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Location : Allentown PA.
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PostSubject: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 6 I_icon_minitimeSun May 20, 2018 7:42 pm

First topic message reminder :

I went for a nice ride. 120 miles or so. Despite the weather forecast it was nice.

Try to keep this post active and it will be interesting for all.

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PostSubject: Mirror Extenders!   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 6 I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 05, 2022 1:40 pm

I installed my new set of mirror extenders from Amazon. Got tired of looking at my shoulders, I'm 6'5" and this mod is a great one for me. Just wish my ride home from work wasn't in the middle of a massive thunderstorm, my first time in serious rain. I was properly soaked without rain gear. My jean jacket, Mechanix gloves and boots were still wet this morning!

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Under the shade tree this HOT August afternoon, I managed to service the air filter on my Swing. Thanks to JeffR's pictorial it was the only breeze about. I was a little concerned with how much trimming the K&N filter took to get it nestled in. It appears that K&N over molds their offering for our Swings, at least mine was. Glad I didn't break any plastic, but found someone else had before me, honestly.

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SWingSteve wrote:
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If you are not already familiar with Plast-Aid (it’s the best product available for tupperware repair IMO), then use black ABS plumbing cement* along with some fiberglass drywall tape. Whichever you choose be sure to adequately clean and sand the offending items.

https://www.plast-aid.com/

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*ABS plumbing cement. NOT ABS/PVC or PVC plumbing cement.


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I did not ride my bike to Kenora this summer, but maybe another year. It is currently waiting on a new OEM seat on back order (who knows when it will get here). Would really like to cruise the Great lakes up to Lake of the Woods one of these days.
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Plast-aid is good stuff bonds plastic stronger than new. Stuff has a strong odor use it outdoors and let it set up. I have some in closet in double freezer bags don't like the odor.

KN is missing 1 screw hole in outer filter case really doesn't matter much as long as you have a good seal to inner panel.
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Hi! I have never heard of Plast-aid, the stuff sounds legit, smell and all. I was in a hurry to get it all buttoned up as the neighbor started cutting the grass halfway through the job! So, I grabbed some 5min, two-part, plastic epoxy that I had on hand and set it up while I dealt with the swapping the filter. I did notice the screw stud was missing, and as I've read somewhere, I just omitted it...hope that's okay. Should I go back and plug that hole?
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PostSubject: Re: What did you do to your SW today.   What did you do to your SW today. - Page 6 I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 10, 2022 4:35 pm

I took the belt and clutch off this evening. It was slipping a little. I was more inclined to blame the clutch than the belt as it seemed to hook up once I gathered a bit of speed. When I got the bike I really disliked the clutch action - far too abrupt. When the bit of slip came into it I preferred it.

The belt is near the service limit.
The clutch is something else.
There's no friction material left. There's barely any shoe material left. Each shoe is worn to a knife edge and the drum is quite badly chewed up.

…and it still worked passably well.
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smellybeard wrote:
I took the belt and clutch off this evening. It was slipping a little. I was more inclined to blame the clutch than the belt as it seemed to hook up once I gathered a bit of speed. When I got the bike I really disliked the clutch action - far too abrupt. When the bit of slip came into it I preferred it.

The belt is near the service limit.
The clutch is something else.
There's no friction material left. There's barely any shoe material left. Each shoe is worn to a knife edge and the drum is quite badly chewed up.

…and it still worked passably well.

Here’s a link to DIY Clutch Bell removal. Hope these help:

https://www.silverwing600.com/t10987-clutch-bell-how-to-remove-replace?highlight=Remove+clutch+bell

https://www.silverwing600.com/t12369-tool-to-remove-clutch-bell?highlight=Clutch+bell
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Leaving for a two hour ride down to my RV park in Coleman Alberta Canada. First longer trip on the SW. love the bike so far.
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I'm always proud when my SW gets through another year's MOT. Today, it passed without any advisories so I went for a 60 mile ride just for the hell of it.

Filled up with non-ethanol fuel and put her to bed for a few days because the coming weather is not favourable. Happy days geek
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Splendid!Smile
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Loosemarbles wrote:
Filled up with non-ethanol fuel and put her to bed for a few days because the coming weather is not favourable. Happy days geek  

Where are you buying Ethanol free fuel ? Because E10 fuel with 10% ethanol replaced 95 octane Unleaded as the standard fuel in the UK in September last year.

I've noticed since the introduction of E10 that quite a few petrol stations still haven't replaced the Unleaded labels on pump handles or the pumps themselves. There's usually a small E10 sticker somewhere on the pump.  

I really don’t understand the reluctance to use E10, it's here to stay. I was out on the Forza last week and I reluctantly stretched the 11 litre tank to 211 miles before I found the nearest petrol station to fill up.

I'd been on reserve for about 10 miles by then if the remaining range display waa accurate I could have pushed it for another 20 miles.
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There are a few places nearby selling E0 but the petrol police are hot on their tails! For me it's a simple matter of principle and the freedom to choose.

I don't recall anybody asking me if I wanted s**t added to my
extortionately-priced petrol.

."I'm kinda gettin' tired a'beein' pushed around"  disbelief
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That's a bit vague, every time I've filled up whether it's at a Shell, Texaco, BP etc, or a supermarket like Tesco, Asda, or Sainsbury's, all the pumps have hoses for E10, E5, and Diesel.  

There's Esso Synergy +99 which so far contains no ethanol, but has a legal requirement to be labelled as E5. It's not available nationwide either, only in certain parts of the country.

Anyway I'm sure I'm not the only one on here who's curious and would like to know the name of the petroleum company that has E0 pumps on it's forecourts.
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Wow, this site is still hard to navigate. Too many “topics” . Anyway, not today, but 4 weeks ago I rode up to the blue ridge parkway for a long day trip. 595 miles that day. Then last weekend did 1300 miles over 4 days. 800 of that was the ride to Georgia and back. The other 500 were all in the mountains.
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