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Author Topic: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125  (Read 7227 times)

Offline KoŽstom

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GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« on: Oct 23, 2016, 12:25:20 »

New project :D

So yesterday a non-running 1982 Silverwing popped on Craigslist 20 miles away with the title in his name and tags expired last year.

His asking price was $100 so of course I texted. He said he already had someone that would be there the next day to get it >:( argh!!!

I knew I'd risk pissing him off and I only had one chance to change his mind... this is our short exchange:



And a pic of my son with our new $125 Silverwing just before we loaded it on the trailer to bring it home.




Los Gatos, CA
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1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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Offline The Limey

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #1 on: Oct 23, 2016, 13:36:20 »
Nice work.  What are your plans for her?
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #2 on: Oct 23, 2016, 13:58:20 »
Good deal. The CXs can be cool bikes when done right. I know there is a "triple bypass" procedure that typically needs to be done with these motors, which involves pulling the motor and addressing a few items that are known to fail - cam chain tensioner, stator and mechanical camshaft seal. There are a few guys on here who work on these bikes a lot who will be able to tell you more about it and whether or not you'll want/need to do it. Here's a page I found on the procedure and whats involved.

https://motofaction.org/motorcycles/honda-cx-gl/triple-or-quadruple-bypass-cx500-cx650-gl500-gl650/
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Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2016, 15:10:36 »
Nice work.  What are your plans for her?

Thinking cafe but gonna check advCo's link and see what's involved just to get it healthy again.

I know there is a "triple bypass" procedure that typically needs to be done with these motors... Here's a page I found on the procedure and whats involved.
https://motofaction.org/motorcycles/honda-cx-gl/triple-or-quadruple-bypass-cx500-cx650-gl500-gl650/

GREAT info at the link, thanks!
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline cbrianroll

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2016, 15:50:27 »
I already miss my cx500...I still have a spare motor I'm planning on rebuilding. Depending on the mileage and the care taken on it it may not need a triple yet. Mine was an 82 with 13000, didn't have to do a thing to the motor. The 81 though.....needs the triple. Motofactions got good info, also their is a cx500 forum you should dig into I'm guessing there's a few guys from here over their also. I liked working on the cx, I thought it was pretty easy, so easy I  fact I got a gl1000 to replace it...cafe type project. Good luck, look forward to seing your build.

Offline Ply318ci

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #5 on: Oct 23, 2016, 17:41:42 »
Nice bike. I got an 81 doing a full cafe on. Excited to see what you do with this.


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Offline cxman

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #6 on: Oct 23, 2016, 19:11:44 »
do a cam chain inspection
go to the cx forum and search or ask for   dental mirror inspection

it comes from here

http://cx500forum.com/forum/general-discussion/10-quick-reference.html

where you can get a manual

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6EDVo72Y5BfMDEwYmExZWEtMzZiZS00YjdlLWFiODEtZDQwNmVlNDM5YzE2?hl=en

Dental Mirror Cam Chain Inspection.

http://globalcxglvtwins.forumlaunch.net/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=528

then you need to do the carbs and look through the rest of the quick reference
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline HerrDeacon

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #7 on: Oct 23, 2016, 19:36:31 »
That is quite a find for that price, well done. Quite the box on the rear too, good for beer runs.
Perry

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Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped
« Reply #8 on: Oct 24, 2016, 02:13:03 »
Thanks everyone and nice looking bike cbrianroll.

And thanks for the links and advice cxman and advCo, looks like I have some research to do.

A little progress today just checking wiring, turn signals, horns, brake lights and all that works.

Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline cxman

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #9 on: Oct 24, 2016, 08:23:28 »
do the  "main fuse upgrade " before you go to far less than 10 bucks and it will save you a world of grief

also make sure you pull the plugs and put a it of oil in each cylinmder

before you start spinning the motor over

the cam runs on the bare aluminum block the surfaces are dry from it sitting so crank the motor in 20 second cycles with 2 minutes

in between till the oil light goes out then do 4-5 more 20 second cycles to make sure oil is pumped everwhere

then you can put the plugs back
« Last Edit: Oct 24, 2016, 08:27:48 by cxman »
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others