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chazman
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PostSubject: Newbie To Forum    Sat May 07, 2016 8:29 am

Hi Everybody,
My wife and I are about to do something that decidedly seems like swimming upstream in today's world... we're selling our house, pursuing complete debt freedom, and "de-materializing" to a few, treasured possessions to live our remaining years simply and free from the entanglements of the ever-growing mountains of material possessions with which we tend to surround ourselves.

We had to put a 1981 Goldwing GL1100 to bed last year, and we have settled on purchasing a new Silverwing right after we close on the sale of our home June 1st. I love everything I've read about them so far, and think it'll be a bike that will suit our needs to a "T". To give some perspective, we have lived in beautiful Grand Marais, MN (right next to the north pole) for the last 17 years, and we intend to move to the gulf coast of Florida within 2 years. Originally, I had planned to get a Forza, but I've come to believe it might fall short for longer distance 2-up riding and occasional freeway stints. Sounds like the Silverwing is a better choice. Plus, I go well over 200 pounds, and I don't want to overmatch a bike, or feel it is always pushing its limits.

Anyway, I'm a Honda guy through and through, having started years ago with a CB900 Custom. I loved my Goldwing, and probably would've headed in that direction, but I think the Silverwing hits a sweet spot for us. We love slow, deliberate cruising the backroads, and purring along without shifting, etc., sounds really fun.

Since I'm new to this bike (heck, I don't have one yet), I'll probably have lots of questions, but my experience is that forum members are typically gracious and knowledgeable. So, thanks in advance. Cool Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sat May 07, 2016 9:20 am

Welcome to the forum Chazman.

While the Forza is a great scoot you are right in thinking that it would not be a good fit for two-up freeway riding.

Isn't Grand Marais the heart of the Scandinavian Riviera?

Tim
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chazman
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sat May 07, 2016 10:21 am

Yes, Cosmic, we like to think of it that way... when our brains thaw out enough to form coherent thoughts. I shouldn't complain, there are a good 15 or 20 minutes of summer here and it is hard to beat. The rest of the year, however, is just too freakin' cold for me. Maybe it's the aging process, but I can't bear it much longer.

Thanks for confirming my thoughts about the Forza vs Swing decision. I really like everything I've read about the Forza, but I'd rather fault on the side of more rather than less.

Peace
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sat May 07, 2016 11:40 am

Welcome from Texas
I think you'll be happy with the S wing, and it's a good bunch on here
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sat May 07, 2016 7:11 pm

Welcome from Illinois! I think you made a good choice on your scooter. The SWing is spacious, comfortable, and has plenty of power for interstates. It's a great bike for around town or cross country. Lots of great riders and writers on this website. Enjoy!
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sun May 08, 2016 6:44 am

Welcome to the best SWing site on the net chazman.

You ought to move way down here. We have two, sometimes three, weeks of summer here. But when you add in the rain and thunder storms it's not all that much more time on two wheels.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sun May 08, 2016 9:41 am

Welcome from o-HI-o, this is THE place Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie To Forum    Sun May 08, 2016 11:44 am

Welcome from whose there land.

Did you see the auroras last night?

Videos from there looked awesome.
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