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Introductions => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Boo on November 09, 2020, 10:36:12 PM

Title: Another newbie
Post by: Boo on November 09, 2020, 10:36:12 PM
Hi from newbie, Boo. North East England to be precise. Current (retired) owner of a recently acquired 2011 Silverwing FJS 600 - Too soon to say if it's a good buy but it looks promising  :whistle:

As happy as I am to be here, I am still mourning the recent sale of my beloved 1989 Honda CBR 1000f - T'was too heavy for me at 66 and if the truth be known, a little too fast. Hence it went on ebay and it now resides on the warmer South coast.
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So, out with the old, in with the new(ish) I have had the Silverwing less than a week and thanks to the great British weather and lockdown restrictions it has spent most of its time in my garage where I have since fitted wind deflectors and a very effective clip on screen extension. A topbox and heated grips are also on order.

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It has just occurred to me there has never been a time in my life I have not had a bike (notwithstanding my divorce!) A 1969 BSA Bantam Bushman was my first legal road bike and the only remaining motorbike now is my 1979 Yamaha IT125

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Well that's a little about me. Hopefully the photos have added a little colour to my introduction. I look forward to catching up with y'all soon.

Rgds, Boo   :scooter:

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: Clampett on November 10, 2020, 06:00:14 AM
Welcome aboard.
The Swing (Silverwing) is a fantastic scooter. Congrats on being retired. That means you can ride more and post more pics, right?

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: Expat47 on November 10, 2020, 07:34:20 AM
Welcome from Athens, Greece.
Ah.. North East England... Isn't that known as Scotland?  :dunno:

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: sailingskier on November 10, 2020, 01:49:20 PM
welcome from Nova Scotia.

My first and only bike is a Silverwing and that purchase was one of my best.  You will have no regrets.


Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: sonuvabug on November 10, 2020, 04:58:03 PM
Welcome aboard the board Boo. 

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: jdbrot on November 10, 2020, 06:57:46 PM
Welcome from Kentucky!

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Post by: CathyN on November 11, 2020, 01:54:19 AM
Welcome from Chicago

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Post by: Maggie on November 11, 2020, 03:10:28 AM
Welcome from St.Louis!  Enjoy your new ride and retirement!

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: Boo on November 11, 2020, 09:17:02 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome guys and also to Maggie for her valued assistance in setting up my account.
I must admit to being mightily impressed with my 'swing' (I was reluctant to call it a swing as the scooter I part exchanged for my swing was a Honda S-wing) My S-wing was a 125cc and although  it was quite nippy with a healthy top speed it did not prepare me for the Silverwings awesome performance and not to mention comfort. I'm sold on its comfort factor let alone its performance. I can't wait for a break in the weather to ride up to my daughters house in Scotland.

On the subject of comfort, only the other day whilst reading the Honda owner manual, I read about the adjustable back rest on the swing. I thought no way and quickly went out to the garage to check, and there they were, under the seat, two adjustment bolts!    I quickly backed them off and sure enough I was able to slide the back rest back an inch or two. What a difference that extra inch or two made. See said my wife ...  :dunno:

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: klaviator on November 11, 2020, 02:04:11 PM
Welcome from Alabama!

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: H20man on November 12, 2020, 08:04:08 AM
   :welcome: from Seattle!

1st, I really like the colors on the 1000f and its a great looking bike!

2nd, Enjoy the new ride!


Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: Boo on November 14, 2020, 04:21:45 PM
Thank you H20man It was those very colours I first fell in love with. I always referred to them as the Rothman colours. The same bike in the many different colours i.e red & white or blue & white etc, just did nothing for me.

Its only been gone a fortnight and I miss it already  :violin:

Title: Re: Another newbie
Post by: redeye on November 14, 2020, 07:43:01 PM

Love the 1989 Honda CBR 1000f, too. Nice find on your new-to-you Silverwing. I owned one for a couple years.