Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Got a Silverwing...
I said I was maybe going to do it, and I have.
Now 110% officially retired (as of April 1) the age old desire for more grunt got to me and I have been watching Craigslist for the last 6 weeks looking for a $4k to $5k Silverwing; or Burgman 650, but I have been leaning toward the 'Wing. Looked at/rode a few of both and have settled on a 2006 'Wing with 9100 miles--I put 23 of them on it today.
It is in top condition mechanically and cosmetically, always garaged, got it from the second owner for $3300--well under my SWMBO approved budget--will bring it home tomorrow or Tuesday as my and the seller's schedules work out.
The 650's around here, in that price range, were '05/06/07 models with 20k to 65k miles (I did see an '09 with 50k+ miles for $4500), and as I have stated previously I am not a fan of the IMHO overly complex CVT in the 650. The Silverwing is a plain 'ol "rubberband" like the '400.
Like everything else time will tell; I will keep my '03 400 for a while just in case. I will post some pics after I get it and strip off the GIVI trunk, CB radio/intercom, cup holder, etc. I can probably get a couple hundred for that crap and the two HJC shorty helmets the seller threw in...
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