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
» Drive belt
by john grinsel Today at 1:18 pm

» ABS Transplant and restoration.
by Cosmic_Jumper Today at 11:02 am

» No ride but an interesting day never the less. The flying brush hog
by Mech 1 twa Yesterday at 7:57 pm

» Sat-Nav mount
by Mech 1 twa Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Jakes Toys
by oldwingguy Yesterday at 2:03 pm

» What did you do to your SW today.
by Dale N. Yesterday at 12:11 pm

» Left over Burgman 400 service manual
by john grinsel Yesterday at 11:00 am

» 2009 Silverwing 600 issue when driving
by Murf Yesterday at 10:11 am

» Engine drain bolt
by oldwingguy Yesterday at 6:52 am

» front fork lower 600t v 600d
by Flyingpanman Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:37 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Dropped the Swing

Go down 
AuthorMessage
cotetoi
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert


Number of posts : 568
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2512
Registration date : 2013-06-27

PostSubject: Dropped the Swing   Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:33 pm

I parked the bike on the centrestand on a busy city street. I was a bit concerned about the slight slope on my right, my sidestand was almost upright. But the centrestand was firmly planted and I went about my business.
It took a bit of muscle to get it off again, and as soon as it came off it was moving away from me: not a darn thing I could do about it. Sustained some crushing on the corner of the front fairing and a few scratches. Got some help from a strapping young fellow who happened to be walking by. No mechanical harm done, started right up and rode like a champ. The rattle in the front is slightly louder and I will check for internal broken tabs when I have other reasons to remove the fairing. I went on a 250 mile ride yesterday, no concerns.
Back to top Go down
model28a
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2098
Age : 65
Location : St.Pete.FL.
Points : 5233
Registration date : 2010-02-03

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:54 pm

I would never take my scooter off the centerstand unless I'm straddling it or sitting on the scooter.
Back to top Go down
Mike from NS
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 303
Location : Nova Scotia
Points : 2084
Registration date : 2013-09-12

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:59 pm

Sorry to hear of that problem cotetoi.  When she starts to go it can be overpowering.  Do you sit on the Swing and rock it forward off the stand? Or stand and push it off with your foot against the center stand?
I gave up the second method as I have had some close calls that way.  With the rocking off the stand I am in better position to steady right away with feet and brake levers.
Mike
Back to top Go down
The Scootist
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 694
Age : 60
Location : Loveland, Colorado
Points : 4109
Registration date : 2009-01-23

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:08 pm

Sorry to hear that. Lessons learned...
Back to top Go down
Old Limey
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 838
Age : 73
Location : BOLTON LANCASHIRE ENGLAND
Points : 3855
Registration date : 2010-06-09

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:34 pm

With model 28a on this,always sat on the bike when taking off centre stand. Smile
Back to top Go down
cotetoi
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert


Number of posts : 568
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2512
Registration date : 2013-06-27

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:53 pm

I have never taken it off the centrestand sitting on it or straddling it. I have to try this method and get comfortable doing it because it makes sense that you'd have better control with both feet planted solid.
Back to top Go down
bigbird
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 2468
Location : Winnipeg
Points : 5648
Registration date : 2010-05-02

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:17 pm

cotetoi wrote:
I have never taken it off the centrestand sitting on it or straddling it. I have to try this method and get comfortable doing it because it makes sense that you'd have better control with both feet planted solid.

I would never think of pushing my bike off the centre stand if I was not straddling the seat with my feet firmly planted on the ground. Doing otherwise would invite disaster.
Back to top Go down
sctr199
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 142
Age : 67
Location : El Cajon, CA
Points : 1943
Registration date : 2013-07-29

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:46 pm

I straddle my Swing then push on the bars to roll it off the center stand. As it begins to go, I grab the front brake while keeping the forks straight. This gets to be a bigger chore if parked on a slope, so I avoid that whenever possible.
Back to top Go down
WingMan02
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 287
Location : Honolulu
Points : 2678
Registration date : 2012-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Dropped the Swing   Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:49 pm

cotetoi wrote:
I have never taken it off the centrestand sitting on it or straddling it. I have to try this method and get comfortable doing it because it makes sense that you'd have better control with both feet planted solid.

I also apply both hand brakes as soon as I hear the center stand retracting against to bottom of my bike. That way it will stop the forward momentum when the bike hits the ground.
Back to top Go down
 
Dropped the Swing
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

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