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Horatio Pugwash
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PostSubject: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2020 5:29 am

Hi
I am now in a position to buy a Silverwing. There are a few for sale at the moment but hopefully more will appear as the weather improves. I know that there's a lot of information on here but are there any major issues I should look for? TIA
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2020 8:07 am

Horatio Pugwash indeed. Bwahahaha... I love it. Welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2020 8:41 am

Horatio, welcome to the fold. Issues? Mileage vs mechanical records x color you like, the S'Wing is a solid machine. How mechanically inclined are you as to the condition of the bike.
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"Hi Yo"
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 03, 2020 11:29 pm




welcome welcome welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 2:06 am

Welcome
As you would with any other Bike, Scooter, Car. Give it a good look over, check doc's, ask loads of questions and you should be fine, good luck in your hunt Wink
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Horatio Pugwash
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 4:45 am

Thanks all, for your welcome. The search is all part of the fun! 😁
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GoonerKev
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 04, 2020 5:29 am

Indeed
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2020 12:15 am

Horatio Pugwash Welcome to the BEST SWing site on the net. Like the others have said, Look it over and check the records. The SWing is a very good machine and many have well over 80,000 plus miles on them. What ever that converts over to KM's.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 05, 2020 5:10 pm

Which bit of Wiltshire?
If you're near Salisbury I recommend VP Motorcycles if you need a good, reliable, friendly repair shop and MOT station.

Vince looked after my Silverwings for six years; he's a lovely man.
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Horatio Pugwash
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2020 3:29 am

Hi Mike. Thanks for that. I'm just north of Swindon, so a bit of a stretch. 👍
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2020 3:31 am

Ah, yes. Still, it'd be a pleasant ride. Wink
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Lenny
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 06, 2020 7:49 am

Horacio, don't delay you could miss a bargain, mine's on eebay ending at 6.45pm on Sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 07, 2020 1:15 pm

Welcome aboard Captain P!
As said by everyone else the silverwing is pretty much bulletproof and the engine so understressed it should last for ever.
Serving is pretty easy too.
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Horatio Pugwash
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PostSubject: Re: Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK    Morning all from frosty Wiltshire UK  I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 07, 2020 1:29 pm

Thanks Steve and everyone else for the welcome!
I've always felt Hondas were dependable but it's nice to get Silverwing owners' votes. 👍
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