Hi Lesley, good to meet ya, and keep us posted on your purchase. I am curious also about the projected life of the Silverwing. DennisB, are you serious about the quarter million mile possibility? I sure dont doubt it. My single cylinder,air cooled, 92 Honda xr250l has just passed the 50k mark, and I cant believe how strong she is. Tires, chains, sprockets, and clutch. Many, many oil changes, and once a year check and set the valves.
Lesley, Google image search the Silverwing engine/drive train. It's a work of art, and it's a shame that it's hidden under so much plastic. Very pleasing engineering.....to the eye.
Wow 250k to 300k. I know that Honda stress tests all models to incredible lengths, and its not hard to find a 1960's Honda in great shape. Hats off to Sochiro Honda and his idea to make piston rings. Life is full of small beginnings that grow to huge successes! Jeff.