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markgable
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PostSubject: Hello everyone!   Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:00 pm

I just joined your forum today, but have been reading for a few weeks. I just purchased a 2008 SW. Mostly stock, but a Givi 214T windshield, and saddleman top box, cup holder, and cord for heated gloves.  I just installed Dr. Pulley 24g sliders (posted a question about this). I have been on dirt bikes all my life, did some hare scrambles on a GasGas 300 EXC and watched my boys race motocross while serving as pit team/mechanic.  I have never been on a road bike/scooter until purchasing the Swing.  I live just four miles south of some of the best motorcycle roads in the southeast US, (Gainesville, GA) so thought it would just be a waste to live this close to great riding and not own a street bike. Enter the Silver Wing.  After getting comfortable on the back-roads by my house and getting my license, I felt comfortable enough to take a ride through the north GA mountains...I'm hooked...consumed...obsessed maybe.  What a ball!  I will take it slow, ride within my limits and hope to become an experienced, safe, touring enthusiast.  I'm glad to have such a great resource in this forum for info on my new scooter.  I will try to contribute when I can!
Mark
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DickO
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:39 am

Welcom Mark, from Kansas... this IS the place to be... enjoy!!!
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:50 am

Welcome Mark to the best SWing site on the net!

I also have an 08 SWing which I love to ride whenever weather permits. I've had it out a couple times so far this year and wait for more warm dry days to ride. We usually get about three weeks of riding season here in MN and I take full advantage of them.

This will be the third season on my SWing and I am looking forward to it. There a lot of great people here with lots of info and knowledge to share.

Here's a shot of my SWing. It has a Clearview windshield and GIVI top box. The cup holder is gone. I found it pretty much useless.
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Gustafa
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:47 am

Welcome aboard, its great here!
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markgable
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:53 am

Dale N. wrote:
Welcome Mark to the best SWing site on the net!

I also have an 08 SWing which I love to ride whenever weather permits. I've had it out a couple times so far this year and wait for more warm dry days to ride. We usually get about three weeks of riding season here in MN and I take full advantage of them.

This will be the third season on my SWing and I am looking forward to it. There a lot of great people here with lots of info and knowledge to share.

Here's a shot of my SWing. It has a Clearview windshield and GIVI top box. The cup holder is gone. I found it pretty much useless.

Your bike looks just like mine, where did you get that trim around the front fairing edge? that looks very nice!
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:20 pm

That trim was on the SWing when I bought it. I always thought it was standard.
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Tone
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:00 pm

Welcome Mark, you've joined a great community!
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:47 pm

markgable wrote:
Dale N. wrote:
Welcome Mark to the best SWing site on the net!

I also have an 08 SWing which I love to ride whenever weather permits. I've had it out a couple times so far this year and wait for more warm dry days to ride. We usually get about three weeks of riding season here in MN and I take full advantage of them.

This will be the third season on my SWing and I am looking forward to it. There a lot of great people here with lots of info and knowledge to share.

Here's a shot of my SWing. It has a Clearview windshield and GIVI top box. The cup holder is gone. I found it pretty much useless.

Your bike looks just like mine, where did you get that trim around the front fairing edge?  that looks very nice!
Looks like the door edge trim they sell at the auto parts, cut to length, put it on with some Gorilla Snot, and enjoy
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Kenjj50
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:41 am

Welcome! This is the best Silverwing site on the web. It sounds like you enjoy tweaking your Swing. Check out the Accessories and Modifications section on the site. Lots of great ideas from some inventive riders!
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:06 pm

Mark and Art got me curious so I walked all the way down the stairs and into my attached garage to look at the trim on my SWing. It does look like the trim from an auto parts store but I can't tell if it's glued on, held on by the tupperware tension or had some self-stick kind of glue on it when it was put on.

See Mark. This is the kind of great lengths we SWingers go through to help one another. That 90 seconds it took, and all the energy I spent to check my trim out. There aren't many people who would just do that for anybody but a SWinger...

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Laughing
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oldwingguy
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:39 pm

Welcome aboard, thanks to this site and good people my maintenance on my S'wing was made wayyyyyyyyyyyyy easier. Set for warmer weather and ready to ride.
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Greysilver
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:31 pm

Welcome to the site from Arizona. Smile
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:24 pm

Hi Yo, Does this mean it's a one of a kind and worth Millions? Wanna buy it? Smile
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razorback
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:59 pm

yo from arkansas
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markgable
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:31 pm

Dale N. wrote:
Mark and Art got me curious so I walked all the way down the stairs and into my attached garage to look at the trim on my SWing. It does look like the trim from an auto parts store but I can't tell if it's glued on, held on by the tupperware tension or had some self-stick kind of glue on it when it was put on.

See Mark. This is the kind of great lengths we SWingers go through to help one another. That 90 seconds it took, and all the energy I spent to check my trim out. There aren't many people who would just do that for anybody but a SWinger...

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Laughing

Thanks for checking! I'm going to look into getting some of that trim...
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JockTheScot
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Registration date : 2016-02-24

PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:13 pm

Welcome aboard Mark

Where do you get the cup holders? How do they attach to the bike.

Thanks in advance
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Dale N.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:14 am

This is the cup holder I had on my SWing: http://tinyurl.com/zl9qw3w
I cut off the top part so that only the upright arm was left and just screwed it into the plastic with a short wood screw. The screw was only about 1/2" long at best. It did hold but trying to grab a drink while riding wasn't too much fun. I figured it was just as easy to grab a bottle of water out of the top box or just stop at a gas station and go in for a bit of a rest and refreshment.
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dspevack
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:14 am

I always recommend Bar Buoy
Its a gimbaled cup holder that is always upright.
You can glue or screw the small medallion in the area that sticks out closest to you beneath the handlebars.  Then the cup holder and all its hardware just slide into it.  Easily removable.  Toss it in your storage area when not in use.

Dan
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CathyN
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:43 pm

welcome welcome from Chicago
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JeffR
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:48 pm

Welcome and congrats on your SWing. I hope you plan to be an active member here.
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exavid
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:53 pm

That trim is auto door edge strip, comes in rolls from most auto parts stores. Various colors. Be careful you don't accidently glue the edges of the plastic panels together when installing the stuff. In most cases it will just press on over the edge of the panel.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello everyone!   Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:43 am

Mark, when you are not riding, grab your favorite beverage and head down here: great place to just hang out.
Jay.
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