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Reefer24131
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PostSubject: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 05:12

Hello im a newbie to this forum and a 1st timer to the Swing. I have only ridden her home around 12miles but so far i love it.

Over the next few weeks i will be giving it a full service and a new set of fork seals along with front brake pads, possibly drive belt and some rollers if needed...

No doubt you will be seeing my bame pop up with some probably stupid or annoying questions that have been asked a million time so i apologise in advance, i will use the search bar as much as i can.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 07:31

Welcome aboard from o-HI-o and to me there are no stupid questions just unanswered ones Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 08:32

Hello Reefer. Welcome to the forum. As OWG said, there are no stupid questions. However you might find the answers you need by using the Search function on the tool bar, above.

What year is your Silverwing...how many miles...?

Oh, and don't be put off by our resident curmudgeons. We keep them around to make the rest of us old codgers appear more charming.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 09:21

Its a silver 2007 abs model with 17.000miles. Has quite a good spec with the leg cover (toucono?), big givi top box with built in brake light, tall screen and heated grips. I just now need to get the fork seals done and a full engine service.

Is there any common mods that i should be looking to do?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 10:13

The most common mod is to change the variator roller weights (rollers) to Dr Pulley sliding weights (Sliders). Sliders aren't going to wear out and the performance is improved.

Changing fork seals? Give some thought to replacing the fork oil with 15wt or 20wt for better handling.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 11:41

Ive seen them but they seem a bit pricey for me. I already have some 10wt fork oil i was going to find the specs and maybe just use a slightly smaller air gap? Im not a hard rider.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 14:10

Hello Reefer, which end of the uk are in?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 14:19

Hi Reefer and welcome to the best SWing site on the net. And like oldwingguy said, "There's no stupid questions. Only unanswered ones."
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 14:29

I disagree, there are stupid questions,
For example "Would you like another beer?"
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 14:40

Welcome to the Swing site
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 27 Nov 2017, 16:56

Lol cheers guys...banter seems good! Im from South east- kent
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Tue 28 Nov 2017, 12:01

steve_h80 wrote:
I disagree, there are stupid questions,
For example "Would you like another beer?"

While not a question, "Here. Hold my Beer" would also fit into that category.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Tue 28 Nov 2017, 14:40

Reefer24131 wrote:
Im from South east- kent

We'll not hold that against you !  Welcome to the forum.

Den
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Wed 29 Nov 2017, 11:25

Welcome from Medway, I'm in the Kent branch of the Honda Owners club, because the weather is usually mild we do rides throughout the year on Sundays and summer fish and chip rides on Wednesday. It would be nice to have another Silverwing on them.
It's a tough battle to get the die hard bikers to see the merits of the scoot, even when they are soaked through and cold, and I am not.
Enjoy the scoot.
Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Sun 03 Dec 2017, 08:26

The SWing is quite enjoyable right out of the box. Maybe a bit of salt and pepper to taste ! It doesn't need too much dressing up , if any. As for mods, well, I don't believe in too much of that. A little tinkering is okay. But to each his own: that's the idea here.
Welcome from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Snow today but it matters little because the baby is enjoying a sleep until March or a bit later. You have the rig for all-(English)-weather riding; the leg cover helps keep the worst of the weather off yourself.
Enjoy your SWing and stop here when off the bike to keep us posted.
Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Mon 04 Dec 2017, 10:05

Welcome from Nova Scotia as well, Reefer.

No snow in NS ... we must be the warmer spot Jay. It is putting a damper on the off season riding time filler ... skiing. However mine is still set for the warm days. The battery comes inside for the colder nights.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Tue 05 Dec 2017, 11:39

Hey, Mike. Mine is at my son's place: it's not always convenient to access or to get ready to ride. I wish my elderly neighbor had let me store it in his garage across the street from me ! Would be way more accessible. But , it's less temptation too !
It's cold but not cold enough for ice fishing !!! I guess the second part of December is going to be more seasonal: lots of snow and brrrrr temps !
Take care, Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Tue 05 Dec 2017, 13:38

I do hope you guys keep that snow business up there in the GWN where it belongs Wink

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from UK   Tue 05 Dec 2017, 15:19

Welcome Newbie from UK!! This is the best darned Silver Wing forum around. Lots of helpful folks that have more often than not got me through routine maintenance issues and more.

Steve in Los Angeles!
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