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BarryH
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PostSubject: Greetings from Houston   Sat 22 Apr 2017, 18:29

Just bought an 05 Wing with 5800 miles on it. Overall good condition with some minor body work issues. Changed oil, changed the coolant, it seems to run ok. Injured in Iraq in 04 and just couldn't handle lifting the leg over a bike with the hip issue. Had over 40 bikes in the past and the wing runs decent but a little harsh on rough roads. The rear shocks are stock and they never work all that well so probably will change out and re-valve the forks at some point. Anyone in the area that needs assistance with mechanical issues give a shout.
Worked on just about everything under the son. full shop as well..
Ciao.
Baghdad Barry
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Sat 22 Apr 2017, 18:38

Hello Barry

Thank you for your service. Welcome to the forum.

No re-valving to front suspension. Either change to a heavier fork oil, change the springs to Hyper Pros or both. You can also replace the rear shocks with Hagons.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Sat 22 Apr 2017, 21:38

Hi Barry and welcome to the best SWing forum on the net.

Thank you for your service!!! Nam vet myself.

Lots of info here with people ready and willing to help.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Sun 23 Apr 2017, 08:38

Barry, Welcome to the forum.
Looks like we could be using your expertise too !!
Always great to have mechanically minded and people who are knowledgeable about the SWing.
Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Mon 24 Apr 2017, 13:32




welcome welcome welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Fri 28 Apr 2017, 10:57

Welcome! just down the road from you in Garwood (NOT Garland) LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Mon 15 May 2017, 13:31

Thanks for the comments >>> Please consider me a resource.. coming to Houston look me up..
Have a great week all...
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from Houston   Mon 15 May 2017, 13:38

Hello from the Pacific North Wet.
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