Number of posts : 4
Age : 57
Location : The Hague, The Netherlands
Points : 201
Registration date : 2022-08-01
|Subject: New driver on classic Silverwing Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:37 am|| |
Got again on the motorbike in 2005, 40 years old (midlife...). Drove Yamaha Diversion XJ 900 and after a few years changed to a Honda NT 700 Deauville. A very comfortable machine, "my Honda armchair", I called it. Used it for driving to work as well as for some short tours in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
Alas, I got involved in a highway-accident in november 2020. My beloved bike was total-loss and I suffered serious damage on my right leg and body side. It took me 5 weeks hospital and quite some time thereafter to recover and to decide whether I would be on two wheels again. This spring I decided to do so. I compared Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha Majesty and Honda Silverwing. Eventually I found my Silverwing (Honda, what else...?) in the dusty back of a carport in the Dutch city of Ede. Got it early june, it took me some weeks to polish and restore it, but oh my, what a joy it is!
It's a FJA (no ABS!) Silverwing 2001 wineberry (metallic) red. It already gave me a lot of good moments, driving in the 'polders' of Zuid-Holland. I am very glad I choose this motorscooter, it's very comfortable and it's a nice combination between bike and city-scooter. Handy, as I live in The Hague, quite a busy Dutch city.
I hope to learn a lot about my Silverwing on this forum. Thanks for having me here!
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Number of posts : 4352
Age : 79
Location : damn near Philadelphia, PA
Points : 10025
Registration date : 2009-06-12
|Subject: Re: New driver on classic Silverwing Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:04 am|| |
Hello and welcome to the forum. Thank you for your introduction.
The Search window here on the forum is the way to find lots of good information from previous discussions. And there are lots of helpful members here who are happy to answer questions as well— just ask.
Number of posts : 2352
Age : 70
Location : Bullhead City, AZ
Points : 6525
Registration date : 2012-05-17
|Subject: Re: New driver on classic Silverwing Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:18 am|| |
Congratulations on a great looking scooter! They are surprisingly easy to maintain too, good luck!
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Number of posts : 1933
Age : 76
Location : Princeton, MN
Points : 5346
Registration date : 2014-02-13
|Subject: Re: New driver on classic Silverwing Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:52 pm|| |
Welcome to the BEST SWing forum on the net. Yes, the Search Box on the top left, and the members here are your best bet on solving your problem. More than likely someone has had the same problem and will help you.