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Jim Bright
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PostSubject: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 7:24 pm

Hi, I'm Jim and I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I bought a 2011 Black Silver Wing on Wednesday from an interesting 84 year old chap who has downsized to a Vespa in North Somerset and yesterday I rode it back to Leeds (it was the hottest day ever recorded in the UK and yes I roasted). It was quite an introduction to a maxi scooter, my last bike was a BMW F800ST and before that a Harley Dynaglide.

The bike reminded me of my Harley, ponderous, feet forward and vibey :D It needs a service, it has only done 12500 miles but not been serviced since 2015. It is standard except heated grips and the only mods I am planning are a Givi Vario Screen as the standard screen shook my head to pieces and a look at the seat hump.

If anyone Up North is interested I would be happy to meet, ride and chat.
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 8:18 pm

Hello Jim. Thank you for your introduction. Welcome to the forum.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 10:49 pm

Welcome Jim, enjoy the Forum mate. loads of help on here Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 am

Hi Jim..
Good to see another fellow Yorkshireman on here! (Originally from Pocklington in E.Yorks, but now in the Midlands)
Gotta love the maxi scoots!
I also had the usual problem of forgetting there's no clutch, but the difference in comfort and luggage capacity is what sold it for me!
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 11:37 am

Welcome to the group from the other side of the pond.
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Jim Bright
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Vario Screen ordered today, just need to look at the back rest. Typically, it has rained so hard here the last few days i'm thinking about building an Ark Wink

Thank you for your welcomes
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PostSubject: Re: New owner in Leeds UK   New owner in Leeds UK I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Hi Jim and welcome to the BEST SWing site on the net.
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