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scootertooter
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PostSubject: New to Silverwing Forum   Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:51 pm

Purchased a 2007 SW with 3050 miles last June. Had a local dealer replace the oil, rear oil, spark plugs, brake fluid, coolant, and battery. We had some bad rain storms so it took the shop a little over a week to get to my scooter (so many people had lost power they were concentrating on servicing peoples' generators). A few days after I picked up my serviced SW, I was off for a loosely planned trip westward from New Jersey . When I say loosely, I mean my plan was to go west. Over the next 13 days (round trip), I rode a little over 4500 miles. Some of the highlights were BBQ dinner in Kansas City, touring the Harley Davidson plant in Kansas City, Bike Night at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Badlands in South Dakota, the Friday night concert in Spearfish, SD, fourth of July at Mount Rushmore and The Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills, and Devils Tower, WY. I rode several scenic byways/routes, along with the hiways and interstates.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:32 pm

G'day Scootertooter and welcome to the forum. So in 2 weeks you more than doubled the distance your SWing did in the preceding 9 years!! Nice work and what a fabulous tour you did.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:03 pm

Welcome aboard, that's some nice country you rode in.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:50 pm

Welcome to the forum Scootertooter. That's a fair bit of a break in ride you did.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:02 am

Welcome! We all wish we could do the kind of trip you completed in a couple of weeks. A few of us actually do it. Most of us get by with lots of shorter trips! It doesn't matter. It's all about the ride!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:13 pm

Welcome, sounds like you are enjoying your ride
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PostSubject: Wow SkooterTooter!!that was some trip.   Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:32 pm

I really envy you. That took guts to just take off like that and see the country. swing And what a great machine the SW is. Congratulations.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:29 am

Thanks for the Welcome. The Silverwing is such a fine ride it makes traveling short ad far pleasant and accessible. My last ride was a 2009 Kawasaki Super Sherpa 250cc dual sport. Went as far north as Quebec and as far south as the Skyline Drive's southern terminus. The SW is far more comfortable! (The Super Sherpa is a great bike for what it was designed for but knobbies always make long distance a buzzy experience. Smile ).
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:16 am

Love long traveling on the swing, its completely capable and handles it like a champ! Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:45 pm

Welcome toot!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:30 am

Welcome to the group scootertooter
That must have been a very good ride on the Swing? I mean all those miles and all the
great destinations you ended up on. Did you happen to take pictures? IF so I bet all of us would
like to see.
Ghost rider Greg
2010swing 20k miles on it
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:11 am

My kind of trip===just go. AND using SilverWing not trailer.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Welcome aboard and WOW what a trip! It is great to hear of a long trip on a SWing. But don't forget pictures, we like pictures! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:37 pm

Overall, I did not take a whole lot of pictures.  Some on my not-smart phone (like the statue of the Green Giant in Blue Earth, MN) and some with my point-and-shoot Cannon (like the one below, taken at a scenic pull-out on the Needles Hwy in the Black Hills).
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:52 pm

Welcome scootertooter! Brave man to have such faith in a strange to you bike, but then it WAS a Honda and a SW is a Honda through and through.

Not to get too personal but is that handle something to do with motorscooters and a bowel problem?
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PostSubject: Re: New to Silverwing Forum   Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:34 am

Wow some great locations, Scoot. Welcome from over the water!
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