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trunkmusic
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PostSubject: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 4:24 am

Hi all, new silverwing owner here from Newquay, UK. Bought myself a 2007 silverwing with about 45,000 miles on the clock a few days ago, and rode it home from London in torrential rain. Very grateful for the heated grips it came with since my waterproof gloves proved to be short on waterproofing (since been replaced).

Only mod so far is the addition of a pair of oxford pannier bags. Straps were quite a bit too short, so I made some velcro strap extenders and they seem to fit well, without any movement. That having been said, if anyone else has used this and has suggestions for something to protect the paintwork from the bags rubbing, I'm open to suggestions!

Planning to add a givi touring screen some time in the next couple of weeks and some big knuckle-guards to help keep the weather off a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 7:00 am

Welcome aboard from o-HI-o enjoy the site and the ride. Everything that rubs harms the paint eventually, perhaps a stick on clear plastic sheet over the affected areas would suit the job.
3M and TRAC ARMOUR both make films for this use.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 7:33 am

trunkmusic
Welcome to the Forum, everyone on here helps with hints, tips & great advice.
On the subject of knuckle-guards, if you go for the Givi Airlfow AF214 screen, I found that I didn't need anymore protection from the elements as the screen deflects it away, just a thought. I like those Saddle Bags.

Kev
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 7:40 am

Welcome to the forum! Lots of good info on here. Especially if you do you own service, check out the pictorials, they really are a great reference!
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 8:48 am

Welcome trunkmusic to the BEST SWing site on the net. Lots of help here with people ready and willing to lend their knowledge.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 16, 2019 11:59 am

"On the subject of knuckle-guards, if you go for the Givi Airlfow AF214 screen, I found that I didn't need anymore protection from the elements as the screen deflects it away"

The GIVI 214DT (non airflow and quite a bit cheaper) also deflects wind and rain beautifully, no need for knuckle guards.

A few months ago, I accidentally snapped off the hand protection section of my GIVI on the right side. It was a clean break so the screen looked fine. But it meant I had wind protection for my left hand and none for my right hand. The difference was so profound that I ended up buying a new screen just to have the wind protection back.

GIVI designed the 214DT for the Silver Wing so installation is quick and easy. Remove the windshield garnish (2 screws on outside of dash + 2 screws in the air intake). That reveals the windshield screws, which GIVI kindly matched for position, so remove the old screen and put on the new.

One tip I appreciated: don't put too much pressure on the windshield screws because you can push the rubber grommets that hold them into the bowels of the front cover. That is a bad, dark place for grommets to be.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Thanks everyone! Saw a link a while back to a now vanished pdf with a step by step guide on installing the givi windscreen - anyone still have this anywhere? I'm going with the 214DT rather than the airflow to save myself a bit of cash!
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 17, 2019 7:32 pm

Welcome! It's easy. Paul
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 18, 2019 1:26 am

This might be what your looking for

http://old.importationsthibault.com/internal2/instructions/fiches/076d214kit.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 19, 2019 8:46 am

Trunk music...
WELCOME to the FORUM--
-Happy & Safe riding-sent from NE Tennessee.
.Land of Davy Crockett & 17th President Andrew
Johnson.
Re: a way to keep the scratches off the sides I use the wide
painters tape. I use at least 3 layers. When you remove it
there isn't any residue to remove
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 pm

Welcome trunkmusic. Please send some of your rain to us in Tucson,AZ(USA) we could use it. You've picked one of the best two wheel sites around...Al
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 4:30 am

trunkmusic wrote:
Hi all, new silverwing owner here from Newquay, UK. Bought myself a 2007 silverwing with about 45,000 miles on the clock a few days ago,

New SW owner! Img_2010[/url]

For a few minutes there, I suffered a serious dose of deja vu... as in, "is that my old Swing?"  Go on PM me the reg no... I have to know! Smile

Nah, just realised yours is an 07!

Great touring bikes, you can do big miles happily.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 4:34 am

Shocked Shocked That will be interesting then, if it is Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 9:34 am

GoonerKev wrote:
Shocked Shocked  That will be interesting then, if it is Wink

Sadly not to be... Sad

The last I saw of mine, was after picking the guy up from the station in Telford, we did the deal he was heading back up to Glasgow, first ride for him on the bike, so it showed complete faith in the bike... and me! 5-6 hrs I would guess.

I messaged him 15-18 months later and he was still raving about it. Perfect commuter for Scotland where for him, big distances were the norm, then some city work.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 am

One happy man the Steve thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 21, 2019 2:57 pm

Welcome to the forum.
Another UK owner, we really should have a UK Silver wing get together sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: New SW owner!   New SW owner! I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 22, 2019 12:37 am

steve_h80,

This site has had a separate section just for the UK riders to set up rides. I did this many years ago since England is kind of like an island, a big island though. lol

https://www.silverwing600.com/f15-uk-united-kingdom

You can start a thread about having a ride or trying to start a ride. Hope this helps.
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