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rocky69
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PostSubject: 2003 silverwing   2003 silverwing I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 25, 2014 11:30 pm

i found a 2003 silverwing thats been setting in a garage for 2 years.the gentleman had a stroke.hes asking 2000 for it.the battery is shot.it has 8700 miles on it.i know i would have to drain the gas but are some other things i need to look for?the bike looks clean,no dent or scratches.tire are bad.any ideas on the cost of tires.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 silverwing   2003 silverwing I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 26, 2014 9:20 am

Below is a list of items I put together before I bought my 2003.  If you can review the maintenance records you will have a better idea of what has been done (or not).  If it were me I would also inspect and change out the final fluid and the coolant.  Get the VIN # and check to see if the recall work has been done, any dealer can look that up for you.

NADA has the average cost at $2060.00

Replacment items cost: (if you are a good shopper you can spend less).
Tires: $120-$140 (many choices you will have to do some tire searches and read opinions ie performance vs tread life).
Battery: $60-$80
Oil & Filter:about $20
Drive belt: $110-$130

The age, miles and time sitting idle are what needs to be considered.  If you can remove the battery and charge it and see what she sounds like while running.  All the electrics will be energized for inspection.  

2003 Honda SilverWing  VINxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Things to check Notes

Review owners manual
Oil condition and level
Brake fluid level
Brake pad thickness
Check tire condition and wear IRC OEM Frt:120/80-14   RR 150/70-13
Check Rims for bends
Check all lights and gauges
Check Horn
Check owners manual for maintenance
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

Others here will have additional things to add.  Good luck and let us know how things worked out.
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rocky69
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 silverwing   2003 silverwing I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 26, 2014 4:02 pm

thanks for your imput ,it is greatly appreciated
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