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Blzrmike
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PostSubject: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 00:06

Hi all, looks like a pretty good forum here. I've been riding scooters ever since my back surgeries made getting on and off regular motorcycles really difficult. Started with Honda Aero 80 that I had to resurrect, bought a 125 Yamaha Riva that had not run for 13 years, only had 415 miles on it. Couple of years ago I got a 250 Honda Reflex that works pretty good for how I ride. A week ago I bought a 2003 Silverwing that's in good condition and only 14,000 miles on it. I'm keeping the Reflex as it's just too good of a scooter to get rid of. Amazing how much difference those 350cc's make in acceleration though. I just put a new drive belt on, and I see the clutch pads need replacing also. The previous owner was pretty timid when taking off, and the pads are pretty glazed. It's kinda nice working on bikes that still have new replacement parts available. Looking forward to gleaning lots of information from this great forum.....Mike Anderson
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 00:48

Welcome from Seattle.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 07:53

Congrats! I too just purchased my Wing about 3 weeks ago. Same mileage, one year newer. Still evaluating it, but in the meantime, find it handy to get around with.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 08:51

Welcome to the forum from the Land of Lincoln. Look forward to your posts!
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 09:33

Welcome aboard the board Mike. We too loved our '05 Reflex ... but had to thin the herd and sold that sweet scooter.
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 09:39

Welcome to the forum, Blzrmike.

At 14000 miles I kind of doubt that the clutch pads are worn out. If they are actually shot they are not very expensive and easy enough to change. Best bet though is to pull the Driven Pulley and rough up (deglaze) the pads with emery cloth and deglaze the Clutch Bell with it too.

While you've got the belt case apart you might consider replacing the Variator rollers with Dr Pulley Sliders. Many of us here have made that change and are happy with the resulting smoother low speed engagement and improved performance.

That said, at 14000 miles you are approching the "official" 16000 mile belt-change interval (when the "V" light comes on). Again many here have exceeded 20000 miles before replacing the belt. In all the years I've been associated with Silverwing forums I only recall 3 or 4 incidences when a drive belt has failed and left the rider stranded. IIRC one failure was due to dry rot and two were caused by the variator bolt & pulley sheave not being installed & torqued properly.

If you aren't already aware, Partzilla has great prices on OEM Honda parts --much better than the prices you'll get from your local dealer (who won't have them in-stock anyway).

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/Honda/Scooter/2003/FSC600D+AC/parts.html


Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 12:00

Welcome BLZRMIKE.

I also just bought my 09 Silverwing 3 weeks ago.
Looks like 3 weeks ago was a popular time.
Have put 1000 miles on it already.

Cosmic. You mention deglaze the clutch. What grit emery would you recommend?
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 12:27




welcome welcome welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 12:48

Reg wrote:
<>You mention deglaze the clutch. What grit emery would you recommend?

Dunno what grit. I've got a 1/2 roll of 2" emery cloth left over from my working days. It looks to be about 120 grit and was used to clean copper pipe to prep for soldering.

Be sure to plug the center bearing hole in the Driven Pulley when you deglaze the pads.

Tim
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PostSubject: Another new owner   Thu 01 Sep 2016, 20:23

I tried making a reply to one of the posts, but it wouldn't let me? Thanks for the greetings, it's good to be here. I've been a Partzilla patron for years, one of the better sources around. I also put Dr. Pulley sliders in my Reflex a couple of years ago, and really like how they work. Will probably install when I do the clutch weights. My weights might be beyond deglazing because they have a bunch of little stress cracks in them. New ones are only $56, I don't mind spending money on my toys, just ask my wife! Anyway, good to be here and I'm sure I'll learn a lot....Mike Anderson
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Fri 02 Sep 2016, 15:14

Welcome from o-HI-o Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Another new Silverwing owner.   Fri 02 Sep 2016, 20:10

Welcome from a slightly "warm" Arizona!!!
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