Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, I am opening this site back up for new members. I closed it due to a few members complaining. Please just accept the site for what it is. The site is 'what it is'. We hope you enjoy the site. Please also join www.maxi-scoots.com
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» New radiator needed
by Mrmoz Today at 4:26 am

» New Silver Wing rider from Poland
by Mech 1 twa Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» windshields--maxi scooters
by Mech 1 twa Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» The garage is getting crowded
by EvilTwin Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:03 pm

» Issues with DrPulley purchase.
by cotetoi Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:41 pm

» Sat-Nav mount
by Dale N. Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:56 pm

» New member here
by Thebreen Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:45 pm

» UK items for sale
by limpinggeoff Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:47 am

» Black scooter with scratches and swirls
by Scootypuff Snr Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:11 am

» HELP SILVERWING DOWN
by cello33 Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Some SilverWing Maint. experiences

Go down 
AuthorMessage
john grinsel
Rubber band guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2611
Age : 79
Points : 6539
Registration date : 2009-08-18

PostSubject: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Having ridden two new SilverWings to about 50,000 miles each, when they were traded in:

Tires: rear Michelin Power Pure SC worked best for me, handling well, lasting to at least 10,000 miles ( unable to find new tire on long trip stretched one to near 15,000 miles) Front=no favorites, but IRC lasted longtime.

Valves: never bothered to adjust

Air Cleaners: first SilverWing never changed, second did at 40,000 but not really necessary.

Spark Plugs: first never changed, second at 40,000 but not necessary

Oil: WalMart 10-40, tried to change at 2,000 mile intervals, Filters Fram at every other oil change. Never had to add oil between changes.

Battery: first original lasted life of bike, second I killed battery using plug in compressor, bought new OEM

Brake Pads: Both bikes still had originals at trade time and plenty of wear left.

Drive Belts: Always changed at Honda intervals with OEM belts, never had trouble or walked.

Second bike only went to shop once---ABS Lite would not go out--$80 got it fixed. First never.

Second bike: last days, rear axle nut coming loose, probably nut replacement would have fixed.


I think most people worry too much about Maint or make mods that cause trouble. I never monkeyed with clutch weights, added nothing other than electric socket for heated bib...later took off.

So SilverWings, new, worked well for me. Lemon Pledge on body work and windshield.

Used fork gators on front forks=never seal problem.

Brake fluid, fork oil never changed.

No trickle charger in my garage, ran Honda recommended tire pressure.
Back to top Go down
willajabir
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 161
Location : Birmingham, AL
Points : 2568
Registration date : 2012-08-21

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:28 pm

I enjoy seeing how and what others do on their rides and then comparing to what others and myself have done. My brother and I bought 2 '04 SW.
Similar experience to the above. We used Scheffears oil though and what ever filter was available while changing at every 10k miles. Pulling trailers about 40% of the time. Joe Wolfe made some fantastic hitches!

Now I have this sudden desire to research fork gators........could just be gas.

Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1068
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2262
Registration date : 2016-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:58 am

Now I have this sudden desire to research fork gators........could just be gas.<<>>
They were one of the first things I bought for my scoot, easy on off, great protection for the seal area. I found mine in the off road / trail bike area at Iron Pony.
Back to top Go down
cliffyk
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 181
Age : 72
Location : Saint Augustine FL
Points : 1145
Registration date : 2016-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:01 pm

Gaiters... "gators" are something completely different
Back to top Go down
bikehiker
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 278
Location : New Cumberland PA
Points : 850
Registration date : 2017-09-07

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:20 pm

John, this is very comforting to hear in that I am a recent new owner of a Swing. Thanks for the info. Reasonable minimal maintenance and then twist and go!
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1068
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2262
Registration date : 2016-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:13 pm

cliffyk wrote:
Gaiters... "gators" are something completely different
LOL yep just depends on the bite Smile
Back to top Go down
willajabir
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 161
Location : Birmingham, AL
Points : 2568
Registration date : 2012-08-21

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 pm

cliffyk wrote:
Gaiters... "gators" are something completely different

Listed as both: https://www.amazon.com/PME-Motorcycle-Gaiters-Gators-Harley/dp/B014KB1T7W?psc=1&SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B014KB1T7W

Could it be that 'gators' is considered the slang or is it one of those depending on which side of the pond, or another cause?
Back to top Go down
Bash On!
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 241
Location : Dallas, Texas
Points : 1474
Registration date : 2015-08-24

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:41 am

It's because sellers know that malapropisms are common. Rolling Eyes
Back to top Go down
DerrillW
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 87
Age : 73
Location : Arkansas
Points : 2003
Registration date : 2013-09-28

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:37 pm

"Malapropism" - don't see that word often but it occurs frequently on the internet.
Back to top Go down
cliffyk
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 181
Age : 72
Location : Saint Augustine FL
Points : 1145
Registration date : 2016-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Some SilverWing Maint. experiences   Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:22 pm

Mrs. Berry, a very serious educator brought this to us in 8th grade literature--Mrs. Malaprop in Richard Sheridan's The Rivals...
Back to top Go down
 
Some SilverWing Maint. experiences
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» how many miles do u have on your honda

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Rides and Stories-
Jump to: