Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Hi, Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun. There is www.maxi-scoots.com site that is geared for all scooters and motorcycles.
 
HomeGallerySearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Side stand “shoe”
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby MikeO Today at 3:32 am

» Hi fellow silverwingers, I'm gordie
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby gordie Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» Givi TB19 backrest and OEM Honda backbox
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Japcati Yesterday at 4:30 pm

» Parts List for Up-dating Glove Box Covers
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby pipapakigrafo Yesterday at 3:32 pm

» Tell us a joke
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Yesterday at 2:21 pm

» SW warm up?
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Yesterday at 1:57 pm

» breaking 2004 abs scoot in uk
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Siataukreg Yesterday at 11:52 am

» GIVI Backrest TB19
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Japcati Yesterday at 11:01 am

» What did you do to your SW today.
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Easyrider Yesterday at 4:20 am

» HayvenMoses
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:41 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 MPG before and after Dr. Sliders

Go down 
+14
Daboo
Meldrew
aerosilverwing
JeffR_
DennisB
masscoot
tankyuong
DARKSUN
DaveR
ulflyer
PHXScooterBill
The Scootist
bigbird
johnd
18 posters
Go to page : Previous  1, 2
AuthorMessage
JeffR_
Site Admin
JeffR_

Number of posts : 1103
Age : 62
Location : Bay Area, Ca
Points : 7869
Registration date : 2010-05-12

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 28, 2012 7:22 pm

I have always wondered adding 'mods' is such an divisive issue. As Doug said...Horse for courses !!!

Chris,

A real man drinks 7-11 coffee. Razz
Back to top Go down
Daboo
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
Daboo

Number of posts : 271
Age : 68
Location : Seattle, WA
Points : 4556
Registration date : 2009-12-08

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 28, 2012 9:50 pm

Waspie wrote:
Another thread to dive into, 'if your bike hasn't got' it therefore has to be inferior type of thread.
...Lets (not) get into the you have to have this because I have scenario.
Guys (and ladies)...I have two cup holders. Count them...two. I don't use them both at the same time, but I have options this way depending on the type of trip I'm on.

You'd be surprised at how well they make the bike perform. It handles so well in the twisties with the gimbaled cup holder on the RAM mount lets the cup and the weight of the Starbucks coffee stay level no matter how hard I'm scraping the hard parts. Starbucks is just to fine a brew to waste spilling a drop in the corners.

And then of course when I want to sedately travel on the Interstate with my feet up on the handlebars, I have the other cup holder that fits onto the glove box. The bike doesn't handle as well that way, but with my feet on the handlebars, I'm not trying to corner too sharply.

And JeffR_...7-11 coffee is for those who don't have Starbucks available. Laughing

Chris
Back to top Go down
The Scootist
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
The Scootist

Number of posts : 693
Age : 63
Location : Loveland, Colorado
Points : 5247
Registration date : 2009-01-23

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 28, 2012 10:36 pm

I agree with you Waspie. Now does anyone know where I can get a couple of cup holders??
Back to top Go down
DARKSUN
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
DARKSUN

Number of posts : 15
Location : Vancouver, BC CANADA
Points : 3672
Registration date : 2011-08-02

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 28, 2012 11:48 pm

I got a set from Canadian Tire in the "bike" section... bike as in pedals,.... Stainless with the handle bar clamp for only $3.99.

BEST mod i use ALL the time on my Swing. Everyone who has seen it, bough one for there scoots or bikes. :D

And yes StarBucks is OK... I personally find it too burnt... thats why it taste good with lots of milk, and sugar. I prefer a nice can of Dominican Cofee "Cafe Santo Domingo" from the carribeans or IF i have to, the new McDonald McCafe blend is actually very nice... black with just 2 sugars.

OK lets get back to rollers and sliders hehe Smile
Back to top Go down
PHXScooterBill
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
PHXScooterBill

Number of posts : 142
Location : Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Points : 3866
Registration date : 2011-06-07

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 4:08 am

The Scootist wrote:
Paul:
I have the 22 g sliders. The accelleration is very strong. Probably as good as with the J Costa variator. I can still hit 111 on the speedometer, so you decide if that is enough. I average 55 mpg in summer and 50 in winter. Not bad in my estimation.
Scootist, Is your riding mostly highway through rural areas. My riding as stated earlier in the thread is mostly city 35-60 mph at times between stop lights and only 6 miles each way. So if I got 22 or 24 could I still hope to get better than my 40-45 mpg or is it going to get worse?
Back to top Go down
philblumenfeld
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
philblumenfeld

Number of posts : 14
Age : 70
Location : Tucson
Points : 3456
Registration date : 2012-03-14

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Installing Sliders?   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 3:17 pm

So Sorry!
:not worthy:


Last edited by philblumenfeld on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:15 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
bigbird
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 2413
Location : Winnipeg
Points : 6731
Registration date : 2010-05-02

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 4:28 pm

x


Last edited by bigbird on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:16 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
The Scootist
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
The Scootist

Number of posts : 693
Age : 63
Location : Loveland, Colorado
Points : 5247
Registration date : 2009-01-23

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 14, 2012 10:23 pm

Hey Bill:
My riding is a mix of several miles of secondary roads, several miles of stop and go highway, and several miles of wide open twisty backroads through the foothills. I have a few hills to climb and I tend to accellerate quickly. I tried the 28 g sliders and got as high as 59 mpg, but I still wanted a bit more pull in the hills, so I changed to the 22g sliders. They seem to be the best all around solution for me. (decent mpg and good accelleration)
Back to top Go down
model28a
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
model28a

Number of posts : 2089
Age : 68
Location : St.Pete.FL.
Points : 6358
Registration date : 2010-02-03

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 15, 2012 12:06 am

philblumenfeld wrote:
How easy is it to install sliders and do you need special tools?

Two questions two answers, vary easy, yes just one that you can make yourself. Take a look at this video that bigbird made when he put sliders in for me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq4Y2rEJdSw

PS, You will find you get a lot more help on most forums if you introduce yourself before you start asking questions, and the search feature is your friend. To many times someone will ask a question that has been asked many times before, then when they get an answer you never hear from them again. I will give you a thumbs up for posting wear you live, a lot of people leave that out and it can help in how some questions get answered.
Oh and welcome to the forum, you can learn a lot about the SilverWing hear.
Back to top Go down
DaveR
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider


Number of posts : 440
Age : 84
Location : Scottsbluff, Nebraska U.S.A
Points : 5001
Registration date : 2009-02-19

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Well, as you can see from the above communication, I installed the 26g Dr Pully Sliders in November. The Swing had a little over 16000 miles on it. Also installed a new Honda belt at the same time. Last week, went to Guernsey, Wy. and the V light came on. Reset it a couple of times and came back on. So ordered a new belt, and put in 24g sliders. Reset the V light and rode about 20 miles. It did stay off! This belt did not last as long as the last one. Maybe I rode more aggressive. How does the bike sense when to change belts? I can't find a sensor!
Old Dave in Western Nebraska
Back to top Go down
JeffR_
Site Admin
JeffR_

Number of posts : 1103
Age : 62
Location : Bay Area, Ca
Points : 7869
Registration date : 2010-05-12

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 29, 2012 1:41 am

I believe it is when the rpm's are considered to be higher than they should be compared to the speed. And also every 16,000 miles to tell you it is time to change the belt. I have had mine go on a few times, with the J. costa and the 22gr sliders, and it was because the rpm's were higher than normal. Usually when I was climbing steep hills though.
Back to top Go down
DaveR
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider


Number of posts : 440
Age : 84
Location : Scottsbluff, Nebraska U.S.A
Points : 5001
Registration date : 2009-02-19

MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 Empty
PostSubject: Re: MPG before and after Dr. Sliders   MPG before and after Dr. Sliders - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 29, 2012 10:22 am

That is a very good pictoral review on how to install the Dr Pully's. I did not realize there is a mark to line up the plate and housing. What happens if they are not lined up? There isn't anything in the book regarding this that I can find.
Old Dave
Back to top Go down
 
MPG before and after Dr. Sliders
Back to top 
Page 2 of 2Go to page : Previous  1, 2
 Similar topics
-
» New Demello Sliders
» Help, which rock sliders.......
» OEM Sliders with steps.
» All Pro vs All Madden and Sliders Thread
» I want Rock sliders

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Silver Wing Topics-
Jump to: