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PostSubject: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2012 10:40 pm

Hello all

I am looking into picking up a 2003 Honda Silverwing

Owner says it has 7,500 mile on it

Now since it is an 03 what kind on changes has the Silverwing done through over the years to date?

Owner says it has been garaged

But an 03 with 7,500 miles tells me it was not used allot

Was there ABS in '03

What should I look over before buying?

Thanks in advance

Steve
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2012 11:46 pm

Whiteknuckler wrote:


What should I look over before buying?

Thanks in advance

Steve
Look for the search function at the top of this page and type in "buying". There are several threads on this topic that should give you the information you are seeking. Oh, and welcome to the forum. Best of luck with your purchase.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Steve,

I bought a 2003 in 2009 that had 3800 miles on it from the original owner. The only concerns that I had regarding age&lack of use were the tires, brake fluid and radiator fluid.

Being cheap, I rode on the tires until they were worn out (around 7200 miles), and waited about 1.5 years to have the fluids replaced. I could not determine any difference with the fresh fluids.

ABS was available in 2003. Few changes have been made through the years. Changes that were made are mostly cosmetic. Don't be surprised if the dashboard rumbles on takeoff - it can be fixed for about $60 (Dr Pulley Sliders or Rollers in a weight lighter than the stock 28 gram size).

These machines are pretty solid. Address the windshield issue, perhaps change the rollers to lighter weight (most cost effective solution is Dr Pulley sliders - Search site for info) and, if you are into a sportier ride, swap out the fork springs. If you like a milder ride and a softer ride, leave them alone (perhaps some thicker oil will help fork - probably 20w) since they are more comfortable. Bottom line, if the machine seems to run okay, it probably is okay.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 3:13 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 6:58 pm

I you need a list here it is. These are just the basics. The recalls are listed at the bottom. Take your time and don't feel rushed Cool

Things to check
Notes:

Review owners manual
Oil condition and level
Brake fluid level
Brake pad thickness
Check tire condition and wear Frt:120/80-14 RR 150/70-13
Check Rims for bends
Check all lights and gauges
Check Horn
Check owners manual for existing maintenance records
Start and listen for noises, belt noise?
Check forks seals for leaks
Check body panels for cracks and blems
Check coolant level
Check gas tank
Check Cables
Check seat mechanism, tears

Test Ride
Steering shake
Pull L or R
Tire Balance
Brake operation /
Link braking system working
Parking Brake
Throttle action
Noises/ rattles
Shocks/Suspension

Recall Main stand
Recall rear wheel
Recall fuel system work done
Recall handlebar work done
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 10:11 pm

I saw a Silverwing today and was impress

Very solid machine

One thing that thru me was the owner said that this scoot had ABS but I noticed no ABS sensor ring near the front or rear brake rotor.

If it does have ABS should there be a sensor ring?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 10:51 pm

Whiteknuckler, yes if it does have ABS there should be a sensor ring. I know the Silverwing I bought two years did not have ABS. And now 35,000 miles later I am as happy as the day I bought it. Yes I would like to have ABS, but if I was looking for a replacement it would not be a deal-breaker if it did not have ABS.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 11:05 pm

Non-ABS would not be a deal breaker

I have a 2007 Suzuki Burgman 650 without ABS

No big deal

The owner in question wants for his Silverwing $3,200.00 and it has 7,800 miles

The NADA site has this bird at $2,700.00 without ABS witch I am sure it does not have as I noticed no sensor ring

There are at least 4 Silverwings on Creiglist in a 200 mile radius and that all match up to NADA except this one.

Thanks for the replies
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 28, 2012 11:48 pm

Smile Maybe the owner confused the linked brake system with ABS or maybe he thought you wouldn't know better. I saw a Silverwing listed on our local Craigslist and the poster said it would go 130 MPH. Maybe he has a speedometer that reads in KPH.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 29, 2012 12:09 am

Are you telling me that the 2003 Silverwing has a linked braking system?

I did notice the rear brakes had two brake lines for each piston (two) and I think the same for the front
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 29, 2012 2:19 am

[quote="Whiteknuckler"]Are you telling me that the 2003 Silverwing has a linked braking system?

/quote] I believe the left brake lever activates front and rear brakes and the right lever only the front. It is this way on my 2007. If it's different for the 2003, it won't be the first (or last) time I'm wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 29, 2012 8:07 am

Hi Yo,
I saw that ad, too. I thought, "really, I routinely hear 110 mph, but 130?" I've only had SW a couple of weeks. I don't doubt the 110, but I haven't seen it, yet.
WB

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Hi Yo said:
Maybe the owner confused the linked brake system with ABS or maybe he thought you wouldn't know better. I saw a Silverwing listed on our local Craigslist and the poster said it would go 130 MPH. Maybe he has a speedometer that reads in KPH.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 pm

waterboy wrote:
Hi Yo,
I saw that ad, too. I thought, "really, I routinely hear 110 mph, but 130?" I've only had SW a couple of weeks. I don't doubt the 110, but I haven't seen it, yet.
WB

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Hi Yo said:
Maybe the owner confused the linked brake system with ABS or maybe he thought you wouldn't know better. I saw a Silverwing listed on our local Craigslist and the poster said it would go 130 MPH. Maybe he has a speedometer that reads in KPH.

I have had my Wing against the stops, (120 mph indicated). Only once, it will reach 110 mph indicated and does on occasion when the roads are empty and I'm alone. Twisted Evil

I seriously don't know how anyone can say the Wing will do 130 mph as the speedo only shows 120 max! Either typo or they are talking kph! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 1:55 pm

I was the one who ended up buying this Silver Wing. It is super clean like new, its amazing. It does have a rumble sound coming from the dash. I have it the repair to get the rumble fixed, as it drives me nuts because ots hard to hear the engine.

Otherwise its a great ride and fun. I get many compliments on it.

Bill 9erfan
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 2:00 pm

I was the one who ended up buying this Silver Wing with 7800 miles on it Smile . It is super clean like new, its amazing. It does have a rumble sound coming from the dash. I have it at the repair shop to get the rumble fixed, as it drives me nuts because its hard to hear the engine.

Otherwise its a great ride and fun. I get many compliments on it.

Bill 9erfan
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 7:46 pm

Waspie wrote:
waterboy wrote:
Hi Yo,
I saw that ad, too. I thought, "really, I routinely hear 110 mph, but 130?" I've only had SW a couple of weeks. I don't doubt the 110, but I haven't seen it, yet.
WB

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Hi Yo said:
Maybe the owner confused the linked brake system with ABS or maybe he thought you wouldn't know better. I saw a Silverwing listed on our local Craigslist and the poster said it would go 130 MPH. Maybe he has a speedometer that reads in KPH.

I have had my Wing against the stops, (120 mph indicated). Only once, it will reach 110 mph indicated and does on occasion when the roads are empty and I'm alone. Twisted Evil

I seriously don't know how anyone can say the Wing will do 130 mph as the speedo only shows 120 max! Either typo or they are talking kph! Smile


Devil's advocate here, but it could be theoretically possible that they got it off GPS. Doubt it, but just to throw it out there.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 05, 2012 8:06 pm

9erfan wrote:
I was the one who ended up buying this Silver Wing with 7800 miles on it Smile . It is super clean like new, its amazing. It does have a rumble sound coming from the dash. I have it at the repair shop to get the rumble fixed, as it drives me nuts because its hard to hear the engine.

Otherwise its a great ride and fun. I get many compliments on it.

Bill 9erfan

Congrats on the new ride!

Re: the rumble - please see my post above.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 Honda Silverwing   2003 Honda Silverwing I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 06, 2012 8:00 am

Definitely check if the recall have been performed. My local dealer had my '03 for almost a month, and frankly I'm not 100% convinced that they performed all of the procedures before returning it to me.

I bought my 03 4 years ago with 8000 miles and I am now above 30k. It's my daily driver and i love it.

Jesse in Atlanta
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