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Forum: Battle scooters 04-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By Pilgrim21784
1st: Follow all of the previous recommendations....

1st: Follow all of the previous recommendations. Me - I'd just do new tires for starters AND have a competent mechanic check of the previously mentioned other component possibilities. Don't let her...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
[/I] Yep, guilty as charged, thats the way...

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Yep, guilty as charged, thats the way I've always done it. (That is how cars are done, at least in my experience.)
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I was also curious: Burg 200: HP - 18.1, weight...

I was also curious: Burg 200: HP - 18.1, weight 359#, PWR = 19.8. For general reference, the PCX: HP - 13.5, weight 286#, PWR = 21.2. Reflex: HP - 19.0, weight 389#, PWR = 20.5. Forza: HP - 24.5,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 143,342
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My '12 SilverWing is dead on, as was my '09 TMax....

My '12 SilverWing is dead on, as was my '09 TMax. '09 MP3 400 was 5% up, '07 Reflex was 3% up. SYM Mio 50 was 9% up.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,636
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey - go for it! :clap The Helix has a great...

Hey - go for it! :clap The Helix has a great reputation and IMO, any new ride is a treat. Best of luck to you.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My local dealer says maybe in April.

My local dealer says maybe in April.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,108
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Well, lighter than a GW gives you a LOT of...

Well, lighter than a GW gives you a LOT of choices. Folks I know with the more recent B650s seem real happy with them. Its probably a close match to a GW in terms of configuration and weighs in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-28-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,108
Posted By Pilgrim21784
gec343: Some additional detail of your intended...

gec343: Some additional detail of your intended use environment might be helpful (unless the OP's criteria is what you are looking for). The OP's criteria and poll choices covered a wide range of...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,688
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I'd vote for the TMax hands down for the maxi...

I'd vote for the TMax hands down for the maxi scoots I've owned (Reflex 250, MP3 400, TMax & Silverwing). If it had ABS I'll still own one (no ABS units have as yet been imported in the US, though it...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Thanks, better than the PCX but way less than I...

Thanks, better than the PCX but way less than I was hoping for.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
That covers my question, thanks! Valve service...

That covers my question, thanks! Valve service interval?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,552
Posted By Pilgrim21784
FizzyRascal : Hey FR, many thanks for the info,...

FizzyRascal : Hey FR, many thanks for the info, keep it coming! :clap I'm seriously interested in the 200 ABS as I look for a lighter weight ride than my current SWing here in the states.

My...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pilgrim21784
You gotta have antifreeze for blood! Wow, I can't...

You gotta have antifreeze for blood! Wow, I can't imagine commuting in this kind of weather. I can usually pick and choose my days for the maintenance ride and usually hit mid 20s at the worst. Just...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,925
Posted By Pilgrim21784
3 Degrees F Is Chilly!!!

I fired up my Silverwing this morning for its weekly winter "maintenance ride". The temp here in central MD was 3 degrees when I launched, the lowest temperature I've ever ridden in.

In addition...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pilgrim21784
An interesting review, BUT - not a word about...

An interesting review, BUT - not a word about maintenance schedule(s) & expected costs. I'd give the reviewers a major zero in that respect.

I'm of the opinion that evaluation of real world...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hmnn - interesting question, made me think back a...

Hmnn - interesting question, made me think back a bit. I had a 250 Reflex, a TMax and an MP3 400 concurrently a few years ago.

No contest, I could ride the TMax at higher speeds all day (and did)...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-11-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,367
Posted By Pilgrim21784
girlrider1: As previously noted, the Modern Vespa...

girlrider1: As previously noted, the Modern Vespa MP3 sub-forum is THE place for all things MP3 related. There is a great group of highly experienced and very helpful folks over there.

Question -...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey amigo, we've similar attitudes about colors....

Hey amigo, we've similar attitudes about colors. Still mulling whether to spend the bucks to have my perfectly clean '12 black SW repainted in Yamaha Cadmium Yellow. My DW is tolerant of my hobby to...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,476
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Now that is one fine looking road setup ride! The...

Now that is one fine looking road setup ride! The bags look really sharp. :clap I'm impressed that you were comfortable on I95.

Just a polite suggestion - maybe some reflective tape on the bags...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-26-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I know squat about trike Silverwings. I can...

I know squat about trike Silverwings. I can affirm that my '12 SW will run well above any legal or sensible speeds and get there right quick. Its rock solid and has been totally reliable to date.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-24-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,019
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Its not uncommon for me to have cruiser riders,...

Its not uncommon for me to have cruiser riders, particularly older Harley types, politely ask to do a sit test on my Silverwing at the boondock pit stops I frequent. I've never gotten any negative...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,163
Posted By Pilgrim21784
I owned an '09 MP3 400 and enjoyed it, but traded...

I owned an '09 MP3 400 and enjoyed it, but traded it in on a Silverwing. The MP3 has some unique features but also entails some added potential hassles that come with it's special configuration.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-05-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Kudos for posting that one :clap. That has got to...

Kudos for posting that one :clap. That has got to go into the hall of "different" scooter pics for sure!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Pilgrim21784
My only gig is its weight around the garage....

My only gig is its weight around the garage. Otherwise its a keeper until Yamaha imports the ABS TMAX, that was my favorite maxi so far but the US models didn't have ABS..

I scared myself enough...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Welcome to the SW club :clap. I've been very...

Welcome to the SW club :clap. I've been very happy with mine. I'd prefer a lower weight around the garage but otherwise it hits all my marks. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,162
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yep, i completely understand and agree with your...

Yep, i completely understand and agree with your comments. My only giggle issue with the TMAX was a "WTF, I'm doing way beyond the speed limit and didn't notice". That sucker is fast without even...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-28-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,162
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Just My Opinions On Maxi-Scooters

JMO: Having been through a 250cc Reflex (which I consider barely a "maxi"), MP3 400, TMAX 500 & currently riding a '12 Silverwing 582, I'm convinced that the 500cc ride meets all my requirements in...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-26-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Based on current UK prices found at ...

Based on current UK prices found at

http://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/scooters/#!/silverwing/
http://www.honda.co.uk/motorcycles/scooters/#!/integra/

the SW is 6,649 versus 7,699 for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,578
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Just spoke with the sales manager where I bought...

Just spoke with the sales manager where I bought my SW (Powersports of Rockville & Crofton) here in MD. He is a straight shooter and reliable guy.

Re: the Integra being imported - not to his...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,879
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hey Q - cool new ride! :clap What does the...

Hey Q - cool new ride! :clap What does the maintenance schedule look like?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,092
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Dealers Dumping New '12 Silverwings!!!

To my somewhat sad surprise, Baltimore area Honda dealers are pricing new '12 SWs at $5,999 (plus the usual setup/prep & delivery costs). :eek1 It makes me sad because I bought mine earlier last...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,208
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Previously owned a '07 Reflex ABS (did the K-mod...

Previously owned a '07 Reflex ABS (did the K-mod and then the BR face & sliders), '09 MP3 400, an '09 TMAX & my current ride, a '12 SW ABS. I've also put about a 1K miles on a buddy's '11 Burg 400...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By Pilgrim21784
OP: I think you'll be really happy with the SW. I...

OP: I think you'll be really happy with the SW. I migrated to my '12 SW after owning a Reflex ABS, MP3 400 & TMAX (absolutely loved the TMAX but no ABS & couldn't quite flatfoot it).

The SW...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Great pic k-moe! I couldn't help noticing all the...

Great pic k-moe! I couldn't help noticing all the bullet dings on the sign. Maybe gun control isn't such a bad idea after all? Is that a Texas style warning of drive friendly or else?:D
Forum: Battle scooters 06-15-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Are you a new rider? New to scooters? Do your own...

Are you a new rider? New to scooters? Do your own wrenching or have a Piaggio service nearby?

"Good deal?" - Doesn't look like it: KBB lists trade-in at $1,210, Retail dealer at $1,840 in...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Hmnn - I likewise live in MD and am curious about...

Hmnn - I likewise live in MD and am curious about it. However, I'm not going to push my luck and try it, at least not without asking a State cop first.

The citation only refers to scooters which...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Pilgrim21784
You have my serious sympathies, assessing...

You have my serious sympathies, assessing protective gear is a b****! I spent a huge amount of time 6+ years ago when I started riding at age 56 researching quality protective gear. It really...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-08-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Yeah, I was a bit surprised at Starbuck21's...

Yeah, I was a bit surprised at Starbuck21's mileage as well, good for him. Don't think I've heard of an SW doing 60s before. My '12 SW is less broken in than his (low 2000+ miles). I'm getting high...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Congrats on the new ride! I had that exact model,...

Congrats on the new ride! I had that exact model, year & color and enjoyed it. I miss the tilt lock feature big time. Just don't go down and need fairing parts in a hurry, that can be problematical....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,753
Posted By Pilgrim21784
Absolutely no disagreement on the wheel size...

Absolutely no disagreement on the wheel size issue, its simply a fact. But - I was commenting on the presumption that a newbie would limit their training rides to preselected, non-potholed roads....
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