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Riggers
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Location : Hull, England
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Registration date : 2015-08-18

PostSubject: Another newby.   Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:07 am

Hi everyone. Just for now I have the honour of being the very newest member! I will endeavour to wear the title with pride.

Well where to start? I live in Hull (or Kingston Upon Hull on maps) in England, and bought my 08 Silverwing just last Saturday, and so far have done around 400 miles.

A few years ago I started with hip problems (I'm 61) and at the time road a Yamaha FJR1300 which just became too much for me. So I traded it in for a nearly new 650 Burgman which was almost as heavy but at least had the 'feet forward' ride. Somewhere along the way I came across a Yamaha TDM900 which was much kinder on my hips than the FJR and so decided to let the Burgman go, and ride a 'proper' bike again for as long as I could.

Well time's up again but this time I decided to give the Swing a try as it seemed a lot lighter than the Burgervan yet nearly as powerful, and so far I'm really happy with it.

If I had to write a review of the two bikes in as few words as possible I'd say the Honda has by far the edge when it comes to agility, town work and speeds up to around 70mph, whereas the Burgman wins on higher speed sure footedness and wind protection.

Well that all for now folks - see you in the forum and safe riding!

Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: Another newby.   Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:22 am



welcome Tony,

Thanks for the nice introduction. Regarding the wind protection, many members have replaced the OEM windshield with the GIVI airflow. It is adjustable and most have been happy. You can check it out by using the search box in the upper left corner. That is if you ever have time. 400 miles in a couple of days means you are a rider. motorcycle
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PostSubject: Re: Another newby.   Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:08 pm

One thing about the Silverwing is that they are about the most reliable maxi of all. Well proven and no nasty transmission failures as the B650 was susceptible to.
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PostSubject: Re: Another newby.   Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:58 pm

welcome Tony welcome to the forum, you won't find a better place to learn about your Silverwing.
If you are looking forward to learning and plan on doing 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: Another newby.   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:32 pm

Hi riggers, welcome to the site from Arizona. Lots to learn from here. Enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Another newby.   Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:41 pm

Very many thanks guys for all the welcome messages. I'm already learning a lot and I'm sure there's much more to come.

Best regards all.

Riggers.
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