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
» Black scooter with scratches and swirls
by RayWilcox Today at 2:59 am

» Global Recession
by exavid Today at 1:18 am

» windshields--maxi scooters
by Cookie Yesterday at 4:39 am

» Cheap SW battery.
by Dale N. Yesterday at 12:41 am

» The garage is getting crowded
by bikehiker Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:58 pm

» Issues with DrPulley purchase.
by oldwingguy Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:35 pm

» Hand shields from Givi
by joebillybobinark Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:45 am

» New Silver Wing rider from Poland
by Greysilver Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:11 pm

» New radiator needed
by Mrmoz Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:26 am

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

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Newbie In Maine

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Mark419
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 1
Age : 64
Location : Southern Maine
Points : 136
Registration date : 2018-08-08

PostSubject: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:07 am

Greetings from Maine! I'm a new SW rider. A young 64 Smile , tried a few times over the years to get my motorcycle license but just couldn't get the hang of working the clutch. Finally found a class that allowed me to take the required course on a Honda PCX 150. Rode a season (they're kind of short up here) on that one and  then moved up to a Forza 300 ABS. My goal was always to work my way up to a Silver Wing and was hoping I might eventually find a black one. To my surprise, I managed to track one down in a warehouse in California, a brand new - still in the crate - 2013 600 ABS. Needless to say I grabbed it! Had it shipped to Maine and assembled by my local dealer. So, long story short, I made the big leap from my 300 to the heavier, bigger 600 sooner than expected. I'm a little guy, 5' 3" and about 167, so some things are a challenge, like pushing it! Thankfully I can flat foot it with my thick soled riding boots. Still can't, after following countless videos and advice, manage to get it up on the center stand. Really don't like the stock wind screen, top falls right in my line of sight and I find looking through it distracting, so ordered a GIVI Airflow. Hopefully I can use it either in the lowest position or without the top section all together to solve that issue. Much more comfortable with a short one, like the Forza. I'm also going to replace the stock IRC tires with Pirelli Diablo's as they seem highly recommended for good grip on cornering. Have to admit that I was somewhat intimidated at first but am slowly but surely getting more confident!
Attachments
Silver Wing2.jpg
You don't have permission to download attachments.
(159 Kb) Downloaded 11 times
Back to top Go down
sc00ter
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 33
Location : Norfolk, VA
Points : 194
Registration date : 2018-07-16

PostSubject: Re: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am

Welcome aboard! Lucky dog finding a new one! Best I could do was 07 with 26,000 miles. Still a Swing so I know its a quality ride.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1069
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2266
Registration date : 2016-01-29

PostSubject: Re: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:42 am

Welcome from o-HI-o, you found a great site and and new scoot to boot Smile
Back to top Go down
"Hi Yo"
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2953
Age : 70
Location : Garland, Texas, U.S.A.
Points : 6416
Registration date : 2010-02-17

PostSubject: Re: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:01 pm



welcome welcome welcome
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1064
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 2949
Registration date : 2014-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:41 pm

Welcome Mark to the best SWing site on the net. Lots of people here reading and willing to help.
Back to top Go down
cotetoi
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert


Number of posts : 643
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2776
Registration date : 2013-06-27

PostSubject: Re: Newbie In Maine   Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Hey, Mark, I am just up the road from you, on the I 95 , onto the airline #9 and you'd be in New Brunswick. That's a fine looking machine you got there.
Like yourself, I share the same specs, besides the bike; 5'3" and 155 lbs. I did find it a bit tall and top heavy, but with time and my second one, I am more comfortable with it.
As for heaving it up on the centerstand: practise makes perfect.
Here it goes: level ground, left hand on the bars, leave brakes alone, right hand on the grab bar. Make sure your handbrake is off. Step on the centerstand footpad. When its left foot touches the ground, push the bike gently away from you till you feel the right foot make contact. That's your cue to step right on it and bring your weight to bear. Your brakes are off, the bike just rolls backwards and the next thing you know it is on the centerstand.
If the right foot doesn't make contact it could become a dangerous situation; you are off balance and cannot get the bike up. I leave my sidestand down for safety sake, in case I slip or what. Your thick-soled riding boots give good protection and grip. Never use bedroom slippers or sneakers to do this unless you have a small square of metal footrest pad welded on.

Practice makes perfect.

Welcome to the site.

Jay.
Back to top Go down
 
Newbie In Maine
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» CROWN article: Anderson CVI's Justin Edwards visits Maine
» CROWN Article: Justin Edwards commits to Maine Black Bears!
» My first two Maine marathons
» Maine bear hunting
» Maine Black Bear Hunting

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Introductions-
Jump to: