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PostSubject: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun May 20, 2018 7:42 pm

I went for a nice ride. 120 miles or so. Despite the weather forecast it was nice.

Try to keep this post active and it will be interesting for all.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun May 20, 2018 10:58 pm

I rode about 40 miles on the SWing and 40 miles or so on the Reflex. Then I started working on my John Deere lawn tractor Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 am

Last week I replaced the gas strut for the seat. Got one off Amazon, straight from China for less than 16 bucks. It was a 20kg strut, I was worried that it would be too stiff, but once in, it works just fine. The only other thing I had to do to it was to drill out the holes on either end so the bushings that were on the original would fit.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 9:49 am

Cleaned it up gassed up waiting for a chance to ride again.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 am

Looked at it as I passed by.....rain, rain, rain.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 11:23 am

Looked at it as I passed by.....rain, rain, rain.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 12:38 pm

SO Pastor Ron you're saying "IT RAINED in Asheville" Yes?

It also rained over the mountains in E. Tn.
1---I treated my windshield / Lemon Pledge and was I surprised-
the bugs & stuff just wiped off clean. No water needed jast a
soft towel.
2...Checked the air pressure F & R
3...oil level ok
4...hopped & rode 120 miles in east tn.
5...70 miles ths morning Elizabethton round trip 80 miles
No rain on any rides last week.
Interesting start to the week.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 1:43 pm

Yes, it rained 9 inches
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 3:02 pm

Break in the clouds. Let's go!
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon May 21, 2018 7:45 pm

Weather has been tough in SE. a lot of rain. Stop sending it up my way you can have it all.

I cleaned a few bugs off that"s about it. Needs a wash that"s Wed project. 5 day weekend coming nice weather for a few days in NE. Ride it I will.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed May 23, 2018 6:02 pm

I drove in to work, lunch, work, and home. At least 10 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu May 24, 2018 7:42 pm

Perfect weather here in PA. today not a cloud in the sky. 70-80 deg.
Went for a ride to Williamsport and a few back roads. 292 miles. 10 am to 5 pm.
Worlds End state park nice water was flowing through there all creeks are high. SUQ river high and muddy.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Fri May 25, 2018 8:40 pm

Day 2 A little bit hotter but not bad. 78 west to Hamburg 895 to Pine Grove 209 s 325 down to river. 22-322 to 35 east to Danville.
61 south. 901 back 870 225 back to 61 . All bugged up again . 265 miles. I've been waiting all winter for this kind of weather. PA. has great roads except for potholes that still haven't been filled on a few roads.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 1:09 pm

Good PA rides, Mech. Yup, you will get bugged up along Susq river, especially in evening, just at sunset. Take along dental floss to pick bugs out of teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 5:27 pm

Yeah I call them black river gnats. Swarms in the evening for sure.
My avatar photo was taken near Catawissa PA. one day when I stopped to water the corn looked dry.

Washed and clean no riding today need a rest. Drink some beer and relax.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 6:54 pm

We headed out to Canada this morning and my bike was un-ridable with the tall Givi windscreen. WAY too much vacuum behind the fairing and the equalizing port that blows up the back of the windscreen can't even come close to being able to equalize it. It was so bad that by the time we got to Trego my neck was sore from the vacuum pulling my helmet ahead.

So we turned around and came back and I cut down the windscreen on mine to stock height. I like the width of the Givi, and the wind wings on it. But not the height. As long as I was working on it, last night I came across a set of 30gr Dr. Pulley rollers - not the sliders. I don't like the sliders because they run too many rpm's around town. Rollers. I had saved 'em from when we had our 2002's. Those went in my bike.

My wife wanted to leave her windscreen at the tall height.

After I got mine back together we went on a 80 mile cruise for the afternoon. We checked gas mileage after we got back. At fillup mine got 54.8 mpg. My wife's bike got 50.1. And she's 55 lbs lighter than I am. Not caused by those 30gr rollers. When I tested that on the 2002's they only made about a 1/2 mpg difference. The windscreen is what's sucking hers down. It's dragging a big bubble of turbulence behind that tall screen. It's not aerodynamically clean with the equalizing port unable to equalize the pressure.

We traded bikes for about 15 miles so she could try out the stock height windscreen and she agreed it was way better than hers. So I'm cutting hers down tonight and we're re-leaving for Canada tomorrow.






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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 7:24 pm

Others have posted similar problems with tall shield.. and they also cut it.

Givi adjustable it the best windshield i have ever had on any bike that i owned. Quiet and good air flow.

Have a great trip and enjoy.. Wish i could do that someday.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 7:32 pm

I think the Givi screens were worth the money because of the wind wings and extra width. Should've gotten stock height. The problem is totally gone with the stock height. I cut 4 1/4" off it.

With the 30g rollers it turns 4,700 rpm @ 60 mph and is still pretty decent around town. My wife's bike is almost 5 Grand at 60 mph, but part of it is because it's working harder dragging that big windscreen.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Don't worry about about gas mileage for now. You will have it figured by the time you get a little more miles down the road.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat May 26, 2018 10:06 pm

Pastor Ron wrote:
Yes, it rained 9 inches

Pastor Ron. You could have gone around that 9". Heck the roads are wider than that. Come On Man!!!

Sorry I couldn't help myself. It looks like the next few days down in the southeast it will be wet.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 pm

I zip-tied some loose body panels until I can replace them.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 pm

I scored what I think is a used Utopia backrest off ebay (comes with seat) and ordered a tunnel bag. No riding, unfortunately - there was a lot of wildfire haze earlier and it was making it tough to be outside.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 pm

Nothing today. Work.

WOW this site is alive again. Many new posts and new members.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:43 pm

"Work" is a four letter word around here. A much better word would be "Ride".
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:38 pm

Ride it this weekend. Weather will be good, a little hot 90's. not hot for you but humid.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:35 pm

Went for a nice ride today 212 miles and 3 states.  Not so hot up in the hills. West to NJ. 519 north to High Point NJ. into NY. up 97 Hawks Nest.   97 follows Delaware river but has many hills and a few nice views of river.  

Eat sleep ride repeat.   Sunday will be good.  Head NW this time.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:36 am

Mech 1 twa wrote:
Eat sleep ride repeat

I used to have an Aerostich T shirt with those words in the correct order, Ride Eat Sleep Repeat. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:45 am

I looked longingly at my SWing in the garage when I came home and got soaked running from the pickup to the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:38 pm

OK Ride Eat Sleep Repeat.. I knew it was something like that..

A little hot coming home about 91F. I live in an area if you go north about 100 miles in the big woods its always 10F cooler. Nice today 267 miles. No traffic or poor drivers to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:30 am

It's Winter here in South Africa. Temps around zero centigrade on the way to work, but still the best weather for biking.
I washed the Swing yesterday and polished the screen. How is it the bike goes so much better after a good wash?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 pm

Mighty Mouse wrote:
It's Winter here in South Africa. Temps around zero centigrade on the way to work, but still the best weather for biking.
I washed the Swing yesterday and polished the screen. How is it the bike goes so much better after a good wash?

Faster eh?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:44 am

There may be a grain of truth in that, the Sunday throttle jockeys bikes are always immaculately clean as they blast mob handed from one poseurs watering hole to another.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:11 pm

Welcome Jake to the BEST SWing site on the net. When I first got my 08 SWing I rode it around town for an hour or so to get the feel of it. Once I felt comfortable with the ride and handling of it I took it on the highway. I was really impressed. I had it converted to a trike over the winter and really like it now too.

For some reason this comment was posted to the wrong topic. It was supposed to go to "Jakes Toys". I copied and pasted it there.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:40 pm

Today I installed new Givi windscreen, eBay mirror risers/extenders, transferred the Givi topcase from the 400 to the Swing, scooched that buttrest back a bit, dug out my old trusty Alaska Sheepskin pad.
Ready for a real ride next week, I hope!

I would post a pic, if someone would be kind enough to tell how:-)

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:33 am

Playing catch up here. Yesterday I replaced the Hydraulic Shock for the seat. Took off the rear and side panel to change out the air filter. Now waiting for the new Air Filter to arrive to replace it.

This a.m. I also pulled, inspected and checked the spark plugs for their gapping, as I am not sure when they were changed last. Plugs still look good @ 14k. A slight adjustment was made to one of the plugs. All-in-all, all these were pretty easy tasks.

Also checked my fluids and then give it a good dusting off ( have to look pretty out there on the road ) and out of the garage we went for another enjoying ride. Sun was hot, winds were a bit strong at times, but overall a great day.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:22 am

Last night I pulled off the PO's Clearview XL and replaced it with the stock screen that I got from cosmic_jumper.  Not sure if I'll ride it to work today, supposed to be extremely hot here and the AC on the truck is looking mighty appealing.


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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 pm

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< Snip > I would post a pic, if someone would be kind enough to tell how:-)
 
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 pm

Over the weekend I finally got around to changing the air filter. Wasn't that hard a job after I watched a couple of videos and realized I didnt have to take anything except the side panel and filter cover off.

After that I decided to open up the cvt drive for the first time to see what its condition was. Bike is a bit shy of 6k miles and when I got it, it had about 4300. Everything looked ok, no unusual wear on the belt or pulley faces. Put it back together and have yet to take it out, riding the spyder for the last couple of days instead. Probably tomorrow or Friday I'll take it to work.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Went for a 120 mile ride stayed local with weather forecast calling for t-storms. Ate lunch and checked weather I was about to get wet so took off for highway. Go up on ramp there was a truck flap there and avoided that. Looking left to merge I pinned throttle and heard a strange noise. Lost traction for a second on rear wheel strange but no slide. I think I ran over a sign or metal sheet sounded like metal.
A little scary. Out flanked storm and stayed dry. Couldn't duplicate noise after that had to be something I hit.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:53 pm

my givi ea100b saddlebags arrived thanks to St. Nickamazon. Easy to install and remove. Pics are on the silverwing FB page. Tomorrow I will download pic to here and attach thanks to cosmic guy tutorial.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:13 am

Finally took the bike out yesterday for a fairly quick run before I was chased home by the rain. CVT felt smoother, not sure if it was due to the cleanout or just not riding her for a while, but she did fine. Predicting rain for the better part of this week, so probably not much riding on either bike for a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:13 am

Installed new axle bearings & seals-
also installed a LED light bar above the
front fender -wiring and refit the plastics.
Turned into a two day effort. that's it for
this week-end
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PostSubject: Pic of Givi saddlebags   Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Yesterday, went for a ride across the Shropshire Hills, left the Longmynd by a different route & found a disused lead mine ...

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:15 pm

I rode 110 miles for a loaf of bread. 55 miles each way. It was a great day for a ride.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:49 pm

Max Q wrote:
I rode 110 miles for a loaf of bread.  55 miles each way.  It was a great day for a ride.

I do about the same for a cup of coffee. any excuse for a ride.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:31 am

Installed new front axle bearings /seals and installed a 7" LED light bar
under the headlight.Took about all day total. Every thing operated as I
wanted.
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:59 pm

I cleaned up the drive train. Found a lot of dried black dust behind the variator. Pulled the driven pulley assembly and gave it a superficial clean. I'll get to the bigger job at a later time. I have the parts necessary for an overhaul, waiting on a friend to lend moral support. I am no mechanic by any stretch of the imagination.

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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:36 pm

I had quite a time yesterday, decided to ride over to the local Jersey Mike's for a #13 regular on white. Noticed the road over there was full of brand new tar snakes, seemed a bit squirrelly around a big curve. Rode carefully to avoid them and came to a stop sign. Took off normaly, got barely through the intersection and suddenly went sideways. Seems it wasn't the tar snakes making it handle funny, there was a nail in the tire and it let go of the rim. Well, I have an enclosed trailer that I bought for hauling my toys around, but the Givi windshield on my Wing is too high and won't let me ride it up the ramp into the trailer. So I called a tow truck, waited over an hour, and got it towed to my house. $175!!! Thinking back, I could have just busted the windshield, used my own trailer and still been money ahead after buying a new windshield. Now today I pulled the wheel off and went to 3 different shops to see if I could get it repaired. Seems no one around here will repair a motorcycle tire, and I kind of agree. So I ordered a new Pirelli Diablo from Dr. Mudspringer and it will be here and installed by Thursday afternoon. While I'm waiting I think I'll try cutting the windshield down so I can actually put it in my trailer. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:35 pm

I aired up my tires this afternoon. My FOBO TPMS sent alerts to my phone last night. My fronts were below 25 and my rear was below 29. I was on the island of Kauai for a little over a week and when I returned my FOBO TPMS sent the alerts. Tires still looks like it has more than 2k miles left in them still. So far I have almost 15k miles on my original IRC tires. Inspection indicated no cracks/nails. Will wait and replace my tires later this year. Already have replacement IRCs waiting in my storage.
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