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RobWarren
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PostSubject: Hello from Orange County, California    Fri 08 May 2015, 23:37

Hey everyone. Today, I'm the proud owner of a new 2013 Silver Wing. I'm excited there is an online community! I've owned a bunch of motorcycles in the past. My most recent was a Harley Electraglide. I've previously had a BMW R1200RT and K1200R. The wing is my first Honda and first scooter. I'll be using her as mostly a commuter vehicle, to save some gas and have some fun. I look forward to learning from you all. -Rob.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sat 09 May 2015, 01:34

Welcome to the best Silverwing forum on the web RobWarren. I think you'll surely have fun with your new acquisition. The SW is a great little scoot with a lot of performance on 600cc. Lots of us have arrived here from larger bikes. I've owned four Goldwings over several years plus I just sold my show quality BMW K1100LT to become a full time scooterboy! No macho for me, I'm secure in my manhood, don't need a Harley. Anyway, welcome and keep us posted on how your 2013 SW works out for your.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sat 09 May 2015, 02:54

Welcome RobWarren, This is by far the best SWing site on the Net. Lots of info and people ready and willing to share their knowledge. The SWing will surprise you in it's power and speed. It will do Interstate speeds without breathing hard and will do it all day. Or at least until you have to fill up...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sat 09 May 2015, 05:39

sunny sunny welcome sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sat 09 May 2015, 12:25

Thank you all. Day two with my swing... I had some buyers remorse last night but a quick ride this morning cured that. I'm not self actualized enough to not worry about the abuse ill take from the people at work haha I think some "skull" decals will help haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sat 09 May 2015, 15:54

Hi Rob, I belong to the Dry Riders MC Club here in MN. Their premise is NO drinking 24 hours before a ride or get together or during. My chapter is out of Elk River, MN and most of them have "real" motorcycles, and even some Harleys, LOL. They did kind of look at it funny until we went on our first couple of rides. I think the get up and go and highway speeds surprised them a bit. I was very well able to keep up with them even from stop lights etc. Although, it almost feel like I was shifting due to having to "back off" when they shifted so I wouldn't run over them. The other nice thing too is not having to worry about killing it at a light or stop sign like one or two of the newer riders in the group did.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 01:05

welcome Rob welcome to the forum. You probably have the same warranty as a new 2015 model would have if we could get a 2015 model. And you probably spent a lot less money than a new 2015 model would cost have if we could get a 2015 model.
If you would like to learn do your own maintenance you'll find you can do anything you need or want with the service manual and help from this forum.
I add the paragraph below for most new members because there's a lot of information in the links and may save you some work.
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.

Maintenance, Tips and Hints
Maintenance "Pictorials"
Accessories-Modifications

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 11:02

Thanks! Yes, it came with a one year warranty. I'm not very handy, coupled with the fact the dealer is only 2 miles away means I'll likely just pay for service. When is the first oil change due? How many miles will I get out of the tires roughly? My BMW ate tires and clutches for breakfast.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 13:50

Welcome to the forum!

I was born not far from you and I used to launch my powerboat from there quite frequently. I worked in Irvine for many years. I really miss the ocean and mountains. I don't miss the horrendous traffic and massive population that for some reason Smile continues to grow exponentially. Lake Irvine via the Ortega hwy and Palomar on to Julian, Henshaw and Idylwild and then back to where I last lived in Hemet, CA was my stomping grounds.

Enjoy the new scoot!

Sam:)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 14:34

Thanks Sam! I plan to do Ortega after some practice. Cornering is different on the swing w/o shifting and w/o a tank. I don't want to be in the way out there... But later this summer for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 14:57

Lived in Huntington Beach from 1968-70 on Main Street at the Avalon Hotel, two blocks from the Coast Highway. Back in those days rode a 65 Honda 305 Scrambler and attended Golden West College. Huntington Beach was only a few Surf Board shops back then and had one restaurant. Went back a few years ago with my wife on our Burgman 400 and OMG has it changed and Newport Beach and Laguna Beach has grown too. Got caught in the late afternoon fog that rolled in and we froze our fannies riding back to San Diego. Had a fun ride up to Julian too. Don't miss the traffic though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Sun 10 May 2015, 15:45

Traffic is the main reason I got the swing. I'm born and raised in HB. Are you still in Diego? I'm planning a road trip to petco in the fall, catch a Padres game with some cousins. I also want to drop in on the new Ducks hockey franchise, the Gulls when minor league hockey gets moving again.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Orange County, California    Mon 11 May 2015, 21:07

Don't live in SD but my son does as I live in Texas. No way would I ever want to live in so much traffic again.
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