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lcgraham
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PostSubject: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:22 pm

Hello from Albuquerque, NM.

I have been riding scooters since 1989. My first was an 1987 Honda Helix which I bought from the deal after it sat on the floor for 2 years (had 6 miles on it). Presently it has 72,350 miles on it. It's been totaled once after being clipped by a drunk driver in 2006 (I had more damage than the scoot). Rebuilt it with cloned chinese parts, rode it for a few years, then replaced the cloned parts with used original parts from another Helix rider in town.

I replaced the Helix with a 2006 Silverwing when the casts came off my arms. It presently has 32,000 miles on it, but is not running today (I found it laying on it side a few days ago (old kick stand sank in mud thru a crack in the blacktop driveway). Difficult to start, thought it was flooded, maybe fuel pressure regulator on injection system.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:18 pm

welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:41 pm

welcome
lcgraham welcome to the best Silverwing forum on the web. I agree with you that it  may be the fuel pressure regulator.
It sounds like you work on your scooters so here are some links(3 below in blue)that will help you learn a lot about your Silverwing. If you can't find what you need in the links below the search on this forum works good, and if you still need help just ask and someone will do what they can to answer your questions. If you don't have a service manual I would recommend buying one, it's one of the best "tools" you can get for your Silverwing.  

Maintenance, Tips and Hints
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:40 pm

welcome !!! I also own a Helix also with a silverwing. Both are great scooters and tons of flun
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PostSubject: Silverwing repair guides   Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:39 am

Thanks for the links. You're right, I do most of my own repairs and rebuilds except for those repairs that need "very extra special equipment" that I will use only once or twice every decade, ie tire replacement and the electrical system. I generally am able to track down the electrical problems then take it in to the dealer for the repair. They usually tell me "Oh no, it can't be that. Those things hardly every fail" (it was a shorted stator, BTW).

I have the service manual which helps alot, but if there is something I haven't preformed before, I look to see how others did the task and thry out their techniques.

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welcome
lcgraham welcome to the best Silverwing forum on the web. I agree with you that it  may be the fuel pressure regulator.
It sounds like you work on your scooters so here are some links(3 below in blue)that will help you learn a lot about your Silverwing. If you can't find what you need in the links below the search on this forum works good, and if you still need help just ask and someone will do what they can to answer your questions. If you don't have a service manual I would recommend buying one, it's one of the best "tools" you can get for your Silverwing.  

Maintenance, Tips and Hints
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Accessories-Modifications
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PostSubject: Helix and Silverwing   Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:47 am

gdenn wrote:
welcome !!!  I also own a Helix also with a silverwing.  Both are great scooters and tons of flun

I enjoyed my Helix so much, that I frequently (on occasion) look at buying another one, to the point of considering having one imported from Japan (the current Honda Fusion). I had the opportunity to purchase once of the Chinese clones some years ago, but I passed as the dealer was not well established, no parts, no service area, barely had a display floor, a couple scoots on the floor, eventually when out of business.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:28 am

applause welcome welcome applause
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:35 am

If you are interested in a Helix, I"d keep an eye out on Craigs list etc. I"ve seen some ads that appear to be great deals
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:18 am

Welcome!

I love Albuquerque and have been there many times and North-South-East and West of there. It is a great riding area---just stay off of the crazy Interstate 40 and 25:)

Sam:)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:21 pm

I have a twin "Dale" that lives in Rancho suburb of ABQ he had a Silverwing, but now has a Bergman 650. You might get in contact with him as he likes to ride.
Welcome to the Forum. These people have the answers or will find them.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:57 pm

Well ... I'm baaaack! Still in Albuquerque NM. Its been 3 years ago since I've been on the forum. My '89 Helix is now approaching 78,000 miles, just replaced the electric fuel pump (the last burned out); the '06 SWG now has 42,000 miles on it. Just wiped out on it 3 weeks ago on hard gravel avoiding a collision with a pickup. Frankly, we both received equal amounts of road rash. Had to replace the helmet. The left rear panel I can "probably buff out the scratches (in reality, I'm a cheap SOB and not ready to replace it). The left front panel had more damage (cracked near the turn signal) and more road rash) and I'll eventually will get it replaced. Its still rideable, but has a noticeable noise from the loose and broken panel panel

A new addition to my collection was an '87 Yamaha Riva xc200. I bought it for the salvage value off of a guy who probably should not have been riding in the first place. He didn't damage it, it was the people he had working on it (a MC salvage yard) who didn't know what they were doing.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Albuquerque, NM   Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 pm

Welcome lcgraham. As you know, this is the best SWing site on the net. I have an 08 SWing that I had converted over to a trike over the winter. I really like it. It handles good and I still get around 46 mpg with it. It's a Motor Trike GT3 kit.
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