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PostSubject: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Mon 31 Oct 2016, 17:13

Here's a photo of CathyN's Silverwing taken while on tour in the western US last year. Notice the tank bag, saddle bags & waterproof duffle; it shows that some folks know how to properly use a Touring-class scooter. It's not loading up the bikes on a trailer now is it?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Mon 31 Oct 2016, 18:45




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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 10:24

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Here's a photo of CathyN's Silverwing taken while on tour in the western US last year. Notice the tank bag, saddle bags & waterproof duffle; it shows that some folks know how to properly use a Touring-class scooter. It's not loading up the bikes on a trailer now is it?

Yes nice photo, but the tunnel bag, soft saddlebag/panniers, and waterproof bag on the passenger seat are just a normal configuration for touring on a maxi scooter depending how much kit you have to carry. On solo trips a loaded bag behind the ride can also serve as a comfortable back rest

It's just a variation on the set up used by touring or rallying bike riders, with a tunnel bag used instead of a tank bag.

I've used tunnel bags since I got into maxi scooters by converting a large tank bag my Helix. While providing useful storage for rain gear and other stuff I might need out on the road, an old git like me now finds they can be a nuisance when getting on and off taller maxi scooters like the Burgman, and Silver Wing.  Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 12:34


agree on the tunnel bag, making getting on/off difficult for old farts
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PostSubject: Forum photo, Nov / Dec    Tue 01 Nov 2016, 13:20

I agree with all of the above from riding long distance. There is one area that I have noticed the S/W is a little lax in this mode. I have noticed a definite difference in stooping power when fully loaded. Has any one noticed this or is just me? Has any one switched to a different disc brake pad material?
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 14:17

Leave brake pads alone----stock work fine when bike is new, I see yours is 2006, I would replace pads with new OEM, clean disks, brake fluid been changed lately?----check load on bike, against recomended GVW by Honda. I think, based on my experience, pads last at least 50,000 miles, front and rear---do own tire work you can inspect them at tire change time.

Only one place I have been challenged on auto scooter brakes---Mt. Washington authorities check on way up----idiots ride scooters up and then drag brakes all the way down=brake fade. Trick is to get drive engaged and then there is some engine braking. They prefer you don't scooter up. Bikes with unbraked trailers are not allowed either.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 16:17

Mr Grinsel, are you saying that you rode a Silverwing up Mt Washington. If so, how did you get around the auto ( CVT)  scooters prohibition? AFAIK Burgman 650s are allowed, Silverwings are not. I am given to understand that there is no such prohibition on Pike's Peak.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 16:48

I rode a Helix----did some talking/asking/explained I have degree in Safety, riding long time. Another time went there with Kawasaki Voyager, had to dis-connect trailer.


Problems they had with scooters-----riders who just didn't know what they are doing.....probably trailer bikers.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 16:51

Love it. Bikes look better luggaged up and enjoying themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Tue 01 Nov 2016, 20:35

Terrific photo. Looks like someplace I would like to be. Maybe the summer...
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Wed 02 Nov 2016, 00:18

Thanks Tim,  I was surprised to see my photo on the board today.  That was a great trip.  My longest one to date.  5100 miles.  My SW just turned over 67,000 miles on the odometer this past weekend.  I believe that was taken in Idaho July 2015.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum photo, Nov / Dec   Wed 02 Nov 2016, 06:59

Great shot Cathy ... and great choice Tim !

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