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MadDog
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Number of posts : 37
Age : 81
Location : Northumberland NE UK
Points : 880
Registration date : 2016-07-11

PostSubject: Introduction   Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:06 pm

Hi I think its time I let you guys know a bit about me.
Bikes from way back
BSA B31 A7 A65, Triumph Speed Twin T100 Thunderbird,
Later years Honda 250 Dream Superdream , CX500, Transalp ,
Goldwing Aspencade . Suzuki 400 Burgman , Yamaha 125 2 stroke.
Now riding Honda Deauville 650 NV soon to be sold knees knackered
the reason for the love of my life SilverWing FJS 600, swing
Colour Silver ,Topbox , Iridium plugs , Touring Screen , K&N Air Filter, Heated Grips soon to fitted, Sat Nav in the process of making bracket similar to one in forum
5 year appenticeship at the Wallsend Slipway Eng Builders & Boiler Makers
Retired Marine Engineer over 40 years service on various vessels
Oil tankers up to 250,000 tons ,
Small Cargo Passenger ships with South African Marine to
UK, Continent,Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong , Thailand, Japan, Mexico, USA, Canada , and various African countries
Drillships, Semi submersibles ,Offshore Supply Vessels .
Worked off Newfoundland , India , Trinidad, Guyana ,Surinam , Nicaragua , Egypt , Panama , Shri Lanka , Philippines, Australia, Newzeland , Indonesia, Malaysia,
At present happily retired [the best job I've ever had] longest trip on Transalp thru France & Spain to the Alguarve Portugal and back .brilliant trip no problems at all . Had a small motorhome for 10 years travelled all over UK Europe and IOM would love another but her indoors gets cabin fever now.
Getting around now on SW and love the comfort and ease of riding. Would love to trip to Alguarve again but would need company as now 79 years young.
Juat love this " Started with nothing and still got SOME LEFT ". will hopefully be entering into the topics whch I enjoy greatly.
Regards to one and all. Ride Safe and long as your bum can take it.
A brilliant site and please keep up the good work . thumbs up
MadDog
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NWSSC
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Number of posts : 419
Age : 81
Location : Mt Prospect IL 30 miles west of Chicago
Points : 3625
Registration date : 2010-03-03

PostSubject: Introduction Today at 1:06 pm   Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:48 pm

Hello MadDog and welcome to the best S/W Forum on either side of the pond. Although interesting and quite lengthy we try and keep our experiences to riding and the S/W in general. We have many seniors here including my self. Hope you stay tuned. Howard
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terrier
Maxi-Scooter Rider
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Number of posts : 176
Age : 69
Location : Northumberland, UK
Points : 1366
Registration date : 2015-08-12

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:59 pm

MadDog..........Welcome to the forum. I'm not too far from you at Bedlington.  I worked for many years as a mechanic at Mains of Ashington, motorcycle dealer. You may remember it. I've had many jobs myself over the years but always came back using spanners.  Just looking at your long cv you mention Wallsend slipway. My wife's father worked as a welder at Swan's for many years before retiring. He passed away a couple of years ago. I'm also retired these past 2 years. Best job I've ever had also. I had a break from bikes for a lot of years, marriage, kids etc but got myself a Yamaha Dragstar 5 years ago and enjoyed being a biker again ! Just last year I took it in my head to have something a wee bit different and ended up buying my 2014 black Swing with only 463 miles on the clock. Then not long after I got it I started getting some health problems so didn't ride it too much. Just got back riding again now that my health is improving. My mate Barry, from Newbiggin, also has a Swing and we get out together occasionally when the weather is ok. I admit to being a fair weather biker these days ! We'll have to meet up sometime for a ride out and a wee natter.

Den   small moped
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Kenjj50
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Number of posts : 219
Age : 68
Location : Naperville, Illinois
Points : 1355
Registration date : 2015-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:10 pm

Welcome from the Land of Lincoln. Lots of terrific information on the site. Good writers and riders!
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MadDog
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Number of posts : 37
Age : 81
Location : Northumberland NE UK
Points : 880
Registration date : 2016-07-11

PostSubject: Introductions   Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:44 pm

Hi there Terrier [is that Bedlington] nice know there is some one local , I meet up with a couple of guys [if the weather is good] at the Kings in Seaton Sluice on Sunday morning about 08.45 and we then decide where we are going for breakfast and then off to where ever . You and your mate from Newbiggin? would be more than welcome , a mixed bunch of bikes from superduper BMW down to my Swing , no speed merchants all ride as fast as the slowest guy normally within the speed limits . Trips vary from 100 mls to 160 but we often split up after having had breakfast [ generally in a Wetherspoons] . Hope to see you in the near future ,
MadDog jocolor
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Dale N.
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Number of posts : 1038
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 2860
Registration date : 2014-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:29 pm

Welcome to the best SWing site on the net MadDog. There's lots of friendly people here with lots of information to share.

I have an 08 SWing that I love to ride.
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DickO
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Number of posts : 903
Age : 73
Location : Harveyville, KS
Points : 4596
Registration date : 2008-12-23

PostSubject: Re: Introduction   Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:38 pm

Welcome from a Kansas boy... you've come to the right place !!!
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