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Author Topic: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125  (Read 7061 times)

Offline KoŽstom

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #10 on: Oct 24, 2016, 23:39:28 »
Thanks cxman.

So trailored it to work yesterday so I could mess with it at lunchtime, added a battery today that I already had using the toolkit from the beer/cat trunk:






Did some oiling and prep with my buddy Armando helping from his truck :/ ... then this:

« Last Edit: Oct 25, 2016, 09:08:54 by MitchellSK »
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1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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Offline jimmer

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #11 on: Oct 24, 2016, 23:53:39 »
Amazing the carbs were not cheesed up! Great score!
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Offline Ply318ci

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #12 on: Oct 25, 2016, 10:28:10 »
Very cool. Always nice when a cheap bike runs. That knocks out most of the worry right there.


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Offline cxman

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #13 on: Oct 25, 2016, 14:26:15 »
the timing chain is rattling adjust it and see if it shuts up
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 Mags

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #14 on: Oct 25, 2016, 23:33:31 »
Good negotiating skills. Cant beat a motorcycle for $125. Previous owner could've junked it for more. 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. Will be watching this thread.

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 »
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 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

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 #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
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 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.
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 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

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)