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PostSubject: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 22, 2023 11:36 am

I just bought an 09 SilverWing last weekend and haven't got much riding in yet. My current rides are an '87 TransAlp and a '17 NC750x. As you can imagine this is a big change. It's been bought for a couple of reasons, a) I was curious and b) there is a lot more room for my partner. she has back issues and more than a few hours on one of the other two is uncomfortable for her. I need to adjust to lots of things No! that's not a clutch lever!!!!! Riding position is totally different and to my mind the bars are too close and too low. Heated grips will be purchased as we are now into cooler weather here. I'll probably have a few questions but those can wait for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 22, 2023 4:00 pm

Welcome Charlie. The SW is generally comfortable for rider and pillion although some after market seats and the addition of backrests can be a nice addition.

Try some searches using the search bar above as there is already some info and opinion on seats. There's usually some around who can answer any question you might have.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 22, 2023 4:27 pm

Welcome to the Forum Charlie from the UK.
As Chris says, your first port of call should be the search bar, I find key words work best.
Failing that start a new post with your enquiry.

Be safe, be seen!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 22, 2023 5:58 pm

Yes I will. The seat is great and a lot more room for us both. My issue (and issue is too strong a word) is I feel the bars are a bit too low and a bit too close. Bare in mind I ride adventure bikes so it may just need me to get used to it
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 23, 2023 8:25 am

Charlie, we are glad to have you with us! We are here to help. I moved from an adventure bike (KLR650) to the Silver Wing! It did not take long to adjust and I would NOT go back!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 23, 2023 9:06 am

" I feel the bars are a bit too low and a bit too close "

I had same issue when I got my SW, I rotated my bars fwd. some on the holder clamps, it actually raised and moved them fwd. I can say/remember exactly how much, but it was limited by how the plastic cover fit and mirrors hitting windshield at full turn, etc., but it really made a difference.

In all honesty, it was not that simple, it required fair amount of fiddling/readjusting/repositioning of handlebar cover, mirrors and controls, etc. I actually had to tweak/bend the handlebar cover bracket, add washers, make a foam rubber spacer over key ring, install a few zip-ties, etc., etc. in an effort to best position cover, but KIM that the gap between dash and handlebar cover will increase, no way around it. A picture may help ..

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 23, 2023 10:46 am

I have a set of heated grips on order so I'll look at the bar situation then.
Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Canada   Hello from Canada I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 26, 2023 9:43 pm

I doubt there are any aftermarket bars that would fit due to the bend and plastic covers would have to be removed. Foward yeah but with any kind of larger windshield there is not much clearance at full lock.

Mirror extenders work great on this bike but that is just another issue.

SW is a great bike has a few issues but more than capable machine to ride some miles.

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