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vermont
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PostSubject: New Member from ma and vt   Wed 26 Aug 2015, 14:42

motorcycle from this🏍to this swing Hi every one my name is Bob I just bought a 2008 SW I have had 3 Harley's 2 Suzuki's and my last bike was a 2012 BMW K1600 GT. I loved that bike but do to kiddny failure I had to sell two BMW K1600 Gt my wife had a 2013 BMW K1600 GT as well. Now I have scooter my wife has a 2013 Hyosung GV250. My legs are weak and I was afraid of dropping the BMW.

 I truly love my SW it has ABS and linked brakes and is fun to ride. I had it out on the highway the other day and I can't believe that I got it up to 100 MPH. I can beat most if not all motorcycles off the line because of the automatic transmission, it has the same trans as my snowmobile has. I bought it used with 4500 miles on it and the best part is I get to ride again.
I had to get use to riding a automatic bike I hold the back brake lever like its a clutch but I'm over that now. The only problem I find with the SW is it takes to high  RPM to engage the transmission plus the fact that when you coming  to a stop the transmission goes in to neutral to soon.        

 I use  to make fun of scooter riders until one day I was behind three Maxi scooters and I was amassed how fast they went even when going up a mountain road the scooters didn't skip a beat. I told my wife that some day I would like to buy a scooter. My wife and I ride northern VT and northern NH. You can ride for miles without stopping.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from ma and vt   Thu 27 Aug 2015, 00:08

welcome Bob welcome to the forum. I moved your post so you will get your own welcomes. I hope you understand. I think most of us have moved to the Silverwing to help prolong our riding days. Not all of us but I'd bet most.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member from ma and vt   Thu 27 Aug 2015, 03:09

Hi Bob and welcome to the best SWing site on the Net!

I also have an 08 SWing and love it. The clutch engages and disengages around 2000 rpms. It takes a bit of getting used to but I find it's kind of nice to "gear down" when coming up to a light or stop sign and having it go into "neutral" so I can coast up to the stop. As far as revving up at take off just twist the throttle faster and you won't notice it as much... Laughing
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