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PostSubject: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 17, 2019 11:41 am

Ive been riding bikes a long time but never had a scoot....found a 2005 SW locally with only 2500 miles on it and the exterior is showroom.

Any thoughts on where I should start as I ensure its roadworthy. It starts and drives with no issues - I'm thinking of doing all fluids and filters and go from there.

Secondly - do you have a good source where I can get a maintenance schedule as well as how to info?

Thanks in advance - looking forward to learning al I can about this new ride
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 17, 2019 1:19 pm

If you don't know what maintenance has been done then all fluids is a good start. I would also look at the date stamp on the tires, probably a good chance they are original. If they are, then they are 13 years old. Not sure, but I think bridgestone hoops were oem, somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

Not sure if the belt needs replacement due to age or miles, I would think miles so its probably ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 17, 2019 9:46 pm

When I bought my 05 I wanted it to be ridden without the thought of - what - anything. Changed ALL fluids, belt, filters cleaned everything in the drive train, new tires, brakes were very good the bike only had 8k on it. Since then I've put more miles on it than the first two owners with 0 problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 18, 2019 4:37 pm

Welcome, I pray you have miles of smiles
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 18, 2019 6:17 pm

Yep. Like one of the posts says above, bring the recommended maintenance up to date, along with those date codes on the tires, and you'll be ready to ride. I have an '04 with 16k.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 18, 2019 9:18 pm

oldwingguy wrote:
When I bought my 05 I wanted it to be ridden without the thought of - what - anything. Changed ALL fluids, belt, filters cleaned everything in the drive train, new tires, brakes were very good the bike only had 8k on it. Since then I've put more miles on it than the first two owners with 0 problems.

Pretty much what oldwingguy said.

I bought an 08 that sat for two years under a tarp in FL. I trailered it home and did all of the above plus a new battery because it was totally dead. Haven't had any problems with it since.

Welcome to the site. Lots of info here.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 19, 2019 10:52 am

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

Can anyone tell me the difference between a 600 and a 6ooA - as I mentioned earlier I'm new to these scoots - spending the weekend riding it and getting to know it better

TIA
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie to SW   Newbie to SW I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 pm

The "A" designation is for anti-lock brake system, I do believe.  That's what my '05 has. Oh, and by the way,,, welcome to the site !! :-))
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