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PostSubject: It's back!   Wed 17 May 2017, 05:45

Hi all - long time no post I know but I thought I'd just say that my swing is back on the road after a crash a few months ago and I'm looking forward to taking it to the Stella Alpina in a couple of months, I still have a couple of things to do and a few tweaks here and there, but I am confident it will manage the road miles (even if I am bound to come unstuck on the loose surfaces).
I will post photos in my gallery.
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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Wed 17 May 2017, 06:12

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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Wed 17 May 2017, 08:04

Good to hear you were able to repair the damage and are back on the road again. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos and report of the Stella Alpina.

Here is a link to a pdf instruction which JeffR, Our Fearless Leader, made for posting photos in the forum: http://www.silverwing600.com/download.forum?id=466

Hmm, Stella Alpina scratch... Do keep in mind that nicely composed photos could grace the forum home page for all to enjoy.

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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Wed 17 May 2017, 10:18

Stella Alpina is not a trailer biker convention like many gatherings in US. Want a pin or Tee shirt ride up the mountain. Dirt//mud/stones/snow. Did it on Vespa 150 with no damage/stalls, just dirty bike,, same with MZ ETZ solo, BMW R80RT-knocked some fins off engine bottom, Honda XBR500S--just dirty bike.

Now with SilverWing...I would expect some busted plastic on bottom
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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Wed 17 May 2017, 10:48

john grinsel wrote:
Stella Alpina is not a trailer biker convention like many gatherings in US.  Want a pin or Tee shirt ride up the mountain. Dirt//mud/stones/snow.  Did it on Vespa 150 with no damage/stalls, just dirty bike,, same with MZ ETZ solo, BMW R80RT-knocked some fins off engine bottom, Honda XBR500S--just dirty bike.

Now with SilverWing...I would expect some busted plastic on bottom

Given that environment it might be prudent to add a hefty mudflap to the front fender to protect the radiator
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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Fri 19 May 2017, 08:33

Yes indeed I have a mudflap already and also fitted a wire mesh guard over the radiator, I am toying with the idea of a proper bashplate, and I am going equiped with a large roll of gaffer tape to shore up plastic damage!

Did it on an XT600 before, John - cut across a boulder field because the track was snowed over and bent the bashplate and destroyed a heavy duty footpeg on a boulder I clipped. Mind you we got two out of the three bikes right up to the top of the colle (with some snow shovelling and pushing).

By the time we got down again the van had sold out of pins etc, but it was worth it to get up there, remain curious about whether it's possible to ride down the other side into France from Italy.


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PostSubject: Re: It's back!   Fri 19 May 2017, 08:35

oh - and I got some slightly better tyres to go on it nearer the date - they are heidenau K66s, might help a little. Anyone tried them?
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