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PostSubject: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2013 11:04 am

Just purchased 2012 Silverwing! Haven't ridden it yet. Totally new to biking. Looking forward to it.

Any accessories that you would recommend? It seems like more storage would be good. Instead of big money for something on the back, to they have just a rack that you could attach a duffle bag, etc., to?

I will be reading through the forums to learn as much as I can.

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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2013 11:20 am

jda55,

Welcome to the forum and hope you enjoy it. The mods you should do probably depend on how big you are. If you are over 5'5" or so you will need to get a new windshield. I have had many and find the Givi AF the best one for me. You can keep it all the way up to keep the air off of you or on a hot day lower it so you can get a nice breeze.

You could just install the Givi rack for their top cases and figure out a way to tie down a duffle bag. But the 'Besteem Topcase" is about 40 liters, or so, and only cost $90 for everything. Just go to ebay and look it up.

http://www.bestemtopbox.com/
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welcome from Kansas! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2013 12:52 pm

Current forum picture shows the Givi AF214 screen.

If you are riding solo then strapping a duffle bag on the pillion seat is easy as the bungees / straps can be tied to the grab handles. If not then a givi top box mounting on the rear wing is the way to go.

Welcome to the madhouse BTW.

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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 28, 2013 3:02 pm

welcome

Don't worry about any mods for now, learn to ride well and safe first Smile
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Welcome to the Forum! Enjoy the ride.
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Welcome and Ride Safe.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2013 8:56 am

Welcome! You will enjoy your Silver Wing, just take it easy at first until you feel more comfortable.

I put on a 12V plug in left dash for GPS and cell phone etc. But first major change was the mirrors had to go. Replaced mine so I can see the road instead of my shoulders... Wink Mirror extenders work too.
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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2013 3:51 pm

Welcome and I'll second the Givi AirFlow windsheild, much much better when riding high speed not nearly the buffeting you'll get with the standard Honda windscreen. Also the 12 Volt plug is a great add-on and if you do it yourself very cheap, about $10.00 including the wire.
As others have said learn to ride and I'd even suggest you take the rider safety course, a very good investment for a new rider!

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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Welcome to the forum. As a new rider, you may want to consider taking the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) class. They give you lot's of safe riding tips and teach you how to handle various situations..
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PostSubject: Re: New Member   New Member I_icon_minitimeSun May 12, 2013 12:13 am

jda55, welcome to the Forum welcome applause welcome
I would take the MSF class first thing, then worry about any accessories you feel would fit your style of riding. To me the first thing I put on was the mirror extensions then the Givi Air Flow windshield and then I added a Givi E470 top box.
I made a backrest from my butstop following the following directions.
http://www.leroybeal.net/motorcycles/silverwing/articles/backrest/backrest.html
Hear is a link to the mirror extensions.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-Mirror-Riser-Extender-Adapter-Silverwing-600-/270600535304?hash=item3f010c7d08&item=270600535304&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
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