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livingkennedy
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PostSubject: Hello from Portland, OR!   Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:32 pm

Hi All,

My name is Brandon and this past weekend I purchased my first scooter, a 2005 Honda Silverwing with about 20k miles. I've had a chance to take it out for a few hours and I love it!

Looking forward to sharing experiences and advice with my fellow forum members, I spent about a month lurking before I ended up buying my S'wing and this seems like a great resource.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:29 pm

welcome livingkennedy welcome to the best Silverwing forum on the web.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:41 pm

Welcome from Southern Oregon Brandon!
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PostSubject: Hello from Portland, OR!   Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:22 pm

Hello Brandon and welcome from Mt. Prospect Illinois.Take a look around and you will find a load of information here.Try and locate a service manual for your S/W. Howard
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:15 am

If you plan to work on your scooter you definitely do need a service manual. Helm Inc. makes licensed reprints of Honda manuals. A full service manual runs about $65 but it's worth every penny.

Take a look here:
http://www.helminc.com/helm/Result.asp?Style=helm&Mfg=AHC&Make=AHC&Model=FSC+&Year=2005&Category=1&Keyword=&Module=&selected%5Fmedia=
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:58 am

Welcome Brandon from Princeton, MN to the best SWing site by far on the Net.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:02 am

Welcome aboard, 05 nice scoot I really like mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:14 pm

Much appreciated exavid, I'm on the site checking them out now!  Just wondering though... I'm really inexperienced mechanically.  I've done construction and assembly type stuff, know how to use tools and whatnot, but I've never gotten into the weeds with mechanical stuff.  Will this guide be enough for me to get started?  My main concern is that I might do more harm than good.

Also, they recommend the "Common Service Manual" as well.  Is that a necessary addition?

Thank you all for the warm welcome, looking forward to seeing you out on the road!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:17 pm

Welcome to this great forum. I agree with the advice to get a workshop manual. But beware that even though it is very good; it does not always show all the details; for example how to remove panels.Often you have to pull or push a panel in a particular direction to disengage the lugs. To me that is the worst part of working on a scooter. It is easy to snap of one of the plastic lugs and very hard to repair them:affraid: . But there are excellent procedures and pictorials available on this forum from guys who have done it more than once.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Portland, OR!   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:49 pm

Welcome to the site from Arizona.
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