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PostSubject: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 3:56 pm

Hello im 6'2 and 230 is the silverwing to small for me. please help any tall rider out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 4:15 pm

This is one for DaveR -- he's about that size and the Silverwing works very well for him.


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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 20, 2010 8:05 pm

funblackmanscooter wrote:
Hello im 6'2 and 230 is the silverwing to small for me. please help any tall rider out there.

Welcome to the SWing forum.

Check if https://www.silverwing600.com/silver-wing-accessories-modifications-f5/can-the-back-rest-be-moved-t183.htm#819 might apply.


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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 21, 2010 9:30 am

Funblack...
I'm 6'5" and 240 and with the seat all the way back I have plenty of room. The riders backrest can be adjusted front to back by removing the mounting hardware under the seat and selecting the rear holes. I think you will have all the room you need.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 22, 2010 4:49 pm

Your other option is to turn the buttstop into a backrest. It will provide a valuable 1-2 inches of extra legroom. Having a true backrest is tremendously comfortable.

Search the site or go to leroybeal.net for info and pics on making the backrest.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 23, 2010 12:48 pm

This is Old Dave in Western Nebraska...
I am 6'2" and 230 lbs and the Swing works very well for me. Jon lives in Lafayette, Co. and we ride to Cheyenne, Wy. and have lunch together. It is about 100 miles each way for both of us so works out well. I do not have any problems with the Swing and have had both of my knees replaces about 10 years ago. I still have the conventional factory seat but installed a three Brother's back rest on mine. It sure helps take the pressure off of your back and I stay comfortable. Hope this helps...
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 25, 2010 8:25 pm

I am 6'6", 38 inseam, 220 lbs......and I have made the buttrest into a backrest and I have leg and knee room on my S'wing...my backrest was from Jac Vinson...

Another DaveR...Northern Minnesota
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PostSubject: Where to get a backrest for my Silverwing.   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 27, 2010 9:27 am

Too Tall For The Silverwing Affraid My back would like to have a backrest. Anybody know of a website to go to or where to start looking?
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 27, 2010 9:56 am

MarkII wrote:
Too Tall For The Silverwing Affraid My back would like to have a backrest. Anybody know of a website to go to or where to start looking?

Modify the existing buttrest into a backrest ( http://www.leroybeal.net/motorcycles/silverwing/articles/backrest/backrest.html )

I have the Utopia backrest ( http://www.utpr.com/silverwingnew.html ) which pivots down for passenger loading/unloading.
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 27, 2010 2:55 pm

Utopia here, too.
It works for me. Too Tall For The Silverwing Icon_smile
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 27, 2010 7:45 pm

I purchased my buttrest adapter(to make it a backrest) from eBay.....but you can also find this adapter at www.rvtoys.net....Jac Vinson's website.

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PostSubject: Turned Butt-Stop into Backrest   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 9:58 pm

The one thing that I did not like about the Silverwing was having too little seat room, considering my height. So using the info on this forum, I followed the directions, and now I have plenty of butt room and a nice backrest----Thanks folks for all the good directions and pictorials...I'm thinking now of loading it up and taking a trip up the coast along the Great Pacific.....EB
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PostSubject: Re: Too Tall For The Silverwing   Too Tall For The Silverwing I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2010 10:45 am

When I first got on the Swing my knees had no clearance. I took off the buttrest and brought it to the upholstery shop. There they took off all the padding, replaced it with a thin layer of padding, re-covered with original skin. The gain was about 2 inches of leg room. This has worked well for me and not very expensive. Pic is in my album. I hope this helps. J.R.
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