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PostSubject: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Just figured I should put my questions in the right heading. as some good info has come from my intro I would like to follow up . I'm thinking of trading my 04 Honda Aero for a 2002 Swing with 21k miles. Points that were brought up were: fuel regulator, front fender becoming loose and poor gas mileage on older swings. I'm starting to wonder if this is a good idea to trade. I wasn't looking for a swing but had just traded my Burgman 400 for the Honda Aero and found I really preferred a scooter. I placed an add on craigslist and this 02 Swing was offered in trade. So that's how I ended up here. I live in Maine and have made several trips out to NY on my Burgman and am hoping to do the same on the Swing. Round trip is about 800 miles with 750 being all interstate HI way. I travel at 70-75 mph for 6-7 hours straight. That's what I would want to continue to do on the Swing. I am very fussy about service on my bikes. Any more thoughts are gratefully accepted. Ernie
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 18, 2014 4:22 pm

I would have no worries with trading a burgman-400 for an 02 Silverwing. In fact I would jump on that deal. I have had a burgman-400 and I was, and still am happy to have upgraded to the Silverwing. I have an 08 with the oxygen sensor and an 07 without. I also have a few friends with Silverwings of various years. We have tried comparing gas mileage numerous times and they are close enough that we can't say which ones get the best milage. The milage varies more depending on how it is ridden than what year it is and we get anywhere from 45 to 65. The things that I notice the change are, winter or summer gas blend and highway or in town riding.
I just had company walk in so I will try to add to this later.
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 19, 2014 7:23 am

Thank you all for the reply's. After reading them on here and my introduction, I was prepared to make the trade today. I did call the gentleman with the silverwing and stalled him for a couple of days while I do a little more research. My Aero 750 with 17k miles is super nice and Nada price value shows it's worth a little more. I miss my Burgman but have wanted a Silverwing since I first saw them 12 or 13 years ago. I haven't been able to find much about service on the web and the owners manual doesn't even cover the drive oil. Maybe I'm being a little overly cautious but that's who I am. Thanks again,Ernie
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 19, 2014 8:35 am

Hi ernie m, There's plenty of information on this site for things like changing the drive oil, the belt, variator and rollers etc. I've found lots more info on this site than I did in the owner's manual. I've had my 08 SWing for 4 months now and love it. It's got just over 19,000 miles on it and purrs like a kitten. The only maintenance I've had to do with it was tires, battery and oil and filter change. It sat for two years and I knew it needed this before I bought it from my sister in FL. I found out how to remove both tires from this site with pictorials that explained it in simple enough terms that even I could understand it. If the SWing you are looking at runs good and is in good shape I don't think you'll have a problem with it.

Just my two cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Aug 19, 2014 4:15 pm

Ernie If you look through the links below you should find anything you would need to service a Silverwing. If you couldn't find the information in these links all you would need to do is ask.
maintenance-tips-and-hints
pictorials-maintenance
accessories-modifications
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 20, 2014 3:56 pm

Thanks for the useful info and reply's. I still haven't made up my mind about trading my 04 Honda Aero for the 02 Silverwing. I do all my own service and find there are a lot of similarities between the 4oo Burgman my wife has and the 600 SWing. I most likely have to make a decision by Friday nite or the deal goes south on me. As far as Nada book price there's some value difference but I look at it in how much use I can get out of the bike rather than just $$. Again ,Thanks, Ernie
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 20, 2014 7:29 pm

One difference you'll like between the 400 Burgman and the 600 Silverwing is that generally the parts for the Silverwing are quite a bit cheaper. (even more true if you look at the larger Burgman - many parts on the big Burg are about 3x the cost of the same part on the Wing)
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 22, 2014 10:26 am

OK ,I guess I'm going for it after much reading advice, reviews and hunches. I like the fact that very few changes have been made since the bikes began. I'm headed south tomorrow morning for a 2-1/2hr trip to meet up with the gentleman that owns the silverwing. He is headed north for about 2 hours so that tells me that the bike is trustworthy enough to make a trip up the interstate. We will swap bikes and go for a ride to make sure that we are both happy with the deal. I'm hoping some of my inventions that I made for my Burgmans can be adapted to fit this new one. Drink holder with a bottle adapter to be able to drink while on long trips with a full face helmet, Map holder, Phone holder, Variator holding wrench and little odds and ends to make long distant rides easier.
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 22, 2014 5:11 pm

Congratulations on your "new" to you Silverwing. Ride safe and have a good ride home.   applause
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 22, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks, I'm keeping my fingers crossed it turns out to be decent when I see it tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 09, 2014 6:35 pm

Well a series of events has prevented us from getting together to do the trade. Every time we set up a time something comes up that makes us postpone things. Now the owner of the swing had to leave town until this weekend. Over the past week the swing owner has offered money to complete the deal x2 and wants to meet at a rest stop on rt95. each time our plans fall through he adds more money to the deal. Now I'm getting a little nervous about trading because he seems really desperate to trade. I'm afraid there might be a problem with his bike. So at this point we are supposed to meet Sunday afternoon on the HI way. Just a bit nervous!
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 09, 2014 8:53 pm

ernie m wrote:
Now I'm getting a little nervous about trading because he seems really desperate to trade. I'm afraid there might be a problem with his bike. So at this point we are supposed to meet Sunday afternoon on the HI way. Just a bit nervous!

Meeting on a highway to negotiate a bike sale?
Are your alarm bells not ringing loudly?
Why can't you meet at your or his house?
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 09, 2014 9:48 pm

Would trailering/towing your bike to meet the guy be an option? That way a friend can travel with you for safety! There was a horror story here in Ontario last summer, a couple guys responding to an internet ad for a truck. They took the owner with them for a test drive, the owner didnt come back..........
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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 09, 2014 9:51 pm

Have you considered just selling your Aero outright and not be pressured into making a deal in haste you might be sorry for later? Has the guy with the Swing e-mailed you any pictures of it? Maybe you met and he decides to reduce his offer to a point you can't accept, then you both ride home mad.

I probably would let this one pass.





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PostSubject: Re: Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing   Carry over from introduction about 1st Swing I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 10, 2014 7:16 am

Thanks for the responses. The man that owns the swing has had his add on craigslist for a couple of months now looking for a trade for a smaller bike or a bike that sits lower. He has sent me a number of pictures of his swing showing scratches and scrapes and close ups of the tires showing 50% wear. I have found that last year before he bought the bike ,he joined this forum and asked questions about buying this bike. To be fair ,I won't mention his forum name. My only concern is not being able to completely check out the bike at a rest area. I can always have a friend ride down with me. I know his bike does not have as high a value as seen on NADA book. What to Do ?
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