Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the Silverwing 600 Forum. We ask that you be polite and also introduce yourself on your 1st post. The members are friendly and helpful so just have fun.
 
HomeHome  GalleryGallery  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Silver Wing Hitch and Trailer
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby joerider101 Today at 10:04 pm

» Trailer Hitch For SilverWing Scooter
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby joerider101 Today at 10:00 pm

» Humpty Dumpty
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby Mech 1 twa Today at 9:37 pm

» New member from Belgium, Europe
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Today at 8:09 pm

» introduction
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby Dale N. Today at 8:05 pm

» Neues Silver Wing Mitglied
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby Dutch SilverWing Today at 8:57 am

» 2006 SW won't start, just clicks
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby steve_h80 Today at 8:07 am

» New owner in the UK
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby genius149 Today at 8:00 am

» New Swing owner
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby GHM-PM Today at 7:20 am

» DIY black plastic “restoration”
2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeby BrianInVA Yesterday at 3:58 pm

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
 

 2010 or 2012

Go down 
+9
Dimond
yammer
LDB
GHM-PM
john grinsel
"Hi Yo"
exavid
JeffR_
tedebr
13 posters
AuthorMessage
tedebr
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 4
Location : Laurel, MS
Points : 2850
Registration date : 2014-09-23

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 23, 2014 11:42 pm

I've found a couple of Silverwings I'm looking at, a 2010 without ABS and a 2012 ABS. 2010 has 3400 miles and is $3900, 2012 has 1400 miles and is $5300. Both are in excellent condition and look practically new. I've been riding motorcycles for 47 years and never had one with ABS so I was wondering if it would be worth the extra $1400. All opinions appreciated.
Back to top Go down
JeffR_
Site Admin
JeffR_


Number of posts : 1103
Age : 62
Location : Bay Area, Ca
Points : 8203
Registration date : 2010-05-12

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 23, 2014 11:49 pm

They both look like a good deal. If you feel more comfortable with the ABS than that is the one you should get, IMO. But they both sound like good prices with low miles. Good luck and tell us what you decide.
Back to top Go down
exavid
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru



Number of posts : 2658
Age : 79
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 7526
Registration date : 2009-07-17

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 12:21 am

I'd go for the one with ABS. My two current bikes both have ABS and my previous Goldwing was ABS equipped. ABS is even better on a bike than on a car, makes a world of difference on gravel and dirt or wet roads. A trained rider probably can do as well without ABS, racers don't need it on a track but on the highways and byways when you come around a corner and there's a deer in front of you with no warning an ABS will make a big difference. You don't have to waste a split second, just dynamite the brakes and let the system control the traction. In a situation without warning 99.9% of riders will stop shorter and under control better with ABS.
Back to top Go down
"Hi Yo"
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
2010 or 2012 510-80


Number of posts : 2941
Age : 73
Location : Winnsboro, Texas, U.S.A.
Points : 7687
Registration date : 2010-02-17

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 5:25 am

I agree with Jeff. They both look like good deals, but look at it from another way. Which one will you regret not buying? And if you are riding two up , as indicated in your introduction, which would your passenger feel better about? I think I would go for the one with ABS. Either way, enjoy the ride. small moped small moped small moped
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Curmudgeon
john grinsel


Number of posts : 3190
Age : 83
Points : 8456
Registration date : 2009-08-18

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 6:53 am

ABS
Back to top Go down
GHM-PM
Site Admin
GHM-PM


Number of posts : 2245
Age : 69
Location : Bullhead City, AZ
Points : 6181
Registration date : 2012-05-17

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 8:00 am

I have to agree with all the above. If you can afford the 2012 get it. It is not feasible to add ABS if you decide you need it. Plus the mileage is lower on the 2012.
Back to top Go down
LDB
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
LDB


Number of posts : 157
Age : 65
Location : Houston
Points : 3170
Registration date : 2014-05-19

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 11:30 am

I would consider the ABS as costing you around $800 because 2 years newer should be worth a few hundred dollars more eventually at resale plus a few hundred more for the ABS so your up front isn't really a full $1400, at least the way my weird brain works.
Back to top Go down
yammer
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
yammer


Number of posts : 96
Age : 62
Location : Malta
Points : 3476
Registration date : 2013-05-04

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 11:56 am

Mine is a 2002 without ABS, and I found out that the front wheel is easily locked without any feel at all unlike my other bikes which are also without ABS so I would have to agree with the majority here, ABS would be worth the money on a Silver Wing.
Back to top Go down
Dimond
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Dimond


Number of posts : 540
Age : 77
Location : San Francisco Bay Area
Points : 4661
Registration date : 2011-08-07

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 12:03 pm

+1 on ABS. I got rid of a SWing that had no ABS just to get one with ABS after some close calls where ABS would have helped!
Back to top Go down
Silver Dave K
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 109
Age : 75
Location : Sedro Woolley ,WA
Points : 3062
Registration date : 2014-06-12

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 2:31 pm

Get the ABS bike. I purchased a 2012 with 67 miles on EBay and really like it. This is my first out of maybe 50 bikes with ABS. Never thought I'd like it on a bike but it's the cats meow. Smile !: swing
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Visiting Curmudgeon
Meldrew


Number of posts : 3980
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 8334
Registration date : 2010-11-16

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 2:59 pm

I've had my 2010 ABS/CBS Silver Wing for nearly four years now, I can't say I've ever felt the pulsations from the system operating. On my previous maxi scooter a 2008 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive I could detect the ABS kicking in on heavy braking.
Back to top Go down
exavid
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru



Number of posts : 2658
Age : 79
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 7526
Registration date : 2009-07-17

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 5:02 pm

ABS has improved quite a bit. On my '95 K1100 I can feel the ABS pulses but on my '13 C650GT scooter it feel like a slight buzz. Obviously the newer model works at a much higher speed pulse rate which means it's doing it's sampling of the wheel speed differential many more times per second which should translate into even better anti-skid control.
Back to top Go down
Dimond
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
Dimond


Number of posts : 540
Age : 77
Location : San Francisco Bay Area
Points : 4661
Registration date : 2011-08-07

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 25, 2014 2:12 pm

Meldrew wrote:
I've had my 2010 ABS/CBS Silver Wing for nearly four years now, I can't say I've ever felt the pulsations from the system operating.

I have a 2008 SWing ABS. Can't say that I notice the pulsations much on heavy braking but really feel them on PANIC braking. I am guessing that more experienced riders can brake the SWing quickly without the ABS kicking-in but less experienced riders, like me, keep pulling on the brakes until the ABS kicks-in. Others riders have informed me that you stop faster if you don't pulsate but my technique is to pull hard on the brakes whenever I first see a hazard (e.g., someone oncoming who you suspect my be turning left into your lane OR someone pulling out on the right into your lane) to start scrubbing off some speed rather than waiting until it is too lake to take meaningful evasive slowing action.
Back to top Go down
tedebr
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider



Number of posts : 4
Location : Laurel, MS
Points : 2850
Registration date : 2014-09-23

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Decision made   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 26, 2014 9:26 am

Thanks everyone for the advice, I bought the 2012. I made a 760 mile round trip yesterday to buy it, used $130 worth of gas. I had only seen pictures of the bike and talked to the owner on the phone. Bike looks like a brand new bike and rides great, only has 1245 miles on it. Now for the deal, along with the bike the owner threw in a full face helmet and a nice riding jacket. Total final price I paid, $4700.
Back to top Go down
LDB
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider
LDB


Number of posts : 157
Age : 65
Location : Houston
Points : 3170
Registration date : 2014-05-19

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 26, 2014 9:30 am

Congrats on your new ride. It sounds like you got a really great deal on it. Enjoy.
Back to top Go down
GHM-PM
Site Admin
GHM-PM


Number of posts : 2245
Age : 69
Location : Bullhead City, AZ
Points : 6181
Registration date : 2012-05-17

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 26, 2014 11:18 am

Congrats! You got a good deal there! Enjoy the ride.
Back to top Go down
Greysilver
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider
Greysilver


Number of posts : 491
Age : 76
Location : Arizona
Points : 3544
Registration date : 2014-04-08

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 28, 2014 9:32 pm

I would have bought the 12' for the ABS. Worth additional $ to me.
Back to top Go down
dwoodul
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
dwoodul


Number of posts : 72
Age : 71
Location : Dallas
Points : 2952
Registration date : 2014-08-20

2010 or 2012 Empty
PostSubject: Re: 2010 or 2012   2010 or 2012 I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 20, 2014 8:42 pm

Great deal on a great bike. ABS on my V-Strom saved my $ss on afternoon. A could hear the break pulsing and stopped quick. I have ABS on my 2012 Swing but haven't needed/used it yet.
Back to top Go down
 
2010 or 2012
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 2010 Yamaha 750 T-Max ?
» 1st Ride of 2010
» New 2010 SW owner in RSA
» Thinking about a 2010 SW
» World Cup 2010

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Honda Silver Wing :: Silver Wing Topics-
Jump to: