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PostSubject: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Hi my name is Alan from Stoke on Trent .UK
I have just got my self a 4 year old silver wing . Hoping to get some good tips and information on the silver wing
Pleas have patience with me as I fined my way around the Forum


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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 4:52 pm

welcome  There are a lot of pictorials and maintenance tips available here. welcome 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 4:52 pm

Hello Zoom Zoom.

Finally seen the light and got a sensible scooter then!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 6:27 pm

Welcome! I guess you and I will be learning together as there is much here to learn, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 7:17 pm

welcome applause welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 20, 2013 8:18 pm

Welcome from Maryland !
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 8:49 am

hi ZZG is stock on trent anywhere near stoke on trent,,Laughing Rolling Eyes hope your back on the road for sunday..( bye the way , its me horobags), Laughing Laughing welcome 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 9:58 am

welcome Silver Wing...The Only Way To Fly....

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 10:05 am

marco wrote:
hi ZZG is stock on trent anywhere near stoke on trent,,Laughing Rolling Eyes hope your back on the road for sunday..( bye the way , its me horobags), Laughing Laughing welcome 
He was trying to sound posh and not talk in that funny accent he has!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 11:00 am

Welcome aboard the SW board from the Great White North Alan! ~ Bugjr ~
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 12:25 pm

Hello & welcome Smile from Shropshire (not even close to Texas or Maryland Wink)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 12:29 pm

I didn't know Horobags (Marko) rode a Silverwing!!Surprised
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PostSubject: Hi from the UK   Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 1:19 pm

Welcome from wildest Lancashire.
PS I didn't realise that Horobags had become a refugee from other forums (a?) !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 1:31 pm

Old Limey wrote:
I didn't know Horobags (Marko) rode a Silverwing!!Surprised
I think he's had a couple, and sold one to tarmacburner2 with a load of fancy stuff on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 1:44 pm

Hi from Hampshire!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 3:32 pm

...and Hi from Lincolnshire!!! My first week on my newly aquired Wing
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 3:52 pm

Welcome from Wiltshire....in England that is! Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 21, 2013 5:28 pm

Thanks all for the welcome
Mark I use a keyboard like I ride a bike ,badly Embarassed Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Hi  I've only had mine a week longer than yourself. Lincs. based


Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 22, 2013 7:04 am

Horobags (Marco) changes his bikes / scooters more than some people change their underwear. I don't know what he is riding at the moment, there again he may not either!
The Scoot I bought that Mark traded in is very well sorted. He said it was the best handling Silverwing he had ever had.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 22, 2013 7:17 am

Talking of handling, I've just moved to a Silverwing after 13 years of Burger 400 ownership. One thing thats really obvious is the front suspension....I t feels as if I have none!!!

Find myself taking the long way round the smallest of potholes......it really is harsh. Would I be best checking tyhe fork oil as the bike has covered 39000 mls
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 22, 2013 12:49 pm

Welcome,

If you are thinking of servicing the front suspension then do yourself a favour and get rid of the stock springs. A conversion to Hyperpro is the way to go. You can do a search of the forum topics for further info!

GTscootz wrote:
Talking of handling, I've just moved to a Silverwing after 13 years of Burger 400 ownership.  One thing thats really obvious is the front suspension....I t feels as if I have none!!!

Find myself taking the long way round the smallest of potholes......it really is harsh. Would I be best checking tyhe fork oil as the bike has covered 39000 mls
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PostSubject: Burgman 400 VS SilverWing Front Suspension   Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 22, 2013 1:59 pm

GTscootz wrote:
... snipped ... I've just moved to a Silverwing after 13 years of Burger 400 ownership.  One thing thats really obvious is the front suspension....I t feels as if I have none!!!
I agree. I found the Burgman 400 to be a superior handling scoot to my SW ... prinarily because of the front end handling.

Guess I'll need to do some reading up on dem dar HyperPro tings. Souds like a possible solution. ~ Bugjr ~
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 9:41 am

Last year that I found my bog standard Silver Wing handled the bends of the Kyffhäuser hills in Thuringia, Germany far better than previous rides there on a 400 Burgman K6, and a 650 Burgman K8. In the damp conditions that day the Honda felt far more confidence inspiring than the two Suzuki's I rode there in better conditions.

The Kyffhäuser is where the German knees down brigade come from all over on their sports bike to ride as a side trip from the nearby Harz. I've found both the Kyfhäusser and the Harz have ideal roads to compare what I've ridden there before. Even the Honda CN250 Helix I rode there on my first trip there handled better than the lardass 650 Burgman.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 10:10 am

Its not so much the handling through bends, just the teeth rattling, back jarring I receive when I hit what seems like the merest crack in the road, that the Burg400 just absorbed
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 10:33 am

What are your rear shocks set to? I find 3 fine for solo riding, and the Handbook tyre pressures of 29 psi Front and 33 Rear work for me. Has the dealer or previous owner over inflated the tyres?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 10:35 am

Rear shocks are set at 3, going to check pressures after work, thankfully just under an hour

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 23, 2013 12:30 pm

No doubt there are a lot of variables to what each of us considers "good handling" and a lot will depend on "how" we ride.

I base my comparisons on those few and far between times when I can ride very aggressively i.e. through the twisties at "The Dragon" in North Carolina and to me, the SW just did not feel as planted nor was I able to attack the twisties with the same gusto and confidence as I could with the Burgman 400.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2013 12:43 pm

More 'Hellos' from Hampshire. I've had a mine a year this week and I love it. This is defintely the best palce for help and support. JR
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from the uk    Hi from the uk  I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 24, 2013 1:11 pm

Hello from Northern Ireland to another UK owner! Not too many Wings on this side of the Irish Sea.
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