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.
masscoot Silver Wing Rider
Number of posts : 438 Location : Central New England Points : 5648 Registration date : 2009-03-24
Subject: Re: 2003 silverwing Sat 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.
rocky69 Scooter Rider
Number of posts : 8 Age : 72 Location : ohio Points : 3978 Registration date : 2012-07-31
Subject: Re: 2003 silverwing Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:02 pm