Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum


 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Selling 2004 Dark Red 'Swing, 16.3k miles, $4000
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby RedCinema Today at 5:22 pm

» Spark Plug removal and replacement Pictorial
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby gustav Today at 2:43 pm

» Replacement rear caliper
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby terryweasely Tue Jun 18, 2024 7:28 pm

» Looking to sell 2006 13500 miles
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby AldusFran Tue Jun 18, 2024 2:52 pm

» Poor fuel economy
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby Terry Smith Sun Jun 16, 2024 10:10 pm

» Crumpled...........
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Sat Jun 15, 2024 9:36 pm

» Looking for fehling saddle bag brackets for silverwing
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby Rzor93 Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:05 pm

» Replacing center stand
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby zrx212 Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:15 pm

» May 2024 forum picture
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby GHM-PM Mon Jun 10, 2024 2:13 pm

» Bettter halfs backrest?
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeby sjg56k Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:51 am

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 

 

 Buying older, low mileage Silverwing

Go down 
+3
sonuvabug
Cosmic_Jumper
lpreston
7 posters
AuthorMessage
lpreston
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 2
Location : Mount Vernon, WA
Points : 1017
Registration date : 2021-09-12

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2021 2:27 pm

I am seriously considering purchase of 2009 Silverwing with less than 2,000 miles. Always stored inside, looks showroom new, started and ran well on a short test ride. A bit worried about issues cropping up due to such little use. Should I be?
Back to top Go down
Cosmic_Jumper
Site Admin
Cosmic_Jumper


Number of posts : 4416
Age : 81
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 10594
Registration date : 2009-06-12

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2021 2:46 pm

Change the oil and final drive oil. Thoroughly inspect the tires and expect to replace them due to age. Add Seafoam to the fuel tank. Add a mudflap to the front fender to keep crud from the radiator. You might want to have a new belt on hand anyway. You'll eventually need it.
Back to top Go down
sonuvabug
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
sonuvabug


Number of posts : 930
Location : Mid-Western Ontario Canada
Points : 6042
Registration date : 2010-09-15

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2021 3:34 pm

Welcome aboard the board Ipreston. A couple years back I too bought an '09 with low mileage (about 3,000 miles). It already had 3 documented oil changes when I bought it ... likely nothing else. It had three older owners ... all friends. The first two passed away. The third one hardly rode it per doctor's orders (vertigo). Hence the low mileage and driveway drops.

However, the one I bought was not pristine. It had been down on both sides and had scratches & scrapes and a few cracked panels. I replaced (with brand new pieces) what was badly damaged and repaired and repainted the rest. It's in pretty good cosmetic shape now (8/10) and in excellent mechanical shape (9/10). After inspection, I decided to continue running the original drive belt but per Tim's advice, I have a newer one as backup just in case.

I have been riding on the original (2008 dated) Hoop tires as I didn't see any weather checking, spider webbing or dry rot on them. Just turned 7,500 miles on my scoot with no issues and I will run these tires until they wear out. I have new, replacement tires in hand just in case I need them.

The majority of members on this site will recommend to change out any original 12+ year old tires with new ones. That's actually very sound advice unless you are confident in your inspection abilities, tire/rubber knowledge and are prepared to assume the initial higher risk.
Back to top Go down
lpreston
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 2
Location : Mount Vernon, WA
Points : 1017
Registration date : 2021-09-12

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Older, low mikesge   Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 1:16 am

Thank you very much for the clear, helpful advice.
Back to top Go down
steve_h80
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru



Number of posts : 1002
Location : Teesdale, UK
Points : 4040
Registration date : 2016-05-15

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 3:17 am

As mentioned above but I would replace the belt and tyres, rubbery things harden when left unused for too long leading to lack of grip in tyres and the dreaded "ping" (or whatever noice a snapping rubber band makes) followed by lack of mobility with the belt..
All are cheap enough to replace for peace of mind.
Back to top Go down
oldwingguy
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru



Number of posts : 1936
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 5208
Registration date : 2016-01-29

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 14, 2021 8:11 am

Good advice above, replacing now gives you the peace of mind, my 05 had 8k I did all fluids and rubber bit, cleaned the final drive area and a new foam filter for the drive.
Back to top Go down
Dale N.
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
Dale N.


Number of posts : 1990
Age : 77
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 5912
Registration date : 2014-02-13

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 15, 2021 12:30 am

Welcome aboard Ipreston. All the info above is great advice to follow. I bought my 08 SWing in 2014 and it had sat under a tarp for 2 years in FL. My sister owned it and dumped/tipped it over in the driveway trying to get off of it a couple of times so it didn't have any "fall" damage, Whew!
I trailered it back to MN and did all the TLC info mentioned above plus had a Motor Trike conversion done to it in 2018 with no regrets. It's a great Scooter and I don't think you'll have any regrets purchasing it and riding it. It's a bit of a learning curve tho seeing as it's an "automatic" tranny. Just don't confuse the left lever for a clutch lever. And the clutch engages/disengages at about 2000 rpms which is normal.
Back to top Go down
Lastangel66
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 2
Location : Nashville, TN
Points : 984
Registration date : 2021-10-15

Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: '04 SW With 2200 miles   Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 14, 2021 9:48 am

The old beauty fell in my lap back in October. The person I purchased from is a well known private dealer. When he purchased he added new tires, changed the fuel lines, it had sat for a while, and changed all the fluids. I have since added 300 miles and just want to know what I should inspect before a ride.
Thanks
Angelo
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  Empty
PostSubject: Re: Buying older, low mileage Silverwing    Buying older, low mileage Silverwing  I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Buying older, low mileage Silverwing
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Buying a high mileage Silver Wing
» Is there an older FJS 600 Silverwing in the UK?
» Not a Silverwing but "older brother"
» Thinking of buying an 07 Silverwing
» Need advice on buying Silverwing or Burgman 650

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Maintenance, Tips and Hints-
Jump to: