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  1. Mystery wire under seat, front brake not activating brake light

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey there folks, uh.. somehow lost my old account email/password. I've bought a new project I'm eager to get working on but trying to fix the last few issues with my 82 GL500i, the front brake lever doesn't activate the brake light, but the back brake pedal does. I don't know a damn thing about...
  2. gl500 intake boots

    Selling and Buying Forum
    As im sure this has been posted before- apologies in advance. Just trying to get my 81 gl500 to run better and im pretty sure ive got some air leaks. id love to have one less thing to worry about. cx500 boots have aftermarket substitutes but for some reason gl500 boots are ridiculously hard to...
  3. Rusty valves

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi, I'm in the process of restoring an 82 GL500. I've just completed a carb clean/rebuild and while cleaning the boots I noticed a potential problem. Here is how it was left when I bought it; carbs off, boots loose. Here's the inside, both sets of intake valves have rust. So what am I to...
  4. Water pump seal, 82 GL500

    Technical Help Forum
    I just bought a 1982 GL500 to restore. It's 98% original/complete. Only 5k miles Before I want to even think about starting it I am doing fluid changes, spark plugs, filters, etc... Today I changed the oil and found this white goo resting at the bottom facing side of the filter cap. From...
  5. Simple I'm guessing ? 82 gl500

    Technical Help Forum
    So my bike pulls when I shift into first the handle peices are basically loose as it can.. the part that tightens the handle itself..and I have messed with the clutch lever a little but I'm still having issues how does the clutch lever effect the handle end if at all or what's my problem?
  6. Rusted Right Cylinder Wall - Paths Forward?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello, I am the owner of a $180, back-yard-dwelling '82 GL500 Interstate with ~20k miles. It has no title, no keys, no battery, and has been sitting outside for the past 5-10 years. I believe it has a 2012 inspection sticker on it, so I suppose it hasn't been sitting quite as long as some other...
  7. Need help with 82 gl500 rear fender

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey I'm in highschool and I'm restoring/building a 1982 gl500 that my dad picked up for me for $450. I sanded all the paint off and bought a paint gun for pretty cheap and taught myself how to paint and it's coming along good. I dropped the oil, bought new silencers, and rebuilt the carbs. The...
  8. Looking for emulsion tubes

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Looking for the dreaded emulsion tube/nozzle Honda part #16166-415-003, destroyed in removal. Does anyone have one? Are there suitable replacements from a similar carb? I’ve checked with Sudco and it’s a Honda part only. Any help or ribbing will be greatly appreciated! Cheers!
  9. Low Compression

    Technical Help Forum
    Okay i'm not new to the forum but this is a new thread for the same bike i have been working on; the other is "ignition issues". So i quick run down on what i have done and whats going on: New battery, new coils, new plugs boots and wires, new ignition switch and start/kill switch, starter...
  10. 1981 gl500 front end on a 1982 cx500c

    Custom How To
    Hi there, new member here. Almost time to put away the bike here in Montreal. Bought this bike September 2018, rode it for a couple months, put it away. Got it out this year, changed oils and rode it almost as-is all year, just to enjoy it before working on it. (Changed squealing rear brake...
  11. GL500 off road.

    General Discussion
    Not terribly rough, but fun anyway. Duro HF904 tire on the rear, Shinko 705 dual sport on the front no problems in the soft stuff. Going to plan a 'dispersed camping trip' in the state forest soon.
  12. Just some sunset pics on the Columbia River

    Travelling, Friends, and Trips
    It's been hot so I decided to cool off on the shores of the Columbia River. Beautiful evening, calm, refreshing. Love this bike.
  13. 82 GL500 losing power in 4th gear at 4k-5k rpm

    Technical Help Forum
    I have a problem with my 82 GL500 which just started all of sudden today. So the bike starts fine and idles as normal, but when I get to 4th gear and around 4k to 5k rpm the power just falls off. If I drop down to 3rd gear or lower and open the throttle, there is no loss of power as rpm...
  14. Greetings from Northern NY!

    New Member Introductions
    Name: Andrew Bartlett Location: Adams Center, NY Age: 29 First bike purchase: 1981 GL500 Silverwing Date of Purchase: June 2019 Hey all! Took the Basic RiderCourse a number of years ago, with the intention of getting a bike immediately. Life got in the way, but I finally got my hands on my...
  15. Buying an '82 Silver Gl500

    General Discussion
    My buddy is selling is 82 Silverwing. Runs great. Rides good. He is a mechanic and keeps up on the oil changes, tune ups etc. The bike seems to be in alright condition cosmetically. I am wondering what common issues potentially could arise, what bolt on performance parts are available, what the...
  16. GL500 rear seat removal trouble. Broken spring or something?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey, Y'all. I have a 1981 GL500. I've been able to remove the rear seat in the past without any trouble. Recently I tried the usual method, but one of the helmet lock handles seemed to travel much further forward than usual, almost like a spring had broken. Also, no audible "ping" sound like in...
  17. New member from SE Wisconsin

    New Member Introductions
    Just picked up an 82' GL500 Silverwing from a friend who is moving out of state. He bought it a year ago from a mechanic/driving test examiner. The bike has just shy of 50,000 miles on it. My first go with the starter yielded mixed results. The engine will "fire" but won't stay running...
  18. Wanted - Passenger seat for 1982 SilveWing GL500 interstate

    Selling and Buying Forum
    Wanted - Passenger seat for 1982 SilveWing GL500 interstate Thanx
  19. Part numbers for GL500 interstate

    Where Can I Find...
    Hello I'm looking for parts for my new GL500 interstate. Eg: passenger seat, oil and air filters, plugs etc. I have encountered differences between the user manual and what people and wesites say. Can anyon ehlp me with a source for part numbers? Or just the parts numbers for the above? Thanx
  20. GL500 Adventure Build

    CX Customization and Mods Forum
    Here's a pic of my GL500 adventure build. 1981, paid $200 for the bike that sat in a fellow's front yard for two years. Had 6,250 miles on the clock when I got it, now 50,020. Additional upgrades from this pic is a 2 into 1 with Yoshi muffler and more LED's