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04 July 2016 - 06:55 PMSo, I've got a few different sorts of bikes right now, and as I buy and sell a few I get the opportunity to have a bit of fun on them from time to time before I sell them. One of my keepers though is the '83 GL1100 Goldwing I have that some of you have seen. I love riding it. The style of riding it evokes. The seating position. The fact its an old bike with no mod cons on it. It all makes up for it to be an enjoyable cruising bike, where there is no rush to get anywhere. Where you can just get out and ride relaxed rather than chasing every bend.
So on that note, I have been considering a Harley. I like the custom / cafe racer / brat / bobber style bikes. Ones that aren't just a straight out of the showroom bike, but which are interesting to look at. So I have been considering getting a custom Harley. Not an Orange County Choppers style thing, but a "lowrider" (I think thats what you call the style) or bobber.
What are peoples experiences of Harley's as I know there are a few on here that have had them in the past?
Please dont bore us with the usual Harley / tractor jokes etc as we've heard them all before and I dont wont to incite a riot :popcorn:
12 June 2016 - 07:45 PMNext year it will be 5 years since a few of us from here did a 7 day tour of Scotland, so I am looking to plan another Scotland tour for next year. I want to do a steadier paced tour taking more time to stop and take scenery and attractions in rather than just seeing them zoom bye while enjoying the quality roads. Also want to make it an Island hopping tour up the west coast (east and north east were the worst parts last time).
So does anyone have any recommendations of islands / places we should visit up the west coast, and any ferries to use or avoid?
Thinking of probably going late May / early June 2017 if that makes a difference to which places will be good or bad to visit.
15 March 2016 - 02:33 PMAfter a very busy few years building kit cars and then starting my own businesses, and not riding my bikes hardly at all, I have decided that this year thats got to change!! So I bought some new Spring / Summer trousers and a new jacket, and got the old Goldwing taxed and took it home last night :thumbsu:
Only problem was that when I went to put my Sidi boots on I pulled the zip up on the left boot and the zip puller snapped!! Did the right boot zip up and then that one did the exact same thing! Whats the chances of that; both boot zip pullers breaking on the same day? :hmmm: So anyway, new boots also now ordered. Suppose it was about time as the Sidi's I have had for a fair few years now and have had some good use.
So I have decided that even if it is just using some of the bikes to commute to my new warehouse and back when I have the chance, at least I will be getting some riding. And I can always then choose to take the very long way home if I feel the need :thumbsu:
Do you think you will be doing more riding this year that you did last? Less maybe if you have particular commitments this year? Or are you just consistent?
07 March 2016 - 10:31 PMGot this in the other day and I am going to be stripping it all down to make it a plane Jane model sort of, so do need all the plastic and chrome bling off this, or the seat, so its all available for sale. The full lot of fairings and panels and boxes etc etc etc.
OPEN TO OFFERS
07 March 2016 - 10:20 PMhttp://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj12/jonabonospen/20160306_164136_zpsecaqojxj.jpg
ONLY 15,907 MILES
MOT UNTIL 29/09/16
Very low mileage bike in excellent condition and which appears to be 100% standard and unmolested, and in the best colour scheme for this model bike (in my opinion).
Just had a new rear tyre and new pads in the front brakes.
Comes with every single MOT from new, and no advisories on the last MOT.
HPI checked and fully clear.
Bike has only done 2,500 miles in the last 6 years and has been very well looked after.
Comes with some old servicing receipts and 5 stamps in the service book, with last one being done only 600 miles ago (15,338 miles)
Also comes with owners manual, folder and 2 keys
There is a restrictor kit certificate in the folder however this is believed to have been removed (only 4 washers between carbs and engine).
Only minor mark it a scuff on the top edge of the right side fairing and a scratch / tiny dint in the right side of the tank. Both can be seen in the one photo I took to show. Guess it probably bumped in to the gate post or something when going in and out of previous owners garden.
Starts up straight away and runs and rides just as it should.
You are more than welcome to come and view the bike by appointment, at my unit in Ossett, West Yorkshire.
Any questions then please do not hesitate to ask.
PRICE: £1495 to forum members
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