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Post by saltcreep on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:39 pm

Heys... Fairly new to riding at only 1.5 years.
Most of my riding is on country roads around here... I ride just for the thrill of it.
I think I'm a bit of an oddball as far as motorcyclist go.... I don't care so much what the thing looks like, I just want to ride Smile

Software Developer for employment.. enjoy fishing, brewing beer, beekeeping as hobbies and spend way too much damned time working on our old house.

Have a '92 Venture Royale as my 1st real bike.. stupid cheap on ebay.
Retired cop bike from Millbrook or Montgomery, not sure which.. it has a bunch of little issue I'm working out, as you would expect from being a working bike with 88'000 miles Smile The worst is what you'd expect on an old bike with so much plastic is cracks here and there in panels/fairing.. I can't decide if I want to fix it up more or just get something else, I really like the styling on the 1st gens.

Just picked up a Honda Shadow Spirit 1100 a couple weeks ago and working on some cosmetic things with it.
It is going to be my wife's bike eventually, but she is still learning it. We take it to the schools on the weekend and let her ride around slow getting used to slow speed stuff. Need to get her in the MSF class in Daphne.

I'm enjoying reading the forum, I just discovered and have been lurking about a week.






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Post by JSteele on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:53 pm

Welcome to the forum. Hey that Venture looks new in the pic above. Good looking bike.
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Post by Miss G on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:03 pm

Welcome from Robertsdale! Love the bike pics. What a Face
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Post by Scadoodle on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:24 pm

Welcome From Fairhope, Ride free, ride long!
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Post by Tbonez on Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:21 pm

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Post by jmunsey on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:00 pm

ahoy!
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Post by Dragon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:30 pm

Welcome from Daphne. Nice rides there. Yep the MSF is always helpful for anyone. Smile
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Post by Paladin on Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:48 pm

Sweet looking rides.
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Post by intruderrider on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:08 pm

Welcome from styx river.
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Post by 72shovelhead on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:57 pm

welcome from Gulf Shores, nice rides.
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Post by hayweed on Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:58 pm

Welcome from west Mobile. Nice looking scoots.

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Post by Guest on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:50 am

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Post by Jack the Bagger on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:33 am

I jus see eckses , no pitchers

Millbrook I doubt , Montgomery I doubt as well , cud be tho' I 'spose
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Post by Phantom on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:26 am

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Post by saltcreep on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome!

I think the motorcycle police thingy was a trial basis in Millbrook I am not real sure, the fellow I bought it from had bought a few of them from the city at an Auction. It had sat outside for a few years and didn't run consistently. Replaced the Computer with an electronic one from Russia, rebuilt the carbs, new clutch, etc and it was back on the road. I am fighting a bad oil leak on one of the fork seals in the front , gonna start working on that tonight I suppose. I've replaced the seals a couple of times now and found a scratch on the fork last time.. Tried filling it with JB Weld and smoothing it out, but I think the seal was damaged from the scratch, so going to try it one more time.. if this doesn't get it I will set the damned thing on fire Smile It looks better in that pic than it does in person, I need to paint it.
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Post by saltcreep on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:11 pm

What is allowed here as far as language , pictures, etc? I figured I ask 1st so I didn't get in trouble.
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Post by jmunsey on Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:31 pm

Bets to stick to the English language around here...use small single syllable words if possible!

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Post by hayweed on Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:30 pm

We normally consider this a family forum. But we are kind of easy on newbs.

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Post by Jack the Bagger on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:12 am

they had them in Montgomery ( now that I C the pitchers and know what it looks like ) and Millbrook did have a few in the wayy back
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Post by Bamagirl on Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:34 pm

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Post by mobilestromrider on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:53 pm

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Post by jmunsey on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:26 pm

Hello from Simpson Bay, St. Maarten!!!!

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Post by Hondarat on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:40 pm

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