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« on: May 17, 2018, 06:04:26 AM »

Recently purchased a 2003 Silverwing that I'm going to restore. It's in rough shape,, I mean this thing is UGLY,, and I'm hoping to get input from the community to help guide me through the restoration. I've been riding motorcycles for many years and thought I'd pick up the SW for a neat project.

I was surprised when the thing stayed intact when I got it on the highway and it appears to be a pretty solid bike. Ugly,, sun-faded,, broken covers,, missing parts, but solid.

Let me know if I can help you all with anything and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this community.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 08:52:12 AM »

Welcome!
I'm not the mechanic or handyman or DIY specialist but there are plenty of them around here so you're in good company.

BTW, How about some "Before" photos and, maybe we can watch your progress as the Swing gets its facelift?
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:04:17 PM »

Welcome phenom !!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 03:53:50 PM »

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 04:40:42 PM »

Recently purchased a 2003 Silverwing that I'm going to restore. It's in rough shape,, I mean this thing is UGLY,, and I'm hoping to get input from the community to help guide me through the restoration. I've been riding motorcycles for many years and thought I'd pick up the SW for a neat project.

I was surprised when the thing stayed intact when I got it on the highway and it appears to be a pretty solid bike. Ugly,, sun-faded,, broken covers,, missing parts, but solid.

Let me know if I can help you all with anything and I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this community.


I'm no expert either, but I restored a 2004 for a family member.
Assuming yours was sitting quite a while. I changed all the fluids, tires, and also checking fittings, brake pads, hoses.....
Checking under the tupperware for rodent damage.
As you start to work, you'll find things that need attention.
Oh, and change the belt. Maybe not be due by mileage, but sitting for a while then going for a long ride and being stranded really sux.
The best part is, after a restore, you'll love it more than if you had bought one in better condition.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 05:39:09 PM »

Welcome to the forum. Good luck with your project.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 11:13:44 PM »

Welcome! And remember, if there are no pictures, it didn’t happen.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 11:23:02 PM »

Yea that's a good idea. I'll try to take some pictures and display the progress. It's in rough shape and has a lot of aluminum oxide etc. I'm going to eventually pull the wheels and clean them up among other things.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 03:43:20 AM »

Welcome from VA!
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