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steve_h80
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PostSubject: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2016 4:10 pm

Hello from Teesdale, UK.
I've been riding bikes for many years but, since I have moved out into the sticks, decided to buy a nice little scooter to make the summer commute more enjoyable. Think nice twisty, country roads with bugger all traffic. I know, I know, it a hard life :-)
The thought process (or what passes as a thought process for me) was to avoid spending summer sitting in the car, and the other bike (Tenere 1200) is a little extreme for commuting duties.
So having been looking for a nice little 250 to 300cc, economical scooter... I bought a 10 year silverwing with a perfectly reasonable 12k miles on it.
So neither small, lightweight or economical then. Hummm.
I can't leave the damn thing alone though!
Top entertainment.
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2016 4:38 pm

Welcome, Steve! Lots of good folks here to help with your 12-step program.

Best,
Bash
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Seadog
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2016 4:40 pm

Welcome!

Funny isn't it, how hard it is to make a 'rational' decision about a bike (and a few other things!)?

That said, a Silverwing is somehow sensible and fun. Enjoy!
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2016 8:04 pm

Welcome from another Silver Wing lover!!!
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Kenjj50
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeTue May 17, 2016 9:43 pm

Welcome Steve...from the Land of Lincoln! Looking forward to your posts. Maybe some video of those twisties you mentioned! Enjoy the ride. Smile
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Crustycrutch
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 1:00 am

Hi Steve, as a relative newby to maxi-scoots myself, I can understand your enthusiasm! The combination of practicality and fun really hits the spot. Enjoy the site.
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 1:47 am

Thanks for the welcome guys.
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MikeO
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 6:10 am

Welcome from me, too.

I'll be riding in the North York Moors area, based in Whitby, with friends from my 'other' club on the first weekend in June.

Not too far from you, I think. Wink
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Art
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 10:32 am

Welcome from Texas! yes indeed, the S wing is a great commuter
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Gustafa
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 11:00 am

All you UK guys, coming on here, bragging about your scoots and your awesome country sides of England, making dudes like me extremely jealous! LOL Wink
Welcome!
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terrier
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Hi Steve...........Welcome to the forum from another UK member no too far from you in Northumberland. As you say, you never know which direction you'll take sometimes. I went from a Yamaha Dragstar to a SWing. Wouldn't have put money on that a few years ago Rolling Eyes Enjoy the ride.

Den small moped
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steve_h80
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Thanks guys, nice to know there a few other sw owners in the country.
Anyone ever organise any meet ups?

And Hi Terrier. Northumberland has some brilliant riding roads, the Tenere loves 'em :-)
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeWed May 18, 2016 4:29 pm

Maximuppets do, X9 Owners Club (my 'other' club) does.

Maxiscooter and other scooter riders are welcome at rideouts organized by both clubs.

Sometimes members attend who have moved on to other motorbikes.

A dyed-in-the-wool X9 owner who lives somewhere near Blackpool plans rides and trip and invites other riders along.
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exavid
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeThu May 19, 2016 12:54 am

Hey Steve, welcome and warning. Several people have reported their motorcycle disappeared from their garage after they got a SW. I'm one of them my Goldwing isn't in there anymore. Nor my BMW K1100. Just the scooter...
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeThu May 19, 2016 11:07 pm

Hi Steve and welcome to the best SWing site on the net. There's lots of friendly people here ready and willing to help with their vast knowledge on SWings. I've learned a lot of "how to's" on here. Is that a correct term? "How To's"? Oh well, there's lots of "How To Do Things On Your SWing Stuff" here... That's better.
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steve_h80
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2016 2:51 pm

Omg exavid does that mean the sw has cannibal tendancies? Will it try to eat my poor little tenere? That will cause bad case of indigestion!
Better go check the shed in case they are fighting in there drunken
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MikeO
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2016 3:27 pm

No, it just eats up the miles. Wink
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exavid
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2016 6:17 pm


Don't worry Steve, it won't eat 'em but after some time it will become apparent that the SW is getting most of the use. I kept a motorcycle along with my scooter for a couple of years or so but now the scooter is the sole two wheel occupant of my garage.
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Bob A Doo
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PostSubject: Re: my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter...   my name is Steve and I've bought a scooter... I_icon_minitimeFri May 20, 2016 7:11 pm

Welcome Steve from Panama City Fl. Put about 900 local miles on mine this week ( just got it about a week ago). Lovin every mile of it. Still have my Honda Elite sleeping next to my big boy every night in the stable. My little guy introduced me to the world of scooting, and I don't think I'll be able to abandon him just yet. Of course my Civic is in there with them missing me greatly. Anyway, good riding Steve, Bob.
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