Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeGallerySearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Rear shocks setting
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby Meldrew Today at 2:31 am

» Side stand “shoe”
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby MattinAZ Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» Swinging in the Rain
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» What did you do to your SW today.
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Yesterday at 3:41 pm

» Front wheel wobble
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby smellybeard Yesterday at 3:35 pm

» HayvenMoses
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby oldwingguy Yesterday at 7:47 am

» Tell us a joke
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Yesterday at 12:18 am

» Squeaking Rubbing sound
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:38 pm

» any gilera gp800 riders
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby Cosmic_Jumper Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:21 pm

» The Blue Suit
Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeby terrier Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:40 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 Hello from SW England

Go down 
+3
sonuvabug
JamieB
arry_b
7 posters
AuthorMessage
arry_b
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 1
Location : Devon, UK.
Points : 16
Registration date : 2021-07-20

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2021 5:01 am

Hi all,

New SW owner here from Devon, down in the South West of the UK.

Mid fifties, and finding my other bikes a (literal) pain to ride long distances, it was time to try a Maxi. Initially, I tried a small Aprilia Scarabeo, then progressed onto a 400 Burgman. The Burgman's old and a bit of a nail, but the novelty of being able to ride all day without discomfort or needing painkillers won me over.

To replace my big touring bike, the 400 didn't cut it so it was a toss up between a 650 Burg, or the 'wing. I'm no stranger to pulling bikes apart, but the Burg transmission sounded like an expensive problem just waiting to happen if it ever went wrong.

So a 20,000 mile, 2002 Silverwing now resides in my garage beside the 400 Burgman (and the XJ900F, the KLE500 and the Enfield Bullet).

Initial impressions are that the 'wing takes up as much garage space as the K1100LT, the FJ1200 or the ST1000 I used to own, but the riding position and ease of use mean it's going to be a keeper.

Current plan is to sort the few minor issues with it (warped front disk, inoperative handbrake and a few tiny niggles) then ride the wheels off of it!
Back to top Go down
JamieB
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
JamieB

Number of posts : 183
Age : 44
Location : North West UK
Points : 4108
Registration date : 2011-02-01

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2021 7:46 am

Hi and welcome,

Very underestimated bike was the KLE with a nice chirpy sounding engine.
Back to top Go down
sonuvabug
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
sonuvabug

Number of posts : 612
Location : Mid-Western Ontario Canada
Points : 4655
Registration date : 2010-09-15

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 21, 2021 8:45 am

Welcome aboard the board arry_b! Make friends with "Search" and you'll rarely be without company.
Back to top Go down
Mottza
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 20
Location : Wivenhoe, UK
Points : 38
Registration date : 2021-07-21

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 22, 2021 4:16 am

Hello there!
Back to top Go down
Dave Weller
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 78
Location : Chatham Kent UK
Points : 3644
Registration date : 2011-11-09

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 22, 2021 5:21 am

welcome from a sunny Kent, I fix my own bikes and find the Silverwing easy to work on when needed. Its an armchair on wheels, but when I'm out with the Honda Owners club rides, it has no trouble keeping up or doing the long distances involved.
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Site Admin
Dale N.

Number of posts : 1721
Age : 75
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 4569
Registration date : 2014-02-13

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 22, 2021 9:41 pm

Welcome arry_b to the BEST SWing forum on the net. Lots of info here and the "Search" box at the top left is your friend. If it's not there then just ask and someone will more than likely have an answer.
Back to top Go down
PeteP
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 74
Location : New Mexico
Points : 416
Registration date : 2020-08-31

Hello from SW England Empty
PostSubject: Re: Hello from SW England   Hello from SW England I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 22, 2021 10:49 pm

Welcome and enjoy. Lots of useful info to be had by using the search function. Brakes are not too hard to work on. Some good tutorials available, so give it a look.
Back to top Go down
 
Hello from SW England
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Livebaiting ban.....England could be next!
» North of England fly fishing show
» New England Patriots Game Used/Worn
» England's Worse Ever Cricket Team
» England - The Future

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Introductions-
Jump to: