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the_mad_rshn
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PostSubject: New to scooters   Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:45 pm

Hello all,

I am new to scooters, but have been riding for almost 30 years now. Started with a 50cc, 10" wheel moped Riga Mini Mokik back when I was 15:


My last bike is a 2001 Yamaha Roadstart Midnight that I bought new and selling it right now. Just lost all the interest for cruising in the last 10 years. Now I am mainly riding to work and around town with occasional couple hour rides with my wife. I wanted to by a smaller, maybe a 150cc scooter, but then a year ago I saw this guy on a maxi-scooter, with whom I chatted a bit and got that idea. So now a dealership 200 miles away has a great deal on new 2013 left-over models and I am picking one up in a couple of days. I read a lot about this wonderful scooter and cannot wait to see the heads turning when they realize it is a scooter that just left them in its rear view mirror What a Face BTW, I live in Northern VA near D.C.
I already want to install a Boss Bluetooth stereo system, K&N filter and later an aftermarket exhaust, maybe.

This looks like a great place to hang out and learn a lot of useful information.

Thank you.
Cheers,
Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:51 pm

Welcome to the asylum

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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:57 pm

Welcome to the best site Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:20 am

Thank you!

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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:33 pm

Hi and welcome - all you need to know is on here!
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:52 pm

Welcome to the site and tell us when you get your new SWing. Maybe post a pic too. I'm sure you will really enjoy it and it will take you anywhere you want to go in comfort.
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:48 pm

Gents,

Thank you for the warm welcome. I am super excited and will, for sure, post pictures. Nothing special really, just a black Swing, but soon to be mine bounce

Cheers,
Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:25 pm

the_mad-rshn...Welcome, to the best Silverwing site on the net! If you're into tweaking your Swing, check out the Accessories and Modifications section on this site. Lots of great ideas from some very inventive riders. Glad to have you join the forum. Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:52 am

So it is 5:45 a.m. I am about to go and get a U-haul bike trailer. I was hoping to ride the scoot back, but the weather will be bad here and I did not want to have my first ride to be an unpleasant one. So towing it is. It actually will be my first towing experience too cheers Pictures will follow later.

Thanks again for the warm welcome, everyone!

Cheers,
Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:06 am

Hope it all goes well today Mad and that you like the Silverwing when you finally get some nice weather.
It always seems to be lousy weather whenever I've picked up a new bike!

I'm sure you'll like it, let us know how you get on.

It doesn't matter how old I get I still find that new bike day is a special day...
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:05 am

Hey Mad,

That Mini is RAD! I remember some neighbors having something similar when I was a kid, that was a blast!

Welcome to the site, you are going to love your new Silverwing, hope you have a blast!
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:30 pm

the_mad_rshn wrote:
So it is 5:45 a.m. I am about to go and get a U-haul bike trailer. I was hoping to ride the scoot back, but the weather will be bad here and I did not want to have my first ride to be an unpleasant one. So towing it is. It actually will be my first towing experience too cheers  Pictures will follow later.

Thanks again for the warm welcome, everyone!

Cheers,
Mad

Mad,
Be sure to secure the bike with straps attached above the triple-T on the front and to the grab handles on the sides. Be careful not to wrap around the front brake hoses on on the front. Do not strap on to the handle bars. The handle bars could bend. You could search on the forum for instructions. Good luck. I know that you will enjoy the Swing. flower
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:19 am

Thanks all again! Smile
It took me about 4 easy hours to get to the dealer in PA, even though it was my first time towing. I got her  brand new with 0 miles on the odometer for $5,376 out the door. The scoot is beautiful. We strapped her on the trailer and it took me the same to get back.



I was very nervous and kept on looking in the rear view mirror all the time, but everything went well.  I also admired her beauty in the rear view mirror too Smile She is soooo hot.


Once I arrived, I took her for a short spin. I really loved how frisky the scooter is. I am in love. So now riding and riding and modding.

Cheers,
Mad


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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:25 am

Who's a happy bunny, then! bounce

Enjoy! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:49 am

Gustafa wrote:
Hey Mad,

That Mini is RAD! I remember some neighbors having something similar when I was a kid, that was a blast!!

Hi Gustafa,

Not sure what RAD is. Are we talking the same thing here? I think we are. This bike was made in Riga, Latvia.

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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:54 am

MikeO wrote:
Who's a happy bunny, then! bounce

Enjoy! Smile

Thanks. But more like an over-fed rabbit albino

Cheers,
Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:07 am

Hi there, Mad. That's a cool SWing you got there !! And a steal of a deal too ! This is a great spot to hang out when you are not riding.
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:40 am

Thanks, Jay :-)

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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:21 am

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:18 pm

Fantastic! Beautiful scoot and a great price too. My SWing also came with 0 miles on the odometer. Enjoy many miles on it; mine is at 17K and I split miles between two bikes or would be more.
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PostSubject: Re: New to scooters   Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:30 pm

Congrats on your new scoot and it is a pretty fast one too. I was really surprised at how quick and fast mine was when I bought it. I didn't expect the power it had.
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