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Edgett
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PostSubject: Hello SW riders   Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:51 pm

Hello to fellow Silverwing riders. I just bought a 5000 mile 2009 and it is my first scooter. After four VFR/Interceptors, it's quite a different ride. I've been riding about 30 years and still need to remind myself not to pull the "clutch" in when coming to a stop. It's a great scoot, however. Carries a lot, reasonable handling and decent fuel mileage. It is taking some time to get used to the very upright, or even laid-back riding position and to the totally different feel of the smaller scooter wheels and busier steering. Despite the name, I have to say that it's a long way from a Goldwing, but the low weight distribution is very nice. Feels a little light in the front end - to be expected - but I'm enjoying the learning process of making it do twisties at an entertaining pace.

My 'wing has virtually no mods. It has a Givi top case and until today had a Givi windshield. I traded windshields back to the shorter Honda screen as I prefer a little wind in my face. A short ride through the hills today underlined that it is a competent two-wheeler, and like my VFR, reminds me that it is faster than I am.
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Modernman1953
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:30 pm

Edgett wrote:
Hello to fellow Silverwing riders. I just bought a 5000 mile 2009 and it is my first scooter. After four VFR/Interceptors, it's quite a different ride. I've been riding about 30 years and still need to remind myself not to pull the "clutch" in when coming to a stop. It's a great scoot, however. Carries a lot, reasonable handling and decent fuel mileage. It is taking some time to get used to the very upright, or even laid-back riding position and to the totally different feel of the smaller scooter wheels and busier steering. Despite the name, I have to say that it's a long way from a Goldwing, but the low weight distribution is very nice. Feels a little light in the front end - to be expected - but I'm enjoying the learning process of making it do twisties at an entertaining pace.

My 'wing has virtually no mods. It has a Givi top case and until today had a Givi windshield. I traded windshields back to the shorter Honda screen as I prefer a little wind in my face. A short ride through the hills today underlined that it is a competent two-wheeler, and like my VFR, reminds me that it is faster than I am.

Welcome from Seattle.

The Givi Adjustable might work better for you. Also, you might be able to trade that Givi fixed windshield for an adjustable on here or on the silverwing yahoo site.

Enjoy the forum. There is quite a bit of information on here about your bike.
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dekare
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:41 am

I'm evaluating my Silverwing over my Goldwing right now. I've had my silver about a month. Lets face it, the Goldwing is a long distance machine. A bit unwieldy for in town riding, really it wants to get out and cruise. Trouble is, not every place I want to go is a long distance. I'm hoping the Silverwing is a little of both and perhaps a bit more versatile.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:10 am

Welcome to the forum Edgett, and welcome to you, dekare, too. While the Silverwing is no G'Wing it is a touring-class scooter and fully capable of long distance rides. Best wishes to you on your new ride.

Tim
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sonuvabug
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:52 am

Welcome aboard the board Edgett and nice intro!
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Kenjj50
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:20 pm

Welcome from the Land of Lincoln! Glad you joined the forum. Looking forward to your posts! Smile
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2wheelgal
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:03 am

Welcome to this forum Edgett and dekare. I am also a newbie to this forum and have already found a wealth of good info on Swings.
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oldwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:38 am

Welcome aboard from o-HI-o . I've learned what it can and can't do, #1 one can't replace a G'Wing #2 can replace a G'Wing one just has to decide what in what realm.
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2wheelgal
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PostSubject: Re: Hello SW riders   Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:53 am

oldwingguy wrote:
Welcome aboard from o-HI-o . I've learned what it can and can't do, #1 one can't replace a G'Wing #2 can replace a G'Wing one just has to decide what in what realm.

oldwinguy, you are right on the money with your comments!
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