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PostSubject: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 8:21 am

Just bought a new ... NOS ... Silverwing on Friday. 2012 with 15 miles, off the showroom floor at Southern Powersports in Chattanooga TN. My 1st ever NEW scoot/motorcycle. Been a Burgman rider the last 60K miles. Looking forward to leaning the scoot and learning the bike from this site. It now has 126 miles after the ride home. And it's been christened b/c 40 miles of that was in the pouring rain:-)

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Been riding the fine roads of middle TN, and surrounding states since 2005, on a variety of bikes.

Thanks for the site!

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 8:31 am

Hello. Thank you for your introduction. Welcome to the forum. I recognize you from your posts on the Maxi-Scoots forum. You'll find lots of help and friendly folks here too. Well, we do have a couple of resident curmudgeons. They are old guys who have a lot of experience but do tend to Harrumph a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 8:40 am

Welcome Sirkitrider to the best SWing site on the net. I think you'll enjoy your SWing as much as we all have. I have an 08 SWing that I had converted over to a trike this winter and really like it. I've had it for about 5 years now and had to get used to going from two wheels to three but it's been a fun experience.

And just to set the record straight I'm not one of the resident curmudgeons Tim was talking about. While I am old I've never Harrumphed. Sorry Tim, I couldn't help it...

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 9:06 am

Smile Hello & Welcome bud Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 4:38 pm

Welcome, if you ever make it to the Asheville area...give me a shout. I am usually available on Wed. And Thur. I Pray you have miles of smiles
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 7:43 pm

Welcome! I am glad you found a new 2012... I bought my 12 brand new; but I bet I paid more than you did!!! pale

Bought mine new in May 2012 so only a little negotiation. But nevertheless it is one of the finest bikes I have ever ridden. Enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 9:04 am

Thanks for the warm welcome cyber scooter friends!

Great site. I been reading the maintence, tips and so on .... very helpful:-)

326 miles .... halfway too 600 miles oil change.

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 9:27 am

avataron Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:31 am
by Cosmic_Jumper
Hello. Thank you for your introduction. Welcome to the forum. I recognize you from your posts on the Maxi-Scoots forum. You'll find lots of help and friendly folks here too. Well, we do have a couple of resident curmudgeons. They are old guys who have a lot of experience but do tend to Harrumph a bit.
Tim

Tim, I recognized your tag also, as well as several others from Maxi-Scoots and BUSA. Cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 10:52 am

Welcome from N>E>Tennessee.
Was thru Cookeville-west bound Sunday
Back thru Monday East-bound within the
speed limit (under 75) THP was out in
full force. Hope you enjoy your new s/wing
as much as I do mine
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 pm

Welcome Sirkitrider. Congrats on your new ride. Nothing quite beats the smell of a new machine.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Hello! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Hello Sirkitrider
Love your big smiles posing with the new SW. Why not?
One very common SW accessory is a Givi windshield mentioned often by members.
My eBay bought '09 had one installed along w/stock. Givi's the way go, will provide even more smiles!
Ride safe
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 7:36 am

Welcome from o-HI-o enjoy the ride and this great site.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 10:43 am

Welcome from the White Mountains of NH.

I've hiked a lot in TN. Great state and wonderful people. Oh, and my sister lives there too.

This is a great forum. Lots to learn and good people.

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 14, 2018 4:29 pm

Welcome from Yuma.

We look forward to your posts on the mods you make to your new Silverwing. Having been a Maxi Scooter owner for a long time, you know what you want out of a bike. Thanks for registering.



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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 2:57 pm

Welcome aboard this board.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2018 3:11 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Hello. Thank you for your introduction. Welcome to the forum. I recognize you from your posts on the Maxi-Scoots forum. You'll find lots of help and friendly folks here too. Well, we do have a couple of resident curmudgeons. They are old guys who have a lot of experience but do tend to Harrumph a bit.
Yup, and you will be able to identify them pretty quickly.  Just swallow the bitter pills of the know-it-alls and you will really enjoy this forum.  

At 60,000 miles, you probably got great service from that Burgman and will be able to bring us some good  comparisons/observations as you continue with your new SWing.  

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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 17, 2018 7:07 am

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At 60,000 miles, you probably got great service from that Burgman and will be able to bring us some good  comparisons/observations as you continue with your new SWing.  
Welcome![/quote]

Thanks for all the welcomes guys and gals:-)

Yes, I did get great service from the Burgman's. The Silverwing seems to be a great compromise between the Burgman 400 and the Burgman 650.  More power than the 400 ... less bulk than the 650.  I found the 400 to be a bit under powered in certain situations.  The 650 is super smooth ... smoother than the Silverwing. But the Silverwing power is comparable. And less hassle with belt replacement and CVT repair.
Just under 1000 thus far. I've added a Givi screen, mirror extenders, Givi topcase ... considering a Corbin seat soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Howdy y'all ...    Howdy y'all ...  I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 27, 2018 7:25 am

One month anniversary:-)

15 miles at purchase... now has 1500 miles!  Longest ride to date ... Wednesday did 241 miles with a bunch of Goldwingers.  The Silverwing ran with the big dogs just great.

Aside from the fairing vibrations Crying or Very sad  I'm enjoying very much ... waiting for my Corbin seat to arrive.

Thanks for this very helpful site.

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