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Crustycrutch
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PostSubject: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 9:37 am

My landlord asked me to service his Pan European and as I have some free time he dropped it round early this morning. It's a 1992 bike with 129,000 miles on the clock. While it was up on the lift I gave it a good look over and I've got to say for such an old bike, it's in great shape.

I changed the engine oil, oil filter, air filter and final drive oil. Tomorrow I'm going to pop in a new timing belt, check the valve clearances and do a compression test more out of interest than anything else. It is sewing machine smooth so I don't expect any issues. If my Silverwing lasts as well as this bike, I'm well happy.
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Flyingpanman
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PostSubject: Re: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 10:10 am

That's a coincidence, I've just put a video up featuring work I did on my ST1100. Some of the pics may be of interest to you...

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Crustycrutch
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PostSubject: Re: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 11:57 am

Very entertaining and professional looking!
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Seadog
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PostSubject: Re: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 4:23 pm

Crustycrutch wrote:
It's a 1992 bike with 129,000 miles on the clock. While it was up on the lift I gave it a good look over and I've got to say for such an old bike, it's in great shape. . . .

If my Silverwing lasts as well as this bike, I'm well happy.

Being a Pan (aka ST) owner (as well as Silverwing), I have taken an interest in such things. I'd been aware of someone rebuilding their motor at 345,000 miles, which i thought was impressive, but I recently noticed a post on the ST forum about an owner having to do some work on his motor at 420,000 miles. He said until some issue at 380,000 miles he had never done anything to the motor apart from routine maintenace, and even at 420,000 miles had still not had the head of the motor.

Your Silverwing has a way to go yet!

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Flyingpanman
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PostSubject: Re: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 6:28 pm

The funny thing is, I wasn't bothered by high mileage Silverwings when I was looking to buy one. However, I ended up with a nice 7,000 miler!

I feel I'm getting used to the Silverwing so I think my ST1100 will be up for sale soon. That's when people will try and knock me down on the price, "Well - it is a rather high mileage, old chap".

The ST1100 breaker in Chorley told me he regularly scraps stockpiles of perfectly good ST1100 engines because nobody buys them off him - they just don't break down! He sells good ones for around £200... so if mine had needed one, I'd have put one in!
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andyman
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PostSubject: Re: Not a scooter but...   Not a scooter but... I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2016 8:55 pm

When I first got my wing and was looking for parts I picked up a spare engine for $250. Figured it'd come in handy since I planned on keeping the scoot forever. Now close to 50k and never had a lick of problems out of the original engine other than a stator and a stripped drain plug which both have been robbed off of the engine in the closet.
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