'll ask one of the mechanics about a whine I'm getting that comes from the back of the engine and changes with throttle action. Think that may turn into a big problem. Other than that, looking forward to getting back into biking in the Spring. I'm a pansy and won't ride after a couple more years. Winter is starting to set in here in Canada.
 

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Welcome to the Goldwing owners website Randy.The GL 1100cc Interstate is a good ride,I had one for many years,towed a small trailer with it, and rode across Canada on it with my wife as a passenger.We put many miles on our Interstate,it never let us down.
Its not fancy by todays standards but that does'nt mean its not a good ride,my son still has his 82 Aspencade 1100cc and loves it,he "Rides"...every day rain or shine,he's a
qualified licensed MC/Marine Mechanic amongst other things. So a left handed bikers high five to you and your wife, welcome aboard.

Robert
 

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hello and welcome to GWOF randy. i don't like passengers either thats one reason i have soo many bikes. yea thats my story and i'm sticking to it
 

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Welcome to the forum from Pennsylvania. Should have lots of time to work on the bikes over the Canadian winter. Keep on it and you will have a great pair of bikes ready for riding season. Ride safe.
 

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Thanks for the welcome.
To Robert, My wife and I were through Terrace last year on the train. Went to visit a pilot buddy in the Coast Guard in Rupert. After that took the ferry to Port Hardy and spent a couple of weeks roaming the Island. In the late 70's I was an AME/Flight Engineer in the CH113 Labradors out of Comox. Spent a lot of time around Terrace and Rupert. BC holds a special place in my past. A beautiful place to live.
 

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Any chance you know Pat Casey CCG Chopper Pilot flying out of "Seal Cove" Prince Rupert,long time Ham Radio buddy.
 

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I think I know the name but don't think I met him when I was there. My bud is the chief pilot at Seal Cove Coast Guard or was. I think he still is. He's getting ready to transfer to Vicoria. His name is Mike Clarke. He flies the S61 and the smaller 105. I keep on saying last summer, well last summer is now15 months ago. This years summer is over. We are just outside Ottawa.
 
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