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|Subject: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:47 pm|| |
Have recently acquired an 05 Silver Wing. I have typically had larger bikes but at 67 I find myself really just putzing around a large downtown core so this is a perfect bike for me. That said, the ride home when I bought it was just over 475 kilometers. Not a bad little bike. And yes it really is quite comfy doing 100 mph. LOL
Today's ride was to a local Powersport dealer to pick up a new OEM damper for the seat. I try to always use OEM items when I replace things. The logic being Honda engineers know a hell of a lot more than I do. It's easy to make something cheaper. Question is simply what do you want to take out of the construction to make it cheaper. I have never been disappointed with Honda OEM product and am constantly amazed that Honda Canada carries parts for older bikes. Hats off to them.
That's all for now.
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:37 pm|| |
Hello Fred. Welcome to the forum
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:56 am|| |
Welcome to the site, and good luck with the Silverwing.
Silver Wing Guru
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:44 am|| |
Welcome from o-HI-o Fred, I too have a 05, great rides these scoots.
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:19 am|| |
Welcome on the site!
You will find good friend and knowledge people.
Your welcome home anytime.
Silver Wing Expert
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:47 am|| |
Welcome aboard this board Freddy. I'm guessing you picked up your new-to-you 2005 from Ottawa. I think you'll find the SWing works pretty well for runs up to the lake etc. too if you're so inclined. It's not a ST or Valk but it is capable.
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|Subject: Re: Canadian Old Guy here. Toronto Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:56 am|| |
I switched to a Silverwing from big bikes 4 years ago and am much happier with my ride. Welcome and enjoy.