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Old 03-30-2013, 03:20 AM   #16
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So I have been rooting around here for a while learning about scooters. I think I may have a few posts in different threads, not a regular by any means. Multiple surgeries on my left hand has made me reconsider the contents of my stable. I thinned the herd down to nothing and then recently picked up a Yamaha FJR1300AE. Now I want to add a scooter, probably a maxi. I've been looking and found this Honda today, excellent condition, 2007, owner is asking $4,300, scoot has 4,170 miles. What say ye scooter collective?
With that top case included? BUY IT. I owned a 2003 model for two years and put over 21,000 miles on it before I traded it in on a BMW G650GS. Bad move. The main reason I wanted another bike was because of the very bumpy roads here in Vermont. If you live in a place that does not have the extremes in temperatures that we have in VT and the roads are in good shape then get it. I found the small diameter wheels, the weight of the bike and the stock rear suspension were not a good match for the riding around here. That said, I wish I still had it. I did my first and only Saddle Sore 1000 on the SWing. I was absolutely shocked at how quick the bike is off the line. Sop light drag races were a lot of fun. Honda's engineers fixed it so you could not wheely the bike. It doesn't really get going until you hit 5 MPH and then watch out. No shifting means you win almost everytime so long as the next light is less than a quarter mile away. Any further and you will eat their dust. In the straightaways the bike doesn't have the power but I always caught up to the groups I rode with in the twisties. Good luck.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:33 AM   #17
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There is an 03 Silverwing with 6000 miles on this site of bikes for sale for $3100. I'd think thats a better deal.


hell no !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:33 AM   #18
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So I have been rooting around here for a while learning about scooters. I think I may have a few posts in different threads, not a regular by any means. Multiple surgeries on my left hand has made me reconsider the contents of my stable. I thinned the herd down to nothing and then recently picked up a Yamaha FJR1300AE. Now I want to add a scooter, probably a maxi. I've been looking and found this Honda today, excellent condition, 2007, owner is asking $4,300, scoot has 4,170 miles. What say ye scooter collective?

Buy it great deal ...... low miles.......
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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Buy it great deal ...... low miles.......
I did today. Going to take it out for a spin in the morning, will post pics tomorrow. Woohoo, very excited. Got it for 4 grand even.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #20
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Congrats!!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #21
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You got a good machine. The SWing really does it all...very versatile. I think you're going to dig it...
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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Only put a few miles on today, massive rain early today dampened my riding time, but got a taste of what's to come. My first scoot, lots of fun.



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Old 04-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #23
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I did a Demo one a Silverwing a few years ago. I really enjoyed it.
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