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Flyingpanman
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PostSubject: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:14 pm

A couple of days ago, I went for a late afternoon ride in the Lakes. I've been over Hardknott and Wrynose Passes a few times on my motorbikes but took the Silverwing just to see how the transmission would cope. We approached via a new to me route by Dungeon Ghyll.

The bike performed well and it *is* easier than a manual tranny bike, although the bumps are felt a bit more. The Hyper Pro front springs and YSS rear shocks make a lot of difference. Anyhow, you can see the trip for yourselves on a video I've uploaded on YouTube:

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:23 am

Very nicely done and interesting.

Must get over that way soon myself.

25+ Years since I last went over !!! Where does it all go ?

I`ll watch the vid again on my sons video projector so really get the benifit.

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:35 am

Flyingpanman, what is that bar thingie that goes between the brake reservoirs? I've never seen that before. Just curious.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:30 am

Dale N. wrote:
Flyingpanman, what is that bar thingie that goes between the brake reservoirs? I've never seen that before. Just curious.
It's a handlebar brace I happened to have lying around. They're used on trail bikes and, as the Silverwing's handlebars are so long, I thought it might reduce the shocks and vibration - the sort of "tuning fork" effect.

It's just an experiment and I can't say it made a significant difference. I'm going to leave it on for a while to see if I notice any change when I remove them. The handlebar covers would have to have the top ends cut off if I fit them permanently and a black and silver brace instead of blue. It may also be a handy place to hang a few accessories- like satnav?
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:26 am

Well now that looked like nice ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:39 pm

Cheers mate, that was brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing on Hardknott Pass   Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:07 pm

Great ride. Thanks for sharing.

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