A bit more about myself. I'm 21. Caucasian male. Tall, thin.
I've dreamed about riding all my life. My Dad used to ride, I'd see snapshots of him and his bike in Yellowstone Nat'l Park, I used to play with the '69 Trail 90 that was under a tarp in the backyard. He didn't ride for several years when I was young, raising a family left little money for it. When I was fourteen or fifteen he got a '77 GL1000 Goldwing from my Uncle. The bike had sat for several years in a driveway in California, and needed a carb rebuild before it would run. It never did run perfectly, but it would get ridden occasionally, and on a couple occasions a 15 year old me got to take the behemoth to a professional center parking lot across our suburban street and ride in circles and big figure eights. Looking back I'm somewhat surprised I didn't manage to drop the six hundred pound bike on myself, if it had started tipping, I wouldn't have been able to do much but get out of the way.
If I was interested in riding before, that Goldwing truly set the hook, I've wanted a bike badly ever since. I also grew to love the old Universal Japanese Motorcycle look, although I hated the large aftermarket fairing that had come on the 'Wing.
Fast forward to 2006. On July 10th of 2006 I bought my first bike. It is a 1979 Honda stick 10th Anniversary Limited Edition. It looks much like my Dads old Goldwing, even the paint is similar. It is a simple, classic peice of UJM, right down to the big, unfaired headlight. It is in cosmetically good shape for a 27 year old machine, with only a few scratches in the paint, and a little dent in the tank. However, it sat for several years, and needs work to get going again. I currently have the carbs out, and am waiting on gasket sets to get them reconditioned and back in the bike. I hope it will be that simple. Once I get it running it needs a couple electical gremlins run down, then it should be good to go.
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