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PostSubject: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 19, 2020 11:49 pm

Howdy, all. I am considering purchasing a 2007 Silver Wing with appx 12k miles on it. It has been serviced, but hasn't been ridden much recently. The original owner had a stroke and was sadly unable to continue riding.

I am a long-time motorcycle owner (BMWs, Triumph), and this would be my first scooter purchase. I will be inspecting the bike this weekend. I would greatly appreciate any tips to look for. I've attached a few pics from the seller. Other than a little rash on the left side (almost said "clutch side" ha), it looks to be in good shape, I think? Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 20, 2020 6:34 am

What is their term serviced mean? that would be question # 1. As far as the bike those miles are nothing much in it's lifespan Smile Tire condition? look for leaks, shocks ect. Does the seat stay up? What wind screen?
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 20, 2020 7:27 am

Looks good from here. Hey, at 12K miles it’s barely broken in. Ooo, ABS too.

Assume that you’re going to need to replace the tires. Just because of the rubber age. At 16000 miles the “V” light is going to come on to caution you that it’s time to replace the belt. Nothing to worry about though. Many folks here have ridden well beyond 20K miles before changing the belt. And IIRC there have only been 2 or 3 reports of the belt actually disintegrating and leaving the rider stranded.

So factor in the cost of tires & valve stems, a used factory service manual (FSM), and a new belt. 

Plan on doing your own work —the dealers haven’t/don’t see enough Silverwings to know how to service them and will screw it up. Most difficult thing is to remove the rear wheel to take it in to replace the tire.
The belt is relatively easy. 

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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 20, 2020 12:48 pm

Hi swarky and welcome to the BEST SWing site on the net.
A belt change isn't all that big of a deal to do. Check the search box at the top left and there's plenty of info on how to change it.
That is low mileage for the age and like what has been said, it's early in its mileage age. Plenty more to go. I know some who have over 80,000 miles on theirs and are still going strong.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2020 8:02 am

I second the advice given above! That said my big question is how much? Maxi scooters do not hold value well so I would not break the bank buying it. For a 2007 I would estimate 2000-2500 USD depending on your area. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2020 8:14 am

I would expect tyres and belt due to age not mileage, sparkplugs, oils, filters, brake fluids & coolant.
The usual that you would do on any bike, the bikes themselves are typical Honda quality and very understressed.
They are very easy to work on if you can do the work yourself but are expensive for a dealer to do because of the time needed to get through all the plastic - check out a couple of tubes for belt replacement and rear wheel removal to see what I mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2020 9:08 am


It looks very good all round, and the bonus of ABS, although it doesn't appear to carry the letters on the front fender...…...maybe I just can't see them.

A used 2007 could have 60K plus mileage and still be considered a good buy.

Good luck with the deal, and depending on the price you'll have no regrets.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 21, 2020 10:02 am

Hey swarky ... welcome aboard this board!  The pics look good ... owner did just detail it putting gunk on the tires and seat.  Watch out ... both will be slippery.  

Servicing is always subjective.  I only go by the Factory Service Manual Schedule and when buying used, I need to see receipts or most of it didn't happen.  

Looks like he changed the oil (spill on the driveway) I'd be curious if he changed the final drive oil too.

These scooters are pretty bullet proof ... even when abused and this one does not look like it has been abused.  The rash is relatively minor from what I can tell and if you take your time and get the OEM touch-up paint from Colorite, you can make the damage almost go away.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2020 12:35 pm

I went to SW bikes a few years back (avid BMW rider). I would not go back after getting used to how easy this bike rides. For the money, the SW is superior. All the plastic parts are still on line to change out the scratched ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 22, 2020 5:08 pm

Welcome to the group. I too just picked up my first Silverwing, an 07 with just under 11,000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Considering 2007 SWing   Considering 2007 SWing I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 23, 2020 12:46 am

My '08 had 16 thousand miles on it when I bought about a year ago. I've added about 4,000 miles since then. No problems with the bike. It looks like it's still on it's original belt and operates like new. I did buy a replacement belt on ebay to keep as a spare. I wouldn't be afraid to take it on a 1,000 mile trip this summer. I do wish mine had ABS it's great on any kin of bike.
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