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PostSubject: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm

Hi, I just bought a 2012 silver wing with a Danson trike kit on it. I didn’t believe the add that the mileage was 642 miles, but it was and so after a test ride I became the proud owner. I have been riding for 50 years having many bikes but only 3 scooters. I’m an old Triumph guy from the 60’s and 70’s. Then I went to Honda’s and Yamaha’s before getting a BMW and Can Am Spyder. I bought a Vespa during the Pandemic to fix up and sell before this Silver wing popped up. I had a Burgman 400 10 years ago, but this Silver wing has it all over the Burgman. I toyed with the air pressures on the tires and air shocks before settling on 25 ft bike tire and 30 rear. Trike tires are at 20 and air shocks at 10psi. Rides really well. Happy camper so far have a total of 724 mile on the machine. Look forward to learning about the intricacies of this bike as time moves on. I like to tinker, so I plan my own maintenance. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 12:28 am

Hi Tom and thanks for the great introduction and Welcome to the BEST SWing site on the net.
I have an 08 SWing that I had converted to a trike about 3 years ago and really like it. It has a Motor Trike kit on it.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 am

Welcome Tom,

Congratulations on your purchase, and good luck with it, in the years ahead.

You'll never be stuck for help here on the site.
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PostSubject: This is my new bike with 724 miles on it. 2012   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 11:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 3:23 pm

Welcome aboard this board Zummy!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 5:50 pm

Very cool! Car tires on the conversion end? Best wishes.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 6:15 pm

Yes, car tires. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 7:02 pm

Welcome, Zummy. What a terrific find with your trike. Hope it gives you years of smiles.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 02, 2020 7:07 pm

Thanks, was hard to believe, like a barn find that was kept in a heated garage waiting for me.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2020 3:06 am

It always amazes why anyone would spend all that money, then a load more fitting the trike kit, only to ride a few miles and then store it for years.
Still one man's loss is another man's gain.
Congratulations, and time to make up the missing miles 😁
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2020 5:55 am

Welcome aboard Tom from the place up north Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2020 12:26 pm

I agree steve_h80. My wife did the MotoTrike conversion, rode it maybe 20 miles and then it sat in the garage, forgotten. Its being ridden by me till my Piaggio gets fixed under warranty.

Congrats on the killer find Zummy and welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2020 12:56 pm

Thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 03, 2020 3:36 pm

steve_h80 wrote:
It always amazes why anyone would spend all that money, then a load more fitting the trike kit, only to ride a few miles and then store it for years.
Still one man's loss  is another man's gain.
Congratulations, and time to make up the missing miles 😁

You never know until you try it. I know that it was costly but now they know.
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 06, 2020 3:24 pm

Welcome aboard  Zummy !  Enjoy your  ride every time you go for ...

Michel thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: New member   New member I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 06, 2020 5:23 pm

I sold one of my past SWs to a friend of my wife. She triked it several years ago, I don't remember which kit was used but she's still happy three wheeling around in Florida. It isn't something I'd do, for me it's either two wheels or four but there are several trikes in my area from a small 50cc Chinese one to a couple of Goldwing trikes. If it suits you go for it!

Dale, that's a real nice looking conversion.
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