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PostSubject: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 11:15 pm

Hello everybody!

I got a SW FSC600A few days ago..very good deal only 1400 miles!

I drive a T-MAX in Italy but now, here in the States I am having fun driving my new SW!

I`ve been reading some post but i did not find any post like:
" all you need to know about your SW" or "the best 10 accessory You MUST have on your SW"

Laughing

Suggestions anybody? jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 11:43 pm

Ciao my little Italian friend... you better plan on being in the states for a long time to get those questions answered... just wait until you start getting suggestions... good luck with your reading. This is gonna be fun to watch for the next few weeks...
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 02, 2011 11:49 pm

Welcome to the S/Wing world and the BEST S/Wing forum Suggestion for a newbe! 376570

Try these links then get back to us with any thing you need help with. sunny

https://www.silverwing600.com/f23-dennis-shop

https://www.silverwing600.com/f5-silver-wing-accessories-modifications

https://www.silverwing600.com/f7-maintenance-tips-and-hints
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 7:44 am

Benvenuto!

If I may I suggest you start by looking here. Dan is one our esteemed members who has acessorized his Silverwing with just about everything one can imagine! There are other "Masters" like DennisB our resident engineer and of course our gracious host JeffR. Have a look around and you will be enlightened. You are going to like it here!

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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 10:14 am

Thanks Paul Smile

Before you can find the "10 best accessories", Ride it for a while and see what you don't like. There are some popular mods, but each person is
different, rides differently, for different purposes and has different needs.

If you like the seating, there is no need to change it.
If you are comfortable with the windshield height, no need to change it.
You would put different accessories on if you are doing long distance
touring then if you are an around town rider. If you want more power or
faster pickup, that's a different set of accessories.

No need to waste money on what you don't need. Enjoy your bike as is!
Then you can add accessories as the need arises.

You said you got a used bike but not which year. The only thing I would
do is bring your serial number into a dealer and ask if there are any recall or campaigns for your bike.

I don't believe there are any for the later models but for some older ones.


Dan
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 11:28 am

My ride is stock but I added a Ram mount for GPS and that required a 12 plug which I use for the GPS and at times for charging my cell phone. Frogg Toggs rain gear.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 1:07 pm

Since I'm 6' tall my first mod I needed was a new windshield. The 2nd modification I would do is change the front springs to Hyperpro springs. They give the Silver Wing a more motorcycle feel. Since you are coming off a T-Max it will give it a much nice ride all around. So if you are taller and need a windscreen these would be the things on my list in order:

1) Taller Windshield: I have had the stock, XL Clearview (with vent), standard Givi, and now have the Givi Air Flow. The Air Flow is by far the nicest in my opinion.

2) The Hyperpro springs with give the SWing a much nicer ride and makes the twisties (tight curves) so much more fun and stable.

3) DennisB's GPs mount if you like to use a GPS for your longer rides.

4) Power Outlet

I still haven't installed a power outlet but may do so one day. My GPS with my battery backup lasts about 5-6 hours and I never ride that long anyway.

The above are just my opinion and I did the first 3. I also have played with performance..and if that is important to you.. then nothing beats the J. Costa. I had it on my bike for almost 2 years and really liked it but I'm using the 28gr Dr Pulley sliders now. Performance isn't as important to me now but I will put it back in one day just because I like to play around with things. I also have the Power Commander and really like it too. It seems to make the SWing just 'puur' along, even though it is already a smooth ride. Keep us informed on what you do since we would like to hear what you do.

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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 2:00 pm

Don't forget about the mirror extenders. Makes a world of difference.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-10mm-Mirror-Riser-Extender-Adapter-Honda-Silverwing-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a60a70dacQQitemZ250729663916QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 8:10 pm

Welcome to the forum.

What everyone has said is all very true. I just put my mirror extenders on yesterday. They do make a big difference and they are relavtively inexpensive. I also, love my airhawk seat cushion, makes a big difference for me. Enjoy the forum and the ride.

Cathy
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 03, 2011 9:26 pm

Welcome.

I have 2 favorites.

1. Airhawak II seat cushion. Absolute must, I do not ride without it.

2. Install a fuse block. I highly recommend this one, http://www.fuzeblocks.com/index.php You can hook up all your accessories to it.

Erick
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 04, 2011 4:27 pm

Thank you for the fuzeblocks link. I like that solution very much and am very interested in getting one and installing it.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 06, 2011 6:35 pm

Things that were important enough to me to do so far:

AirHawk seat cushion makes the stock seating more comfy and less sweaty.

Windshield - for summer, I use a Laminar Lip on the stock shield. For winter, a cut-down GIVI with the Laminar Lip.

J Costa variator because it's FUN!

Mirror extenders from eBay. About $25 delivered.

Butt stop to back rest conversion. Wonderfully comfortable.

Wal Mart lights attached to the fork. Makes you much more visible to cars.

The scoot already had Kuryaken grips, which I really like (cushy, cuts down on vibration, bigger diameter). If grips were not already changed, I would install heated grips instead.

Recently installed HyperPro springs. Handling is much improved. I haven't bottomed out since installing them. Sweeping curves at high speed are completed confidently.

A stick-on blinking taillight/brakelight to alert inattentive drivers behind me.

Finally, a paint stir stick from Home Depot to hold the seat open.

I have not regretted any of these improvements.

Additionally, the scoot came with a GIVI 46 liter top box. I have rarely used it.
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 06, 2011 7:19 pm

I like the driving lights using the mounting bracket that Dennis makes. I think these are important because they are a safety must. I also have a high mount stop light on the back of my back rest so someone in a truck or van following can see when you are going to stop or slow down.
My pictures are posted of my 2005 Swing on this Forum. . . and welcome!
Old Dave in Western Nebraska USA. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Suggestion for a newbe!   Suggestion for a newbe! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 07, 2011 12:38 pm

I am going to invest in one of those paint stir sticks.

Cheap solutions for problems are better. Free ones are BEST.
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