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PostSubject: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 1:41 pm

Am getting a slight shudder when starting out. Is this possibly a belt issue. Have almost 19,000 miles and checked the belt at 14,000 with no visible problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 2:32 pm

Strip it down, clean the dust out (in particular the clutch) and threat it to a new belt.

Check the rollers too they may not be sliding easily, more dust...
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 6:26 pm

Canhead,in your introduction you said your Swing was a 2003. If this is the same bike and the belt has never been replaced, it is probably overdue. It's your choice, but being wrong could be very costly.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 8:01 pm

canhead, how did you stop the shudder last year? Did you ever get it to run smove then? I would do like RArch said as old as the scooter is I sure would not have much faith in rubber that old if you have never changed it.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 19, 2013 6:35 am

simple temp. fix.=
run engine up against brake for 5-10 seconds---repeat if still shudders. Bike is old/belt is old/belt beyond service limit-miles.

Replace belt with OEM, probably rollers, too. The shudder is just way rubber band drive scooters are----I have had 4 Helix, Reflex/SilverWing/2 Burgman 400.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 19, 2013 10:07 am

My Swing shudders every time I pick up the key!
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Here what happened to me. Every time I took off, my bike was making a shaking weird noise. So I took it to the mechanic. Next thing I know they call to tell me that they changed the belt ( one week old belt) and it should be ok now. NOPE !

Took a while but I found out by myself what the problem was. Make that the  PARKING BRAKE ....sticking !!!!! I just took the pads off and ....tadaaa ! no more noises, no more vibrating.
Good luck !
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 21, 2013 12:49 am

LN wrote:
I just took the pads off and ....tadaaa ! no more noises, no more vibrating.

And no more parking brake!! Shocked 


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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 21, 2013 4:37 pm

Real man don't need no parking brake elephant Smile 

I was so pissed with the whole dealer / shmiler, I never put them back on the bike. I managed quite well.

I haven't had any problem with the second bike. I am waiting for the first belt to pop at any moment. I am over 27,000 miles on the first belt. On my previous bike it broke at 23,000.
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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 21, 2013 4:41 pm

LN wrote:
Real man don't need no parking brake   elephantSmile 

I was so pissed with the whole dealer / shmiler,  I never put them back on the bike. I managed quite well.

I haven't had any problem with the second bike. I am waiting for the first belt to pop at any moment. I am over 27,000 miles on the first belt. On my previous bike it broke at 23,000.  

I assume you never park your scooter on a downhill gradient, manual geared bikes can be left in gear, scooters can't.

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 21, 2013 4:52 pm

I got so used to not using the parking brake with my old Silverwing that I still turn the bike so the rear tire rests on the curb / face up hill or just put it on the stand. I drive my bike for a living. I do a lot of stops. I use at 1-3 tanks of gas per day...every day.


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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2013 6:36 pm

That is some mileage you are doing. Are you thinking of doing an Iron Butt run for a bit of recreation?Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Silverwing Shudder    Silverwing Shudder  I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2013 7:12 pm

I never use the parking brake myself but you are really tempting fate running the belts so far
beyond Honda's mileage recommended change interval.
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