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shyted
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PostSubject: HI from Sydney Australia   Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:24 am

Hi I've recently bought a 2007 Silverwing and went touring out to Broken Hill NSW and back. A

distance of 3000kms. This one was taken on the Hay Plains. As you can  see I was towing a little camper trailer. This folds out and sleeps 2 for the night
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:12 am

Hi Shyted. Welcome to the forum.
That's a great combination by the look of it.
You're not wasting time getting some good use out of it eh?
Enjoy it and keep safe mate.
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:49 am

Welcome to the forum. Great photo! Please add it to your Personal Album, it just might end up on the forum home page

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:12 pm

Hello shyted,

Can I ask if your hitch is mounted to the frame of your Honda, or to the rear suspension arm.

I've seen hitches bolted to the trailing arm only, but I worry that the constant jerky movement would create stresses that a frame mounted hitch will avoid due to far more shock absorbtion.

Some more photos would be great. Oh, and welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:53 pm

Flyingpanman wrote:
Hello shyted,

Can I ask if your hitch is mounted to the frame of your Honda, or to the rear suspension arm.

I've seen hitches bolted to the trailing arm only, but I worry that the constant jerky movement would create stresses that a frame mounted hitch will avoid due to far more shock absorbtion.

Some more photos would be great. Oh, and welcome to the forum.
 Thanks for the welcome
In answer to ur question about the towbar, it is mounted to the frame as in like cars.  The mounting points are behind the passenger footpegs and the exhaust mount. There is two stays which mount on the frame near the rear. This came as a kit from Classic Industries in Queensland Australia. If I remember right it was $475 Aus dollars
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:35 am

What year is your Swing? The front of your belt cover looks different. Oh yea, welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:45 pm

shyted wrote:
Hi I've recently bought a 2007 Silverwing...


Welcome! This forum is a great source for info on your Swing.  Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:26 pm

Sorry, Derrill, forgot to look at the original posting. His belt cover has a round something? Anyone else have the same cover?
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PostSubject: Re: HI from Sydney Australia   Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:01 pm

Welcome from Illinois, USA, the Land of Lincoln! I was in Sydney for several days as part of a three week tour of the Austrailian east coast about 30 years back. The country made a big impression on me. Riding over it on a SWing would be just about perfect. We look forward to your posts and more photos of the Land Down Under!
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