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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hi. I Just bought a used 2008 roadliner last week and am loving it. This is my first bike, if you don't count the Honda CB350 I had 30 years ago. I'm amazed how far cycles have come since I last rode and really enjoy my new scoot. I already picked up alot of good info from you guys by reading through your posts. Today I changed my engine oil after reading how you guys have done it in the past. Good stuff. thanks. Now I'm already kicking around ideas for custom mods since the bike is completely stock. Your suggestions would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2011, 09:23 PM
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Welcome, Sugar Bear is a wee bit jealous, but happy you got weather to ride. Plenty of cold, snow, ice plus more this week

Enjoy gettin back into it, have fun, ride safe.

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Hi Sugar Bear,

Yes, the weather here in Jacksonville is almost perfect for riding this week. A little crisp but nothing a to complain about. I tried wearing a perforated leather jacket on A1A along the beach last weekend but that was a little too chilly since I have no windshield or fairing. I noticed that the mid-west and north are getting another blizzard this week. bummer.
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Welcome to the forum surfandsand. What a leap from 30 years ago-- cb350 too a Roadliner What a leap.
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howdy. it was 80 degrees here yesterday and tomorrow the low is 19.
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Hi farmalldanzil

Big leap is so right. We have to take a 2 day motorcycle training course here in florida and get a special "motorcycle endorsement" for our drivers license. In this course I re-learned riding on a kawasaki 125 and was really nervous about jumping to a big bike. However, the roadliner is so well behaved it made the transition easy. My friends roll their eyes when I tell them it's my first bike but it was love at first sight.
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Hi bevo1981

wow that's some bizzare wather there in Austin. I bet the music scene is consistently great, though.
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Yes, the weather here in Jacksonville is almost perfect for riding this week.

JAX, eh? I started riding Honda 50's at Jax Beach when I was going through RAG training (P2V-7) with VP30 back in 19 and 65.

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JAX, eh? I started riding Honda 50's at Jax Beach when I was going through RAG training (P2V-7) with VP30 back in 19 and 65.

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Is that were 3-CPO and r2-d2 was trained also
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Is that were 3-CPO and r2-d2 was trained also

No silly, I TOLD you I ride alone: I'm Hans Solo

Probably did come off a bit mysterious, eh? Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL is home to naval aviation's Maritime Patrol squadrons and the training squadron. RAG (Replacement Air Group) is what they used to call the training squadron and it was numbered "VP-30". In all naval aviation units, squadrons identify their type aircraft and mission using a combination of letters and numbers. the "V" stands for "Fixed Wing" (as opposed to helicopters who are rotary wing "H"). The "P" stands for "Patrol", and the number is assigned by someone in Norfolk, VA who's paid extravagant sums of money to come up with a system to keep the squadrons uniquely identified

Most folks that live around Jacksonville are well familiar with the Navy's presence and nomenclature and I made that rash assumption with the newcomer
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