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PostSubject: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi all.
New member here and new owner of a 2012, Silverwing, which has 23k miles on it and has a few dinks and scratches from living a hard life in the centre of London, I suspect.
I have never owned a scooter style before, having been a Goldwing rider for some 40 years now. I have an 1800 Wing in the stable, plus a well used and abused ST1100 Pan European.
Bought the Silverwing on a whim and hopefully will enjoy the ride.
Off to read up on the forum here and start educating myself on what I have bought!! Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 5:50 pm

Welcome this is the best SW site. Takes a little getting used to coming from a motorcycle but you will enjoy a SW. Much good info. here on parts and repairs.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 6:25 pm

Just ridden it the once so far and only about a mile to the local garage to fill up with fuel. I thought something had gone wrong with the pump as I was only able to put £12.50 worth of petrol in, but apparently that is all an Swing seems to want!! Lol.
I think I am going to enjoy using it as a local run about and who knows, I might get addicted. I do like the riding position, especially in the feet forward stance. Not so sure about with my feet further back, as it felt a bit like my legs were too folded, but time will tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 pm

Holds a little over 4 gallons when last bar starts flashing still has a gallon plus left.
Feet forward is the best way. Butt rest can be converted into a backrest LIKE the forum photo . Much more room like that.

Its easy to 2-300 mile days on SW. It's different. Enjoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 pm

Welcome Foxy to the BEST SWing site on the net.
I believe the gas tank holds 4.3 gallons of gas.
Lots of info here with people ready and willing to help. If you can't find what you're looking for just ask.
I have an 08 SWing that I had converted to a trike over the winter and really like it. I've got just over 30,000 miles on mine and it's still running great.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 3:20 am

Interested in the mention of the butt stop being converted into a back rest Mech 1twa. is that something that requires work to do, or is it something that is already built into the seat? I appreciate that this is only an introduction thread, so a link to any discussion about it will do, no need for a full explanation here.
Dale N, is the trike kit you have, one you built, or is it a bought one?
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 4:15 am

It's a bought one from Motor Trike Corp. It's a GT3 kit. Total cost was about $8,000 for building, shipping and install.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 5:07 am

Smile Hello & Welcome bud Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 6:48 am

Dale N. wrote:
It's a bought one from Motor Trike Corp. It's a GT3 kit. Total cost was about $8,000 for building, shipping and install.

With a shop and tools how doable is it to DIY?
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 8:32 am

They say it's a dealer install only and won't sell to individuals. They must dealers on their site that do the installs. Just put in your zip code.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 11:50 am

afternoon old chap, been out on it yet Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 1:38 pm




welcome welcome welcome



As stated earlier, the back rest can be converted, but you might check to see if it is all the way back first. Just loosen a couple of screws under the seat and slide it all the way back.
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Ray C wrote:
afternoon old chap, been out on it yet Rolling Eyes

Only the one short ride to the nearest fuel station. Waiting on insurance broker to hit me with the bad news on how much it is going to cost me to add yet another bike!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 4:42 pm

Dale N. wrote:
They say it's a dealer install only and won't sell to individuals. They must dealers on their site that do the installs. Just put in your zip code.

We have very limited options here in the UK for trike conversion companies. About the only one from your side of the pond is CSC, the favoured one for Goldwing conversions.
Lehman is another that you may know, we get those over here too.
They are mostly imported trike kits that the manufacturer then allocate to a specific dealership to fit for customers here.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Conversion requires a metal bracket.. Seller on EBAY . $50 plus shipping. ezntexas. Search SW backrest kit. US seller. Best thing I ever bought for more leg room.

Bolts on and no modifications are needed. It can be removed and returned back to original.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 12:11 pm

Hello: from No.E.Tn.
Re:Backrest Seat adjustment.
I built mine using 3/8" sq bar stock &
stainless bolts-it can be set for your
desired height. I can Email photos but
cannnot attach here. All can be removed
to return it to origional.
Works for me. Not much $$$$$.
Ride safe
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 26, 2018 6:36 pm

Tn Traveler wrote:
Hello: from No.E.Tn.
Re:Backrest Seat adjustment.
I built mine using 3/8" sq bar stock &
stainless bolts-it can be set for your
desired height. I can Email photos but
cannnot attach here. All can be removed
to return it to origional.
Works for me. Not much $$$$$.
Ride safe


Would appreciate details Tn Traveler. ticehurstpete at hotmail dot com. I figure you can decipher the correct email.
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PostSubject: Re: Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK   Fresh meat, from Croydon, UK I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2018 1:09 pm

Welcome Foxy be sure to log onto the maxi muppets site for UK meets n ride outs
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