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Smaug
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PostSubject: Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list?   Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 10:27 am

I'm going to pick up my Silverwing tonight. I haven't paid a dime or signed anything yet, so there's still time to back out if I find something shady.

The seller owns a scooter store downtown that sells Chinese scooters. This is his personal ride.

He said it was just serviced, and mentioned that the fluids were changed. He's offering a 30-day warranty on the powertrain at no charge, "because he is so confident in the bike."

I looked for a sight glass for the oil, so I could check how dirty it is, but I didn't see one. Apparently, Honda used an old-fashioned dipstick for this one. (I just found that out)

The brake pad thickness looked good, from what I could see in the dark with my flashlight.

Tire tread appears to be 50% or better.

I've asked for the service history, manual, and spare key.

I'll check the title to make sure it isn't a salvage or rebuilt title. (he said it isn't)

(brake fluid and hoses, forgot to check those)

The seller is a big fat dude, at least 350 lbs. I guess the rear shock might be about done.

What else should I check out before plunking my hard-earned cash down?

If this turns out well, maybe we can make a proper checklist out of it, and sticky it in the maintenance forum...

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list?   Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 10:52 am

Corrosion on the wheels,

Scratches/scrapes due to falling or slide.

Check the engine oil, (dipstick), when the bike is on the centre stand.

All lights work, horn etc. Ensure the bike starts with a nice strong start. In fact stop start a couple of times to check out the battery.

If you do buy. Remove the under seat light to prevent battery dranage due to not closing the seat!!!!

Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list?   Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 12:04 pm

The shocks are adjustable (usually by hand) so you should check their setting. Did he ride solo? A "big fat dude" may be less riding solo than others riding double. It sounds like you know what to look for. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list?   Is there a "Silverwing check-out" list? I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 1:07 pm

Check for forgotten Krispy Kreme doughnuts under the seat! Smile
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