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  • Final Thoughts on the 1800 Site

    Originally posted by Bumble Bee View Post
    I too have had enough of the other site. I started a post on the other forum asking if enough people vote yes, that maybe " Wheels" would return to the site. The post then got locked by VS Jeff and was warned to not mention Wheels name any longer and read a post that Bartman had made that claimed Wheels left on his own. . .
    Well, thought it was time to address this given that so many good friends have reached out to this Ole character known as Wheels wanting to know what happened. But first let me say Chris, if this in anyway creates any problems please accept my apologize and I totally understand if you need to take any action. I was in Walmart when my phone started buzzing, ringing, and making all sorts of sounds. It was there, in the lawn and garden section, that I had learned that I was Banned (I refer to it as being asked to leave) from the 1800 site. In my usual approach to many things, I chuckled. I knew that there were "new mod(s)" running around and I was sure that "one" could not wait to try out his new powers with access to the "POOF" button. While I was not surprised at all, I was a little disappointed because I "know me," and as such, I knew that I would be leaving that site. I never want to be somewhere where I am not welcomed and regardless of whether it was a 7 second, 7 minute, 7 day, or 7 year Ban, the fact was, and is, that "Wheels" was no longer welcomed at that place by those with acess to the POOF button. It only made sense to me that my next task was to contact a good friend who I thought might still be able to get a note to the right folks and ask that my account be deleted since I could not do it myself. I did not have to wait 7 days for the "smoke filled mod room" to clear to see who the new pusher of power was and thus it would only be a matter of time before "they" gleefully hit the next "POOF" button and did so until Wheels was gone for good. No sense in being a part of that, thus I left under my terms. Funny as I reflect on it as I now see that what I had suggested has now turned into the rule of the land (but hey, careful with those rules as they are not applied to all. LOL) all the time. I learned that there was some "excitement" about this and Bumble Bee I now want to publicly say thanks to you and all the others who felt so strongly about this Wheels character. I regret that I could not post so as to clarify things, but I was not going to use another account to post since that would not be "Wheels." I did, however, at the advice of a good friend create an account called (LOL) Chairpusher. It was suggested that I should write to the Admin and see if things could be resolved and help to settle some of the excitement down. It was also suggested that I include ole VS Den......I mean Jeff. Well, I did do that, and the response I got was as expected. What's sad is that the Chairpusher account which I had asked some Trikers to use to direct a few disabled folks that I was wroking with/helping, was also deleted for no reason as Chairpusher never made a post. Very sad for sure.

    This all made sense recently as I had a surprise while I am out on the road. I have my old laptop with me and had forgotten that it was set up to log in when I visited the 1800 site. Well, needless to say, I was wondering what the heck was going on when I clicked on the 1800 site to read what was going on for the upcoming Trike gathering in Nashville, and much to my surprise "Wheels" was able to now see that he had 11 new (unread) PM's. While still a guest (this is what happens to your account when an example is needed to be made), I was able to read my PMs. And what do I see, but a PM sharing with me somne info about the mod, and a warning. How does that song go about "to much to little too late, LOL".

    I must share that I think it is all good. As a person with a severe, and very visual disability, I have worked hard to be accepted and "fit in" with you "able-bodied" guys. Over the course of the last 48 years, this has been a challenge at times, but with the help of some humor and a sense of being easy going, it does appear to have worked. You see, I am totally ok with ticking off a few "old men" who are trying to live a "pipe dream," and go back in time. I understand the need for some to try and go back as they struggle to look forward and often need a crutch when dealing with life. It puts a smile on my face that I was "SO" able to become "one of the boys" that I even ended up with some who simply did not/do not like me. That, to me, means that I was viewed as just "a normal guy." But for some, it seems that things evolved into a "hate" for this ole boy known as Wheels. Again, I am ok with that, as this is what we know as life, and everyone knows I enjoy living it to th fullest and am nbot surprised that there are some who this ole boy (man) makes them feel infeariror and insecure with who they are. Here is a copy of a PM I got from a fan. I removed their name as well.

    Originally posted by . . . "I thought it was great to see your little empire of "I am the great one" and all must kiss my toes come to an end. And I am very glad to have been the one who made it all happen. Of course I couldn't of done it without your help, thanks."

    I made a promise back in 1966 that given this second shot at life, that I was going to live it too the fullest. Of course in order to do so, that means speed bumps along the way, and I have found them to always be "little." Life is grand, and all is well with ole Wheels. Thanks to all the many friends that I have made along the way and I continue to look forward to putting a handshake on each of you along this glorious ride that I am on.

    Thanks Chris for allowing Wheels to "roll on."
    __________________________________________________ __________

    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

  • #2
    Glad you got to go out on your own terms. Seems the new mods over there are on a serious power trip. My hope is that vertical scope never earns another penny from what WAS the ultimate 1800 goldwing forum.
    "Flip" - Greenville, SC
    2007 Airbagger; 2011 Concours; 2006 LeeSure Lite
    Darkside #1356 (Falken Ziex 612); Tennessee Traveler #86;

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    • #3
      Yeah but even here nobody likes you. lol

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      • #4
        Originally posted by oldguy View Post
        Yeah but even here nobody likes you. lol
        LOL, which explains the Black Hat, Black Shirt with "Wanted", the died beard and hair, and a mean look on my face.
        __________________________________________________ __________

        Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
        Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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        • #5
          Originally posted by oldguy View Post
          Yeah but even here nobody likes you. lol
          Now that was "COLD"
          John

          Dark Sider 1020
          Michlin Alpin PA3 ZP
          Centramatic Wheel Balancers

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          • #6
            Very well written my Good Friend !!
            T.A. Jens
            The Pizza Man
            1800 06 White Champion Trike
            2005 Bunkhouse Camper
            2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
            GWRRA Life Member

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            • #7
              Unfortunately with the way that forum is being run its like a rich boy with a new toy and it will never achieve what it once was with the way its moderated. And some of the info that used to be on the forum before the moderators deleted accounts and therefore all info pertaining to that account will never be replaced. And the family feeling is no longer there especially with Big Brother watching. Hopefully kharma will come around.

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              • #8
                Thanks for clarifying that Wheels, I thought they were getting rid of anyone that couldn't tap dance and just knew my time was coming.
                __________________________________________________ ___________
                "The worst of all fears is the fear of living", Theodore Roosevelt

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                • #9
                  Just look at their many other purchased sites and it is evident that they seek a plain, no character, information-only environment. They did the same thing with the 1130cc V-Rod forum website after Max sold it to them. The frequent posters ended up leaving and it is now just a hollow shell of its former self. As an indication of that company's motorcycle knowledge, they posted a photo of an air-cooled Harley (instead of a V-Rod ) as the main masthead photo for the website. I bet they make more money, though, because they choked it with ads.

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                  • #10
                    Nice writeup, but you still stood me up on our lunch plans...
                    2012 Honda Goldwing | 2009 Timeout Camper



                    Patriot Guard Rider since 2007 | IBA member #59823

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                    • #11
                      don't worry guys I let goldwingrgreg know where we are,feel free to thank me
                      thanks to the following folks
                      1-traxxion//2-heli bars//3-sierra electronics//4-alley kat exhaust//5-schroaders Honda//6-129 slayer.com//7-killboy.com//8-windbender shields//9-dealsgap.com//10-wingstuff//11-mojo tools


                      the 24 hrs of deals gap//1001.7 miles//23 hrs and 52 min//29,786 turns
                      avg. 19 mpg

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                      • #12
                        Now that's grounds for banning. lol. However since he isn't able to spell he'll never log on. lol

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by oldguy View Post
                          Now that's grounds for banning. lol. However since he isn't able to spell he'll never log on. lol
                          hahahahaha yeah I was kidding for sure!!!!

                          thanks to the following folks
                          1-traxxion//2-heli bars//3-sierra electronics//4-alley kat exhaust//5-schroaders Honda//6-129 slayer.com//7-killboy.com//8-windbender shields//9-dealsgap.com//10-wingstuff//11-mojo tools


                          the 24 hrs of deals gap//1001.7 miles//23 hrs and 52 min//29,786 turns
                          avg. 19 mpg

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Biker John View Post
                            Now that was "COLD"
                            Where I live nothing is cold. lol

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by oldguy View Post
                              Where I live nothing is cold. lol

                              What? Your air conditioner is broken?

                              .

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                              • #16
                                No that would be cruel and unusual

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by yellow wolf View Post
                                  don't worry guys I let goldwingrgreg know where we are,feel free to thank me

                                  Just what we need...........I'm about to get into it with Mod #3 and #4. To ashamed to use their own names I guess but with this number thing, I wonder how many there really are in Jeff's Army.
                                  2001 Hot Rod Yellow GL1800A

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by yellow wolf View Post
                                    don't worry guys I let goldwingrgreg know where we are,feel free to thank me
                                    Hey, I don't care if you want to post pictures taken from your truck on a Motorcycle forum. They inspire me to want to ride my Trike to view them as well. No need to get huffy. lol
                                    __________________________________________________ __________

                                    Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                                    Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                                    • #19
                                      Hey Fred, looks like I missed your post, but for what it is worth, I have heard that at least "one" of them sounds like he is a good guy. Good luck with your efforts. It will be like a game show to see what good is behind door number 1, door number 2 . . . . . .
                                      __________________________________________________ __________

                                      Why sweat the leg thing when I can still ride a Goldwing
                                      Member of the Hann-Amigo Trio

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                                      • #20
                                        Come to Wisconsin in the middle of winter if you want to be COLD
                                        T.A. Jens
                                        The Pizza Man
                                        1800 06 White Champion Trike
                                        2005 Bunkhouse Camper
                                        2006 Breeze Cargo Trailer
                                        GWRRA Life Member

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