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PostSubject: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 07, 2015 2:14 pm

returned to riding after many years away. 400 burgman for about 3 years and bought the silverwing late last year.loved  the burgman not sure about the silverwing yet.bring on the summer ( in scotland about 1 week) Question
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Welcome to the site and congrats on your SWing. I'm sure you will like it just as much as the Burgman.
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PostSubject: Re: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 07, 2015 6:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 4:24 am

I also had a Burgman 400 (2005) for a few years. Although a good bike, it did have its failings when it came to maintenance. The Silverwing is easier to maintain and the build quality seems much better. Although cleaned regularly, the Burgman had serious rust on the frame behind the plastics even though the bike was a newish low mileage model. It really was a long job on the Burgman to check valve clearances which are supposed to be done on a regular basis whereas the Silverwing's clearances are only checked every 16,000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 7:30 am

For all the work involved in checking the valve clearance,most swingers don,t bother until there is a sign of a problem. You can get over 50 k miles or more .The work involved is labour intensive just to get pass the Tupperware.IMO you will no if the problem occurs .Most swing will out last there owners before the valves need's replacing.
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PostSubject: Re: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 7:51 am

Welcome to the forum. The Burgman 400 is very similar to the Silver Wing so you should have no problems!
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PostSubject: Re: new to silverwing   new to silverwing I_icon_minitimeSun Feb 08, 2015 10:40 am

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I also had a Burgman 400 (2005) for a few years. Although a good bike, it did have its failings when it came to maintenance. The Silverwing is easier to maintain and the build quality seems much better. Although cleaned regularly, the Burgman had serious rust on the frame behind the plastics even though the bike was a newish low mileage model. It really was a long  job on the Burgman to check valve clearances which are supposed to be done on a regular basis whereas the Silverwing's clearances are only checked every 16,000 miles.

I had a new 2005 Burgman 400 which I kept until I bought a 650 three years later. It made a fine solo tourer and the only things I'd fault it on were the boring first 500 miles running in period, it's weedy twin 35w headlights and heavy oil consumption on long motorway/autobahn rides. I thought it was just my scoot until I started going on maxi forums and learned "they all do that".

I had no rust or corrosion problems riding it through three winters because I made the effort to hose it down after riding on salted roads, I'd say any problems were down to lazy ownership. The same goes for flaking alloy wheels which I remember some irate owners were expecting Suzuki to replace under Warranty. Again I'd say it was down to the owners doing nothing or just spraying a bit of something on the wheels.

The same winter cleaning regime was used on my 650 Burgman to great effect too although the great lardass lump to a lot more effort to clean, no rust, alloy, or wheel corrosion. I'm going through my fifth winter on the Silver Wing and it's unscathed by rust and corrosion too.



Valve clearances on the 400 were no problem, the local dealer asked me to leave the Burgman with them overnight during Servicing so they could work on a cold engine, and they gave me a bike to ride home on. Since it was usually something like a V-Strom 1000 I didn't mind at all, as I was riding home on good scenic biking roads through Cumbria's Duddon and Whitcham Valleys.
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