Number of posts : 1
Location : Vancouver, BC
Points : 571
Registration date : 2019-01-25
|Subject: Greetings from Vancouver Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:39 pm|| |
On the lookout for my first SW. I really enjoy reading posts in dedicated forums - it helps me to gain a sense of what ownership will be like. So far, I really like what I'm reading!
I'm hoping to get my hands on one before summer, and for 2 reasons. I currently own a Yamaha Smax, a trade up from a Yamaha BWS (or Zuma for some) I owned previously.
I live close to work, and it's nice to a have twist and go set up with city commuting in mind. So, the bigger SW will be fully highway operable, something the Smax is capable of, but not something I really want to do.
And secondly, the opportunity to ride two up. I've done so on a previously owned ride, the BMW F800 GS (which I loved), but only for short distances. I think the SW will provide more than adequate opportunities for riding with the wife. There are plenty of great rides just out of Vancouver, BC.
When I finally get my hands on one, I'll post the details.
Thank you for the adding me to the forum!
Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 1575
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 3424
Registration date : 2016-01-29
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:04 pm|| |
Welcome from o-HI-o enjoy the site and perhaps someone can get you headed in a good direction to make the purchase.
Silver Wing Expert
Number of posts : 754
Location : New Brunswick, Canada
Points : 3496
Registration date : 2013-06-27
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:25 pm|| |
Crazy winter, eh ! Good choice for a commuter bike ! Welcome to the site.
Number of posts : 1533
Age : 74
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 4024
Registration date : 2014-02-13
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:26 pm|| |
Welcome from Sunny and Warm Minnesota. Well, Welcome at least. This is a great site for info on how to work on your SWing and keep it running. I have an 08 SWing that I like a lot. It's great on the highway and around town.
Touring Scooter Rider
Number of posts : 386
Location : Mid-Western Ontario Canada
Points : 4068
Registration date : 2010-09-15
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:38 am|| |
Welcome aboard the board Lexota!
Number of posts : 53
Location : New Zealand
Points : 1335
Registration date : 2017-02-21
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:48 pm|| |
Warm greeting from New Zealand also, hope you find what you want from the many variables on offer from the Honda Silver Wing stable, you will enjoy it, almost as way of life. Cheers. Pete
Silver Wing Rider
Number of posts : 458
Age : 72
Location : Santa Barbara California
Points : 4412
Registration date : 2010-02-01
|Subject: Re: Greetings from Vancouver Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:13 am|| |
Hello from Santa Barbara California and welcome.
You may want to look at upgrading to a GIVI 214 windshield. BUT. be aware that the adjustable top part may fly off and hit you in the face shield.
I have had 4 different windshields over the years and this one was my favorite. You can read more about all the different options here on this most useful forum.