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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all - I go by John(the)Greybeard mostly. I'm F'ing ancient according to what my kids, grandkids and joints and bones tell me... but somehow, inside, I still feel like that 20 year old on the orange (seriously?) trumpet chopper.... as in I haven't stopped grinning like an idiot since last Saturday when I FINALLY nabbed my new 2005 Sabre 1100. Wooo Hooooo!!! My angel of a wife has been rolling her eyes for years every time I fell over in a swoon upon hearing some rolling thunder pass by - but now I'm finally riding again. Put 50 miles of rolling Southeast Pennsylvania country road under the Flamer's wheels on Sunday before putting her up for a new-owner, all synthetic oil change.
Which in all honesty is about the level of my mechanical/technical ability. Not good for a rider, I know... but thats why I got me a Honda, right?
But as ancient as I admit to being, I'm way not to old to learn, so I'll be leaning on all your experience, wisdom and insight as I roll on. Thanks for bringing me in!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 02:32 PM
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welcome. I don't think you need to worry too much about you mechanical, or lack there-of, ability. Routine maintenance is a cinch on your bike and there's some folks around here that do a halfways decent job of walking people through any other little issues that might pop up. I always figured if I had to wrench on my bike much then it wasn't worth having.
Waiting to hear some stories about you and that horrid looking orange chopper.


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Thanks Squidchief - I think we're of a mind regarding wrenches... I want to ride, not wrench... hahahaha - as far as stories about the orange chopper... even though statutes of limitations have surely run out by now, not sure I want to talk about that... embarassment has no statute of limitations, you know... that, and most of the best stories are grandmothers now, so.... out of respect...

Thanks Smurfy! My regards to Audrey
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Thanks Moonrider - nah, I'm about 30 miles outside of Philly - Chester County - be a nice ride to meet ya half way though, eh?
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I'm starting an MC, let me know if you want in. This will be our patch:




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Welcome to the forum! I kinda liked the orange chopper!


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I'm starting an MC, let me know if you want in. This will be our patch:




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Too funny!

John D....I moved from PA long ago...


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