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can_sky
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PostSubject: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 19, 2016 1:52 pm

Hello! I've owned my 09 Silverwing for a few months and have had a blast touring around on it. I really do think it is a special piece of engineering.

I bought it because the weather here in Manitoba is really... continental? The weather varies a lot and the summers are short and I wanted something fuel injected that'll start in cool weather and has good wind protection, so I bought a Silverwing to get the most out of the riding season.

I was considering buying a dual sport or an adventure bike but I couldn't get past the cheap insurance on the Swing -- more than half the price. I can buy fuel all summer with the difference Smile So I've been trying to toughen up the look of the scoot but all I have so far is a pelican case bolted to the rack. I've ordered some Dr. Pulley sliders and can't wait to try those out before the snow flies.

Nice forum! Thanks for letting me join! I enjoy your collected expertise and sense of humour!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 19, 2016 5:46 pm

Welcome to the best SWing site on the net can_sky! Lots of people here ready and willing to help. Also plenty of information on how to do most of the maintenance on your SWing on your own.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 19, 2016 6:13 pm

Hello Can Sky. Welcome to the forum.

Assuming that you'll need to order them from a US source, I'm really curious about how much $CDN the Dr Pulley Sliders will cost by the time you get them in your hands.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 20, 2016 3:08 am

Greetings fellow Canuck.

I just my scooter a month ago.

I have been looking at the sliders shipping from Taiwan.
They will take a bit longer to arrive.
They are about $72 CND shipped.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 20, 2016 7:59 am

Thanks that info Reg. Those 26gm Sliders are the way to go. Looks like you have a bit of a fall project at hand. Hopefully they'll arrive soon while you still have a few riding days left to try them out before you tuck the scoot in for a long winter's nap.

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 20, 2016 9:05 am

Hello can-sky and welcome to the forum.
You're dead right about the Silverwing being a special bit of engineering. The design seems to provide lots of capability without too much over complication.

Enjoy your riding and keep safe.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 20, 2016 10:17 am

To answer your question Cosmic Jumper: I ordered the sliders for around $94.00 Canadian pesos. The exchange rate isn't very favourable right now but it'll do.

Hi Reg: I think you found a pretty great price!  I went for the 24 gram ones and hope they work alright without too many belt or clutch issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from Winnipeg   Hello from Winnipeg I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 20, 2016 4:35 pm

Greetings from K-W Ontario ... welcome aboard the board Can_Sky!
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