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Offline sinple10

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2880 on: May 01, 2019, 01:19:02 AM »
50yr old, American from Boston.   My first bike is a 1996 GS500e.  Its been garaged since one winter over 20 years ago, i failed to winterize it, it hasn't started since.  I'm not one into wrenching, but I currently own a newer bike that I love.  I decided i wanted to bring my old bike back to life, although I have no clue where to begin.   I joined the forum hoping to gleam some knowledge and get my project started, and maybe ride the bike around for a bit for fun.  Once I live out my ride through memory lane, maybe i'll sell it or give it to someone near, and dear.     

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2881 on: May 27, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »
A new owner of a 1998 GS500E. Bought it from a kid that did some questionable stuff to it. I live in Mesa, Arizona. Just my second bike, but it doesnít run. Sure glad you guys are here. Perhaps it will live again.

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2882 on: June 06, 2019, 02:25:15 AM »
Hi!

I'm Mack. I'm a 55 year old rider. Just joined to ask questions and get answers from fellow riders.

Ride safely!

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2883 on: June 22, 2019, 02:48:37 PM »
Hi, Im pandy and all 3 of my GS500s went to help new riders learn quite a while back, but I still adore these bikes. My main squeeeze was a little tank that took a beating and came out of it all beautifully.  If I saw a purple GS, I'd probably beg them to sell it to me on the spot.

Oops...I mean, I've been here for centuries, and welcome to all the wonderful newcomers!!!!

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pandy  :woohoo: :cookoo:  :icon_mrgreen:
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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2884 on: July 03, 2019, 03:51:53 PM »
I am Tordah, I live in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. I am 37, been riding now for my second season here.  My gf helped with this, I met her and she rides so naturally I started, but helped I have always wanted.  I found my GS500F from a guy leaving the country, but it's been lowered and seat shaved by the first owner. I have changed the Handle grips and the levers to match the bike color. I recently changed my own brakes (keep in mind I am not that mechanical), bled my brakes, cleaned my chain, oil change and changed the air filter.  I have new LED lights for turn signals, but have other better one's coming.  I just received new side view mirrors for it and have a new adjustable kickstand coming.

In the end, this bike will not be stock lol and I love it.  I am trying to learn from this bike and practice my mechanical skills with it so when I upgrade, I can tell someone all the maintenance of my 500 and so I know what to do with future bikes...... and my gf's Grom and CBR lol....

Anyways, enough about me, thanks for having this forum, been very helpful in the past.

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2885 on: August 06, 2019, 07:15:42 AM »
Hey I'm Victor, 29, I live in Barcelona.

Previously rode Yamaha XT600's (mostly in the city tho sadly) and now switched to a 2008 GS500 BK for some 2 weeks now. Enjoying it so far - especially the endless info/tutorials/resources for anything :)

Stay safe guys!

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2886 on: August 10, 2019, 10:04:19 PM »
Hi
I'm Andy, married with 3 daughters. Currently live in Shakespeare's home town.
My GS500 was a cheeky buy off a lad that wanted to get rid.
It's a 2003 with 1700miles up.
I've just fitted new chain and sprockets, new front tyre, both sets of brake pads and a clutch lever. Fitting that I broke the clutch switch  :icon_rolleyes: new one on order.
Looking like I'll have to sort out fuelling.
It's my 29th bike since 1984. Looking forward to get back riding after 7 years off (Last bike was a Vmax)
Anyway, cheers y'all.

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2887 on: August 13, 2019, 10:26:23 PM »
Nice to see that it's not just spammers climbing aboard. Welcome, newcomers!!  :cheers: :kiss3:  :woohoo:

 
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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2888 on: August 24, 2019, 08:02:23 PM »
Hello everyone.

I'm Raimundo, 32 years old, and I am from Portugal (Europe).

I've been a motorcyclist since 2014, rode a Honda CBF 125, upped to a Suzuki Bandit 600cc, sold her when my wife got pregnant for the second time, and now I have bought a 00' GS500.
Rode it for 2 weeks and low sided at highway speeds, I love the bike and I have her already mostly fixed.

Kind Regards,
JR.

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Re: WHO are you and where are you from?
« Reply #2889 on: October 08, 2019, 04:00:07 PM »
Iím Jared. I live in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Iíve owned nothing but Yamaha but I just inherited a gs500f that hasnít been moved in about 12 years. Free and under 1000 miles! What could go wrong...