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Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider

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Location : Burnet, TX
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Registration date : 2017-12-02

PostSubject: Introducing Myself   Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm

Good evening, everyone!  Just want to introduce myself - I just bought a 2006 Silver Wing this past Spring from a retired motorcycle cop - it barely had 2,000 miles on it & he had never done any maintenance on it at all, but it still ran like a top.  I did change the oil right when I got it, then put about 600 miles on it this summer.  I started getting hinky about riding on tires that were probably 12 years old, so I got it serviced this week: new tires & replaced all the fluids except for the oil.  The Honda dealership checked it out thoroughly but didn't find anything that needed to be fixed.

I live in the Hill Country in Texas, outside the Austin area, where we have LOTS of great roads to ride.  I really love my Silver Wing - it's much more "flickable" than the 2004 Honda Shadow Aero 750 that I used to own.
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Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider

Number of posts : 64
Age : 81
Location : Pacifica, California
Points : 691
Registration date : 2017-02-12

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:32 am

Welcome to the best SWing forum on the web. Lots'a folks on here anxious to help and share information about any and everything you need.
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The Bern
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert

Number of posts : 643
Location : Telford, UK
Points : 2158
Registration date : 2014-11-20

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:34 am

Smile Hello & Welcome bud Smile
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Site Admin

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Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
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Registration date : 2009-06-12

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:07 am

Hello and welcome to the forum, rvelsa. Thank you for your introduction.

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Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert

Number of posts : 610
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2682
Registration date : 2013-06-27

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:18 am

Great intro. You'll enjoy your SWing a long time with basic maintenance. Great place to hang out here when you are off the bike.
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Silver Wing Guru
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Registration date : 2016-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:57 am

Welcome from o-HI-o and enjoy the new ride.
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Dale N.
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Silver Wing Guru

Number of posts : 1038
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 2864
Registration date : 2014-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:59 am

Welcome to the best SWing site on the net.

For what it's worth, I'd also change the drive belt. It may not have many miles on it but it is old and might not last all that long if you plan on riding it a lot.

I bought an 08 SWing that sat under a tarp for two years and that's one of the first things I changed. Along with tires, oil and filter, new battery etc. etc.
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Touring Scooter Rider

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Age : 66
Location : Asheville,NC
Points : 2472
Registration date : 2013-02-24

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:05 pm

Welcome, this is the best site for really good Swing info....and most are very friendly. IMO, you purchased a great long lasting maxi scooter.
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Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider

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Registration date : 2015-04-17

PostSubject: Re: Introducing Myself   Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:50 pm

Welcome rvelsa!

Thanks for the great introduction! You'll find lots of helpful guys here that will see you through some of the Silver Wing's minor issues!

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