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PostSubject: Done did it!   Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:42 am

Well, the Honda dealer's email arrived late last week.  Closeout deals on various leftover bikes.

One deal jumped out at me.  A brand-new 2013 Silver Wing for only $5995?  Really?

Was thinking of selling my 1995 Kawasaki police bike, as I want only one "old" bike at a time and the '71 R75/5 is a keeper.

Traded in the Kawasaki and now have a S'wing in the garage, next to the BMW and a PCX150 that my daughter has claimed when she gets her license next year.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone here!

Best,
Bash
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:54 am

Good deal!

Welcome to the asylum.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:20 am



welcome Sounds like you got a great deal. I wonder when the last of those Silver Wings will be gone. welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:37 am

At 5595.$ Id say the pile must be about exhausted. The new 530cc Yamaha w/O ABS sells for 10,400.$ Maxi scooters must cost a lot to produce and the cheap prices aren't going to be repeated any time soon. I mean Honda isn't about to make more of these so to lose money.

Enjoy your great deal and enjoy your new ride. I paid 6499.$ for my new 11' a year or so ago.

Life is good. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:57 pm

welcome Bash that's a nice find, you did great.

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: Done did it!   Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:52 am

Thanks for the replies and the welcome!

Hopefully, now that I have one, the Silver Wings will be all sold out.  Then it'll become a cult bike that I can sell in a few years to fund my daughter's college. Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:57 am

Welcome Bash On! to the best SWing site on the net.

I've had my 08 SWing for two seasons now and love it. It's got just over 24,000 miles on it and runs great.

I paid a total of $1700 for it. I bought it from my sister in FL and trailered it home. A bit of TLC and I'm on the road lovin it.
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:51 pm

Welcome, put 200+ more miles on my 05 today loved it all.
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:17 am

Bash,

Congrats on your SWing and welcome to the site. If you have any questions please just ask. The SWing is a nice comfortable bike and has plenty of power. We hope you will be an active member here but I must warn you.....everyone that has replied to this thread are nothing but trouble makers. lol Just kidding.
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:24 am

And, some of us make more trouble than others... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:41 pm

JeffR wrote:
Bash, I must warn you.....everyone that has replied to this thread are nothing but trouble makers.   lol  




Hail to the chief!!!!!!!!!!! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:00 pm

"must warn you.....everyone that has replied to this thread are nothing but trouble makers."

Usually my favorite kind of folks! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:16 pm

I saw a Yammie Touring Scooter photo on U Tube the other day. This monster has 3 cylinders and 750cc. I would wager it has at least 75, maybe more, horsepower. 75 hp would be moderate tune at 1 hp per 10 cc. A Suzuki GiXXER has about 120 hp perhaps a little more. Soooooooo Yammie makes a road rocket masked as a scooter, trouble is maybe it is just a production freak. Another trouble is it isnt a Honda.
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:48 pm

Bash On! wrote:
"must warn you.....everyone that has replied to this thread are nothing but trouble makers."

Usually my favorite kind of folks! Twisted Evil

Bash,

You will fit in just fine then. I tried to get rid of 'them there troublemakers' by making them pay big dollars to stay on as a member.....and they paid it. I was hoping they would have said no and left. But at least I'm extremely wealthy now because of their dues. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:56 pm

Jeff the next check I send you will be 125,000 times bigger than the last check I sent you. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Done did it!   Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:18 am

Jeff, I'll double whatever Roger sends you. Just because that's the kind of guy I am.
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