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  1. Technical Help Forum
    It has probably already been addressed at some point, but I have a CX500C (everything is good) can that engine be put on a GL500 frame (which I may have access to) to utilize the mono shock system that came on the GL? Everything looks close. if it has been done and anyone has pics that would...
  2. Technical Help Forum
    Hey everyone! I recently "completed" my first rebuild and It was running fantastic! ... for about 4 days, until I bottomed out my suspension because I forgot to double check the PSI in the rear air shock. Long story short, it completely obliterated my new tail light as well as all of the wiring...
  3. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Brakes all good, everything's coming along smoothly. Have a new handlebar otw that hopefully won't interfere with the tank and once I clean up the front lights I'm gonna make the leap to chopping the rear end. Until that stressful yet invigorating day comes the last issue is my hbox is rusted to...
  4. CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Hi guys, thanx for visiting here I created a 3D model for my GL500 on Sketchfab. It made of photos I took. HONDA GL500 MOD / ホンダ GL500 改 - 3D model by rradioster Thnks ; )
  5. Technical Help Forum
    Hey all, I've read a lot of other peoples posts about overheating and it has been helpful but my 82 GL500 is still getting a bit too hot. I have verified the condition of the 7v regulator and it's working properly (output of 7.04v). I have bench tested the temp sensor and the resistance matches...
  6. Selling and Buying Forum
    Selling a brand new in box Paolo Tarozzi fork brace stabilizer for a GL500i. $75 Located in NJ
  7. Selling and Buying Forum
    www.cx500parts.com Varying types of designs available.
  8. Selling and Buying Forum
    Does anyone know of a source for a GL500 rear seat cowl? Separate cowl or the rear seat/cowl together is fine. I've looked on eBay and so many there are missing the cowl. Those with them are really pricey with shipping so I'm hoping to find just the cowl.
  9. General Discussion
    I recently got a 1982 Honda Silverwing GL500 but the gas tank has multiple pinhole leaks and a lot of rust inside. I've been trying to patch it with JB Weld and clean the inside with vinegar but I keep finding new holes and just want to get a new tank at this point. Does anyone know of any...
  10. Where Can I Find...
    So anyone remember that trashy GL I got? She is actually doing quite fine now. Still a turd, but a polished turd (pictures below). Issue is I've grown quite tired of that connector hose between my forks. After I hit a speed bump at probably not the right speed (130kmph) and blew completely one...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I usually don't make intro posts. But this time I feel I have to. I'm going to break this into three sections. Myself; The Bike; and What now? Myself Hi, I'm Trevor, as you probably guessed from the name. I'm 23, born and raised in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Now living in Appleton. I'm the first...
  12. Selling and Buying Forum
    I love the bike; I'm just a new rider and I'm not comfortable learning on it. It's a 500cc Honda GL500 twin front-facing motor, she's pretty heavy. I bought it from a single owner, who's really cool and converted it into a beautiful looking bike without the baggers and all. I was going to try...
  13. West Coast Riders
    Hello all! I'm trying to get my gl500 up and running. Had it idling but coolant was getting in the oil so I know I have to replace the mechanical seal. The head gaskets were sandwiched between to layers of gasket maker. I shaved all that off and I've been wondering if the bad gasket job from...
  14. Technical Help Forum
    I just got a 1982 GL500 for 600. Already half way built into the cafe that I envisioned. I’m fairly savvy in electrical and mechanical as I am a technician. The guy before me got the bike and never finished it. He did some kind of janky wiring work with the ignition system. I’m attempting to get...
  15. Custom How To
    I've spent the past couple days doing a ton of research about the wiring on my '82 GL500. I've decided to make a custom wiring harness mostly from scratch, as I plan to relocate/delete a lot of components for a cafe build. My main goal is to simplify the harness, and keep the bare necessities...
  16. West Coast Riders
    Hey all, hope you're all healthy and staying safe. I have this part (circled in screenshots) which I'm not sure what it connects to. All my cooling seems to be plugged in per the manual, and this looks like it could/should be cooling. From research online of diagrams and photos it seems that...
  17. Technical Help Forum
    Hey all, I recently bought a 1981 honda gl500 and everything was running fine, til about 2 weeks ago I noticed the right cylinder wasn't firing properly. I'm not too familiar with carburetors outside of they mix fuel and air, so I didn't want to attempt youtube tutorial dismantling and cleaning...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I am a new member and new motorcycle rider. I just bought my first 'real' bike - an 81 GL500. The past few years I have owned a 63 vespa which is super fun, but I wanted an upgrade because I can't take the scoot more than 5 miles away from my house due to it's limitations on roads...
  19. Technical Help Forum
    Ive done everything i can think of to my 82 gl500 and it wont go over 5k rpm. At 5k the right cylinder quits firing. Ive done the carbs as well as i know carbs. Hooked up timing light. Rebuilt engine due to low compression. Done everything i know and am having issues. Its been a 7 month...
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