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GeoffM
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PostSubject: Collected my Swing   Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:20 pm

Collected my Swing yesterday, from Bournemouth Honda. 4350 miles on the clock, very tidy, bit of bubbling on the rear shock chrome bits and very minor chips on the wheels, rest of the bike is very good. not bad at all for a 2010 Swing. Had a great ride back home, about 50 miles, although the weather could have been better only 4C and wet roads with a fair amount of road salt in places. So this morning spent washing off all the salt residue and spraying some protector on and having a good look over the bike, all in all really impressed, and very comfortable. Bit of wind buffeting, probably need a taller screen, it only has the standard screen. I now have a list of mods to carry out, hyperpro front springs, touring screen, heated grips, DR. Pulley sliders, should keep me busy until spring gets here. I'll post some pictures shortly.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:15 am

Congratulations, Geoff.

While no one has ever expressed regrets at upgrading to Hyperpros, I often wonder if just changing the shock oil to 20wt wouldn't be an inexpensive yet marked improvement.

Touring windscreen? Givi AF214 adjustable is the best to date --unless you're a giant, in which case you are on your own.

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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:15 am

Geoff, Welcome to the forum.
You have buckets of experience on all sorts of bikes. I bet you'll enjoy the SWing just as much, if not more than the previous rides. It is a solid reliable piece of machinery ! With the mods you have lined up you'll have all the comforts too !
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:49 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Congratulations, Geoff.

While no one has ever expressed regrets at upgrading to Hyperpros, I often wonder if just changing the shock oil to 20wt wouldn't be an inexpensive yet marked improvement.

Touring windscreen? Givi AF214 adjustable is the best to date --unless you're a giant, in which case you are on your own.

Tim

Thanks for that, I may try thicker oil first in the forks. I have used HyperPro springs before on other bikes, and they do seem to improve things. Givi screen was what I was looking at, I'm 5' 10" so should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:34 am

Enjoy the new ride.
I'd be tempted to add tyres to the list as they will be aged by now.
If you are taking the transmission apart to put some DrP's in have a good look at the belt. If in doubt pop a new belt in while it's apart.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:40 am

steve_h80 wrote:
Enjoy the new ride.
I'd be tempted to add tyres to the list as they will be aged by now.
If you are taking the transmission apart to put some DrP's in have a good look at the belt. If in doubt pop a new belt in while it's apart.

It has a new pair of Bridgestone Hoops on it. I will be fully checking all the transmission when I put the DrP's in as a matter of course. thanks for the advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:31 am

Geoffm, make sure you get the Givi "Airflow" screen the standard one has no adjustment.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:59 am

The givi airflow instructions are pants. You'll also find that with a later model bike like yours, that many of the bolts/holes required in the instructions are already on the bike. Mine's an 07 and I only needed to drill two small holes to access a pair of empty captive nuts for the top set of mounts. Be wary of the little metal brackets/templates provided... the edges are particularly sharp. I got a 'paper cut' off the edge. It was ok at first but after a few days was more sore than ever. It was on the top of a knuckle and I'd yelp/scream every time I caught it, which was surprisingly often!

I'm looking at getting either new sliders or a whole new variator on mine. I've noticed it tends to hold about 5,000rpm during full throttle acceleration, and then revs up higher once past about 50-60mph when it really gets a shift on. From looking at some dyno charts form Arrow and Delkevic, it seems that the engine really comes on cam at about 6,000rpm. So swapping sliders/rollers or a new variator could give a big performance boost simply by changing the rpm during hard acceleration. Let me know how you get on with those sliders. I've also noticed a slight dip in revs at about 5,000rpm during acceleration, possibly due to the ramp profile in the variator. Would be interested to see if Dr Pulley's cure this.
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PostSubject: Re: Collected my Swing   Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:25 am

gavinfdavies wrote:
The givi airflow instructions are pants. You'll also find that with a later model bike like yours, that many of the bolts/holes required in the instructions are already on the bike. Mine's an 07 and I only needed to drill two small holes to access a pair of empty captive nuts for the top set of mounts. Be wary of the little metal brackets/templates provided... the edges are particularly sharp. I got a 'paper cut' off the edge. It was ok at first but after a few days was more sore than ever. It was on the top of a knuckle and I'd yelp/scream every time I caught it, which was surprisingly often!

I'm looking at getting either new sliders or a whole new variator on mine. I've noticed it tends to hold about 5,000rpm during full throttle acceleration, and then revs up higher once past about 50-60mph when it really gets a shift on. From looking at some dyno charts form Arrow and Delkevic, it seems that the engine really comes on cam at about 6,000rpm. So swapping sliders/rollers or a new variator could give a big performance boost simply by changing the rpm during hard acceleration. Let me know how you get on with those sliders. I've also noticed a slight dip in revs at about 5,000rpm during acceleration, possibly due to the ramp profile in the variator. Would be interested to see if Dr Pulley's cure this.

Gavin,
I'll bear that in mind about the screen fitting, and I'll let everyone know when I upgrade the sliders. Incidently, I've just moved to Wiltshire, I had lived in Tintern, near Chepstow for 10 years....

Geoff.
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PostSubject: New addition   Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:30 pm

Congratulations on your latest addition. I hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine. Ride Often !
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