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RickO
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PostSubject: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 12:54 pm

Hi, all!

I'm Rick and I'm a retired deputy sheriff from Blackfoot, Idaho. Bought a 2006 Silverwing a couple of weeks ago in Salt Lake City. Baptism by fire: rode it home (about 200 miles) in sub-50 F temperatures, some rain, a bit of snow, and wind. First time on a Swing. Loved it! My bike had 3,900 miles when I bought it. It has a Givi storage unit on the back and a Givi windshield, which I am very happy with (it kept the rain off my helmet faceshield all the way home). I am using it to commute to work and back (a whopping 1/4 mile each way) and some running around. Waiting for the weather to get a bit better so I can do some longer riding. Yellowstone is my big hope for this summer.

Anyway, I look forward to getting some help and suggestions from y'all!

Thanks!

Rick
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 3:08 pm

Hello, Rick, and welcome! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 3:47 pm

Hey, Rick, Welcome to the site. Pull up a chair if the weather is not conducive to riding. Plenty to entertain you right here. Some useful, some pretty hilarious; well, not exactly but it would bring a smile.

Jay.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm

Welcome Rick to the best SWing site on the net. Lots of info here with people ready and willing to help. Enjoy your SWing.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 7:07 pm

"Baptism by fire: rode it home (about 200 miles) in sub-50 F temperatures"

Welcome! I had a baptism by fire when i bought my Wing, as well. I did the deal on the Gulf Coast of Florida and had to ride 180 miles across the center of the state to get home on the Atlantic side. It was a couple hours at night in parts of the state where there are more alligators than people. I thanked the Japanese engineers who made the bike so reliable MANY times that night.

There isn't much to do keep them going other than good, basic maintenance. You can buy a Honda Service Manual online if you're mechanically inclined (the bike is super easy to work on).

Can you please clarify riding through "-50" temperatures, though? I'm guessing you wouldn't be alive to write your post if that was accurate.

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 8:59 pm

Welcome Rick, I pray you have miles of smiles.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon May 20, 2019 9:43 pm

Welcome Rick. Bought a brand new 2013 Silverwing 4-25-19. Am really enjoying it. Had a 2013 BMW c600 sport, that I traded in 2015, Silverwing is a much better ride in my opinion. Ride safe. Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeTue May 21, 2019 4:22 pm

The dash in "sub-50" was meant to be a hyphen, not a minus... I wouldn't have survived a ride in sub zero weather!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeTue May 21, 2019 8:13 pm

Welcome to the site from o-HI-o, it's a great place to land and enjoy the banter.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeWed May 22, 2019 10:16 am

Rico:
A WARM Welcome from No. East Tn.
Home of Andrew Johnson-17th President of the US
and Davy Crockett-EARLY- Frontiersman. As in ALAMO
fame. I'm also a retired LEO in my home county. I've been
close to your county a few years ago  on the way to
Twin Falls & on to Oregon
I hope you enjoy your S/W as much as I have mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 23, 2019 10:40 pm

Hi rick! Welcome from a newbie from ky! Thanks for your law enforcement service. I was in law enforcement in Daytona beach a lifetime ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2019 7:27 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
oldwingguy wrote:
Welcome to the site from o-HI-o, it's a great place to land and enjoy the banter.
o-HI-o ?  Would thems be minuses or hyphens ?  scratch

The state with a built in welcome Smile HI there bud.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm

Welcome from NH
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho   Newbie from Blackfoot, Idaho I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 24, 2019 12:34 pm

"o-HI-o ? Would thems be minuses or hyphens ?"
Thems would have to be hyphens. Minuses would be: o minus Hi would leave the last o being minused and that would leave nothing. So it would look like this: " ". I guess this is another thingie thing I couldn't help doing. I only do this so that I can educate as many people as I can...
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