Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Wiring up Spotlights
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby GoonerKev Today at 10:53 am

» soon to be new wing owner
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby Pastor Ron Today at 10:31 am

» Can you Dr. Frankenstein a Silver Wing?
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby dspevack Today at 9:49 am

» Engine temperature gauge
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby The Bern Today at 9:26 am

» My first Service
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby The Bern Today at 9:23 am

» New Irish member
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby Mike from NS Today at 7:58 am

» Health--old farts riding and staying with it.
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby GHM-PM Today at 7:58 am

» New (to me) Wing on the street
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby Mike from NS Today at 7:55 am

» new member here
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby cotetoi Yesterday at 7:52 am

» Recent 2000 mile scooter trip
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeby dekare Yesterday at 7:49 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share
 

 What did you do to your SW today.

Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
joebillybobinark
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 79
Location : benton, ar
Points : 833
Registration date : 2017-04-19

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 28, 2018 12:53 am

bikehiker wrote:
Still  riding up to the archery club Tues. and Thurs., weather permitting (14 miles one way).  This morning 34 degrees F.  This afternoon, 36F.  But the blustery wind made it colder and sometimes a little "buffety."  The wind was blowing me in my layered nylon shell more than it was blowing the SWing, even with the big Givi windscreen.  I don't think my previous bikes would have been as stable in this wind.  Friends look at me and scratch their heads questioning my sanity.  I can't help myself.  The ride somehow makes me feel so much more alive, even though the irony is that riding is closer to not being alive.

I rode a PGR mission this morning... 22 miles of 2 lane twisties with two other guys... brrrrrr nippppppers but leaning into them turns? outstanding!!!
Back to top Go down
cello33
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 16
Location : uk
Points : 310
Registration date : 2018-07-09

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Jan 21, 2019 8:00 pm

Rode to work in the cold light of day, and rode back in the dead of night 60 mile round trip, and yes she goes better in the cold dense air, swear 500rpm less for the same speed.

Also fixed a blowing silencer with a coors lite can that seemed to help with the acceleration....lovely!

Next job is to fit a metzeler rear tire, and replace the two grommets on the crank case, 27k miles now and going strong.....compared to my C90cub she is ever so complicated with the EFI and sensors everywhere......lets hope she stays sweet!
Back to top Go down
Mech 1 twa
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Mech 1 twa

Number of posts : 491
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 1754
Registration date : 2016-01-02

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 24, 2019 9:49 pm

Spring has sprung MOSTLY. Checked tire pressures and put 87 miles on the road. Mid 50's but it was nice to be riding again. It's been since late Nov. since I had a good ride.

Both tires at 20 psi after winter lay off. Reflexes a little slow and muscles not in practice but had a good time.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1196
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2536
Registration date : 2016-01-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 24, 2019 9:55 pm

Also fixed a blowing silencer with a coors lite can that seemed to help with the acceleration....lovely!<<>> Rolling Eyes most certainly not a Coors type job, more like a job for my Bud to do, less carbs more miles Laughing
Back to top Go down
arskal
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
arskal

Number of posts : 37
Age : 54
Location : Finland
Points : 692
Registration date : 2017-07-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Today I serviced (24000km) my SW-T600. Also installed Fabbri 2580EX windscreen. I rode about 30km for the test and I'm very happy with a new windscreen. A lot of quieter than original.
Attachments
What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 AttachmentFabbri_2580EX_on_SWT600.jpg
You don't have permission to download attachments.
(220 Kb) Downloaded 13 times
Back to top Go down
cello33
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 16
Location : uk
Points : 310
Registration date : 2018-07-09

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2019 5:37 pm

The Coors only lasted a week, and has ben replaced by a baked bean tin of serated steel. This has been in now for a few weeks and whilst not helped the performance it does make a parf parf exhaust note now lol
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1196
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 2536
Registration date : 2016-01-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2019 9:12 pm

Baked bean tin, barbecue or regular ? Smile

My bike. Thoroughly washed the bike, tires too, dried same then applied ICE to everything except the tires and riders seat. It looks so good I don't want to get it dirty Smile
Back to top Go down
Mech 1 twa
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Mech 1 twa

Number of posts : 491
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 1754
Registration date : 2016-01-02

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 25, 2019 9:33 pm

Baked beans and Coors sounds like a bad gas story. It's a performance muffler. Bad mufflers over here sometimes called fart cans because of popping on decel. 2 wheels are better than no wheels. Smile .
Back to top Go down
dragonknight76
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
dragonknight76

Number of posts : 10
Location : Sioux Falls, SD
Points : 45
Registration date : 2019-03-24

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 26, 2019 7:29 pm

Sun finally came out today so I managed to get my top case installed. Next project is a belt and oil change. The person I bought SW from could not remember when the belt was last replaced and oil just to know its fresh.
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1202
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 3222
Registration date : 2014-02-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 pm

That's the best way to do it dragonknight. I bought a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup on Valentine's Day and one of the first things I did was oil and filter change so that I know what's in it.
Back to top Go down
hondacurt
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 11
Location : Oregon
Points : 58
Registration date : 2019-03-14

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 27, 2019 4:00 pm

Yesterday was new tires and brakes, today new rollers, clutch pads, and belt. I'm flat worn out and it's raining so not going to test it out today. (Don't like rain and new tires)
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3184
Age : 69
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6969
Registration date : 2009-06-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2019 12:29 pm

MOT and service; it passed the annual test/inspection with no advisories so that was good but the total bill was rather more than I'd expected.
That's life, I suppose.
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2019 2:13 pm

MikeO wrote:
MOT and service; it passed the annual test/inspection with no advisories so that was good but the total bill was rather more than I'd expected.
That's life, I suppose.


sadly labour rates appear to be £80/90 per hour now across the board.

I rode SW, 100 miles to visit big Suzuki dealer to be told Suzuki UK have dropped the Burgman 650 from the line up, no news of a replacement and only new available in dealerships already.

So biggest Suz'Scoot for us now will be the revised 400
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3184
Age : 69
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6969
Registration date : 2009-06-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2019 2:39 pm

That's about the size of it.
It's a pity about the big Burgman although I suppose many people are down-sizing; I'm vaguely looking at Forzas although I shall hang on to the Silverwing as long as i can haul it around.

It probably won't happenin the near future; my move to the North is taking up all my time and money!
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1202
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 3222
Registration date : 2014-02-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 28, 2019 9:49 pm

What Mike? Moving takes time and money? Whodda Thunk. That's why I'm waiting to hit big on the lottery. That way I can just pay someone else to do it for me...
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
When we bought this house it did take a lot of time and money to move. That's one reason I don't want to do it again. The old saying is, "Why do you want a bigger house?" "To store more crap that's why."
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3184
Age : 69
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6969
Registration date : 2009-06-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2019 4:17 am

Exactly, Dale! You know me better than I thought!

Seriously, I feel cooped up here in my one-bedroom flat and circumstances have changed dramatically, enabling me to buy a house away from here.

Property in some areas of the North-East of England is much cheaper than in the South; flats (apartments) in my sheltered-housing block go for £100.000.00+ while the 3-bedroom house I'm buying was on the market for £89,950.00.

Where I am going is on the coast; the air is clean, unlike here, and people don't feel the need to put on a show.
It's in a former coal-mining area and has been regenerated since the closure of the pits 25 to 30 years ago.
The town is called Seaham, 300 miles from here.

I will have space to do a bit of woodwork; my tools have been in storage for six years as I've had nowhere to use them, let alone keep them close by. My mechanics tools have suffered the same fate.

The logistics is worrying but all will be well.
Back to top Go down
cotetoi
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert


Number of posts : 700
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2961
Registration date : 2013-06-27

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2019 8:52 am

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, or should I say ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...I put the seat back on, and gave up at that because it was colder than I expected. Caught a good one, now have to take care of it .

Jay.
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1202
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 3222
Registration date : 2014-02-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 29, 2019 9:10 pm

Hi Mike. Living on the coast sounds great.

My Dad was a fantastic carpenter/woodworker. Somehow I didn't get any of his skills. I subscribed to Woodworker's Journal magazine and made my Wife a stool for by the front door so she could sit and put her shoes on when we went somewhere. I followed the plans and cut the pieces and put it all together. It didn't turn out and was off square by quite a bit. All the pieces were in the right place too according to the plans. I busted it up and made another one which came out perfectly. Go Figure. That was about 7 years ago and it's still solid and all 4 legs sit nicely with no wobble. In conclusion, I make more sawdust and chips than something useful. But it is fun putzing in the garage.

Right now I have two sisters living with me who moved up from Florida last July. My garage is so crowded I can hardly get around out there. But I do have a "path" so I can get the SWing out on nice days.
Back to top Go down
MikeO
Site Admin
MikeO

Number of posts : 3184
Age : 69
Location : Salisbury UK
Points : 6969
Registration date : 2009-06-29

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 30, 2019 3:53 am

Thanks, Dale.
I was bitten by the 'carpentry' bug through watching my grandfather, a superb amateur woodworker. He made some lovely pieces of furniture as well as carving and making well-over 300 marionettes with which he and the family gave shows all over the South of England. His were the first puppets on television, back in the 1930s (had to slip that in). He first earned from his uncle who was an undertaker and made his own coffins.
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1202
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 3222
Registration date : 2014-02-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 30, 2019 9:29 am

Wow Mike That's amazing to hear. My Dad built a house in Pengilly, Minnesota before I was born which is still standing. Not sure who's living in it now tho. He also cut a rectangle hole in the ceiling of our Buck Lake home and put in a stairway and finished the attic for bedrooms for us 6 kids. The house was on the North shore of Buck Lake which is 12 miles north of Nashwauk, MN. It was a nice place to grow up. Go down the hill to the lake and go swimming in the summer or skating in the winter. In the winter when it was really cold we could hear the ice crack on the lake which made a real eerie sound. Or we could cross the road in front of the house and go hunting. Fish from the lake, veggies from Mom's huge garden and game from the woods. We ate good even tho times were tough back then. Most everybody up there had a deer hanging in the garage at any time of the year. The Game Warden didn't really care because he knew nothing would go to waste and we all needed to eat.
I didn't realize at the time just how good we had it.
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 31, 2019 3:04 am

Rode mine 242 miles with several other bike groups to Dungeness in Kent.

Quite an ecleptic mix from Honda 125cc Innovas to NC750s

Unusually for me I took no photos this time

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeness_(headland)
Back to top Go down
bikehiker
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
bikehiker

Number of posts : 316
Location : New Cumberland PA
Points : 1021
Registration date : 2017-09-07

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 31, 2019 7:03 am

Wow, Scootypuff, that little bicycle-tired 125cc Innova kept up with the big boys for 242 miles?
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 31, 2019 9:10 am

bikehiker wrote:
Wow, Scootypuff, that little bicycle-tired 125cc Innova kept up with the big boys for 242 miles?

Pretty much, but that's the beauty of the group's I ride with no egos, you ride to the slowest machine using the corner man system & to be fair the type of country lanes ridden didn't allow for huge speeds.

There was actually a modena 110cc as well but I didn't get to ask how far he'd covered

Bern was due to attend on his innova but sadly couldn't make it but his mileage would've be in the 600+ for the weekend.
Back to top Go down
GoonerKev
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
GoonerKev

Number of posts : 42
Age : 65
Location : Reigate, Surrey, UK
Points : 72
Registration date : 2019-04-09

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 11, 2019 4:08 pm

Fitted new Alarm & tested (nice and noisy) Wink , went on ride to see pass-out of new recruits at Fire HQ, proud day for all. Rode home & ordered a set of Hot Grips.
Now trying to find a Givi AF214 Screen on the web
Back to top Go down
Loosebearing
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Loosebearing

Number of posts : 216
Location : South East England
Points : 1170
Registration date : 2016-10-01

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 12, 2019 1:58 pm

Well, not today, but tomorrow I'm going to fit Honda wind deflectors. (Just bought them from Jolly Bodger.

I've got no instructions but that's OK. I've done a test fit and it's going to be interesting. I can't find any pictorials or videos on this so I'll take pics. At times like this I wish I had 3 pairs of hands, I'm going to need a hairdryer to warm the plastic and the glue and a careful eye to ensure symmetry. This is the last job before some serious riding this year! Oh...apart from a belt change in a couple of thousand miles....
Back to top Go down
The Bern
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
The Bern

Number of posts : 701
Location : Telford, UK
Points : 2397
Registration date : 2014-11-20

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 12, 2019 3:42 pm

I've got a copy of the instructions bud, message me your postal details & I'll send them to you no prob's thumbs up
Back to top Go down
Mech 1 twa
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Mech 1 twa

Number of posts : 491
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 1754
Registration date : 2016-01-02

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 12, 2019 9:05 pm

Replaced the rear tire Pirelli Diablo Rosso, changed the oil and wired up a volt meter.
Rear tire was at wear bars but still rideable. Mich Pure Power didn't last that long but was worn evenly.
Will need a front tire soon same Mich. BUT don't like it .... Evil head shake if hands off bars at most speeds. Not buying Mich tires again.

Hopefully tomorrow will be nice and go for a good ride.
Back to top Go down
Loosebearing
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Loosebearing

Number of posts : 216
Location : South East England
Points : 1170
Registration date : 2016-10-01

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 13, 2019 12:54 pm

I fitted the wind deflectors today, quite easy and they look great.

I took some pictures of the fitting process but they didn't turn out too well because of the bright sunshine beaming into the garage.

All I would say is: prepare carefully. It's a case of offering up the deflector into the position it will need to be and then making small movements to make sure the contours will align to the fairing and the popper holes are in a suitable position before you drill. I used a hairdryer to soften the plastic and the glue before actually pushing them into place.

Below is a picture of the finished item but if you would like to see the pictures I took whilst fitting, PM me and I'll send them.

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Wind_d10
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 13, 2019 1:01 pm

Brilliant, well done
my deflectors (which are probably the worlds most expensive piece of plastic per square inch) are sat on top of a unit waiting to be fixed for the last year or so.

Mostly likely end up selling before I get around to fitting
Back to top Go down
DLK
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 7
Location : Cincinnati Ohio
Points : 36
Registration date : 2019-04-01

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 13, 2019 4:18 pm

Scootypuff Snr wrote:
Brilliant, well done
my deflectors (which are probably the worlds most expensive piece of plastic per square inch) are sat on top of a unit waiting to be fixed for the last year or so.

Mostly likely end up selling before I get around to fitting


Your killing me… Smile  I cannot even find a set anywhere in the US for sale…. At least you can still buy them.... And you may not even install them…. confused   Shame shame on you.. Mad

Dan
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
Meldrew

Number of posts : 3113
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 6295
Registration date : 2010-11-16

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 13, 2019 5:20 pm

There's plenty of older posts on here about buying a set of Silver Wing lower leg wind deflectors from the UK, including Honda motorcycle dealerships that stocked them and would post to the States.

Hardly anyone from the US bought a set simply because they weren't prepared to pay the price we pay for a set, plus extra postage to the States.
Back to top Go down
Mech 1 twa
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Mech 1 twa

Number of posts : 491
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 1754
Registration date : 2016-01-02

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 13, 2019 9:05 pm

Wind deflectors are a rare thing to find now. Ebay UK site has a listing LAST ONE so it says.
I want them too but cost and shipping is the issue. Enjoy them .

Very nice ride today 220 miles new rear tire is scuffed and works well.
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2019 2:53 am

Mech 1 twa wrote:
Wind deflectors are a rare thing to find now.  Ebay UK site has a listing LAST ONE so it says.
I want them too but cost and shipping is the issue. Enjoy them .

Out of interest I looked out my bill (my eBay shows no listings) and at today's market price they'll cost $142 + shipping costs.
Back to top Go down
Mech 1 twa
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Mech 1 twa

Number of posts : 491
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 1754
Registration date : 2016-01-02

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2019 9:45 am

Listing was there last week. US Ebay but from a UK dealer. It's gone now sold I'd assume.
Don't remember the price but it was higher than $142.
Back to top Go down
sc00ter
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 51
Location : Norfolk, VA
Points : 341
Registration date : 2018-07-16

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2019 8:45 pm

Charged the battery on the G3 Triked Silverwing and actually rode it! Had fun on it and it makes my Liberty 150 feel so slow! Now to get the wife some seat time on it!
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1202
Age : 72
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 3222
Registration date : 2014-02-13

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2019 8:52 pm

I had my SWing trike out for a bit today too. Not too long of a ride seeing as it wasn't very warm here yet. But I did have it out. YIIPEEE!
Now for it to really warm up. I'm waiting.
Back to top Go down
Easyrider
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Easyrider

Number of posts : 709
Age : 68
Location : HI
Points : 1995
Registration date : 2015-12-18

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 am

Not today but....
In January this year I had to replace my original battery with a SHORAI. I tried to get one with a higher amp(14) and/or higher CCA(210). I have an alarm system that is active all the time. The SHORAI support person did not feel that I needed the more powerful battery. As it turns out I did need the more powerful battery. Within three days, the new battery drained so low that my clock, and trip meters were reset. Had to order the SHORAI battery charger/maintainer. I now have to place the maintainer on storage when done riding for the day.
Back to top Go down
Mike from NS
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
Mike from NS

Number of posts : 326
Location : Nova Scotia
Points : 2417
Registration date : 2013-09-12

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2019 8:38 am

Maybe not in the spirit of the thread, but yesterday, April 14th, I checked and added air to the tires, installed the battery after a long winter and then took the Silverwing for a short - first ride of the season. It was a great day !!

Mike
Back to top Go down
GoonerKev
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
GoonerKev

Number of posts : 42
Age : 65
Location : Reigate, Surrey, UK
Points : 72
Registration date : 2019-04-09

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2019 9:51 am

Put on Oxford Heated Grips & wired into the ignition, so if I forget to turn off, they won't drain the battery. Was a useful exercise to see how things are and go under the plastic. Also took the screen off to see how easy it was in preparation for when the Givi AF214 Screen arrives.
Back to top Go down
Scootypuff Snr
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Scootypuff Snr

Number of posts : 232
Location : France & UK
Points : 983
Registration date : 2017-04-21

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2019 9:54 am

Insured the SW today so guess it stays for another year,though I've said that many many times before
Back to top Go down
Loosebearing
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Loosebearing

Number of posts : 216
Location : South East England
Points : 1170
Registration date : 2016-10-01

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 am

Sounds like we're all hotting up for the better weather.....

I told myself that fitting the wind deflectors last week would be the last job before the spring/summer. I'm already thinking of fitting running lights and hand grip protectors before we ride to Antwerp to see The Eagles live on May 26.

I'd better get started!



Back to top Go down
Mike from NS
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
Mike from NS

Number of posts : 326
Location : Nova Scotia
Points : 2417
Registration date : 2013-09-12

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 7:30 am

Loosebearing wrote:
Sounds like we're all hotting up for the better weather.....

I told myself that fitting the wind deflectors last week would be the last job before the spring/summer. I'm already thinking of fitting running lights and hand grip protectors before we ride to Antwerp to see The Eagles live on May 26.

I'd better get started!




Sounds like a really fun plan, loosebearing. Should be a great show ... hope you have a wonderful time.

Mike
Back to top Go down
cotetoi
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert


Number of posts : 700
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 2961
Registration date : 2013-06-27

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 8:13 am

Hey, Mike, good to see you got your first one in this season. Mine is still snoozing, haven't even got the battery in. I keep looking at the long range weather and it hasn't given me much hope for a pre-May ride yet. Besides, with the brutal winter the roads are covered in thick layers of sand and grit. April rain hasn't washed any of it off yet. Temps have been in the single digits still and I prefer at least 10 so the windchill doesn't feel as bad.
The season must be just around the corner, except this year the corners keep multiplying ! Still waiting to get together with you: we are probably the closest members of the forum in terms of actual distance.

Jay.
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
Meldrew

Number of posts : 3113
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 6295
Registration date : 2010-11-16

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 10:04 am

Loosebearing wrote:
Sounds like we're all hotting up for the better weather.....

I told myself that fitting the wind deflectors last week would be the last job before the spring/summer. I'm already thinking of fitting running lights and hand grip protectors before we ride to Antwerp to see The Eagles live on May 26.

I'd better get started!




Hmmm... The Eagles. The late Glenn Frey replaced by new members country music legend Vince Gill and Glenn Frey's son Deacon. Maybe founding member Bernie Leadon will be back in the line up for a few gigs. It's sad that Don Henley still won't have Don Felder back to guitar duel with Joe Walsh.

Sadly time is running out for all these old Seventies bands we still listen to.
Back to top Go down
Mike from NS
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
Mike from NS

Number of posts : 326
Location : Nova Scotia
Points : 2417
Registration date : 2013-09-12

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am

The Moody Blues came to Halifax a few years ago and we had tickets for the show. Graeme Edge, (now 78, must have been at least 74 or 75 then), wowed the crowd with his drumming skills. It was rather neat to see a legend in action, in person. That's one show I won't forget.

A younger bunch that I hope to see some day is STOMP. Look up their YouTube videos for something entertaining ... if you enjoy precision drumming. I find it fascinating,... especially groups like the Norweigan King's Guard and other military precision groups. Rifle tossers (as I call them) and precision drummers...

Mike
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
Meldrew

Number of posts : 3113
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 6295
Registration date : 2010-11-16

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 11:25 am

There's no getting away from the fact a lot of our favourite rock bands are now way past their best and should bow out gracefully and not become a parody of what they once were. Wrinkly old men in wigs or heavy on the hair dye with failing voices, squeezed into tight pants and strutting about still thinking they're cock rockers when they're way into their seventies.
Back to top Go down
Mike from NS
Touring Scooter Rider
Touring Scooter Rider
Mike from NS

Number of posts : 326
Location : Nova Scotia
Points : 2417
Registration date : 2013-09-12

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 11:33 am

cotetoi wrote:
Hey, Mike, good to see you got your first one in this season. Mine is still snoozing, haven't even got the battery in. I keep looking at the long range weather and it hasn't given me much hope for a pre-May ride yet. Besides, with the brutal winter the roads are covered in thick layers of sand and grit. April rain hasn't washed any of it off yet. Temps have been in the single digits still and I prefer at least 10 so the windchill doesn't feel as bad.
The season must be just around the corner, except this year the corners keep multiplying ! Still waiting to get together with you: we are probably the closest members of the forum in terms of actual distance.

Jay.

Hi there Jay ! Good to see you survived that winter. You had all the snow this year. NS saw the moister side of the storms that left NB with the crystalline precipitation. We saw lots of the non- crystalline percip. That snow storm a week ago was the closest to calling anything a snow storm here this year. About 6", only. But I think it missed NB, However, it was a cold winter. If not for those thick layers of you mention, there would be nothing but pot holes.

I was hoping to leave the battery in the Silverwing but as you say the weather isn't co-operating with that wish. Maybe should bring it in for a few more nights. Don't need that freezing!

Like you, I prefer at least 10°C before heading out -- even if for for a short ride. Sunday here reached 18°C. Many happy bikers on the roads here and all were quick to wave.

Some day we will venture into each other's territory; and when that happens we must plan to meet for a coffee or the like.

Take care,
Mike
Back to top Go down
Loosebearing
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Loosebearing

Number of posts : 216
Location : South East England
Points : 1170
Registration date : 2016-10-01

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 16, 2019 1:23 pm

Maybe we need a music topic here? Why not? If I had been going to see the Eagles in a car I wouldn't even mention it....the point is, we're going on the SW. The Eagles are a bonus to an excuse for a ride with my new additions to the bike.
Back to top Go down
GoonerKev
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
GoonerKev

Number of posts : 42
Age : 65
Location : Reigate, Surrey, UK
Points : 72
Registration date : 2019-04-09

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 am

Put in new NGK Iridium Spark Plugs & 2 Blue Lead's for the running lights.What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Img_2013
Back to top Go down
Drystal
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
Drystal

Number of posts : 2
Age : 73
Location : Auburndale Florida
Points : 67
Registration date : 2019-02-20

What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 Empty
PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2019 6:22 pm

Chasing and removing bogus wiring and replacing lost and rusted fasteners
Back to top Go down
 
What did you do to your SW today.
Back to top 
Page 3 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 Similar topics
-
» dorchester today
» Went Shopping Today
» how u became who u r today?
» got to use the plow today
» got our christmas tree today hoooray

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing-
Jump to: