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PostSubject: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 4:41 pm

Just wanted to say hi. Getting an 02 'Wing dropped off to me this weekend. I'll post pics when she gets here. =)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 6:06 pm

Welcome Blackbeard.
It's a great bike. It'll be great to see your pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 7:18 pm

blackbeard,

Welcome and congrats on your new SWing. Hope you like it as much as others do here too. One word of note with the early 2002 SWings. They just used screws to fasten the front fender and then came out with different screws that don't fall out. You may want to check your screws when you get it. Don't let it worry you though. Have a great time and tell us when you get it.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 7:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 8:56 pm

Blackbeard,
My first Swing was a black 2002 model with 41,000 miles when I purchased it. I added 10k miles then got a new 2013 Swing. My 2002 didn't have ABS brakes and I wanted the O2 sensor for better gas mileage. The ABS brakes have saved my butt several times. I haven't seen any improvement in my MPG. I am getting around 50MPG with my 2013. You enjoy your new baby as we all do. Take a MC safety course. Ride safe and have fun. Good luck. Post pics when can. Oh yea, WELCOME to the best forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeWed Apr 27, 2016 9:49 pm

Welcome Blackbeard! I have a Swing of that vintage myself. It had 14,700 miles when I bought it as the third owner. I had it inspected, tuned, put new tires and a belt on it and it's run flawlessly for nearly 2,000 miles. Hope you have a similar experience. We look forward to seeing your posts in the near future!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 28, 2016 12:47 am

Welcome Blackbeard to the best SWing forum on the net. I have an 08 SWing and this will be my third season with it. It's a great scooter! Runs great and gets around 50 mpg. I think you'll like yours too.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 28, 2016 8:23 am

Welcome Blackbeard. Beware the old Greybeards on this forum!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 28, 2016 9:56 am

Welcome Blackbird, nice to have you!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 28, 2016 11:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 29, 2016 1:21 am

Welcome to the site from Arizona.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeFri Apr 29, 2016 12:11 pm

Hello from the Uk.. I often visit VA.. I imagine you will be taking the Silverwing for a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains this summer..
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 12:15 pm

PeterC wrote:
Welcome Blackbeard. Beware the old Greybeards on this forum!!

Hah! I'm a greybeard myself, I just never bothered to update my handle. =P
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 12:16 pm

Sarnie07 wrote:
Hello from the Uk.. I often visit VA.. I imagine you will be taking the Silverwing for a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains this summer..

One of the reasons I got her is to push out my adventure riding range. My Big Ruckus is just a leeeetle bit not big enough to comfortably ride that far on the highway. =P Blue Ridge is a definite possibility!


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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 12:21 pm

Easyrider wrote:
Blackbeard,
My first Swing was a black 2002 model with 41,000 miles when I purchased it. I added 10k miles then got a new 2013 Swing. My 2002 didn't have ABS brakes and I wanted the O2 sensor for better gas mileage. The ABS brakes have saved my butt several times. I haven't seen any improvement in my MPG. I am getting around 50MPG with my 2013. You enjoy your new baby as we all do. Take a MC safety course. Ride safe and have fun. Good luck. Post pics when can. Oh yea, WELCOME to the best forum.

Thanks! I have my MC. =) My daily has been an 06 Big Ruckus but after 26K miles on her she needs to spend some time in the garage while I source parts and I've been hankering for a bigger bike on the highway anyways.

My one real regret is that the 02 doesn't have ABS. But the price was right. She was wrecked two owners ago and the current owner rebuilt the front end and trimmed the plastics. She's got a sorta nekkid feel to her. Should be here in a few hours. Can't wait. =D
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 12:40 pm

blackbeard wrote:
Easyrider wrote:
Blackbeard,
My first Swing was a black 2002 model with 41,000 miles when I purchased it. I added 10k miles then got a new 2013 Swing. My 2002 didn't have ABS brakes and I wanted the O2 sensor for better gas mileage. The ABS brakes have saved my butt several times. I haven't seen any improvement in my MPG. I am getting around 50MPG with my 2013. You enjoy your new baby as we all do. Take a MC safety course. Ride safe and have fun. Good luck. Post pics when can. Oh yea, WELCOME to the best forum.

Thanks! I have my MC. =) My daily has been an 06 Big Ruckus but after 26K miles on her she needs to spend some time in the garage while I source parts and I've been hankering for a bigger bike on the highway anyways.

My one real regret is that the 02 doesn't have ABS. But the price was right. She was wrecked two owners ago and the current owner rebuilt the front end and trimmed the plastics. She's got a sorta nekkid feel to her. Should be here in a few hours. Can't wait. =D

Blackbeard,
I know that you are going to enjoy your new-to-you Swing. Ride safe, feel the power of your new bike. Who knows, maybe in a few years you might look for another Swing with ABS. Good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 1:21 pm

And here she is. Not pretty, but she runs like a top. I'm gonna ruminate a bit on what to do about the missing the front plastics.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 2:35 pm

Bonus: Turns out he had the original cowl and glove compartment. They're banged up, but I might be able to make em work. Ratwing here we come! =D
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeMon May 02, 2016 7:41 pm

50 is about right, I get 53mpg at 65mph. I have an 2011 w 8000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeTue May 03, 2016 8:51 am

I think it looks pretty good -- better than most nekkid bikes. I would probably paint the coolant tank matte black and just ride all summer. Heck, put on a set of clubman bars (upside down; they'll work, trust me), rearset the pegs and you'll have the most comfortable cafe "bike" on the BRP.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeTue May 03, 2016 12:07 pm

Ah, I want to tour on her. it'll be rough without anything up front.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeTue May 03, 2016 1:20 pm

You'll probably find that all, or most of, the tabs are broken off the original Front Cover. so that's gonna leave you in a pickle. For all that it's worth, the Front Cover is ~$288, but then you'll need all the ancillary parts. Partzilla is your friend.
http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/Honda/Scooter/2002/FSC600+AC/FRONT+COVER/parts.html

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeThu May 05, 2016 9:44 pm

after staring at her for a few days I've decided to go streetfighter. Pics soon! =)
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeFri May 06, 2016 6:34 am

I can't wait to see that!
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It begins: +5hp. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeFri May 06, 2016 11:39 pm

Shot from the side:

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeSat May 07, 2016 11:41 am

That's a pretty cool looking screen, how well does it work?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeSat May 07, 2016 11:49 am

It takes a bit of the air off my chest, not much - but enough that it's noticeable. For the most part it's there to hide the dashboard and some of the wiring.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Norfolk, VA.    Hello from Norfolk, VA.  I_icon_minitimeSat May 07, 2016 11:51 am

It's meant to clamp on to the handlebars but I just ran a pair of bolts on either side into some of the threaded fairing supports. Couple of zip ties to keep the headlight and dashboard secure, seems to work well. Smile
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