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Author Topic: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125  (Read 5420 times)

Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #15 on: Oct 27, 2016, 22:54:48 »
the timing chain is rattling adjust it and see if it shuts up

Was going to adjust chain at lunch today but it was raining, will post an update on that soon.

Since it was raining at lunch I put the crash bars in the sand blaster.

Before:


After a few minutes:


I did take a look at the beer/cat box, anyone know how to take it off without a hammer or sawsall? I got the bolts in front but these in the rear at the helmet locks are getting me. Got the outside nuts loose but they're trapped by the helmet locks, the inside nuts won't turn but I did spray them with penetrating fluid to try later, and the whole rear box unit completely surrounds the rear frame rails for several inches and there are no bolts up under the fender to get at. These two nuts (on each side) are all there is to wrench on and I don't really wanna break the helmet lock so I didn't try to force it around:


« Last Edit: Oct 27, 2016, 23:00:27 by MitchellSK »
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Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #16 on: Oct 27, 2016, 22:58:29 »
I'm honestly not a fan of CX's ONLY because it's shaft driven. There's something about a chain drive that looks so appealing.

The GL500 my first shaft-drive bike so we'll see how it goes.


I looked into it and the first shaft-propelled motorcycle was manufactured in 1902:


https://rideapart.com/articles/motorcycle-history-shaft-drive
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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'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 #17 on: Oct 27, 2016, 23:02:33 »
lol  stop what you are doing

to release the top box simply unlock both helmet locks them psh the lock bars upward till the lock box pops and you can then lift it off

you dont need any tools or to unbolt anything

if you go here you can download the gl500 owners manual it has all the info you need the lock box and seat quick change and the lock box has a high an low top

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

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #18 on: Oct 28, 2016, 00:40:58 »
lol  stop what you are doing

to release the top box simply unlock both helmet locks them psh the lock bars upward till the lock box pops and you can then lift it off

you dont need any tools or to unbolt anything

doh!   :'(

Will try it, glad I have those keys.
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1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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'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)
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Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #19 on: Oct 28, 2016, 23:33:56 »
Popped off just like you said cxman, that's pretty cool and easy as pie. It even still has the original tool kit there in the back.


I don't think the tools have seen light in 40 years, they look almost new. Two tool kits with one bike, sweet:


Now the rear removed after I got the box off:


Ran out of time and didn't get to the chain tensioner today, next time.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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'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 Mags

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #20 on: Oct 28, 2016, 23:39:42 »
Looks so much better without that extra junk. I'm seeing potential!

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #21 on: Oct 29, 2016, 09:36:30 »
post the lock hardware and trunk on the cx forum
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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #22 on: Oct 30, 2016, 05:35:55 »
Cool project.  I had never seen a silver wing frame before, looks like it is much nicer/better suited to custom builds than the more popular cx500.  Rock on!

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #23 on: Oct 30, 2016, 05:50:33 »
Cool project.  I had never seen a silver wing frame before, looks like it is much nicer/better suited to custom builds than the more popular cx500.  Rock on!

Exactly what I was thinking, I wasn't expecting it to be so flat. Looks good.
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Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #24 on: Nov 02, 2016, 23:47:34 »
Cool project.  I had never seen a silver wing frame before, looks like it is much nicer/better suited to custom builds than the more popular cx500.  Rock on!


Thanks man. Yup, flatter than an Illinois cornfield.



Adjusted timing chain at lunch today. I was afraid to loosen the bolt too much... I went about 4 turns out. Maybe I didn't go far enough or maybe the tensioner was just stuck from not being adjusted? I let it run for a bit to warm up, I'll adjust again and see if maybe running for a loosened something up... or maybe it's better and that's valvetrain noise?


After adjustment > COLD engine:



After adjustment > normal operating temp:


« Last Edit: Nov 03, 2016, 02:53:33 by MitchellSK »
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 #25 on: Nov 03, 2016, 07:51:10 »
2 turns is enough

you did it with the left cylinder at tdc firing?

you can put a block of wood up against the side of the motor over the case split and whack it with a hammer a few times to jar the adjuster

then tighten it

if its still noisy you need to do a triple bypass you have either a really stretched chain or broken guide

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1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
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1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
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Offline Ply318ci

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #26 on: Nov 03, 2016, 10:06:06 »
All good information I am going to use once my GL500 is up and running again. Keep on posting.


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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #27 on: Nov 03, 2016, 10:12:06 »
download a copy of the factory service manual from the CX500 forum
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Offline Ply318ci

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #28 on: Nov 03, 2016, 11:09:12 »
download a copy of the factory service manual from the CX500 forum

Already got it. Thanks.


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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #29 on: Nov 03, 2016, 11:44:08 »
if the guide is broken you need to fix it now or stop running the motor
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others